School Break Optional Enrichment SuggestionsI hope that you and your child enjoy your break! While I do not want to overwhelm you with homework over the break, I would like to make some suggestions for keeping your child's learning fresh.The Big Ideas are:Reading EverydayWriting EverydayMath EverydayHere are some suggestions for how to accomplish these goals:
Help your child to memorize the reading and then the spelling of the Top 100 Sight Words for first grade. You will find a list of these words on this site under the "Top 100 Sight Words" tab, along with a link to the Sight Words on the Spelling City Website.
Go to the library and check out books that your child loves. Choose books that your child can read to you, and books that you can read to them. Having books that they have chosen is highly motivating for first grade readers. You will find a detailed book list on the website under the, "Book List" tab.
Have your child read to you everyday.
Read to your child everyday.Have your child write in a journal about their experiences over break. These need not be extravagant trips (although those are great too :-). Even a trip to the neighborhood park or a playdate with a friend can be great material for a journal entry. Here are some questions to ask to generate a written response:Where did you go?What did you do there?Who did you see?When did you go?Why did you enjoy (or not enjoy) yourself?What was your favorite part?
Have your child work on Xtra Math at least 1X per day. You will find a link to the Xtra Math website on this site under the "Links for Fun and Learning" tab.
Have your child read along with Tumblebooks. You will find a link to the Tumblebooks website on this site under the "Links for Fun and Learning" tab.
Have your child practice their reading and reading readiness skills on the Starfall website. You will find a link to the Starfall website on this site under the "Links for Fun and Learning" tab.
Have fun and enjoy your family time!