What is your child learning in third grade?Here are a few examples:
- Understands the geographic regions in North America and the Caribbean including both physical systems(climate) and human systems(cultural characteristics).
- Classifies animals into major groups according to their physical characteristics and behaviors
- Apply multiple strategies to accurately read, understand and write about a variety of literary and informational books (texts).
- Represents fractions using different models.
- Uses multiplication and division strategies for basic facts.
How to help your child do better
- Stay in close contact with your child's teacher. Ask the teacher to show you your child's math and reading papers and tests.
- Talk to your child about what he/she is reading. Define and discuss the meaning of new words.
- Encourage your child to write about the characters, events, or topics in books that have been read.
- If you have a computer in your home have your child practice typing short response to questions on the computer. Practice keyboarding skills.
- Talk about everyday situations that involve multiplying and dividing.
- Share and discuss graphs and tables that appear in newspapers, magazines and other resources.