Third Grade

third gradeThird grade is an important, transitional year in your child’s school career. Please know that organization is a key habit that we look to impart upon our third graders. Each student is expected to maintain an assignment book by recording any assignment that has been given during the day. This regular recording of assignments provides the students and you, the parents, an ongoing reference of current work. For an incentive, what better feeling of accomplishment could there be than your child placing a check mark beside the listed assignment once the task is complete!

Also to keep in close contact with you, our third grade parents, we send home weekly behavior reports. This allows you to remain actively involved in your child’s social and work habits, as set forth on our report card. Please know that the marks on the right side of your child’s report card are a direct reflection of the number of marks in any given area throughout the grading period. We feel confident that this weekly contact is beneficial for you and your child.

Finally, if you haven’t set aside a time for a daily study period or quiet time, yet, may we suggest that you do so now. The study period should be firmly adhered to, but needn’t start at the same time each day. A schedule can be shaped to accommodate music lessons, soccer games, scout meetings, even favorite television programs. But, the study period should be the same minimum length every night, regardless of the amount of homework assigned. Help your child locate a comfortably-supportive and well-lit place AWAY from household distractions—especially the television. Your goal is to establish a place that says, “study here.” Always remember, the greatest gift a parent can give a child is to show him that learning is important, and that there are rules about doing it.

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