Where They Are
eight-year-old is explosive, excitable, dramatic, and inquisitive. She/ He:
· Possesses a "know-it-all" attitude.
· Is able to assume some responsibility
for her/ his actions.
· Actively seeks praise.
· May undertake more than she can handle
· Is self-critical.
· Recognizes the needs of others.
At eight years old, your child is learning how to set goals and understand the
consequences of his behavior. You can help by encouraging him as he:
· Explores the relationship of feelings, goals, and
· Learns about choices and consequences.
· Begins setting goals.
· Becomes more responsible.
· Learns how to work with others.
grade, where so much time is spent reinforcing the skills taught in first grade, many new
and more sophisticated skills are introduced in third grade. At this level, most students
will now have nightly homework assignments. Find out what else your child will learn this
· Recognize simple subjects and predicates.
· Write sentences with subject/verb agreement.
· Work out the pronunciation and meaning of
· Use comprehension skills in reading.
· Identify the plot, setting, and main characters of
· Use a dictionary.
· Write paragraphs with a topic/main idea sentence
and supporting details.
· Add and subtract any numbers from 100 - 1,000.
. Multiply numbers to 9 x 9 and be able to determine
each related division fact.
· Measure using standard and metric units.
· Appreciate local history and national figures.
· Conduct simple scientific investigations.