Here are some fun ways to promote reading at home:
- Take books on long car rides or when waiting for an appointment.
- Talk about what your child is reading and ask questions about the story.
- Encourage your child to use reading strategies such as visualizing, summarizing, predicting, and self-monitoring.
- Remember reading can include fiction books, information, magazines, graphic novels, cookbooks, etc..
You can encourage your child to read books he or she gets from the local library or ones she/he has at home. Rummage sales are also great places to find books.
Welcome Back to School! I hope everyone has had a fun and relaxing summer and are ready to get back to work!
Fourth grade students will begin the year reviewing addition, subtraction, and place value concepts. Waking our brain up to those memorized multiplication facts and learning the ones not memorized, will also be a big push the first few weeks of school. You can help your child prepare by getting out those flash cards, complete some adding and subtracting problems, and trying some of the websites listed below!
Fifth grade students will jump feet first into fractions the first month of school. Knowing their math facts will make fractions so much easier, so get out those flashcards and get those facts back fresh! There are some great fraction websites listed below to help review previously learned content. Cooking and baking are also great ways to practice fractions! YUM!
Sheppard Software – Great resource for many math concepts
Multiplication.com – Fact practice
Math Playground – Great resource for many math concepts
Math-Play.com – Also, many resources