Help Your Child At Home

Practice Ideas for Practice at HomePractice

 

Math:

  • Practice counting coins up to $1.00 
  • If your child can do this easily, use higher amount
  • Give your child an amount of money and have them show different ways to create that amount using various coins
  • Practice addition facts with flashcards (up to 12 +12)
  • Your child should be able to tell you the answer within 3 seconds of hearing/seeing the equation
  • If you have a deck of playing cards, remove the face cards. Draw two cards and add them together.
  • Practice subtraction facts with flashcards 
  • Your child should be able to tell you the answer within 3 seconds of hearing/seeing the equation
  • If you have a deck of playing cards, remove the face cards. Draw two cards and subtract them.
  • Give your child story/word problems that require the use of addition or subtraction
  • Ask your child to show 2 different ways to solve it
  • If your child can do this easily, have them create an addition or subtraction word problem and solve it showing 2 ways
  • Telling time on an analog clock 
  • Begin telling time to the hour and half hour
  • If this is easy, tell the time using 5 minute increments
  • Place Value up to the 10’s place
  • Give your child a 2-digit number and have them identify the digits in the One’s place and Ten’s place
  • If this is easy, introduce the Hundred’s place then the Thousand’s place

 

 

 

Reading:

Question to ask your child before, during, and after reading:

Before: 

  • What do you think the story will be about?
  • Do you have any predictions?
  • During: 
  • What do you think will happen next?
  • Why do you think the character felt that way?
  • Why do you think the character did that?
  • Was your prediction correct?
  • Do you still agree with your prediction?
  • Watch for time cue words (first, next, last, then, finally, etc.)

 

 

After:

  • Was your prediction correct?
  • What do you think the author was trying to tell you?
  • What was the most important part of the book? Why?
  • Start at the beginning and tell me what happened in the book.
  • Is there any part of the book you would change?
  • Did you have any connections to the book? (Text to Text, Text to Self, and Text to World)
  • Ways to Respond to Reading
  • Write about your favorite part and why
  • Draw a picture of your favorite character and tell why they are your favorite
  • Write down your predictions before and during reading and include examples from the text supporting your predictions
  • Make a list of words you don’t know while reading and what you think they might mean
  • Create a sequence map of the story’s events using time cue words (first, next, last, then, finally, etc.)

 

 

Spelling:

  • Use the spelling words in a funny story or sentence
  • Use all of the words in an original poem
  • Search around the house for items that have the words on them
  • Look for the words in your reading
  • Find other words that follow the same pattern

 

 

Writing:

  • Create a story that includes a series of events, objects, or people
  • Create a story that uses a repeating line or phrase
  • Practice writing stories with strong leads/beginnings