Mrs. Van Groningen - Third Grade

Welcome to third grade! My name is Mrs. Van Groningen. Third grade rocks! We work really hard and have a great time doing it! Third grade is my favorite 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.

Check out the "Useful Links" tab for opportunities for independent practice.

Monday - Early out at 1:00 pm
Tuesday - Library 1:50-2:25 pm
Wednesday - PE 10:55-11:40
Thursday - The Zone 12:55-1:35 pm
Friday - Music 10:55-11:40 pm

Feel free to contact me at (559)998-6823 ext. 2214 or email me at [email protected] with any questions, thoughts or concerns.

Best wishes for a great year!

Mrs. Van Groningen