3rd Grade

Welcome to 3rd Grade with Mrs. Waller


March News!


I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing winter break. I can’t believe it is March already!  We are entering the season of Lent and will prepare for Easter.  We will receive ashes on Ash Wednesday and will be performing a small stations of the cross, with Father John’s help, on Friday, March 17th


We have moved onto division in math.  I can’t stress enough the importance of each child having their multiplication and division facts memorized.  Please continue to work on this at home every day.

We are going to be working on a creative writing assignment during the next two weeks.  To start this project we will be working together with the 4th grade and will create leprechaun traps.  The 3rd and 4th graders will be paired together in small groups to brainstorm ideas and then create a leprechaun trap.  Children are being asked to bring in supplies (shoe box, decorative materials, glue, tape, etc.)

The children worked hard on the school’s new Chrome books.  We learned how to use Google slides and created a small slide show about an inventor for Social Studies.  Please ask your son or daughter to show you their slides.


  It is cold out!!!  We will be going out on days that the weather permits so please send in hats, gloves, coats, and scarves.  I try to keep a window cracked in the classroom most days to keep some fresh air in the room so school sweaters and sweat shirts are also appreciated so children do not get cold.


  Just a few housekeeping items:

Some supplies are starting to dwindle in the classroom.  If you son or daughter is out of colored pens, crayons, markers, etc. this month would be a great time to send in some new ones.
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)





March Events

March 1st- Ash Wednesday –We will be going to a prayer service at 1:30

March 3rd- 11:30 dismissal

March 9th- Open House

March 11th- Mother/Son Social

March 17th- St. Patrick’s Day

                 3rd Grade performs Stations of the Cross at Church at 1:00- ALL PARENTS ARE WELCOME TO MEET US IN THE CHURCH AT 1:00

March 19th- Feast of St. Joseph

March 21st- Bake Sale

March 23rd- No School- Conference Day for Teachers

March 25th- Chinese Auction

March 27th- Confession

March 30th- Parent Teacher conferences




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) 



Our Class Schedule

Monday- Gym
Tuesday- Art
Wednesday-Gym and Spanish
Thursday- Music
Friday- Technology 

We will be attending Mass together as a class every Monday morning.

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.