Steffen, Jennifer - Grade 3

  • Welcome to 3rd Grade! We are so happy that you are a part of our class. 

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We Love Teaching


  • It is such a pleasure to welcome your child to 3rd grade! This year, he/she will experience many new and exciting educational experiences. Third grade brings many changes; your child will read more challenging texts, think critically, and begin to work independently. He/she will also become more proficient on the computer. This will lead to a lifetime of successful learning. We are looking forward to making memories to last a lifetime! -Mrs. Steffen & Mrs. Smith

Class Announcements

  • WELCOME! We are excited to have you this year.

    If you'd like to see some of the things we're working on or you need to find links to important sites, please check your child's Google Classroom. Login info was sent home in September. Please reach out if you need it.

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  • P2

    Mrs. Steffen is a team leader for the Positivity Project. The Positivity Project (or P2) was created in order to help students build positive relationships and increase empathy. P2 is a research-based character education program designed to teach students about character strengths. The students will spend ten minutes per day learning about the 24 strengths. They will identify their own strengths, as well as those of others, through discussions and engaging activities. 

    A calendar will be sent home so you know when each strength will be discussed.

    • Other People Matter Mindset (OPM2) - Intro Week
    • Curiosity
    • Teamwork
    • Open-Mindedness
    • Other People Matter Mindset (OPM2) - Being present and giving others my attention
    • Integrity
    • Perspective
    • Creativity 
    • Bravery
    • Other People Matter Mindset (OPM2) - Knowing my words & actions affect others
    • Gratitude 
    • Kindness
    • Humility
    • Self-Control 
    • Optimism
    • Prudence
    • Perseverance
    • Other People Matter Mindset (OPM2) - Supporting others when they struggle 
    • Forgiveness
    • Love
    • Enthusiasm
    • Other People Matter Mindset (OPM2) - Cheering others’ success
    • Social Intelligence
    • Love of Learning 
    • Fairness
    • Humor
    • Other People Matter Mindset (OPM2) - Identifying & appreciating the good in others 
    • Appreciation of Beauty & Excellence 
    • Purpose
    • Leadership
    • Other People Matter Mindset (OPM2) - Outro Week




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  • 2023-2024

    Day 1 - Physical Education
    Day 2 - Library
    Day 3 - Art
    Day 4 - Physical Education 
    Day 5 - STEAM
    Day 6 - Music

    Recess/Lunch is from 12:45-1:25 daily
    Please remember to wear sneakers for P.E. You are welcome to keep a pair in the closet at school.

    We have air conditioning, so our classroom tends to be chilly. Feel free to send in a sweatshirt to leave in your child's closet.
We Are

About the Teacher

  • Welcome to our class! You will notice right away that there will be a lot of singing. Mrs. Steffen sings songs for many reasons: music adds "fun" to the classroom, it gives you a chance to exercise and prepare your brain for learning, and it helps you remember things. Some other things that Mrs. Steffen likes to do are paint, draw, dance, ice skate, ski, go out to eat, spend time with family, and SHOP! Mrs. Smith will also work with you this year. We know that you are going to have a great time with us in third grade.