How can I improve my child's test scores?READING: The #1 best thing you can do for your child is have them read EVERYDAY! It does not matter if it is only five minutes; find something they areinterested in and ENCOURAGE them read! They can read to you, a brother or sister, family member, cat, dog or stuffed animal! Take your child to the groceryand have them read labels and street signs on the way. Every little bit of practice helps!MATH: Basic facts are IMPERATIVE...practice practice practice...flashcards are a great way for students to practice on their own. You can find flashcards at thedollar store, grocery stores, or large chain stores such as Wal-Mart and Meijer...better yet...have your child make his or her own set of flashcards! Let them getcreative while studying I recommend for 3rd grade: addition, subtraction, time, multiplication and division. The week of testing, be sure your child gets plentyof rest each night and eats a well-balanced breakfast the morning of testing. This will help them stay focused. Remember, the more they have practiced...the moreCONFIDENT they will feel!
In the fall the Ohio Reading Achievement Test is administered to all third grade students in the state (an exact date will be specified later). In the spring both theOhio Reading and Math Achievement Tests are administered to all third grade students in the state (an exact date will be specified later). The test given in the fallallows educators to gauge which areas will need the most educational emphasis for your child throughout the school year.
By the spring, students will qualify for passing if they acquire a minimum of 400 points on each test.
3rd grade is a time we love to celebrate birthdays! Treats are always welcome, but please let me know if you are stopping in or sending something, as I willhave to notify the office prior to arrival. Some students also like to donate a book to the class for the birthday celebrations. They are able to write their namein the front cover dedicating it to their 3rd grade classroom
I do have a designated snack time for students each day. I ask that you send a healthy snack for your child. Great examples include: fresh fruits and vegetables,crackers or pretzels. If you would like to send in items that need refrigerated, please feel free as I do have a classroom refrigerator. I do ask if you are sendingpopcorn to pre-pop it before school. The noise of the microwave seems to bring quite a disturbance while teaching.
So many changes are taking place in our district! I encourage you to check them out at http://miamisburgcityschools.org/index.php/district/district- projects.