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Welcome to Ms. Kretschmer's 3rd Grade Website!




I will begin testing individual students with the Fountas and Pinnell system this week. All students will be tested by the November 15th.


Back to School night is on Wednesday, 9/18 at 6 pm.  I hope to see you here! 






This week we enter a full schedule. We will learn so many new things!


We are covering House Mouse, Senate Mouse to learn about how our government works.  We will also learn about storms, weather and climate in our MysteryScience activities.  In Language Arts, we are learning the way Guided Reading will occur throughout our day.  Math will begin by connecting our understanding of addition to learning multiplication.




We began this year with the story Ingrid Our Turtle.  This is a story describing 

the ambitious behavior of a turtle named Ingrid.  While she is slower than

the typical turtle, she wants to be fast.  Ingrid puts her mind to it, and successfully

orbits the world over 5 times!


 We arrived at our classroom theme after discussing the Author's Message in this story:  


Hard work plus believing in yourself will get you through the tough spots.  If your goal is realistic, you can achieve whatever you set your mind to do. 






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