About Lisa O'Connell
After earning my Masters degree in education, then student teaching right here at St.Linus, I began teaching full-time in 2007. I spent several years teaching first grade, and currently am enjoying life as a third grade teacher. In my free time, I love working outside in my garden, traveling with my family and friends to new places, and discovering good books to read. I believe that the best gift we can give our children is a steady stream of challenges that build their self-confidence and help them succeed the rest of their lives.
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3rd Graders Travel Back in Time!

May 11, 2018

The annual 3rd grade trip to Naper Settlement taught us a lot about life in Illinois during the 1800s. We experienced a one-room schoolhouse with some serious rules! We considered becoming a blacksmith’s apprentice or […]

Area and Perimeter Munchies

April 13, 2018

Mrs. O’Connell’s 3rd graders showed their math skills by making area and perimeter models using Cheez-It Crackers. It was a fun and delicious way to practice!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

March 23, 2018

Mrs. O’Connell’s 3rd graders kicked off their Ecosystems unit by repurposing trash into useful products like pencil holders and coin banks.

Prayers for Peace

March 19, 2018

3rd graders created posters to share messages of peace as we prayed together in church.

More Fraction Fun

March 9, 2018

Room 4 practices comparing and ordering fractions with a friendly game of Fraction War.

Fractions!

March 6, 2018

Mrs. O’Connell’s 3rd grade class made their own fraction models to explore equivalent fractions. Fun!

Enjoying our iPads

March 5, 2018

Students in Room 4 are enjoying some iPad time, relaxing in our new, cushy beanbag seating in our classroom tent!

3rd Graders Share the Love

February 14, 2018

Mrs. O’Connell’s and Mrs. Schifferdecker’s classes worked together in a Valentine’s Day makerspace to produce over 100 beautiful handmade Valentine cards for the children at Hope Hospital. This was their chosen service project during Catholic […]

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