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Mrs. Myers



Ways You Can Help Your Child At Home 


1.  Practice the Spelling words nightly. 

Have your child spell them out loud to you as well as write them.  Give your child a sentence using the spelling words and previous spelling words and have them write the sentence.


2.  Practice the word wall words nightly.

Your child should be able to say the words wall words "Quick as a Wink".  Don't forget to practice the old words once in a while to make sure your child remembers them all.


3.  Reread the sentences and story on the test paper that they bring home on Fridays.

Your child needs to read those sentences fluently.  That means smoothly and quickly.  They use words that have the skill that we have been practicing that week as well as words they should already know.  The more they read, the better readers they will become.


4.  Listen to your child read the books they bring home from their Book Club.

Encourage your child to figure out words using the strategies that we are learning at school.  Have your child retell as much as they can about the story. 


5.  Practice the addition facts.

Your child needs to memorize the addition facts to 10.  That means they need to know the answer as  "Quick as a Wink'" without counting on or using their fingers.


6.  Practice counting real money.

Make sure your child knows the names of the coins and how much they are worth.  They need to be able to count money up to one dollar.


Thanks for all you do!



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