Ms. Heather Soehngen » Welcome to Ms. Soehngen's Third Grade

Welcome to Ms. Soehngen's Third Grade

I am so excited to be teaching your child this year! As you know, your child's subjects are departmentalized this year between two different teachers-Ms. DiNapoli and myself. I will be teaching all of the ELA, Writing, and Science (to my homeroom only).   Reading has been my passion since I was a small child. I can thank my Mom for that! She has been reading to me since day 1, and she used to give me books for every holiday. I have since passed that tradition to the little ones in my family. I love reading so much that I even furthered my education in it. I have a Masters Degree as well as being certified in the state of New Jersey as a Reading Specialist.  I have been teaching 3rd grade in the Belleville School System for the past 21 years.  Before that, I taught 2nd grade in a private school.
In previous grades, your child was learning to read. In the third grade, your child is reading to learn. Third graders are still building decoding and fluency skills, but also learning to go deeper into the meaning of what they read. Another huge step forward: expect your child to tackle new and challenging books, poetry, and articles! 
Your child's grade will be composed of various reading skills, guided reading group work, listening comprehension, vocabulary,  grammar, writing, and projects.
I am so excited to see your child's growth this year. There is nothing more rewarding in my career than seeing your child succeed. So here's to another fantastic school year!
Please be sure to email me if you have any questions, comments, or concerns throughout the year.