3rd Grade News

Welcome to 3rd Grade Edition #1

An introduction to Mrs. Abels

My name is Stephanie Abels. I have been teaching at Dunkerton Elementary since 2000. This will be my 5th year teaching 3rd Grade. My husband Scott and I have 3 kids. Our oldest (my step-son Brodie) is 19 and currently serves for the United States Air Force and is stationed in Alaska. Our daughter Rebecca is 12 and is a 7th grade student at Bunger Middle School in Waterloo. Our son Turner is 9 and is a 4th grader at Poyner Elementary in Evansdale. We enjoy spending time at our trailer in Harpers Ferry, Iowa. I also enjoy running and doing anything I can outdoors. I am so blessed to have a job that I love. I am looking forward to another wonderful school year! :-)


The first few days. . . .

We will be doing a few "get to know" each other activities and review some of the basic skills from the end of the 2nd grade year. We will be reviewing the basic addition/subtraction facts and spending lots of time reading. We will also be doing lots of writing and sharing of ideas.


Please take the time to fill out and return the questionnaire about your child. This will help me get to know them better and gives me an opportunity to see your concerns and goals that you have for your child.


Contact Information:

Please take the time to visit our class website (which I hope to keep updated weekly) with strategies and skills we are learning. You will also find our weekly spelling words.