Third grade seems to mark a demarcation in school. Children are state tested in the third grade, they are able to read independently, and they can begin to cultivate learning interests in ways that they often haven't before. If you're looking to prepare your soon-to-be-third-grader this summer, you will need to find appropriate and challenging learning activities and strategies. Here are some activities to consider: Literacy An appropriate learning activity has two principle components: 1) it suited for the age/learning experience of your child, and 2) it challenges, but doesn't overwhelm your child.
As the weather starts to change, make sure that you take this opportunity to embrace spring and teach your preschool class about the magic of new growth, plants, and flowers. Create a Play Garden Outside Take a space outside and create a play garden. Fence off a small area, and plant a few real plants in the garden with your students. Provide them with buckets and shovels, and allow them to dig and plant seeds in the garden, water the garden, and pull the weeds in the garden.
After struggling for years in my career, I could tell that there were some serious issues I needed to work on. For starters, I knew that I had to make my resume look a little more complete with a few more educational credits. I started focusing on going back to school, and before I knew it, things were really coming together for me. I felt great about the kinds of progress I was making, and when I actually got into my career, things felt right. Check out this blog for more information about choosing to develop through education. You won't regret it!