Mary Wahlig – Third Grade

       Welcome to Third Grade!

Our spelling list words have been imported to this web site. It should help students get ready for Friday tests.





IMPORTANT DATES:     April 2-Easter Monday-No Classes

April 3- Board of Ed. Meeting 6:00 p.m. (GSMR)

April 4-All School Mass 8:00 a.m.

2:00 p.m. Dismissal

April 9-13 Iowa Assessments  (mornings only)

April 11-All School Mass 8:00 a.m.

2:00 p.m. Dismissal

April 16-Chick-fil-A Spirit Night on 53rd St.

April 18-All School Mass 8:00 a.m.

2:00 p.m. Dismissal

April 23- Skate Night 6:00-8:00 p.m. Eldridge Skate Park

80’s Era Theme

April 25-All School Mass 8:00 a.m.

2:00 Dismissal

Information Knight at A.H.S. (All Grades Welcome)


IOWA ASSESSMENTS:             Iowa Assessments will be given Monday April 9-Friday April 13. A special schedule will be followed each day. Third grade does have an extra hour of testing on Wednesday morning that the other grades do not have. Testing will be done in the mornings.  This should help the students stay fresh, and ready to work on each test section. Please be sure your student gets plenty of rest each night, and a healthy breakfast each morning of the testing period. He or she may bring a healthy snack-example: apple slices, grapes, dry cereal, in a small sandwich or snack size bag. Students will only have a few minutes to eat the snack during their recess times on those test days. Please supply your child with two #2 lead pencils (sharpened) for the testing period. Thank you for your support!


JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT: A big thank you to Mr. John Nagle and Mrs. Jean Huinker for spending five class periods with the third grade students teaching them the JA program called “Our City.”  We feel very fortunate to have two parents of J.F.K. graduates take the time to come in and help our students learn about zoning, banking, restaurants, and setting up a business. Be sure to ask your child about their JA classes!       


Please Support the Home & School

Plant Sale!!

Orders Due April 6



HOMEWORK HINTS FOR PARENTS: Choose a well lit, quiet place for your child to do homework. Keep the radio and T.V. off while the homework is being done. Have available the materials usually needed to complete homework assignments. Paper, pencils, crayons, markers, glue, and erasers are a few supplies that your child should have. Schedule a specific time each day for homework. Post the schedule on the refrigerator, and both parent and child should initial the chart each day after the homework is completed. We also suggest you only give your child help if he or she makes a real effort to do the work first. Children need encouragement and support. Your consistent praise can encourage your child to do his or her best work. Praise your child’s efforts each day to help lead to higher achievement in school.

FIELD TRIPS AND CLASS PARTIES: Field trips and class parties will be scheduled during the year. Parent help will be needed for organizing parties, and providing transportation for some field trips. Notes will come home as time nears for those activities.

GRADING SCALE: A copy of the grading scale used in third and fourth grade is found below. Please note this scale stays true to the ‘standard’ scale in the A and B range, but does give leeway in the C and D range. Most papers the students do will be marked with a percentage, and letter grade.

REMINDERS: When sending any money to school it is always helpful to the teacher if the money is in an envelope marked with the child’s name, homeroom, and purpose for sending the money. Please feel free to contact any of your child’s teachers this year with questions or concerns you may have. Thank you for your support!


99-100 A+
95-98 A
93-94 A-

90-92 B+
88-89 B
85-87 B-

82-84 C+
79-81 C
75-78 C-

71-74 D+
68-70 D
65-67 D-

64-Below F


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Mary was born and raised in Davenport, Iowa. She is a graduate of Assumption High School and St. Ambrose College. Mary has taught at JFK for over 40 years. She taught first grade for nine years and then moved up to third grade. Mary enjoys the enthusiasm of her students and the terrific support of the parents. To watch students develop a love for reading is a joy for Mary.