Welcome Letter to New Students

Welcome to Mrs. Ullrich’s Classroom!


Hello. My name is Mrs. Ullrich and I will be your third grade teacher this year. I am so excited that you will be in my class! I can't wait to meet you and start our year together, and I know you are going to love third grade.

I would like to tell you a little about myself. I grew up in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. I went to the College of William and Mary for two years and then I decided to join the Navy. After four years in the Navy I went back to college and earned my degree. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 16 years and I have two amazing daughters. Another thing to know about me is that I love to travel. I have lived in different states and different countries in Europe and Asia, and I love to take trips to new places. I, also, love reading, and we will read some wonderful books together this year.

As you start a new school year with a new teacher and maybe some new classmates, you are probably both excited and nervous. What you are feeling is normal and I assure you that this will be a great year. I have high expectations for you because I know that you are a smart and capable student. You will work hard in my classroom, and I expect you to come to class prepared and ready to learn.  On the following page you will find some important information about our classroom. Please review it before your first day of school.

I am really looking forward to meeting you.

Your Third Grade Teacher,

Mrs. Ullrich



Our Classroom


Classroom Behavior Plan

We use the green, yellow, and red traffic light behavior plan in our classroom. Each day every student begins on the green light because I expect you to do well and meet classroom expectations. If a student is not following directions or misbehaves they will get a warning and are placed on the yellow light. If the behavior continues then they are moved to the red light and will get a note or phone call home. Students will, also, have the opportunity to earn points everyday for following the correct procedures and exhibiting good behavior. Once the class earns 1000 points we will have a celebration!


Communication Folders

Students will bring home a folder which will contain homework assignments and any notes or papers to go home. The student’s behavior for the day will, also, be noted on their homework calendar. Students will return these folders at the beginning of each day with a parent signature and any notes from the parents to me. Homework will be given Monday through Thursday, and occasionally special projects may need to be completed over the weekend.


Students may bring a snack and water bottle each day. Please bring a healthy snack such as fruit, carrot sticks, pretzels etc. Please do not bring chips, cookies or candy.


Supply List

  • 4 glue sticks
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 1 box of 24 crayons
  • 1 pack of 12 #2 pencils
  • 2 pink erasers
  • 2 yellow highlighters
  • 1 pencil box
  • 1 binder
  • 3 composition books
  • 2  three-prong folders with pockets- one red, one yellow
  • 1 box of tissues
  • 1 box of quart size Zip Lock bags
  • 1 bottle of hand sanitizer
  • 1 container of Lysol wipes
  • 1 backpack