Just a few suggestions to help keep your child’s skills sharp and ready for the 3
grade while still having a fun summer.
Third Grade Summer Reading
Third Grade Angels by Jerry Spinelli
Also, choose any 2 books to read from the following series:
*A to Z Mysteries by Ron Roy
*Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne
*Cam Jansen Series by David Adler
*Any Roald Dahl book
Be sure to read the special request under Social Studies. It will be so much fun to locate the different places.
EXPECTATIONS OF STUDENTS ENTERING
Is it too hot outside to play? Is there a summer thunderstorm keeping you in? Check out these FUN ways to practice your Math skills as a COOL summer activity.
What Should I know before I come to Third Grade?
Addition and Subtraction:
1. Know your basic facts with sums from 0-20 ( recognition by sight without counting with fingers).
2. Review your basic subtraction facts with differences from 0-10.
3. Review 2 and 3 digit addition with and without regrouping.
4. Study the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables in multiplication.
1. Know place value to the hundreds.
1. Know the clock face at least to five minutes.
Basic Money Values
1. Recognize coins and their values.
1. Measure things in inches and centimeters.
Check out these websites for FREE math games.
Math Magician Games
Choose +, -, X, or /. Can students complete 20 math fact problems with 100 percent accuracy in less than 60 seconds? If they can, they might print out an award certificate or ask a classmate to verify the total and record it on a chart.
Choose +, -, X or /. Students have 1 minute to get as many correct answers as they can. Have a classmate verify the total and record it on a chart.
Play various Math games or any games that involve counting with keeping score.
In third grade we will learn about communities. Think about the different communities that you visit this summer. Is the community an urban community, suburban community, or a rural community. What interesting places did you see? Find the community on a map. See how that community is a part of a larger community. Have fun traveling.
We would like to know where you have traveled this summer. Would you please send a postcard to
Mr. McDaniel at Holy Family School 221 Third Ave. Phoenixville, PA 19460
? When you come back in September we will locate the different places on the map. You can tell us about the place.
In third grade we will be learning all about Life and Earth Science. Our topics will include plants, animals, rocks, soil, simple machines and more. Come in ready to do fun experiments and activities!
In Third Grade you will continue to learn about Jesus, God, and our Catholic Faith. We will also learn about many saints. Remember to pray for each other this summer. We will remember to pray for you!
CHECK MR. McDANIEL'S WEBSITES FOR FUN WEBSITES TO PRACTICE SKILLS THIS SUMMER!!