• How can you help your child at home ?
     
       I strongly believe that it takes a village to raise a child. I work hard each day to ensure that every child is learning and succeeding at their full
    potential, but that is never enough. I encourage parents to work with their children at home in order to enhance what their child learns at school. I am often asked, "How can I help my child?" Here are just a few ideas to get you started. 
     
    READ READ READ- I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to read daily. You can take turns reading to each other, or have your child read to you every night. Find something they enjoy reading. Comic books, magazines, or newspaper comics are fun to read together. The more you show your child you love to read, the more they will love to read as well. Be sure and ask questions to make sure your child understands what is going on in the text. It is always important to comprehend what we read. 
     
    Practice sight words and phonics skill words. Make it Fun!
          - create a memory game using index cards 
          - place index cards with the words they are working on all around the room, have your child hunt for the words. They can keep every word they read correctly. You keep words they don't know. The winner is the person with the most word cards.
     
    Review math facts- addition and subtraction to 20
          - make a matching game with index cards- write the number sentence on one set and the answers on the other set. Students have to match the fact to the answer. 
          - flash cards
     
    Review time- to the hour and half hour
          - buy an analog clock or use a watch. Have children read and identify dinner time, bed time, and other times during their day at home.
          - give the students a target time. If they catch the clock at that target time, they get a point. If they miss it, you get the point. Play for a week. The person with the most points each week wins.