Support at Home

You can continue to support your child's learning at home with some of these activities:

*Look at the paperwork and projects that come home with your child so they see that you value their hard work.  Discuss the tasks asking them to explain their work.  This may lead to some sharing about other class activities as well.

*Use the sight word list given at conference time to practice sight words.  Many learners can practice writing and spelling them at this point in the year.

*Reinforce math concepts with lots of game time.  You can also develop strong number sense with real life or made up problems to solve.  ("We have 6 people for dinner but I only have 5 plates.  How many more plates do I need?")

*Most important - be sure to read to your child everyday.  Listening, thinking and discussing books is so critical in developing comprehension skills, building vocabulary , understanding how language works, and of course nurture the enjoyment of reading. 

*Research also suggests that children who see their parents reading (modeling behaviors and habits of life long readers) will value and pursue reading throughout their lives.  So take some time to curl up with some good reading material for yourself!