This is my first year with 3rd grade but I've had experience with 1st and 2nd. I'm amazed by some of the things that my students don't know. I have relocated a bit so perhaps some if this could be attributed to the area but I wasn't prepared to start from scratch with some of these things. - Home Address. Students don't know their home addresses (not much transiency in the district either, most students have lived in 1 home since birth). I just worry a.) what if the student gets lost, kidnapped, etc. and doesn't know how to tell the police where they live. - Phone number. Maybe with cell phones being more popular, home phones have gone by the wayside. - Birthday. Some of my students don't know the day they were born on and most have trouble knowing which year. - The order of the months. I still have students who think November comes after August. Is this typical? I know that I will always have a few students lacking some of these "basic" skills but I wasn't prepared for the majority of the class. Any ideas?