Since we are out of the classroom today, may I suggest some things to keep your second student busy.
*Work on their Write and Tell
*Every student was given math homework last night on subtraction, be sure they practice that and you can always offer some additional problems to be sure they understand the concept. This is probably the most difficult concept to master. So extra practice is always a goo thing.
*Set your kitchen timer to 20 minutes and ask that everyone read for the entire time. You can partner read, read silently, share some jokes and riddles, etc. But during that time, do not get a snack, go to the bathroom, move around the room. The object is to have stamina to stay focussed for the full time.
*Build your Valentine box or decorate a bag to collect your cards in.
*Write out your Valentine's for your classmates. WE do have 27 students. You may want to include our high school helper, Miss. Libby. She will be joining us on Thursday.
*Your child can login on Raz-Kids, DreamBox, ConnectEd, and DiscoveryEd. These are all online materials that are perfect for your child.
*Baking is always a nice way to put measurement to good use!
*Count the loose change. Practicing this coin identification skill and counting money!
*Draw a picture and together, create a grand adventure. Using new vocabulary words will help your child develop great writing skills.
*Practice the new spelling words. You can also encourage dictionary skills by looking up the spelling words and their meaning.
*Speed math-print off a one minute drill or five minute drill of basic math facts. Set the timer and see how your child does. Working under a little pressure takes time to get used to but they will master those addition and subtraction skills better and move away from finger counting or number lines quickly.
I hope some of these suggestions are helpful to fill in a little time today with some academics.
I hope to see your children tomorrow.