• Helpful Tips for Parents
    Establish a routine after school during the first few weeks of school.  This means they should know what needs to be done when they get home everyday. First graders should have an early and consistent bed time each night.
     
    How can you help your child read?
     
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    • Alternate between you reading and your child reading.
    • Encourage your child to use their "reading strategies"  (Stretch out the word, think of a word that would make sense, look at the picture, look for chunks, reread from the beginning of the sentence, skip and come back)
    • Ask your child "Wh" questions after reading a story.  (Who, what, where, why, when)
    • Suggest to your child to have them read to a sibling, a pet, or their favorite stuffed animal.
    How can you help your child with math?
     
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    • Count by 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s to 110
    • Count a group of items up to 110
    • Add using manipulatives (crayons, pennies, beads, etc.)
    • Subtract using manipulatives
    • Create patterns
    • Practice identifying and counting coins
    • Use phrases like greater than, less than, and equal to
    • Practice telling time on an analog and digital clock to the nearest hour and half hour
    • Use a calendar