Go over counting to 100.
- Count to 100 by tens
- Practice writing number 0-10. If your child has mastered 0-10 then work on 11-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 61-70, 71-80, 81-90, 90-100.
- Practice addition facts and subtration facts with sums up to 5 and then sums up to 10.
- Put out some pennies and ask your student to show you 5 pennies. Once they accomplish this, push one up and ask them how many they have now. This will show you if they can count on instead of counting to 6 to see the new number.
- Ask them to start counting at different numbers such as,"Start at and count on 45... and they should start with 46, 47, 48.....
- Go over 2-D shapes; circle, rectangle, triangle, square, and hexagon. Ask them to share what they know about each shape. A square has 4 equal sides and 4 vertices, an triangle has 3 sides and 3 vertices, a hexagon has 6 sides and 6 vertices, a rectangle has 4 sides, 2 long sides and 2 short sides and 4 vertices.
- Make addition flashcards with sums up to 5, then to 10.
Beginning of the year
Your child needs to identify the letters in their name and write the letters of their name. We are learning letters and letter sounds.
By January, your child should be able to draw a picture and write 3 sentences about their picture without help. Let them write sentences using their spelling of words. We are working on writing sentences using words that are commonly used in the English language. Temporary spelling is acceptable since the students are learning spelling rules.
Practice writing and reading the high frequency words
to the like for go let up we you be see he it on and can I this she look get have my me is am good here in at are all but with on an that our got by come they going his her were has had was from will our out them or your him came her
It is very important to read as many books as your child can. When your child comes to a word that they do not know, here is some strategies that we go over to help them become independent readers:
- Check the picture.
- Reread and get your mouth ready and make the first letter sound.
- Reread and think about what makes sense.
- Cover the ending.
- Chunk the word
- Connect : Does this word remind me of another word I know? come some
Understanding key story-telling components – characters, setting, plot, and language – is an important part of becoming a strong reader.
What you’ll need: A book that your child enjoys.
What to do:
Ask your child about a favorite book and why she likes it. Is it because of the plot – the story is funny, surprising, or exciting? Or is it because the characters are really interesting? Is the setting in which the book takes place is especially cool? Or does your child love how the writer chooses words? If your child chooses a book that is really about playing with language – like Dr. Seuss – then think of another kind of book that is especially strong in another realm For instance, Arthur books hook readers with their quirky, engaging characters, and Where the Wild Things Are can’t be beat when it comes to a wonderful setting.