Welcome to Third Grade and Room 18! My name is Laura Abbott and am happy to be your child's third-grade teacher. I am beginning my sixteenth year at Holy Family Regional School. My first exposure to Holy Family Regional School was as a parent and decided to stay! My approach as a teacher is to promote positive learning, spark an enthusiasm in the student, and develop a foundation for lifelong learning. I employ a mixture of differentiated instruction, varied teaching strategies, and assessment to reach these goals. Third-graders are transitioning to upper elementary and are open to so many new challenges. Teaching at Holy Family allows me to help students achieve academic excellence, emphasize Catholic values, and develop healthy social relationships all in a supportive environment.