Welcome to Mrs. Simmons' Third Grade Classroom
Degrees and Certifications:
I am the middle of 7 children and grew up on a Wisconsin dairy farm. I went to college at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. I earned a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics. After graduation I moved to Wyoming and embarked on my teaching career. For the past fifteen years, I have been teaching third grade at Roosevelt Elementary. I have obtained my ESL endorsement through Wayne State College.
I am married. My husband and I have four grown children. We have three lovely grandchildren. We also have two dogs who are special members of the family.
Students are expected to be at school on time unless they are sick.
Students are expected to complete any homework and return it the next school day.
Students should come to school prepared to learn. Please encourage your child to bring their take home folder to school each day. Please make sure your child has necessary supplies, especially pencils and erasers.
Every student is expected to read for 20-30 minutes each night. Reading is vital for academic success.
Practice both addition and subtraction facts. Soon we will be learning 2 and 3-digit addition strategies. Flashcards at home will benefit the learning process. Logging onto the suggested websites will also be beneficial.
We are learning multiplication strategies and facts. We are learning the multiplication & division fact families. Any practice and reinforcement at home will benefit your child's learning.
Practicing counting money and making change is a valuable skill as well as learning to tell time on an analog clock.
Measurement and fractions are important skills. Please practice measurement and fractions as often as possible.