I would like all students to visit the lakeviewspartans.org website nightly, if possible, to learn their multiplication facts. The multiplications facts should be mastered in 3rd grade. The students are taking multiplication tests at least 2-3 times a week. Next year the students will continue with division in 4th grade.
Your child should have their subtraction and addition facts memorized by now. Please work with him/her on this if the facts aren't mastered yet.
All students should be reading every night (at least every week night) for at least 20-30 minutes. It is very helpful for your child if they summarize to you what they have read and for you to ask some of the questions that we shared in December at the Parent SMART Time. The students took the packet home if you couldn't make it to the SMART Time class. If you lost it, please let me know and I'll send another packet home.
Some students' penmanship is very difficult to read. They should not have capital letters in the middle of words and quite a few students begin common nouns with capitals. Please have them practice their handwriting skills at home if you notice this. We work on cursive in third grade but a lot of the students don't seem to have mastered the printed form yet.