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Third Grade

Welcome to Third Grade! We are so excited for the upcoming school year. Third grade is a year of exploration and growth, applying the foundational skills learned in kindergarten through second grade into new learning and experiences. It is going to be a great year!

-Ms. Federico, Mrs. Garren and Mrs. Kundrat

Meet Our Teachers

Stephanie Federico

Teacher-Third Grade

Elizabeth Garren

Teacher-Third Grade

Melissa Kundrat

Teacher-Third Grade



March 2023

Dear Third Grade Parents,          

Can you believe it is already March? This semester feels like it is flying by. Thank you so much for taking time out of your schedules to meet with us at conferences- we always enjoy getting the opportunity to chat about your wonderful children. 

March is packed full of engaging learning experiences for our third graders, as well as some exciting fundraising events happening for our school. 

Below is important information regarding academics and important events during this next month.


Melissa Kundrat, Elizabeth Garren, and Stephanie Federico   

Third Grade, Coyote Ridge Elementary School


Math: Unit 7 focuses on fractions. Students will develop an understanding of fractions as numbers by exploring fraction models and fractions as representations of distances on number lines. Students will be applying their fraction knowledge to compare and order similar sets of fractions.  

Literacy: During the month of March, we will finish up unit 5, focusing on nonfiction texts about advancements in technology and the value of innovation. In the next unit, students will read realistic fiction stories while focussing on kids in contemporary settings needing to resolve issues when they are presented with a situation in which they must decide to “do the right thing.”

In writing, students will also focus on realistic fiction. Students will learn the common characteristics and elements of realistic fiction. Students will then create their own realistic fiction piece of writing focussing on character and setting development, along with the creation of realistic problems and solutions within their writing.

Social Studies: In March, students will continue to learn about different types of maps, geographic regions of the US, and immigration. Following this unit, we will switch back to science for a study of Earth’s materials, including the rock cycle. This unit will be a study of how rocks and soil (Earth’s surface material) can be broken down through the processes of weathering and erosion.

Important Information:

Boosterthon: We will be kicking off our annual Boosterthon fundraiser on March 8th.  Please look for more information about this fundraiser coming home soon.  The fundraiser will culminate with a fun run on March 17th.

Birthday Treats: If your child would like to celebrate his/her birthday at school, please have them pick something from the birthday menu from your teacher. 

Important Dates:

Skate City Field Trip: March 7th

Boosterthon Fundraiser: March 8-17

Boosterthon Fun Run: March 17th

Spring Break:  March 20-24

No School: March 27th

CMAS Testing: April 4-6 and April 11-13

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