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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Field Day!

June 14, 2018

Lots of fun and games on our last day of school. It was a great day!

3rd Graders Make History Come Alive!

May 25, 2018

The 3rd graders worked so hard and were very excited to present a living wax museum of historical figures. Thanks to all who attended and to the supportive parents who helped to make this happen. […]

Long Division Knockout

May 21, 2018

Mrs. O’Connell’s 3rd graders played an exciting game of Knockout to practice their new math skill. Julia and Molly were today’s Class Champs, but all worked hard to help their teams!


May 21, 2018

Long division isn’t easy to master, but Mrs. O’Connell’s students are here for each other.

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.

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