Entering Third Grade

Required 3rd Grade Summer Reading - Please choose one of the following books to read
  • 7 x 9 = Trouble, by Claudia Mills
  • Muggie Maggie by Beverly Cleary
Mr. Costello’s Reading Challenge page requirement: 1,700 pages
Record summer reading on the Summer Reading Book Log. Entering third graders who reach 1,700+ page goal will be recognized in the fall.

  • Required - Practice your math addition and  subtraction facts to 20, practice your multiplication facts: 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s, 10’s
  • Suggestion: Students can use their current student login for Xtramath to assess and track  individualized math fact progress at Xtramath
  • Other Suggestions for math fact practice include: Math Fact Master, Math Tappers, flash cards, and Math Shark
  • Optional summer math packet: Designed for your child to complete one practice session for each week of summer. The problems will provide a review of concepts learned this year and ensure confidence upon return in August.
  • Suggestion: Reinforce number sense and math concepts through Khan Academy   

   A sample of rising 3rd grade expectations:
  • Identify story elements within a book (characters and traits, setting, plot, problem, and theme)
  • Understand and retell the most important events of a text (summarizing)
  • Use context clues to determine the meaning of words
  • Immediate recall of addition and subtraction facts to 20 and multiplication facts:  2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s, 10’s
  • Add single and multi-digit numbers with renaming (regrouping)