This is a link to our Saxon Math 3 sequence chart. If your child is absent one day, you can use this chart to know what was taught in class and to help them master the skills.
This is an excellent math practice site that many schools use regularly to bolster student achievement. Without a membership, students may work 20 problems a day. You can have unlimited access for a monthly fee.
This site has over 50,000 printable math worksheets for extra practice. Just scroll down to see the various strands and choose the one that would best help your child master his/her skills.
This is a great website that can help students get extra learning practice with concepts they have yet to master. There are videos that teach the concept, then some practice problems to try. The website is free and you don't have to register (although if you do it will track learning). Just go to 'subjects' and click on 3rd grade (or k-2) math. Then select the concept to work on. Even if you don't use the website in 2nd grade, you will want to know about it when your child hits middle school/high school. Trust me.
The closest thing you will find to an online set of flashcards, sessions quiz students on basic math facts according to various operations. You can even choose which factors to focus on. This is one that I hope all students will play!
Fun Brain Math Arcade
Make your way around a game board by playing mini-math games at each stop. Students pick their playing piece and grade level (pick grade 3 since we level up for math), and then follow the directions given for each game. Alternatively, you can simply scroll down and select the mini-game you would like to play.
Games and activities to help students master spelling words.
Fun Brain Reading
An interactive website that allows children to read books online, or play literacy games to bolster skills. Include vocabulary, spelling, plurals, and even learning sign language.
Book Adventure is a fun, free way to motivate your child to read! Kids can search for books, read
them offline, come back to quiz on what they’ve read, and earn prizes for their reading success.
Starfall is a website for early readers to help them with basic reading and decoding skills. Many of our second graders will be interested in level 4, which provides appropriately leveled reading material that they can read themselves, or they can follow along with the audio. The Greek myths and Chinese fables coincide well with our Core Knowledge units.
Lexile levels are a way of categorizing books according to reading levels. Using the Lexile measures provided on MAP results, or that correspond to a successfully read book, a parent can research books that would be a good fit for their child.
Core Knowledge Resources
Fifty Nifty United States Song
This is the song that we practice in class to help us become aware of the fifty states. Learning this song now, will help them succeed throughout the rest of their school years!
Lots of interesting bugs with age appropriate information on each. This site will be helpful when students do their research on insects.
An excellent kid friendly video explaining the water cycle.
Several interactive websites explaining the life cycles of butterflies, frogs, and plants.
Great Wall of China Video
This animated five minute video gives the history of the great wall of China. Or, you can watch this short video which shows various pictures of the Great Wall.
Chinese Terracotta Soldier Video
From TED-ed, this animated five minute video gives the history of the discovered Chinese terracotta soldiers.
Finger Weaving Tutorial
During our Ancient Greece unit, we will be making a belt for our Chitons by means of finger weaving/knitting. Here is an excellent video tutorial to show you how so that kids can practice at home.
The Oregon Trail Simulation Game
Do you remember when you were a kid and played The Oregon Trail in school? Now, your child can play this game at home, online. I highly encourage you to do it together during our unit on Westward Expansion.
Clara Barton's Story
A video of the Red Cross founder, Clara Barton's, story told in a first person re-enactment.
Statue of Liberty Torch Cam
Watch a live feed of and from the Statue of Liberty!