Sunday, July 27, 2014

Welcome to Third Grade

Welcome to 3rd Grade and a new school year!
I hope you enjoyed your summer vacation. I am so excited about working with you and your child this year.   I would like to take a few moments to introduce myself.   This is the beginning of my twentieth year of teaching. I have taught Pre-K, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grades. I value the opportunity that I will have to work with your child and assist him/her with all of their 3rd grade experiences. Your child’s progress this year is my priority. I realize that some children (and parents) are apprehensive about the changes and challenges that third grade brings, but by working together, your child will make wonderful progress. In third grade, I strive for each child to be responsible and independent learners. I believe that each child should be responsible for their learning , assignments, actions, and treatment of others. With a little help from you and myself, this will be a great experience for your child.

 Throughout the year, please feel free to contact me with any concerns or questions that you may have. We are in this together, and it is going to be a great year!
Student Agenda Books: Throughout the week, each student will record all homework assignments in his/her agenda. 
Please place notes to me, transportation changes, lunch money, forms or other notes to your teacher in your child’s agenda. As your child arrives to school, he/she will place these items in a designated area in the classroom. Lunch money should be place in a separate envelope and labeled with your child’s name, teacher, grade, and amount of money included.
PLEASE bring a snack daily and a water bottle each day!

Fun Facts about me:
Husband: Brian (grew up in Watkinsville)
Children: Emily – 14 and Elizabeth 12
Years Teaching: 20
Education: Young Harris College and University of Georgia
Hometown: Fayetteville, GA
Favorite Sport/Team: Football/UGA…what else?
Weakness: Diet Coke and HOT Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Hobbies: Reading, Singing, and Dancing



Our TeamWe are going to make a great team this year. Working together, (you, your child, the Rocky Branch Teachers, and myself) amazing things are possible.