Third grade summer work

Dear families, 

Over the summer, it is recommended that your child spend time maintaining their academic skills. Here are some suggestions.

SUMMER MATH
To be ready for third grade, we would like our second graders to practice addition and subtraction facts 0-20 through the summer. If your child has mastered these facts, they can move on to multiplication facts. The goal would be for them to be fluent and automatic with these facts by the end of the summer. There are many ways to accomplish this. Here is a list of websites and games. Choose the combination that works for your family. Working with your child 3 times a week for 15 minutes would be great. We are also including a short summer packet of math work that students should complete in August. You can access, download and print this packet here, or pick it up at Gordon this summer.

Informal Math Conversations
Incorporate math into daily routines. Make change at a store. Add how many hours you went swimming during a week. Cook with your child calculating the measurements you need.

Bedtime Math
http://bedtimemath.org/
This is a great website with daily short stories and problems that will provide you with great mathematical conversation starters. 

Matholia
http://www.matholia.com/uscc

Students can log in to Matholia over the summer and can practice their math skills on the second grade games and practice lessons. There is no reason for students to do the third grade activities. If you need a user name and password to log in, please contact Eric Kravitz, the schoolwide math specialist, at ekravitz@gordonschool.org

Gregtang.com
http://gregtangmath.com/games 
Click on online games.

SUMMER READING AND WRITING
We also expect your children to continue reading this summer. Our librarian put together a summer book list that has wonderful book options for you to read to your children and for them to read on their own. Along with sharing books with your child, please have your child read independently for at least 20 minutes daily. Attached is a reading log they should fill out throughout the summer and return in the fall. If you need help selecting appropriate books for your child, please let us know. Audiobooks are another great option, especially if you are traveling. To build reading fluency, include the text and have your child follow along while they listen.

For summer writing practice, encourage your child to choose from one of the different genres we practiced over the course of the year. These include narrative small moments or fiction, poetry, reading responses or researching and writing a paragraph. Most importantly, focus on sentence structure and punctuation.

Enjoy!!!

Cendhi, Kate, Andrea and Eric