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Mrs. Dotson's First Grade
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
2. Practice the word wall words nightly.
Your child should be able to say the word 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. Listen to your child read the books they bring home from
their Book Clubs.
Encourage your child to figure out words using strategies
that we are learning at school. Have your child retell as
much as they can about the story,
4 . Practice the addition facts.
Your child needs to memorize the addition facts to 10. That
means they need to know the answers as "Quick as a Wink"
without counting on or using their fingers.
5. Practice counting real money.
Make sure your child knows the names of the coins and how
much they are worth. The need to be able to count money up to one dollar.
Thank you for all you do!