Mrs. Kayleigh Gray
Welcome to 3rd Grade! This year will be a big year for transitions. Students will be learning to be more independent, assuming more responsibility, and learning different strategies to solve problems. This will also be the first year students earn letter grades on their report card. This year students will be studying a variety of topics through units. Some of the favorites include; whales, pioneers and westward expansion, rocks and minerals, chocolate, the Iditarod, and much more. The 3rd graders also have the privilege of hosting the beautiful Nativity Mass in December. I use a combination of resources to teach math including the Progress in Mathematics textbook by Sadlier-Oxford. I also use the reading and writing workshop method by Lucie Calkins to inspire each child to find the creativity and inspiration for reading and writing within themselves. In addition, we read a variety of novels through the course of the year. Please feel free to check out our class website to see what is happening in third grade!
My goal in third grade is to instill my love of learning into each and every child and help them to grow socially, emotionally, spiritually, and academically.
Liz Knowles and Stacie Kwacala