Mrs. Denice Poetzl

Welcome 3rd graders and parents! 

As I continue to get ready for another year, I wonder what joys and challenges we will face this year?  As students and teachers we are all new to 3rd grade.  Many of my parents are new to this grade also.  I have spent a great deal of time getting ready to make this a successful year for everyone!

This is my 18th year at Owen-Withee.  I have taught PreK-2nd grade and this year will be my first time teaching 3rd grade.  I am excited for this new challenge with this great group of kids!  My husband and I live in Medford with our two children, Andy, a Junior and NIkki, in 6th grade.  I just finished my 11th year coaching soccer with Medford Area Youth Soccer. I am a board member of this organization as well as the Medford Wrestling Club.  I obtained my Masters degree in Reading and have taken numerous classes and workshops on various learning styles and learning differences.

This year will bring big changes for these students.  Our learning will go through major changes this year.  We will become more independent with our learning.  We will be using more technology this year.  We will dig deeper in subjects than we have previously.  But in the end, they will gain a sense of accomplishment and pride at their newfound skills.  I am excited to be part of that!

Some of our main goals we will be working on this year will be improving reading and writing, learning math facts (reviewing adding and subtracting as well as learning our multiplication and division facts), and learning the 50 states and capitals.  Any help you can give us at home with these things will be greatly beneficial and appreciated.  We will review addition and subtraction facts at the beginning of the year before we get into multiplication facts so we will focus on adding and subtracting first.  The students will have things to help with studying all of these topics.  A few minutes every day will make a huge difference.  Review these things in the car or waiting in the check out line or in the bleachers before the big game starts.  It may not seem like much but it WILL help!

If you would be interested in helping/volunteering in any way during the year, please contact me.  At times I may have things that can be done at home if you are not able to come into school.  We will have a snack break during the day.  This is when we celebrate birthdays.  Feel free to send in a snack for your child to share with his/her classmates.  If you would like to send a snack at any other time during the year, please feel free.  Kids always appreciate and enjoy a surprise snack every once in a while.  I am not aware of any food allergies right now, but I will let you know if that changes.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns throughout the year.  I'm looking forward to a FABULOUS year!!!

Mrs. Poetzl   smiley

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