Third grade is a year of exciting spiritual, academic, and social growth.In the 3rd grade classroom, all students feel comfortable to be themselves while sharing learning with those around them.
All students are treated with respect and each child has something very important and special to offer.
Our lessons and projects allow all students to learn especially students with different learning styles. We use a variety of learning methods.
Learning is fun in the 3rd grade classroom!
Meet Miss Karen Constantino
Some things I like to do in my spare time are: reading, knitting, genealogy research, web design, going to movies and spending time with my family. I don’t spend a lot of time watching TV but my favorite shows are Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Outlander and The Orignals.
This will be my 25th year at Saint Brendan Catholic School. I began my career here teaching computer classes and then added 7th grade Literature and Religion. As the 7th grade homeroom teacher, I was the recipient of The Gates Foundation Teacher Leadership Project. It was an honor to receive the grant which allowed me to bring technology into my homeroom on a full-time basis by putting computers in the room at 1:4 ratio.
I moved to third grade in 2004 and I love it! I believe that all children can learn; they just have different ways of doing it. I strive to bring books to life for them during reading and read alouds; history comes alive as we learn about those who came before us and communities near and far. I currently am the chair for the school’s Curriculum Development and a member of the Technology Team.
In my classroom there are many themes that take place. From day one, I instill a sense of student responsibility and pride in work. I set high expectations for treatment of their peers. Students are respected for their various learning styles and supported. Parental involvement is a high priority in our school and in 3rd grade; we love having parents help in many ways.