Read with your child
To prepare for third grade, take your child to the library and have him pick out books of interest at his reading level. Continue to read aloud to your child and ask comprehension questions about the text, to see if he understands the who, what, where, when and how of what he is reading.
Master math skills at home
In math your child will learn the multiplication tables, how to tell time to the minute and how to solve problems with fractions. To practice fractions at home you can ask your child to divide fruit such as an apple into fractional parts of halves, thirds and fourths. You can also have your child divide into equal shares. For example, if there are six cookies and three people, you can ask, “How many cookies does each person receive?” Learning to solve problems in math is a critical skill, and many of the math standards and tests expect children to be able to reason through problems. Ask your child to explain how he found the answer.
Technology is also an important part of the third grade classroom. Read more about Instructional Technology at Clarkston Community Schools.
From "What to Expect in Third Grade" by Miriam Myers, www.greatschools.org.