Research shows that when families are involved in their children's education at home, children do better in school. There are numerous activities and strategies to help your child at home. Just 20 minutes of reading per day can have a huge impact on your child's success in school.
Reading 20 Minutes Per Day
If reading for 20 minutes per day is started in Kindergarten, by the end of 6th grade, Student A will have read for the equivalent of 60 school days, Student B will have read for 12 school days, and Student C will have read for three school days. Want to be a better reader? Simply read.
Nagy and Herman 1987
- Oral Language: The system through which we use spoken words to express knowledge, ideas, and feelings.
- Phonological Awareness: The understanding that a spoken word is made up of different parts and that each of these parts makes a sound.
- Phonics: The ability to connect spoken sounds to written letters or words.
- Fluency: The ability to read accurately with appropriate rate and expression.
- Vocabulary: The knowledge of words and meanings.
- Comprehension: The understanding and interpretation of what is read.
It is our goal that your child leave elementary school proficient and confident in his/her ability to think and reason mathematically, to communicate and represent his/her mathematical thinking, and to productively solve problems. Our math curriculum is based on Mathematics Florida Standards. These standards for mathematics form the foundation for kindergarten mathematics and beyond. These standards are taught and assessed in Grades K – 5.
To assist your child at home with mathematics, try some of these strategies.
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Your home is a great place to begin to explore and “talk” mathematics with your child. Incorporating math activities and language into familiar daily routines will show your child how math works in everyday life. Play board games, solve puzzles, and ponder brain teasers with your child. Your child will enjoy these kinds of activities while enhancing his/ her mathematical thinking. Point out the mathematics involved, and have your child discuss the strategies he /she used.
Standards for Mathematics K-5
- Number Sense and Operations: Grasping the fundamental concepts of numbers, counting, and basic operations like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
- Algebraic Thinking: Developing an understanding of patterns, relationships, and simple equations to solve basic mathematical problems.
- Fractions: Learning about parts of a whole, comparing fractions, and performing basic operations with fractions, such as addition and subtraction.
- Geometry: Recognizing and describing shapes, understanding spatial relationships, and basic concepts like symmetry and basic measurements.
- Measurement and Data: Developing the ability to measure and compare objects, understanding basic data concepts like charts and graphs, and solving simple problems involving time, money, and other measurements.