• Without practicing reading, your child will have a difficult time improving his/her skills.  To be great at anything, one has to practice, and reading is no different.  Since I do not require much homework, I do expect my students to read at home AT LEAST 30 minutes every night.  In order to reach the goal set before them, reading at home is the only solution.  I will give class time to read as well,  but it won't be enough to fulfill the requirement.

    If your child does not know their multiplication facts 1's -12's, they will need to know them BY MEMORY!!  NO COUNTING!!!  This knowledge will be required to be successful at further 4th grade math.