The following are some links/activities that you may use to enrich your children at home in addition to the assigned daily homework. Some of the resources may be used at school and an access code or password may be needed. Please contact the school if further information is needed.
Raz-Kids is an online library of exciting reading materials. Raz-Kids helps students improve their reading skills as they listen to a book read for modeled fluency. Then, if the computer has a built-in record function, they can record themselves reading the same book. Or, students can read the book to themselves or aloud for practice. Interactive quizzes are available at the end of each book to check for understanding. Best for: Kindergarten thru 2nd grade Starfall that teaches basic English reading and writing skills. The website teaches children how to read by using games and phonics. Best for: Kindergarten thru 2nd grade BrainPOP engages students through animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, concept mapping, and more. They cover topics within Science, Math, Social Studies, English Language Arts, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Music, Health, Reading, and Writing. Best for: Kindergarten thru 2nd grade Math Seeds teaches core math and problem solving skills needed to be successful at school with fun, highly interactive and rewarding lessons. Best for: Kindergarten Education City makes learning fun through interactive games. Best for: 1st grade thru 2nd grade Reading Eggs engages children to make learning to read interesting with great online reading games and activities. Best for: Kindergarten thru 2nd grade
X-tra Math is a fluency building math program that can be used for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Best for: Kindergarten thru 2nd grade
Monthly Journal Prompts:(See Related Files below) Keep a journal for your students and challenge them to write on a daily basis. The writing prompts should take no more than 10-15 minutes to complete.
Journal Entries should include a title (be creative), the date, topic sentence (hook your audience), three to four supporting sentences (be descriptive), closing sentence (let your audience know you are finished), and use descriptive words and phrases (use adjectives).