Mrs. Van Groningen - Third Grade

Welcome to third grade! My name is Mrs. Van Groningen. This is my third year teaching 3rd grade and third grade rocks! We work really hard and have a great time doing it! Previously, I have taught 4,5,6,7, and 8th grades. Third is my favorite place to be and I am grateful for the opportunity to work with you and your student.

 In third grade we will be covering the California Common Core State Standards. For more information, please visit The new Science standards are available at Please check out my "Useful Links" page for things you can practice at home.

Some things that I stress need parent support 1) getting homework completed, signed and returned on time 2) weekly communication with parents via the Friday Folder 3) giving your student a little of your time for evening reading practice 3) regular practice of multiplication facts and 4) regular practice with telling time. Even baking a batch of cookies together is a great opportunity to practice reading, following directions, fractions and telling time. Double the batch and multiply everything by two! Making it fun will provide an enjoyable experience for both of you.

Our daily schedule will be the following:
8:00- 9:40 ELA/Social Studies/Science
9:55-11:13 Math
12:00-1:45 Reading
2:00-2:10 More Math!

Monday - Early out at 1:00pm
Tuesday - PE 8:15-9:00 am
Thursday - PE 9:00-9:40 am
Friday - Library 8:15-8:45

Feel free to contact me at 924-7797 ext. 2216 or email me at with any questions, thoughts or concerns.

Best wishes for a great year!

Mrs. Van Groningen