McGraw Elementary School Third Grade

Welcome!  I am  Mrs. Brooks, a third grade teacher at McGraw Elementary School. I have my Masters Degree in Language Arts and a  Bachelor's Degree of Science in Education. Before coming to McGraw as a full time teacher ,16 years ago, I  subbed in 5 different school districts K-12. I also worked as an assistant supervisor at a before and after school program,  as a playground supervisor, as a teacher's aide, and I was a teacher of three year olds at a preschool.  Currently,  I teach third grade language arts and science.  Third graders continue to read and write—but at more difficult levels. We are apt to work in small groups with stories that are “just right” for your child.  Students enjoy all types of texts: poetry, easy fiction, biography, newspapers, magazines, and chapter books. Independent reading is encouraged every day. We also connect reading with writing.  Writing short responses and paragraphs prepare students for the state exams that they will be taking in third grade.  I believe that if at first you don't succeed try, try,and try again.








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Melinda McCool, Superintendent
10 West Academy Street
McGraw, NY 13101
P: (607)836-3636