Reading: Partner reading aloud with your child is the most effective way to increase their reading fluency. Your modeling of phrasing and inflection and reminding them to breathe at the beginning of each long sentence is what they need to become excellent readers. (Young readers forget to use their breath correctly and their reading sounds choppy:-0)
Writing : A Topic Sentence, a minimum of three detailed sentences, and a closing sentence for each paragraph is the framework for all genres of writing. Editing for complete sentences when writing is what makes for excellent writing. Beginning with a capital letter, ending with the correct end mark, making sure the words are in order, and that they are spelled correctly are the signs of a complete sentence.
Math: Knowing Fact Families to +/-20 fluently takes practice.
*Addition and subtraction Fact Families, e.g.,
3+9=12; 9+3=12; 12-3=9; 12-9=3
*Multiplication and Division families, e. g.,
3x9=27; 9x3=27; 27 divided by 9=3; 27 divided by 3=9
*Always have your child make the picture to match the math sentence (equation or algorithm)
First Trimester: students should know +/-12 Fact Families fluently
Second Trimester: Students should know +/-16 Fact Families fluently
- Third Trimester: Students should know +/-20 Fact Families fluently
Touch Points : The students have run out of fingers and toes to use for counting forwards and backwards! The next transition is to use Touch Points. Please find the information on this counting strategy in their Skill Practice packets and have them use this in place of the finger/toe counting:-)
Hundreds Board: Students add and subtract 10 going vertically (up and down) or add and subtract one going horizontally (left or right).
Add "9" : Students use a number line to add 10 and jump back 1 to add "9" to a two-digit number
Students are using the format they learned to add and subtract two-digit numbers. Please review this format at home when they are practicing IXL.
Students use their counting by fives strategy to show time passing to the five minutes on both a digital and analog clock.
Students are learning to divide whole units into fractional parts and comparing fractional parts.