St. Mary's School Marathon, Wisconsin, Excellence in Education, Home of the Eagles

Our field trip to Rock Ridge Orchard was not only fun, but we each left with a bag of juicy apples to eat. Thank you, Dan and Julie Knetter for the great tour, fun and for the delicious apples!!

We celebrated Earth Day by inviting Graphic Packaging to teach us about recycling. We also got to plant a tree to take home.

Field Trip to Wildwood Wildlife Park

Newman Track Meet - Grades 3 and 4

The 3rd grade textbooks take the students out of the primary level and get them acquainted with the more challenging middle school expectations. While the reading material, assignments, and tests are more demanding, it allows many opportunities for creative thinking and for offering personal experiences during discussions.

The Accelerated Reader program (AR) is an integral part of each day. The students read at their comfort level and keep looking forward to improved reading skills and comprehension improvements so they're able to read more difficult books. This reaps so many benefits in all subject areas.

Multiplication and division are introduced and the students practice those basic concepts. Rocket Math keeps track of their progress from addition to subtraction, and hopefully into multiplication and division. Mastering the basic facts is an integral part of the Math program, along with the ADD series (Arithmetic Developed Daily) which reenforces the concepts listed in the Math text.

The 3rd graders review their printing skills in Penmanship, but also learn cursive. For many, the beginning attempts are challenging, but soon the writing of cursive becomes second nature.

Third graders also get an extra dose of music as I am proficient playing the piano and singing. I like offering opportunities for us to relax and enjoy one of my favorite activities.

Weekly Schedule

Mary Lenard Third Grade

I attended the UW of Eau Claire, but graduated from Viterbo University. I have taught at various schools in the area such as St. Paul's in Mosinee, St. Joseph's in Stratford, St. John's in Edgar, and currently settling at St. Mary's in Marathon. I've been the 3rd grade teacher since 2002.
My husband, Tony and I live in the country near Marathon. My husband sells garage doors and pole/commercial buildings. Our son, Ryan, graduated from UW-Madison with an English education degree. He is long-term subbing in Sun Prairie at this time.
I love singing and playing the piano. I enjoy craft activities, but rarely find time for those projects. I also look forward to reading and taking warm weather two mile walks.
St. Mary's is a well-rounded school that provides a quality education and sports opportunities within a generous network of religious experiences.

Phone Extension: 325


Mary Lenard
Third Grade