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Dear Third Grade Parents,

This week we said goodbye to Alicia and hello to our new student Chris. Next Tuesday we will be receiving another new student, Trina from Singapore. Things keep changing in 3rd grade.


There is one math website that I want to put a plug in for and that is -The kids all have user names and passwords for this website and it follows along with exactly all of the concepts we cover. There are short games, and even some videos to show kids (or parents) how to do certain activities. If your child needs extra practice they can access this from home too.


General Math sites

Khan Academy-

IXL Math –


Telling time websites


Multiplication Tables


  • Monday 18 Feb:PE
  • Tuesday 19 Feb:
  • Wednesday 20 Feb:Library
  • Thursday 21 Feb:PE
  • Friday 22 Feb:


  • Monday  25 Feb: Library
  • Tuesday 26 Feb: PE
  • Wednesday 27 Feb:
  • Thursday 28 Feb: Library
  • Friday 1 March: No School


Students should read fiction 20 minutes every school night and write a response to what they have read. Responses may be about the traits of the characters in their stories and evidence of where in the book they show these traits. Or they may summarize the big/main idea of the part they have read. They should then record it in their reading log.


Math websites to practice addition and multiplication fast facts

No additional supplies needed.

Dear Families,
I am so excited to be teaching your child this year. Grade 3 is such a special year with many pivotal advances in learning and social development as the students transition from their early primary years to upper elementary; it is an honor to be able to help them learn and grow.

My name is Patti-Jo Boettcher, which is pronounced without the o- Betcher. I have been teaching for 20 years and 18 of these years overseas. I am an elementary specialist with classroom experience from grade 2 through grade 5. I have worked in Canada, Thailand, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Colombia and Saudi Arabia. Busan has delighted me at every turn. I have my Master of Science in International Learning Styles and love learning myself so have completed many online courses and attend conferences to stay up to date with the best teaching practices from around the world.

I expect that parents can and should visit the classroom and will do my best to provide you with opportunities to come in and see what we are learning and celebrate our successes with us.

If you have any questions, concerns, suggestions or want to volunteer in the classroom, please let me know.

Miss Patti-Jo Boettcher

Ms. Boettcher’s email:

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