One way kids can work on understanding what they read is by making connections! Here is a video to remind kids what that means and model making connections when reading.
Here is a fun way to practice comparing numbers. Make it a little easier and use only 1-5 cards, or make it a little harder and make the face cards numbers above 10 (or make your own # cards).
Here is a Memory Book you can print and make with your child if you would like. If you are not able to print at home. You can still look at this one and use it for ideas to make your own version on whatever paper you have.
Here are a few tips:
- Do 1 or 2 pages at a time over several days. Don’t do the book all in one sitting.
- The kids will have a tendency to rush, you will need to guide them on how to complete each page.
- Talk about one page a time, brainstorm ideas, and have your child work on just that page.
- Have your child draw and write with pencil first, let them color after you look at it.
- Have your child do their best spelling, do not spell every word for them. You may want to write a few special words for them to copy correctly.
- If the memory book makes your child sad, encourage them to share those feelings. They may want to take a break from working on the book but writing and drawing is a great way for your child to process what they are feeling.
Here is a little video introducing the memory book to your child.
Blending sounds together and breaking sounds apart are fundamental skills for reading and spelling. In this video we practice verbally so the kids can learn skills to apply to reading and spelling.
Review 3D shape names and attributes with this video.
In this video we tap and spell words with digraphs. You can also try this with different words to keep practicing spelling with your child. Be careful when choosing words because many words have odd vowel sounds. For example “wash” would not be a good word to practice because “a” is saying “awe”.
Here is a link to a great article that describes an easy way to help your child not interrupt when they need to talk to you. It takes a little practice but really works! I would just pretend a role play to try it out. Another great way to help your child practice is by following the same process when they are busy and you need their attention. I can’t believe I forgot to teach this to the kids at school this year(I usually do). Hope this helps at home!
Here is a video showing the kids how it is done!
If your child was able to do all the counting skills in the previous counting video, they may enjoy trying some new ways to count. In this video we count by 100s, 2s, 5s, and 25s.
Here is a link to some 100 chart printables such as filled 100 charts, blank 100 charts and fill in the missing number charts.
In this video we remind ourselves how long and short vowels sound, then apply the knowledge to reading vowel consonant e words.
In this video I share a science discovery I made in my yard. Here is a Mystery Science video for the kids to learn more about my discovery.