Third Grade Team

Miss G

Miss G. - Third Grade Teacher

Hello! My name is Miss G. and I am a third grade teacher here at Evergreen Elementary. Go Eagles! I graduated from Elmhurst College with my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. Then, I earned my Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Reading from Eastern Michigan. 

Third grade is filled with lots of learning and new adventures!  There are many laughs, stories shared, and smiles throughout our day. My favorite part of teaching is building relationships with each and every one of my students while providing a strong classroom community. Third grade is a time that students grow to be more independent learners and thinkers and I truly enjoy nurturing and being a part of their growth!

Mrs. Claude

Mrs. Claude - Third Grade Teacher

Mrs. Higgins

Mrs. Higgins - Third Grade Teacher

My name is Mrs. Kristen Higgins and I am a third grade teacher. I believe in child centered learning and building a class culture that promotes respect among peers and teachers. I graduated from National-Louis University and this is my 15th year in education. My experience is in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. Other than my love of teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family of 5 and creating memories together.

Welcome to Third Grade at Evergreen Elementary School!

Third grade is an exciting year of growth in students learning and development. With supportive guidance, we transition students to become collaborative workers and self-directed learners who produce quality work. Students move from learning to read words to reading to understanding topics. Our goal as classroom teachers is to work collaboratively with students and families in order to meet the academic and social needs of all children.

Students will enjoy a visit from the Dictionary Man, as well as a field trip to the Adler Planetarium and a visit to Slim Goodbody. Third grade students will also participate in an evening musical production in the spring.

Extra-curricular activities (before or after school) available to third grade students include BOKS (Builds our Kids Success), Chess Club, Club EverGREEN, Intramurals, and Culture Club. 

We also look forward to working with parent volunteers and appreciate your time and interest. Thank you for the partnership in your child’s education.

2024-25 Third Grade Supply List