Third Grade

Welcome to Third Grade        
We are so happy to have you and your child with us this year! 
We look forward to getting to know you and your child.
  If you ever have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
 We love that we have parents that want to continue practicing on what we are learning here at school.  Below are some examples of some things you can do to help your child at home.
Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division flash cards. (Dollar tree has these!)
Practice addition and subtraction up to 1000 using basic model, number line, and expanded form. For example 964-234 or 621+345
Create addition, subtraction, multiplication and division word problems and have your child solve them.  You can also look up word problems online.
In today's world everything is digital.  Practice reading an analog clock.  Write a start and end time and have your child find the elapsed time.  Ask questions like, "how much longer until dinner?" or "how much longer until bedtime?"
Invite your child in the kitchen!  Let them help you cook by using measuring cups and reading recipes.  This is a great way to involve math and science at home. This is especially useful when we start working on fractions!  For example:  How many thirds are in one whole cup? 
Reading/Language/Social Studies
Make books special
Turn reading into something special. Take your kids to the library, help them get their own library card, read with them, and buy them books as gifts. Have a favorite place for books in your home or, even better, put books everywhere.
Get them to read another one
Find ways to encourage your child to pick up another book. Introduce him or her to a series like The Boxcar Children or Harry Potter or to a second book by a favorite author, or ask the librarian for additional suggestions.
Crack open the dictionary
Let your child see you use a dictionary. Say, "Hmm, I'm not sure what that word means... I think I'll look it up."
Talk about what you see and do
Talk about everyday activities to build your child's background knowledge, which is crucial to listening and reading comprehension. Keep up a running patter, for example, while cooking together, visiting somewhere new, or after watching a TV show.