Homework will begin in late September/early October. In the mean time, spend time playing with your child, look for letters and numbers found in environmental print (e.g. traffic signs, cereal boxes, business signs, truck trailers, etc.), create art, go on nature "scavenger hunts," and engage in imaginative play.
Read, READ, Read!
Please read with your child daily for 10-15 minutes. This time can be divided with them listening to someone reading aloud and them reading to an adult. Both are key components in learning to read and developing reading comprehension skills. As we complete mini-books in class, students can place them in their Shoebox Libraries they brought home in October/November to read "just right books" with their adults.
Looking for additional things to work on at home?
Any opportunity to practice counting and number recognition, upper and lowercase letter recognition and their corresponding sounds is time well-spent. You can support learning these skills with magnetic letters/numbers, flashcards, a marker and mini whiteboard, and/or with playdoh. It need not be fancy or expensive to be effective! Students can also practice writing their first and last name and memorizing their phone number and address.