So much information will be coming your way. Try to "play school" each day with your child creating some form of routine with reading, writing, math, and some games! You can even include recess!
March 13, 2020
As we all know this is an unusual situation that has occurred around the world, in our country, and of course in our state and at Morgan.
I’d like to remind each of you that www.mrsfromm.comdoes have online support for learning. I will send home login information with the students. Our class is linked to all the programs they use in our classroom on a daily basis.
Reading should be done every single day for at least twenty minutes. I hope you will encourage thoughtful questions to reinforce comprehension. They are also ready to do some writing based on their reading. Things like character summaries (describe the characters point of view, setting, etc), students can also write summaries of the stories. If they are reading expository text, they can write key topics with at least three supporting details that support the topic.
Writing is set up for you during this time of missing school. EVERY CHILD IS EXPECTED TO DO THEIR WRITE AND TELL. You have a rubric of expectations. I would encourage your child to remember to indent to start the paragraph. If you are looking for more, you can encourage your child to write a paragraph twice a week. Then they can choose their best ones to return to school.
Our math unit right now is all about telling time and building graphs. These are perfect to practice at home. You can also practice counting money, double digit addition and subtraction, and you can quiz your child on basic math facts up to 20 or higher. It might be fun to set up an after breakfast math test. You can set the timer on your phone or microwave and give your child 20 addition and subtraction equations. They should accomplish those in about 1 minute of they are facts under 20. If you are giving them double digits, you may want to give them 5-7 minutes to work on them (and give them 10-15 problems with regrouping and ungrouping). The children who are competitive will love this challenge. PLUS, we will be starting a timed test practice upon our return. There are online games and worksheets you can print off from our math series that you can use as well.
I will miss seeing your child’s sweet face each day. I hope that you can find time to support them in their learning during these next few weeks. We have been working so hard and I’m very proud of them. May you stay healthy.