In January 2019, third grade homework will change to a choice menu - your student can complete any two choices on the monthly menu per week. Among the choices will be Spelling City activities for the weekly list, completing math pages from the Succeed workbook, and other choices, but reading comprehension packets will not be sent starting in January 2019.
Math homework will be daily this year. Students will tear the day's math homework out of their workbook each day at the end of the lesson. This should be completed and returned the next morning. Sometimes, students may be able to complete this additional practice in class. Once per week, on Thursday or Friday, a new spelling list and packet of reading and writing homework will be sent home in the Thursday folder. Students have a week to complete the literacy homework packet. It is due the following Friday. Spelling homework can be completed online, using SpellingCity.com. Students who do not have internet access or prefer paper spelling homework will receive a list of spelling homework options to keep handy as a reference at home.
The recommendation for third graders is 30 minutes of homework 5 nights per week. If it is taking your student longer than this to complete his/her homework, please let me know so we can find an appropriate solution for him/her. In addition to the homework packet, students are expected to read for a minimum of one hour per week. It is important this reading is at his/her level or somewhat easy, not frustrating. Reading aloud is great to promote fluency. Talking or writing about what was read is important for comprehension. Some families choose to save homework for weekends. The purpose of homework in third grade is to establish good study habits, and to review skills learned in class, whether it is completed on weeknights or weekends. Developing good study habits now will serve your student well for years to come!
Extra homework resources:
The websites on the home page of this website are excellent sources for extra homework activities.
All 3rd graders are expected to have their multiplication and division facts MEMORIZED from the 0s to the 12s (up to 12 times 12) by the end of 3rd grade (beginning of 4th grade). We will begin working on multiplication in our 3rd math unit. It is essential that all students finish memorizing their addition and subtraction facts. Memorizing simple math facts makes more complex math tasks far easier for students.
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