​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to the Third Grade Gifted Academy at Apache Elementary

Third Grade is a great time of independence and responsibility.  We will be working together as a team; your child, you and me, as one team with a common goal.  That goal is to educate and nurture your son or daughter.  I ask that you stay involved in your child's studies this year and encourage them to always do their best.

I will work to the best of my abilities to create a nurturing and safe learning environment.  I will work hard to make them wonder and question, to become an original thinker as well as become a flexible and fluent thinker.  I will help each child to continue to develop their character to their full potential.

​There are many exciting things planned for the school year and I hope to provide your child with interesting and successful learning experiences.  I am looking forward to working not only with your child but also with you.  With your support we can have a tremendous year that will be rewarding and exciting.  Thank you for trusting me with your child.

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Forms of Communication
Email: cmichael@pusd11.net  
**email is the most efficient and effective way to communicate!
Main Phone:  623-412-4875
Stop by and see me before or after school: appointments appreciated
Apache Elementary 8633 W. John Cabot Road, Peoria, AZ  85382  Room 31
Newsletter: A newsletter will be sent home weekly via email to keep you informed. 
Attendance Line: 623-412-4884  -  please call if your child is going to be absent for any reason.  

Mrs. Michael 

Apache Elementary

Third Grade Gifted Academy​

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​Suggested Supplies

Backpack 
Colored Pencils  
Small Scissors  
Erasers: pencil top and large pink eraser  
6-12 Glue Sticks   
4-5 Dry erase Markers  
2 boxes of #2 pencils -sharpen please 
Highlightersany color/size  
Sticky Notes all sizes and colors  
4 composition notebooks  
1-2 Pencil Sharpeners-Closed Cover no batteries 
Headphones​

*From home–Two (2-3) chapter books: must always have a book at their desk


  

Optional: Each academic subject in my classroom is color coded for easy identification and organization. 
If you are interested in purchasing colored composition notebooks, this is how I code them…

Math: Red composition notebook

ELA: Green composition notebook

Social Studies: Orange composition notebook

Science: Blue composition book​





​​Gifted Vocabulary Wordle


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