Mrs. Zacherl

Phone: 8436955205


Degrees and Certifications:

Master's Degree in Math and Science Certification: Gifted and Talented

Mrs. Zacherl

Hello!  Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. Our third grade hall will be home to "Critter's Cove". Our classroom will be home to the "Wetland Wonders" with the students being the "Eagles". 

I am trying a combination of Classroom Dojo and Classroom Webpage this year to allow me to stay in touch with everyone immediately while providing you with essential resources. I will primarily use Class Dojo to communicate notices, updates, and photos with families.  I will use the classroom webpage to post documents, links, and assignments. I look forward to working with you and your child. Inquisitive minds essential!

I've listed an tasty assortment of third grade books for Summer Reading! For more book choices check out  the Assignments Page where I put a link for a great third grade reading source.

You can contact me at by email at I will try to answer within 24 hours if at all possible.

For the love of learning,

Denise Zacherl

Book List

  • Percy Jackson - The Lightning Thief

    by Rick Riorden Year Published: 2018

    Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school . . . again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

    Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves
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  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

    by Chris Grabenstein Year Published: 2013

    Now a Nickelodeon Original Movie!
    Over 100 Weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List!
    44 State Award Lists!
    Discover what James Patterson calls “the coolest library in all the world” in this fun-filled, action-packed bestseller from the much-loved co-author of I Funny and Treasure Hunters!
    “A worthy successor to. . . Willy Wonka.” —Booklist, Starred Review

    When Kyle learns that the world's most famous game maker, Luigi Lemoncello, has designed the town's new library and is having an invitation-only lock-in on opening night, he's determined to be there! But the tricky part isn't getting into the library—it's getting out. Because when morning comes, the doors stay locked. Kyle and the other kids must solve every clue and figure out every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route! 

    Don't miss bonus content in the back of the book—extra puzzles, an author Q&A, and more! And look for the puzzle-packed sequels—Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics and Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race!

    “Full of puzzles to think about, puns to groan at . . . this solid, tightly plotted read is a winner for readers and game-players alike.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

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  • Words With Wings

    by Nikki Grimes Year Published: 2013

    Gabby’s world is filled with daydreams. However, what began as an escape from her parents’ arguments has now taken over her life. But with the help of a new teacher, Gabby the dreamer might just become Gabby the writer, and words that carried her away might allow her to soar. Written in vivid, accessible poems, this remarkable verse novel is a celebration of imagination, of friendship, of one girl’s indomitable spirit, and of a teacher’s ability to reach out and change a life.

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  • Tales from Deckawoo Drive

    by Katie DiCamillo Year Published: 2015

    For readers still hungry for more buttered toast and rollicking adventures after the end of the Mercy Watson series, this spinoff collection is pure fun. 

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  • Dragons in the Bag

    by Zetta Elliott Year Published: 2018

    When his mom drops him off with Ma, a mysterious character from her own childhood, Jaxon has no idea he’ll spend the day traveling into the world of magic. We love this urban fantasy story, filled with engaging characters of color, and hope this title is the beginning of a series. 

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  • Eleanor Series

    by Julie Sternberg Year Published: 2011-2014

    Follow along with Eleanor as she navigates friendship, awkward situations, and the growing pains of youth.

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  • Go Show the World - A Celebration of Indigenous Heroes

    by Wab Kinew Year Published: 2018

    "We are a people who matter." Inspired by President Barack Obama's Of Thee I Sing, Go Show the World is a tribute to historic and modern-day Indigenous heroes, featuring important figures such as Tecumseh, Sacagawea and former NASA astronaut John Herrington.

    Celebrating the stories of Indigenous people throughout time, Wab Kinew has created a powerful rap song, the lyrics of which are the basis for the text in this beautiful picture book, illustrated by the acclaimed Joe Morse. Including figures such as Crazy Horse, Net-no-kwa, former NASA astronaut John Herrington and Canadian NHL goalie Carey Price, Go Show the World showcases a diverse group of Indigenous people in the US and Canada, both the more well known and the not- so-widely recognized. 

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  • Lovely Beast - The Surprising Truth

    by Kate Gardner Year Published: 2018

    Who knew a nonfiction title about animal behavior could be so…lovely? This understated but stunning title introduces other ways to look at animals that often get a bad rap for being mean, creepy, or ugly.

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