Ideas for helping your child at home
*Magnetic Alphabet Letters are a great resource to learn how to spell new words.
* Have your child explore different textures such as shaving cream to spell new as well as mastered words.
* Help your child to make their own memory game using flashcards (three cards for each word). Present the child with all flashcards, face down and invite the whole family!
* Take the fun outdoors and use sidewalk chalk to practice words.
*Think and build their background knowledge.
*Review about they might already know about the topic. Ask what do they think will happen? Are there clues?
*Introduce Vocabulary-this goes hand in hand with building background knowledge.
*Build Fluency-fluency can be practiced by asking children to re-read texts.
*Read Different Kinds of Texts,-vary between non fiction and fiction.
*Provide meaningful after reading activities- after reading, we want them to do more than remember and recall. We want them to use their knowledge to explain their thinking on about the text. Please be certain to know your child's most effective means for communicating this.
WAYS TO HELP YOUR CHILD WITH A TRICKY WORD WHILE READING:
Ask your child
*Can the picture help you?
*Skip it and read on but don't forget to go back.
*Look for chunks you know such as at, it, ch, sh,
*Does it look like another word you know?
*Sound it out by using your tapping hand.
WAYS TO HELP YOUR CHILD AT HOME WITH MATH
*Count your steps as you take a walk. Count by 1s, 2s, 5s, 10s
*Give your child story problems to try to solve. Have your child explain how to solve the problem.
*Give your child coins to practice counting money.
*Have children point out patterns they find.
*Let your child help you cook. Cooking involves a great deal of counting and measuring.
*Help your child learn math vocabulary.
*Show your child that math is in our everyday lives.