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Welcome to third grade!
My name is Gina Outman and I'm thrilled to be your child's teacher this year. This will be my 26th year (gulp!) teaching at Ohio School, and my 24nd year teaching third grade. I also taught first grade for two years and fourth grade for one. It's funny now to think that I used to say I would NEVER be a teacher!
I grew up in Heuvelton, NY as the youngest of four girls. Many of my family members still reside there. This summer, I celebrated my 24th wedding anniversary to my husband, Theron Aldrich. I kept my maiden name when I married which causes some confusion from time to time! We have two daughters, both of whom have attended Ohio School. Katie is twenty and is a senior at Canisius College in Buffalo, and Maria is seventeen and is a freshman at JCC. As a parent and a teacher, I can confidently say that Ohio is a great school!
This year, I will send home all weekly assignments and tests in your child's Friday folder. Your child will also bring home a daily planner for you to initial each night. Our planners are similar to the ones used at Wiley and will replace the daily folders that you may have used in second grade. The students are responsible for writing about upcoming events, projects, and tests in them. These planners are where they will write their weekly spelling lists,too. Using these planners will be a great opportunity for you to communicate with your child about school.
I'm confident that third grade will be filled with many enjoyable AND educational experiences for your child, and I'm hoping that you'll enjoy using our website.