Welcome to Third Grade!
Welcome to third grade! We are so excited about
all the things we will learn this year! There
are so many new privileges and responsibilities for third
graders: Agendas, taking the SOL
tests, playing the recorders in music. Wow!
here to access the Virginia Department of Education's
Standards of Learning webpage, and learn more about the
Standards at the third grade level.
Sight words are words
that the children do not have to or shouldn't decode and can
recognize at first sight. Memorizing sight words is extremely
helpful in that the larger the child's sight word vocabulary,
the more fluently they will be able to read a text. Please click
on the following link to access the Third Grade Sight
Words we would like for our
students to practice throughout the year.
Are you interested in
assisting your child in strengthening their
skills? Click on the following
link to access a document with tips and tricks to build
literacy skills for third graders from our reading
specialist, Mrs. Billingsley.
third grade teachers know how important it is to practice the
concepts learned during the day by doing homework. We also know
that it is important for kids to spend time with their families
in the evenings. We design nightly homework to take no more
than 45 minutes to complete. You should let your child's
teacher know if homework is consistently taking longer than 45
minutes. Generally, homework will consist of a word study
activity, 15 minutes of reading recorded on a reading log, and
one assignment from math, science, or social studies. Homework
is assigned Monday through Thursday. Completing homework will result in smart students,
well-informed parents, and smiling teachers!
To help your child
be successful in 3rd grade:
Math Flashcards-Please work with your child on multiplication
flashcards on a nightly basis
Read aloud to your child
Have your child read to you
Subscribe to child-oriented magazines
Create flashcards-alphabet recognition, vocabulary words,
numbers, math facts, states and capitals
Have your child
follow a recipe
Have your child figure change from a grocery
or department store
Help your child organize homework
Celebrate your child's discoveries
1. Convey to
your child your expectations about homework.
aside a special time each night just for homework.
Set up a proper study area.
4. Create a "homework
5. Decide on a "homework drop spot."
6. Show interest in your child's assignments.
Offer praise as motivation.
8. Call the teacher about
9. Use a "Homework Contract" if your
child still has problems doing homework.
involved and informed.
Web suggestions for
Second Grade Students: