Spelling Words


I have all our third grade spelling words loaded onto SpellingCity.com. The students take a practice test every Monday on the back of their green homework sheet, but you can always log onto http://www.spellingcity.com/smumford/ and have your students play fun games and take online practice tests. You can even use it as an app.

Most of the features you will need are totally free. I’m hoping to find a grant for $53 so our class can use the premium version at school.

Thanks for all you do to reinforce the importance of learning at home. Working together we can do GREAT things!

Weekly Math Homework

Each week you will be assigned 1 or 2 short math assignments (10 questions). You will need to use the log-in credentials that are printed on the back of our class disclosure (white paper).

Log into your account and have your child complete the short 10 question quiz. If they are struggling with a question, be sure they watch the video to relearn the concepts.


Multiplication Songs

Are you trying to memorize your multiplication facts?  Click on the following links to watch us sing the multiplication songs with fun actions that we created:

Multiples of 3 sung to “Do Your Ears Hang Low”

Multiples of 4 sung to “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”

Multiples 6 sung to “London Bridges”

Multiples of 7 sung to “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”

Multiples of 8 sung to “She’ll be Comin’ Round the Mountain”

Multiples of 9 sung to “Hokey Pokey”


Study Like a Scholar

Anything is possible when you’re in a library!


How to Read a Book

This funny video imagines what it might have been like when books were first invented.

How would you teach someone to use to book that had never seen one before?  How sad!

Word of the week: INDEPENDENT

Are these people independent or dependent?