In third grade your child will move beyond "learning to read" and will begin "reading to learn" and will start reading more for pleasure. Your child should enter third grade reading fluently and with comprehension. Your child will be learning how to use a more formalized writing process of drafting, editing and finalizing. Your child will take tests on a regular basis. In many states, third graders take their first standardized test under the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind law. In math your child will learn the multiplication tables, how to tell time to the minute and how to solve problems with fractions. Teachers will still guide them closely, but they’ll be introducing another goal too: working independently.
Milton Terrace Third Grade Team