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Third Grade

Megan Kletzel
mkletzel@omcparish.com

Third Grade Webpage

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that each child is special and brings something unique to our class. I feel that it is my job as the teacher to assist the children in working to their fullest potential. My classroom is a secure and caring environment where the students can grow intellectually, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. It is important that students learn how to work cooperatively in groups, accepting their classmates and their differences. I understand that all children learn in different ways. Therefore, I like to use a variety of teaching methods in the classroom. My hope is to instill a love of learning in my students.

Overview of Curriculum

In Religion, the students focus on the Trinity, the Seven Sacraments, the Titles of Mary, the Liturgical Year, and Social Justice.

In Language Arts, we focus on reading comprehension through a variety of skills. Students write narratives, opinions, and informative/explanatory texts. Students also participate in discussions to improve their speaking skills and incorporate new vocabulary in their writing.

In Math, students develop understanding of multiplication and division within 100. We use the structure of rectangular arrays to measure the area of a shape. We work with fractions as well as analyze two-dimensional figures.

In Science, we study geology (rocks and minerals, soil formation, and the water cycle), force and motion, the human body, and living things (ecosystems and the food chain).

In Social Studies, our main study is community and geography. Students learn how to use and read timelines and maps.

Background/Education

  • Graduate of OMC and Mount Saint Joseph Academy
  • Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Chestnut Hill College (Summa Cum Laude)
  • PA Certification in Elementary Eduction K-6
  • Taught Horizons Math and Advanced Math at OMC for two years before becoming the Third Grade teacher