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    • Name your favorite invention. Write an ad to sell this invention. Try to use your vocabulary words in the ad.
    • Read the ingredient lists on 2 or more food products. Compare the information.  Which food do you like better?  Which food is better for you?
    • Search your house for items that end in –le. Say short rhymes for each.  Ex: Bubble, bubble, what made that bubble?  Or Table, table, what’s on the table?
    • Read some of Ben Franklin’s sayings listed below. Discuss the meaning of each.
    1. Speak little, do much.
    2. Well done is better than well said.
    3. You may delay, but time will not.
    4. Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
    5. An egg today is better than a hen tomorrow.
    6. A true friend is the best possession.
    7. No gains without pains.
    • Try to make your own saying that gives helpful advice.
    • Visit the Internet to find out more about Ben Franklin and Poor Richard’s Almanack.


    • Practice addition and subtraction facts.
    • Name 2 dimensional shapes: circle, square, triangle, rectangle, pentagon, hexagon, parallelogram, trapezoid.
    • Draw the above named 2 dimensional shapes.
    • Find objects in your house/neighborhood that are made of these 2-d shapes.
    • Name the shape of road signs.
    • Name the number of sides and angles in each 2-d shape.
    • Describe a shape for your child to draw.  Ex: Draw a shape that has 3 sides and 3 angles.  (triangle)
    • Name 3 dimensional shapes: sphere, cube, pyramid, cone, cylinder, rectangular prism.
    • Find objects in your house/neighborhood that are these 3-d shapes.  Ex: soup can is a cylinder.
    • Name the characteristics of  each 3-d shape using “face” ( the flat surfaces), “edge” (where 2 faces meet), and “vertex”/”vertices” (where 3 or more faces meet – corner).
    • Describe a 3-d shape to your child, using the characteristics above.  Have your child name that shape.
    • Name the shape of the faces of a 3-d shape.
    • Go on a shape hunt.  Ex: Find a 3-d shape that has a circle face. (cylinder – soda can)
    • Review terms half, third, fourth/quarter. 
    • Name items that are cut into fractional pieces. (pizza, sandwich, etc.)
    • Cut food items into various fractional pieces.  Have your child name the equal parts.
    • Cover an area with equal sized squares.  Name how many squares it took.
    • Cut food (ex: brownies) into equal squares.  Name how many squares in all.


Last Modified on May 24, 2019