There are many wonderful activities students can be doing at home to support learning.  Below are some suggestions by curriculum area.  

Reading

       The best thing your child can be doing at home is continuing to read as much as possible.  Rereading familiar books and exploring new books are both very worthwhile.  After finishing the story, take a minute and have your child retell the story including all important details.  One skill we have been working on is finding ways for the students to relate the story to themselves.  At the bottom of our class webpage is a link for Fundations at Home where there are suggestions of activities to review skills to support phonemic awareness. Don’t forget to continue reviewing your child’s word ring by reading AND writing them in isolation.

Writing

     Listed below are goals we have been working on during our writing block. A great way to continue writing at home is for your child to keep a diary or other notebook. We often give the students a topic but encouraging them to come up with their own idea is even better!

Goals include:

· Writing left to right and top to bottom.
· Using letters to phonetically spell unknown words including beginning, middle, and ending sounds. Students have been taught to tap words out using their fingers.
· Using correct spelling for common sight words (word ring and spelling test words).

· Using spaces in between words.
· Working towards our goal of more than one sentence about the same topic.
· Writes first and last name with correct capitalization.

Math

        Below is a list of skills that were part of our calendar routine.  Reviewing these at home would be very beneficial for your child.

·      Dreambox Math is a wonderful website to support the students in math.

·        Counting by 1’s and 10’s to 100 as well as backwards from 20-1.

·        Recognizing the penny, nickel, dime, and quarter as well as their value.

·        Naming the 7 days of the week and the 12 months of the year.

·        Basic addition and subtraction story problems.

  

Dreambox Math is a wonderful website to support the students in math.

 

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I wanted to pass along information about some activities to complete at home during our break.  Two great websites are Dreambox Math and RAZ Kids.  The easiest way to access both sites is through the Glenkirk homepage under “Students” and then “Student Web Links.” Please email me at walshlf@pwcs.edu if you have any questions or need your child’s password. 

The students who were in school on Friday were given several additional books to read at home.  Feel free to read from your own personal library if your child was not there.  Your child should also have his/her word ring to practice.  I challenge the students by mixing up the words on the ring for added practice!  I will be adding additional information along with activities to focus on soon.  I hope everyone stays happy and healthy! 😊

 


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      I am so excited to start the new school year!  I welcome all of you into our class.  From early on I always knew I wanted to be a teacher.  I graduated from George Mason University with a degree in Psychology and I immediately went on to pursue a teaching certificate in grades Pre K-3 and my Masters Degree in Curriculum and Planning.  I taught First Grade for 9 years and this is my 13th year in Kindergarten.

        My family lives right down the road in Bristow.  My daughter is a freshman at Virginia Tech and my son is a sophomore at Paul VI in Fairfax. We spend most of our weekends on the lacrosse field throughout the year-I love every minute! 

         

        I believe every child can be successful in learning and I am completely dedicated to making this happen!  Always feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

 

 

Links

Dreambox Math
https://play.dreambox.com/login/dweh/7x58?vcl=1

RAZ Kids
https://www.kidsa-z.com/main/Login

BrainPOP Jr.
https://jr.brainpop.com/

epic!
https://www.getepic.com/students

Lakeshore Learning
https://www.lakeshorelearning.com/resources/free-resources?ref=hpH2

PBS Kids  
https://pbskids.org

Smithsonian Fun Stuff for Kids Online 
https://www.si.edu/kids

National Geographic Kids
https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Prince William County Optional Daily Schedules and Optional Learning Links
http://pwcs.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=340225&pageId=41506907