I'm very excited about "reeling" you into our Third Grade class !! THANK YOU for taking time to visit our class page. My name is Mrs. Ginelle Thomas Ali and I am honored to be your child’s Third Grade teacher at the EXCELLENT, Martha Gaskins Elementary School. 


      Third Grade is an exciting year, filled with new challenges in education. It is also a year of important changes that continue to lay a foundation for a lifetime of learning. During Third Grade, your child will enter into a new stage of reading and learning. This is the year where your child will transition from decoding strategies to improving their text comprehension skills. They will also begin to work on problem-solving skills working to explain their thinking in mathematical terms. Including, but not limited to multiplication and division facts, place value to thousands or ten thousands and estimation.


    Reaching goals becomes a little bit easier when one has the love and support of people who want to see you excel in life. My intent is to assist your child get over whatever hurdles they may be facing. I will strive each day to make learning a fun and enriching process for your child. However, I need your help in making this year as successful as it can be! I believe that you and I are a team working together to help your child achieve EXCELLENCE. You are the most important person in your child's life and you are also a teacher in your child's life. I know if we work together and communicate, your child will have a VERY successful year! So "take the plunge" and "dive right in". I cant wait to " sea" you!


    Please contact me with any questions of concern you may have during this year. I can be reached at gali@bhm.k12.al.us or through our class remind app (TEXT @8cb3k TO 81010) I look forward to seeing your smiling faces!!