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    • Tap out spelling words.
    • Look for spelling words in magazines, newspapers, and books
    • Use magnetic letters to practice spelling words
    • Build spelling words with clay or play dough
    • Practice Trick Words - Write them in sand or shaving cream
    • Hunt for trick words in magazines, newspapers, and books
    • Practice marking words: underline digraphs (wh, ch, sh, th, ck), underline each letter in a blend, circle buddy letters (qu), and mark closed syllables with a line under the syllable/a "c" under the line/a breve(smile) above the vowel to show it is short, put a star above the bonus letter (f,l,s), put a box around glued sounds, mark closed syllable exceptions with a line under the syllable/a "c" with an 'x' on it under the line/a macron(straight line) above the vowel to show it is long, underline basewords and circle the suffix, vowel/consonant/e syllables are marked by underlining them putting a v-e under the line putting a macron(straight line) above the vowel and slashing out the e, open syllables are marked by underlining the syllable putting an o under the line and a macron (straight line) above the vowel, r-controlled syllables are underlined with an 'r' written under the line and the vowel and r circled **Each syllable of a multisyllable word is marked individually
    • Read
    • Write in a journal
    • Write letters to family members
    • Talk about the characters in a story
    • Ask each other questions about a book that has been read
    • Retell a story in your own words


    • Practice addition and subtratction facts.
    • Name each coin and its value.
    • Count groups of same type coins.
    • Count groups of mixed coins.
    • Show the coins for a named value. How many different ways can you show?
    • Have your child “buy” snacks, tv time, video game time, by “paying” for these things from a coin jar.
    • Use quarters only to show 50 cents, 75 cents, and $1 or 100 cents.
    • Tell “buying’ stories and have your child figure out how much more money they need to “buy” an item. Ex: You have 2 quarters, 1 dime, and 1 nickel.  The toy you want costs 86 cents.  How much more do you need?  (21cents)
    • Solve coins problems. Ex: I have 4 different types of coins that add up to $1.  I have 14 coins in all.  What coins do I have?  (2 Q, 2 D, 5 N, 5 P)
Last Modified on February 28, 2020