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August, 2019

Dear Student,


Welcome to 3rd grade!  My name is Mrs. LaRubbio and I will be your teacher this year.  I hope you are having a wonderful summer! My summer has been extremely exciting and very busy.  I have spent a lot of time preparing for this school year and I’m looking forward to meeting you soon.  


Over the summer I went to the beach, the town pool and had many backyard campfires.  I can’t wait to show you some pictures and I will be writing about my adventures during our first writing unit.  I’m excited to hear all about your summer vacation too! We will have many of our own new adventures throughout this year, too!


In 3rd grade, we will be learning about exciting topics. In Language Arts, we will embark on an adventure with our reading and writing workshop programs!  We will be exploring all types of genres while practicing our reading and writing skills. You will learn how to keep a writer’s notebook while enjoying so many wonderful books of your choice! We will also be involved with an author study of Roald Dahl. Our Science units are captivating and include topics such as forces and interactions, life cycles and traits as well as weather and climate. This year in Math, we will learn about multiplication, geometry, measurement and more using our math program, GO MATH! Finally, in Social Studies we will learn about communities, including Bernards Township.


On the first day of school, we will have our schedule of what days we have PE, so you’ll know when to wear or bring your gym shoes. When you get to the classroom, I will have folders for your homework and other subjects.  In the 3rd grade, we start to learn about how important it is to be organized. Attached is a list of supplies you will need for the 3rd grade. If you ordered a supply kit it will be waiting for you here in the classroom at open house.


I hope you will be able to stop by for our Open House on Wednesday, September 4th anytime from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. so I can meet you and say, “Hello!”  You will find me in Room 220 on Responsibility Terrace! Our first full day of school is on Thursday, September 5th! Please tell your parents that this is a FULL day of school!    




Enjoy the rest of your summer!


Mrs. LaRubbio




3rd Grade Supply List 2019-2020


  • 2 binders, 3 ring, heavy duty, view, 1”, white

  • 1 pack eraser, pencil cap, latex free, 12/pack

  • 3 stick on notes pads, 3” x 3”, yellow, 100 sheets/pad

  • 2 pairs scissors w/ point (3rd grade appropriate)

  • 1 pencil box, plastic, 8.25” x 5.25” x 2”

  • 4 dozen pencils, #2, Oriole, Sharpened, Latex Free

  • 6 Elmer’s glue Sticks, Elmer’s Washable, Purple, Dries Clear, .21 oz.

  • 1 Box Crayola, Crayons, Tuck Box, 16/Box

  • 1 Set Crayola Pencils, Colored, 7”, Sharpened, 12/set

  • 2 Mead Composition Books, Marble cover, Wide Ruled, 100 sheets, Black

  • 1 2-pack Notebooks, Spiral, wide ruled, 70 page, blue & red

  • 8 Expo Marker, Dry Erase, Chisel tip, Low Odor, Black

  • 2 Scotch Tape Dispensers

*optional clorex wipes, tissues and hand sanitzer


***Please know that supplies will be collected on the first day and may be put into a communal bin to use throughout the year.  Please do not label any items with your child’s name. We will do that, as needed, as we organize our supplies. Thank you!***