Tips for Grades 3-5 

Here are tips for helping students in grades 3-5 succeed.

  • Pack books when you go on trips with your child.
  • Have your child keep a journal on family vacations.
  • Select words from a story your child has read and have him/her write a paragraph using those words.
  • Read poems together and ask your child to identify the words that rhyme.
  • Talk to your child about a book he/she is reading; have your child talk about the main characters.
  • Use grocery store ads to do comparative shopping.
  • Ask your child to explain steps in solving a mathematics homework problem.
  • Talk to your child about neighborhood places that offer physical activities that he/she can join.
  • Visit a Chicago Public Library regularly.
  • Share, with your child, a newspaper article about current topics in the news.
  • Play board games, do puzzles, and build models with your child.
  • Help your child calculate his/her favorite players (basketball, baseball, soccer, hockey) sports averages.
  • Encourage your child to read many books on a variety of subjects.
  • Encourage your child to research a project to be entered into the school's Science Fair or History Fair.
  • Visit zoos, conservatories, and botanic gardens together.
  • Attend concerts and fine arts performances with your child.
  • Take your child to the Art Institute and art galleries.
  • Subscribe to children's magazines in your child's name.
  • Collect data about vehicles that pass you on the road.
  • Sing songs with your child.
  • Attend the Chicago Students Science Fair .
  • Monitor your child's TV viewing.
  • Watch television programs and videos together.
  • Help your child follow instructions.

Page Last Modified on Thursday, September 17, 2015