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Why Third Grade Is So Important: The ‘Matthew Effect’

third gradeChildren who have made the leap to fluent reading will learn exponentially, while those who haven’t will slump.

By ANNIE MURPHY PAUL

Take a guess: What is the single most important year of an individual’s academic career? The answer isn’t junior year of high school, or senior year of college. It’s third grade.

What makes success in third grade so significant? It’s the year that students move from learning to read — decoding words using their knowledge of the alphabet — to reading to learn.

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Hussian School of Art

Hussian School of Art

Welcome to Hussian School of Art.

There’s a lot of talent in this world. As with any opportunity, competition will be intense. And while it is true that you cannot teach talent, the key to success, as in everything, is preparation. In the Graphic Arts, it will be the kind of preparation that will help you enter the professional world with more than a portfolio, but with confidence and experience. The kind of preparation serious art students find here at Hussian.

Hussian students are aware of this world. They dream of the possibilities, excited about their place in it, but not the least bit intimidated. They possess a drive to create. They’re focused and self-disciplined. And they have talent.

If you are such a student–whether you have a polished portfolio or talent that has yet to be “packaged”–you owe it to yourself to visit. Sit in on a class. Talk with our students and the working professionals on our faculty. You may find a place where you can transform your art talent into a talent for change.

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Three is the Magic Number – School House Rock

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The three R’s

  • reading
  • (w)riting
  • (a)rithmetic
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Primary school

first the worst
second the best
third the one with a hairy chest

as heard in dinner queues at every primary school