Heya! This is my first year teaching 3rd grade -- I have some questions about Science! My school adopted a new Science program "Science: A Closer Look" by Macmillan/McGraw-Hill. In previous years they used an older Science text book that I do not believe prepared these students for the content that the new program has. My students are struggling like CRAZY with vocabulary and the sheer amount of information that is in the curriculum and book. We try to do a lab every week or every other week, but I want them to understand the content they'll need to handle the 4th grade books. My questions for you: Do you send home Science homework in 3rd? If so, how often and how much? I feel I need to type up study guides for my kids -- exoskeleton and metamorphosis, etc are quite daunting to many of them -- especially my struggling readers. Thanks in advance.