3rd grade class home page

Welcome to Mrs. Wirtz’s 3rd grade class. 


Meet the teacher

 Hello! My name is Mrs. Wirtz and this is my first year teaching at St. Christopher School and I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with your child. I have been blessed to have been given a Catholic education throughout my life and I am very blessed to be working at St. Christopher School.  I have received my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from St. Xavier University and earned my Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Olivet Nazarene University.  I also have my ESL endorsement.  I cannot wait to spend the year learning and growing with you!


Upcoming January Important Dates

7th:  School resumes

14th:  Progress Reports

21st: Martin Luther School Day:  NO SCHOOL!

27th:  Catholic Schools Week Family Mass 9:30-  Open House 10:30-12:30

30th:  School Book Fair/Grandparents Day

28-30th:  Catholic Schools' Week


Here is our “special” schedule

Monday:  Music

Tuesday: Computers

Wednesday: Art

Thursday:  P.E

Friday:   Library

January Academic Update 

Reading- The Sun, the Wind, and the Rain & Dream Wolf: Compare/contrast, dictionary skills, cause/effect,drawing conclusions

Language Arts- parts of speech, time order words, main idea, support ideas.

Math-  Addition & subtraction up to 10,000, subtraction across the zeros, & multiplication facts

Spelling- Long “e” (ee, ea ), long "i" ( i, igh)

Handwriting- lowercase letters in cursive

Religion- Jesus Teaches Us to Pray & Jesus Forgives and Heals

Social Studies-   Salem Takes to the Sea & A Growing America

3rd grade classroom rules

  1. Raise your hand.  Do not talk when other people are talking.
  2. Follow directions the first time that they are given.
  3. Follow classroom and school rules.
  4. Listen to teachers and others.
  5. Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
  6. Respect everyone and their property.
  7. Do not disturb others.


There will be a color system used for classroom management.  All students will start their day on green.  If the student’s behavior decreases throughout the day, the student will be asked to change their card.  The colors system is as follows.

                Green - student had a great day

                Yellow – warning

                Red – student has not changed their behavior


Grading Scale

A:   100% - 93%

B:   92% - 85%

C:   84% - 73%

D:   72% - 65%

F:   64% or below



Completing homework assignments are important.  Homework is given to reinforce lessons that have been taught and to teach responsibility.  If a homework assignment is not turned in, the consequences are as follows.

                1st day – warning and lose 10 minutes of recess

                2nd day – color change and no recess

                3rd day – no recess and an e-mail or phone call home


Each day we will have a quick snack break.  Please make sure that you send your child with a healthy snack.  During the hot weather, your child can bring a water bottle.  Water only please.

There are several students with peanut allergies in our class.  Please beware and do not send any snacks containing peanuts.

Parental Communication

Your child’s behavior color will be recorded each day in their student planner.  Please write your initials each day in their student planner.  It is important that you initial this even if your child is on green.  Your child will also have written their homework in their student planner.  Each homework assignment will go home daily in their green folder.

Every Friday your child will bring home a blue Friday folder, which I have provided for you.  The folder will include school notes and graded papers.  Please review these graded papers with your child, sign and return Monday morning. 

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact me at dwirtz@stchrisschool.org.

Class Documents

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October Newsletter Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Last modified: 12-27-2018