Mrs. Agostino

Grade 3

Welcome to 3rd Grade

Third grade marks an important time in children’s education as they transition from the primary grades where the focus is foundational skills. Now they are being asked to become independent learners. In 3rd grade, students progress from practicing basic skills to mastering them and moving on to further developing more complex skills. Third graders become more advanced readers, writers, mathematicians, and thinkers, digging deeper into topics and beginning to analyze what they learn.

Teaching Philosophy:

I strive to be a teacher who makes it possible for her students to reach their full potential, ask questions, learn from their mistakes, give and receive feedback, create and try their best! My goal is to create a classroom that is a welcoming, positive and fair environment where all students learn from one another and feel safe and comfortable to share their thoughts and ideas. Also, I hope to establish high expectations and provide support to allow students to reach those standards. When effectively teaching, teachers need engage students at each level of their understanding by providing them first with explicit instruction, then guided practice, and finally practice using skills independently. In addition, teachers should integrate the language arts of listening, speaking, reading, writing and viewing, and use language arts to explore content across the curriculum. This will help everyone feel successful!


Bachelor of Arts -

Psychology ~ University at Buffalo

Masters of Science -

Elementary Education (K-6) ~ Canisius College