Dear Parents or Guardians,
We would like to welcome you and your child/children to third grade. We are looking forward to an exciting and productive year. Here are the expectations for children entering Grade 3.
READING: During the summer, your child/children need to read at least one fiction chapter book, one picture book and at least one non-fiction book of their choice. Your child should read each week. Please have your child complete the attached summer book log (attached below) and bring it to school on the first day. This helps us to learn some of your child’s interests and allows us to connect with your child more easily. Your child should also plan to bring in their favorite summer read the first week of school for an in-school project.
MATH: There is a very short review of addition and subtraction in the first few weeks of school. Students are expected to have mastered their addition and subtraction math facts through 20 upon entering third grade. To prevent the summer slide your child should practice these facts each week. Please have your child complete the attached summer math fact log (attached below) and bring it to school on the first day. One of our favorite sites we use here is XtraMath.org which gives individualized fact practice in under 10 minutes a day!
SUPPLIES: You will find a list of supplies that your child/children will need for the year. Please send these supplies in with your child/children the first week of school.
Attached to this letter you will find the summer reading and math logs, a list of suggested authors of children’s books that are grade appropriate, as well as some websites that can help your child practice math facts in a fun and enjoyable way.
Have a wonderful summer. See you in August!
The Third Grade Team
Beverly Cleary Jack Prelutsky
Megan McDonald Paul Fleishchmann
David Adler Dakos Kalli
Patricia Reilly Giff Shel Silverstein
Mary Pope Osborne
Ron Roy Nonfiction
Judy Blume Gail Gibbons
E.B. White Gilda Berger
Francesca Simon Niki Walker
Roald Dahl Bobbie Kalman
Paula Danziger Patricia Lauber
Dan Gutman Seymour Simon
Gertrude Chandler Warner Nic Bishop
Louis Sachar James Aronsky
Patrick Skene Catling
Suggested Websites for Math Fact Practice & Mastery
 wide ruled one subject notebook
 wide ruled three subject notebooks
 plastic varied colored two pocket folders
 zippered pencil pouch
 low odor expo dry erase markers (not yellow) - 3 per term
 erasers for white boards
 pair kids scissors
 glue sticks - 1 per term
 black fine point sharpie
 boxes of Ticonderoga pencils
 block style erasers
 boxes of colored pencils
 handheld pencil sharpener
 boxes tissues each student
Classroom Supply Wish List
· Ziploc baggies (any size)
· Disinfectant Wipes
· AAA Batteries
· Plastic spoons & forks
· Paper towels
· Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener
Summer Math Log and Reading Log