Third Grade,
Mrs. Brenda Martin

“To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love, For it is in giving that we receive. . .”
~ from The Prayer of Saint Francis

My name is Brenda Martin. This is the beginning of my 25th year teaching at Holy Cross. I love teaching third grade! I am a proud graduate of Western Oregon State College.  My husband's name is Tim. I have three children.  My oldest is a recent graduate of Oregon State University.  My twins are juniors at Oregon State University.  Go Beavers!  In my free time I enjoy running, walking my beagle Stella, reading, and watching sporting events. I hope your child has a year that is filled with fun memories of third grade.

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Learning in September 2020:

Religion:  God created each of us and the beautiful world we live in. 

Math:  Place value through thousands; rounding to nearest 10 and 100; addition review

Reading:  Story structure; context clues; details and conclusions

Writing:  Sentences have a subject, predicate, capital letter, and punctuation. 

Social Studies: What is a community?

Science:  Magnifying glasses will reveal what is hidden to the naked eye!

Grammar:  Kinds of sentences:  statement/command/question/exclammation



Tutorials for using Seesaw:


Parent overview:  (Spanish coming soon): 


Student Overview (Spanish coming soon):


How to Use for Students (more detailed): 


PDF in English and Spanish: 


Using the Family App: