Welcome to 2014!
with Ms. Jacinto in room 31
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me by email at email@example.com or by phone at (215) 635-7415 ext. 1131.
Daily Math Practice
To help your child learn his or her multiplication facts, please practice with him or her every night. Students will be creating multiplication flash cards. Please keep the flash cards in the brown envelope in their homework folder, so that the students may practice at school and at home.
Some Multiplication Flash Card Activities
Place a line of flash cards on a table. Have your child answer each problem before moving on to the next. If your child answers one of the questions incorrectly, he or she must start again at the beginning. When your child has completed all of the equations and gotten to the end of the "train", the game is finished!
FIND THE PROBLEM
Place a few flash cards in front of your child. Give him or her the answer to one of the problems and ask your child to pick the equation that matches the answer. As your child gets better, increase the amount of cards you use to make this game more challenging.
Set a timer for 3 minutes. Hold up one flash card at a time for your child to see. As soon as he or she answers a problem correctly, show another problem for your child to answer. Continue until the time is up, then count the number of cards you've gone through. Encourage your child to solve more problems each time you play this game.
Online Math Practice
Big Brainz Multiplication
Does your child like video games? Download the free home-use version of this game and your child will quickly learn and retain facts in an engaging way.
This online program develops personalized addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division practice problems for your child. You may also track your child's progress through the site. Sign up for a free account with your parent email address.
DAILY READING PRACTICE
To track the the students' reading progress, the students will take an Accelerated Reader (A.R.) test through the online program at school when they finish reading an A.R. book. The students will be required to pass two A.R. tests per month.
Online Reading Programs
Please continue with the program to develop your child's non-fiction comprehension skills. Your child's KidBiz username and password is stapled to the front page of his or her daily assignment book.
Study Island (Reading and Math Skills)
To watch reading and math lessons and then to answer practice questions based on the lessons, please use the Study Island program. Your child's Study Island username is his or her firstname.lastname@example.org and for the password, it is his or her lunch id number.
If you have any trouble logging into the programs or any questions, please do hesitate to contact me.