Third Grade

February 2022

Dear Third Grade Parents and Guardians,

We hope you are staying warm and safe during this cold weather.

In January the students took the I-Ready Middle of Year Assessment. We are looking forward to discussing your child’s progress with you as demonstrated on this assessment and their overall schoolwork.

We have also been preparing for the New York State English Language Arts exam. The exam is over 2 days on March 29 and March 30. As part of our preparation, the students are taking home packets of reading and writing homework to help them practice. We have also been reviewing reading and writing strategies each day in class.

Some questions and exercises may be challenging for your child. Feel free to assist them with this work.

Thank you very much. We are looking forward to continuing working closely with you!


The Third Grade Team

Rigorous Instruction

Instruction is customized, inclusive, motivating, and aligned to the Common Core. High standards are set in every classroom. Students are actively engaged in ambitious intellectual activity and developing critical thinking skills.

Units of Study & NYS ELA Test Prep Focus

  • Math:  Understanding Multiplication and Division of Whole Numbers

  • Reading : Central idea, cause and effect, asking and answering questions about a text, identifying key details, inference

  • Writing: Responding to text-based questions using RADD – restate, answer, detail 1, detail 2 – model

  • Speaking and Listening: Responding to text-based questions using RADD – restate, answer, detail 1, detail 2 – model

  • Social Studies: Test prep readings have included aspects of American history.

Value of the Month


Important Dates:

February 21 - 25: Schools closed for winter recess

Students of the Month 😊

Class 3-1 - Ibeth Achupatin

Class 3-2 - Carol Palaguachi Borja

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” - Malcolm X

Teachers Contact Information

Class 3-1 Ms. Popoteur -

Class 3-2 Mr. Mulvey -

Class E32 Ms.Suerte -