3rd Grade

Welcome to 3rd Grade with Mrs. Waller

Happy October students and parents! This is going to be a great month.  We will be reading some fun stories in class with our reading program and begin a creative writing story.  Children should be able to write in complete sentences and write a story that has a beginning, middle, and end.  We will also be doing a small Saint project for All Saints Day.  More information will be sent home about this but please pick a saint with your son or daughter that they are interested in learning/researching about.

Please continue adding and subtracting with your son and daughter. This skill must be mastered as we will begin multiplication and division very soon.

At the end of the month we will be celebrating Halloween with the school’s Halloween parade and a class movie.  Please remember that we are a peanut/tree nut free classroom.  No candy/food treat bags are allowed to be sent in for Halloween.

The weather is getting cooler.  We will be outside at recess weather permitting.  Please send in a jacket or sweatshirt for your son or daughter to wear on chilly days. Please make sure to label all jackets and sweatshirts with your son or daughters name.


We will have snack everyday in class.  Please send in a healthy peanut/tree but free snack and extra drink for your son or daughter to enjoy.  .

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Classroom wishlist: ( These are some items we can always use in the classroom if you have any extra that you can donate throughout the year)  
                                 Thank you!!!!

     -  **Electric Pencil sharpener - (the classroom does not have a good working one right now)


  Just a few housekeeping items:

If your son or daughter are absent from school an absent note MUST be sent in upon returning to school to excuse the absence.
No nail polish may be worn and all shirts must be tucked in. ( I know this is hard for the little ones)





September Events

Oct. 2nd- Candy sale begins

Oct. 6th- 11:20 dismissal and Mass

Oct. 9th- No School Columbus Day

Oct. 10th- IOWA Exams begin

Oct. 16th- Last day for Fall uniforms

Oct. 25th- Fire Prevention Day

Oct. 26th- Picture Day

Oct. 31st Halloween Parade


You can help at home by:

Taking a trip to your local library and find books that spark your child’s interest in reading and writing!
Encourage your child to use reading strategies such as prediction, visualizing, and making connections to their own experience to help him or her with their reading.


You can help at home by:

Practicing adding and subtracting at home without using fingers
Practice skip counting by 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 (Ex: 4,8,12,16) To help prepare for multiplication. We have started!!!!
If you have a computer , play some math games. ( I like the site www.abcya.com) 

Class Schedule:

Monday- Gym and library

Tuesday- Art

Wednesday- Gym and Spanish

Thursday- Computer

Friday- Music

We will be attending Mass together as a class every: TBD

Important Information:
I can be reached by email at dwaller@olqany.org or by sending a note in with your child.
No food containing peanuts or tree nuts are permitted in the classroom.
NO TOYS are permitted in the classroom. Please have your son or daughter leave toys at home.  
Please send in an extra water bottle with your son or daughter on gym days or when the weather is very warm.