Ask Your 3rd-Grader:
To help you determine how your child is progressing in third grade, you may want to conduct a few exercises.
Ask your 3rd-grader:
1. For the number 6,745, ask your child how many thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones are in this number (Answer: There are 6 thousands, 7 hundreds, 4 tens, and 5 ones in this number).
2. To add up the total amount, for a given number of dollars and cents, up to $10. For example, give your child 2 one dollar bills, 1 five dollar bill, and 2 quarters and ask him or her to add up the total amount. Answer: $7.50.
3. To tell time to the nearest minute using a clock with “hands.”
4. To write a paragraph about his or her favorite subject in school (or favorite thing to do, etc…) using a topic sentence, 2 or 3 supporting sentences, and a concluding sentence.
These are just a couple of exercises you can do to check how your child is progressing in third grade. See our Paragraph Guide for help with writing paragraphs.