READING at School
- Reading is a very big part of our daily activities.
- We read independently, in small groups, and as a class.
- We focus on the five components of reading: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency,
Comprehension, and Vocabulary.
READING at Home
- Set aside 15 to 20 minutes to read with your child every night.
- Continue to read to your child as well as listen to them read.
- Point out reading opportunities in a variety of contexts such as packaging instructions, lists, signs, scoreboards, etc.
MATH at School
- Our math instruction includes Saxon Math
- Young children learn math best when they are actively involved in hands-on
experiences with a variety of materials.
MATH at Home
- Practice skip counting, forward and backward, by 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s.
- Practice addition facts to 10 so they become automatic. (We will focus on subtraction
facts to 10 later in the school year.)
- Put together a small bag of mixed coins: pennies, nickels, and dimes. Add quarters
when your child is ready. First graders need to recognize the coin and the coin’s value.
We will work toward adding mixed coins.
- Discuss times of events and specific times on an analog clock to the hour and half hour.