Dear Parents & Guardians, welcome to Room 13! I am very happy to have your child join us in third grade. Third grade is an important year and big step in child's reading development. That big step is the change from "learning to read" to "reading to learn". I am excited to be part of that big transformation in partnership with your child and you. It is important that together we create a literary environment for your child. Let's begin with setting aside thirty minutes nightly for your child to read. Our class dogma is that reading is FUN and that we read to become better readers. It is with this growth mindset that being our learning journey!