3rd Grade 304

Welcome to Room 304

 A bit about me... My name is Colleen Lenz. When I am not doing school work, I enjoy gardening, reading, baking and spending time with family and friends. I grew up in Western North Dakota a few miles from the Badlands and Theodore Roosevelt National Park. If you have never been there, I encourage you to visit. It is like a mini grand canyon but much closer to Minneapolis.

I am so happy to have many of your children for a second year of learning. It will be so much fun being so many of us already know each other. I look forward to getting to know all that are new to Folwell or my classroom.

Some of the things your child will learn about in third grade Science are: sun and moon,matter,physics of sound,structures of life, and model membranes.

In Math, students will learn how to read all types of graphs, count money, read, write and use numbers to 100,000 in equations. They will learn multiplication and division facts and fractions. We will also learn perimeter, angles, parallel and perpendicular lines.

In language arts, reading at a Level P and chapter books is the  end of the year reading goal. We will also be working on writing stories and reports using correct spelling, grammer and punctuation.With a lot of hard work and practice, your child will master these and many more life long learning skills this year !

 Homework:   We will be using DREAMBOX math  at school and it will available for use at home. I moves students through levels as they master them. I will also be teaching your child how to use an on line program called MobyMax. This program allows them to practice math and reading skills at home. You will be able to  track and monitor their progress with both programs. More info will be coming ! 

Your child is expected to read books to gain confidence, fluency and accuracy.I will also send home  lists with  high frequency words that they should know and practice.  

Emergency Numbers: Remember that in case of an emergency, I need a way to reach you. Please make sure if you get a new phone number, to email, call the office, or send in a note.   Also, for the safety of your child, please inform the school of any medical issues your child may have such as  food allergies. If there is anything else  you feel I need to know about your child to help them have a successful year, please let me know. It takes a village to raise a child. 


Contacting Me: There will be times when you may also need to reach me. The best way to reach me  during the day, is by email.  My email address is clenz@mpls.k12.mn.us. However, I don't usually have time to get to email until the end of the day when the students are at specialists or on the bus. If you have an emergency, please call the office  612-668-4550 and they will get the message to me. Messages can also be sent to school with your child if you know in advance about changes for the end of the day. Please be aware that I am not a Spanish speaker. 

I look forward to getting to know you and your child. It will be a great year in Rooom 304!

Ms. Lenz




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