Welcome Letter

Dear Third Grade Families,


Welcome back to school!  My name is Ms. Fuller and I am your child’s teacher for the school year.  I am excited to work with your children and support them in their learning.   I have been teaching for about 17 years, mostly as a 3rd grade teacher.  I have an Elementary and an English as a Second Language teaching license.  I am also bilingual in Spanish. 


I have 3 daughters: Kaycie 12, Ikeasha 11 and Chloe who just turned 9. We have two dogs named Daisy and Rose.  In my free time, which is not much, I love to Salsa dance.


We have a very exciting and busy year ahead of us.   In math, we will start with a mini review unit on addition & subtraction, then we will learn about place value to the hundred thousands place.  Some of the other topics include multiplication, division, fractions, graphs, algebra, time to the minute, geometry with perimeter and of course lots about word problems.  In Language Arts we will learn about answering questions and finding evidence from the text to support our answers.  In October our first science unit Living Systems, we will be planting and having crayfish visit our class for a few weeks.  Other units will include Sound, Energy, and Sun, Moon & Stars.  In social studies we start off with a unit about democracy.  Later we will learn about maps and landforms, ancient cultures, and economics.  Throughout the year, we will be learning social skills using Zones and Responsive Classroom which include activities that create awareness of how we are feeling, promote taking responsibility for actions and developing a sense of belonging within the classroom and school.


Here are some ways to prepare for 3rd grade:

·       Math: review basic addition & subtraction facts

·       Reading: read 20 to 30 minutes at least 5 times a week

·       We will start homework in a few weeks.  I will send out information when that begins.



Please feel free to email me at Karen.fuller-resendiz@mpls.k12.mn.us or call the school at 612-668-1130 with any questions or concerns. 



Ms. Fuller