Mrs. Spelman’s Classroom

Phone: (812) 462-4497

“I’ve always loved the first day of school better than the last day of school. Firsts are best because they are beginnings.”

Jenny Han

I am so excited to be your 3rd grade teacher.  It’s going to be a great year full of new friends, new adventures, and new discoveries.  This will be my thirtieth-year teaching.  I love teaching 3rd grade and I am looking forward to a fabulous year with you!  Some of my favorite things are:
  • Color: Red and Blue
  • Food: All FoodDrink: Coffee or Diet Coke
  • Hobbies: Reading, watching sporting events (IU & Yankees) and watching the Hallmark Channel
  • Things to do: Shopping with my girls, walking at Deming Park, and playing with our dog, Mimi.
  • Favorite places to visit: Bloomington, New York City, and any Beach
  • Encore schedule 9:50-10:30

Monday: P.E.

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Art

Thursday: Library

Friday: Computer Lab

The Big Rule- Listen when your teacher is talking                              

  1. Rule #1 Follow directions quickly
  2. Rule #2 Raise your hand for permission to speak
  3. Rule #3 Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat
  4. Rule #4 Make smart choices
  5. Rule #5 Keep your dear teacher happy

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  • Ear buds or small size headphones
    • Please open ear buds/headphones and place in a clear zip bag with your child’s name on the bag and ear buds/headphones. Thank you so much!
  • 1 box of 24 crayons
  • 1 package of fine line or thin markers
  • Scissors
  • 2 glue sticks
  • 2 large erasers
  • 2 composition notebooks (not spiral bound)
  • 2 plastic folders with two pockets (red and blue)
  • 1 plastic folder of choice with two pockets (This will be your homework folder.)
  • 1 school box
  • 2 packages of #2 sharpened pencils (Please, no mechanical or decorative pencils)
  • 1 highlighter
  • 1 package of black dry erase markers
  • 2 boxes of tissues



OPTIONAL Supply List:

If you would like to purchase any of these items listed below, it would be greatly appreciated.  We will use them throughout the year.

  • Disinfectant Wipes (generic brand is fine)
  • Plastic bags (sandwich and gallon size)
  • Pencil eraser tops
  • Package of wooden clothespins
  • Individual hand sanitizer
  • Sticky notes