Mrs. Beaird's Syllabus and Assignments


READING

Your child should practice reading nightly.  Oral reading practice is crucial in 3rd grade.  Your child should be able to read 110 words in one minute by the end of 3rd grade.  Retelling what has been read is also assessed.  Trade books, fluency practice pages, and library books will be sent home to provide reading practice for your child. Students will have A.R. time throughout the day and on Fridays. SO READ, READ, READ!!!   Your child's progress is monitored through Weekly Assessments, Unit Assessments, AR tests, STAR, and Stride Academy.  

Spelling

Spelling words are assigned weekly on Monday. Words usually contain a common pattern.  Words are practiced at school daily and additional practice is assigned for homework.  Please encourage your child to use their very best writing when writing their spelling words.  Students will have their test on Thursdays (unless it's a short week).


Math
G
o Math is taught in third grade.  Students are given timed fact tests every Friday (1st Semester).  Please review facts every night. Math homework will be assigned after each lesson except Mid-Chapter and Chapter tests. Multiplication and division facts are introduced in third grade and must be mastered by the end of third grade, and it is vital that your child practices each night so that they know them fluently. All math homework should be signed each night.  Mid Chapter and Chapter Assessments are given with each chapter we study.  You can go to my helpful links page and log into thinkcentral.  Your child can log in and practice the skills we are learning in each chapter.

 

Language

Students will do Daily Language Review each morning.  They will be assessed on certain skills presented during this review and the grammar skill presented from the Reading program.  Students will have grammar homework Monday thru Wednesday.  The skills that are presented and practiced each day and night will be tested on Fridays.


Science and Social Studies

Your child will receive grades for these subjects for the first time.  Your child will be assessed on information, skills, and concepts that are presented in class.  Study guides will be given at the beginning of each chapter for Social Studies, but Science will not have a study guide that goes home.  Please review their social studies study guides with your child to help prepare him/her for the test.  Sign all study guides the night before the test in order for me to know if your child has studied for the assessment.  Posters, projects, and research are incorporated into these areas of study and are used occasionally for grades. 
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