Third Grade

Meet the 3rd Grade Team

Hello families,

Welcome back Panthers! From all of us third-grade teachers, we would like to welcome you back to a brand new school year! We are excited to start this new journey with you and our third graders. This year is a very important year in your child’s academic career. With the FSA that the students are required to take in March, there is a lot of hard work ahead. To ensure our third graders have a successful year there are some things you can do at home to help them:

  • View and sign student’s planner
  • Review homework with student
  • Review corrected assignments with student
  • Communicate with teacher
  • Have students to read every night.


At HCES you will find a dedicated team of third grade teachers.  We have a vast background of teaching experience and skills, which we use to meet the needs of all third grade students.  Together we plan and prepare curriculum that will meet the needs of all students in the areas of English Language Arts (and Spanish Language Arts for our Dual Language students), Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.


With student’s first time seeing the FSA, third grade is a crucial year in building independent learners. Our day consists of 90 minutes of reading which includes whole group and small group instruction. We also have a 60-minute math block where we work in whole group, small group, and independent instruction. We also go over science and social studies skills and STEM activities.


It is very important to make sure our students are successful this year, we would like to see them become more independent as well.


We thank you for all that you do and we are very excited to be working with our new third graders this year!



Your Third Grade Teachers


Ms. Taylor - Team Leader

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Ms. Melendez - TWDL Spanish

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Ms. Rupp - TWDL English

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Mr. Butcher

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Ms. Santiago

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Ms. Prehay

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Ms. Usme

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Ms. Aprile

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Ms. Gioia -2nd / 3rd Multi-grade Level

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Ms. Beazley - 3rd / 4th Multi-grade Level

3rd Grade Supply List

Click to access the 3rd Grade supply list

Click to access the 3rd Grade TWDL Supply LIst