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Kristin Coldwell

Mrs. George, Mr. Avant, and Mrs. Schreckenbach

Dear Third Grade Families,

*If you made it to my page, email me and your child will recieve extra credit!! Title the email ¨Newletter Credit and Child´s Name¨ and I will happily give extra credit to your little one! 

 My name is Kristin Schreckenbach and it is my pleasure to welcome your child in to my third grade classroom!  I am very excited to meet the students and begin a year full of enriched learning.  This year will be full of fun and facts.  I say fun as I am a person who likes to make learning an enjoyable experience.  When I say facts, I mean the actual material that we will cover during the school year.

 Since the third grade is departmentalized, the students will be rotating classes. I will teach reading, language arts, and social studies.  Mrs. Smetzer will teach math and science. 

 There will be times that your child is required to do some "extra" work at home to help him/her succeed throughout the school year.  When assignments are sent home to be finished please make sure that the work is complete before your child returns it to school the following day.

 I feel that communication and teamwork between parents and teachers is of the utmost importance for a child's success in school.  Please help me by communicating with me when you have concerns or questions about your child's schoolwork or behavior at school.  If you need to contact me, you can reach me via telephone before or after school.  I can also be contacted via email. This is the best way to contact me. (

Conduct/Homework Folder:  I will send a “Conduct/Homework” folder home daily. In this folder you will find a conduct sheet for the entire six weeks and if your child needs to complete any work we will have the students place it in this folder. Each week your child will get new spelling and vocabulary lists to study for a test on Friday.  Please sign this Conduct/ Homework Folder daily because this is my main way of communication. If you have any questions or concerns, there is an area you can write a note to either teacher. Additionally,  all your child’s graded papers will be placed in this folder to go home on Monday. 

Lunch Money:  If you would like to send lunch money,  place the money in an envelope  with the childś name and amount.  Please note: There is absolutely no charging of meals. To pay online, go to .

Absenteeism: If your child has been tardy or absent, please write a note  that can be turned in to the office to excuse his/her absence. Please send the note within 3 days or your child will have an unexcused absence.  Our secretaries, Patty Feagan and Yvette Medrano, call every household in which a student is marked absent. 

Parties/Birthday Parties  As of right now,  we will have parties! I will send a letter asking parents to bring items for our party. But things could change due to COVID-19, we will refrain from parties. If this changes, we will send a letter informing you of the changes and how we will address parties. 

Water:  Students are encouraged to bring their own water bottle. We would prefer your childś first and last name to be on it and their grade level. The school will have stations for the students to fill these bottles up across campus. If your child is unable to bring a water bottle, the school will provide one. 

Masks: The school will provide masks to those who want to wear one. 

 Please contact the elementary office (830-353-8100), or write a note if you wish to set a conference with me. I am happy to hear from parents.

Conferences: Third grade conference times are as follows: 
These are the skills that we are working on this six weeks:
  1. Students will be able to pull the main idea of their story and support it with supporting details.

  2. Students will be able to use context clues to figure out unfamiliar words.

  3. Students will be able to draw conclusions based on our reading.

  4. Students will be able to document our reading.

  5. Students will be able to differentiate fact from opinion, and support it.

  6. Students will be able to find the subject and predicate of sentences.

  7. Students will be able to learn about early explorers.

  8. Students will be able to write informative and opinion papers.

  9. Students will be able to research and write important information.

  10. Students will know common idioms.


Boy reading

    We will be creating a classroom book that will be published. Look for the flyer in your student’s folder for more information. Below is a link to give you a little information on your child becoming an author! 



ComputerPlease feel free to e-mail me with any questions or concerns you have at or call the office at (830) 353-8100 to set up a conference.



                                      Mrs. Schreckenbach 

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