Melissa Symczak
    Grade 3

    All children are special individuals who learn in many different ways.
    Every child can 


    Mrs. Melissa Symczak graduated from Glassboro State College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education. After college, she taught first grade for seven years. She has taught second and third grade at Brookdale for twenty-seven years. This coming year she's looking forward to teaching third grade again. 
    Please continue to teach your child responsibility by discussing the contents of his/her homework folder together daily.
    Encourage your child to spend time reading every day. Reading to your child is also very beneficial to help your son or daughter develop and improve literacy skills. The quantity of reading increases stamina and the quality of reading increases  your child's ability to think deeply and connect to the text. Both will help to build vocabulary. Reading is the best gift you can give to your child!

    Welcome Class of 2023-2024

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    Welcome to third grade. I'm very excited to share this year with you.
    We will have lots of fun learning together!
    :) Mrs. Symczak
    Please bring the following supplies on the first day of school:
    • 4 composition notebooks labeled (red-reading, blue-writing, green-math, black/white-social studies)
    • a 1 inch green binder with loose leaf paper in it (science)
    • 4 two-pocket folders (different colors/designs)
    • a zippered pencil case filled with several sharpened pencils, a yellow highlighter, a pen and a pack of black dry erase markers
    • 5 packs of 3x3 post-its
    • a pack of crayons (colored pencils and a pack of thin markers if you would also like)
    • a pair of scissors
    • headphones or earbuds
    • a small pencil sharpener

    *If you would like to donate packages of tissues, paper towels and baby wipes, that would be greatly appreciated. 


    Thank you for your cooperation and have a happy, healthy and safe summer!





    Mrs. Symczak




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    20 minutes a day = 3, 600 minutes in a school year= 1,800,000 words= better vocabulary= better writing= higher success and it goes on and on…



    Topics of Interest - Parents, share with 3-S if something appeals to you that we are learning about.
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    Order a just-right book from Scholastic!
    How can I help my child find "just-right" books?
    Try out this terrific reading comprehension website. It's a lot of fun and helps you to think about your thinking. :)





    Do you wish to be a spelling superstar? Try out this spelling online fun. Go to www.spellingcity.com. Then type in words that follow the phonics skill we are learning to practice for Friday's spelling test. Pick an activity and enjoy it!




    Our Weekly homework
    Please note: Homework is subject to change. Please refer to your child's homework planner for accuracy.


    readerAttention All Readers:Reading can take us to many places. Keep reading each month to earn a very special reading certificate.

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    Thank you for checking in and have a happy day!
    emailIf you have any questions or concerns, please email me at msymczak@veronaschools.org