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    From learning to reading to becoming a critical thinker, the key to school success starts in a child’s early years. That is why early childhood education is goal one of Collier County Public
    Schools’ strategic plan and why we are focusing our first-ever Virtual Town Hall Meeting on early learning.

     


    Tips for Parents of Elementary School Students

    • Read to and with your child, and have your child read to you.
    • Encourage your child to keep a journal of daily events.
    • Have books, magazines and other reading materials available to your child, and make regular trips to the public library.
    • When you shop for groceries, have your child help you find items and then estimate the cost of the purchase.
    • Discuss different kinds of jobs and careers in your community to help your child understand that school prepares them for a career.
    • Visit museums, zoos, concerts and art exhibits with your child.
    • Help your child identify and set goals for staying fit.
    • Make walking, hiking or biking a family activity.
    • Talk to your child about the importance of education.
    • Meet with your child’s teachers regularly to monitor their progress.
    • Compliment your child’s work and success in school.
    • Make sure your child does each day’s homework assignment.
    • Set aside a quiet place for homework and set a regular time each day for it.
    • Listen to music together, and have art materials (crayons, paint, brushes, pencils, paper) available at home.

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    Top Ten Ways Parents Can Assist Students in Grades K-3 
    to be Great Mathematical Thinkers

    1. Believe that your child can learn mathematics and expect them to work hard to learn it.
    2. Share how you use math every day and provide opportunities for your child to interact with math at home. For example:
      • Grocery shopping – “How much do you think our groceries will cost?” and “How much change will we get back if we pay with $20 bill?”
      • Going to the post office – “How many stamps are on a sheet?” and “How much will it cost to buy 8 stamps?”
      • Driving or walking – “About how long will it take to get to school?” and “How many dogs do you think we will see before we get to soccer practice?”
      • Doing laundry – “Can you sort the clothes into whites and darks?” and “How many pairs of socks can you make from 14 socks?”
      • Cooking dinner – “If we double the recipe, how much flour will we need?” and “How many plates and cups will we need?”
    3. Play games that make learning fun with your child.
    4. Support your child’s homework by encouraging your child to take his/her time and think through problems. Be open to learning different ways of thinking about math. When you see a strategy you don’t understand, say, “I want to learn from you. Can you explain your strategy to me?” Ask your child questions about his/her work such as:
      • “What do you think about …?”
      • “Why did you …?”
      • “Why did you solve the problem in this way?”
      • “Will your strategy always work?”
      • “What else did you try?”
    5. Become familiar with the new math standards in Florida for your child’s grade by visitingwww.cpalms.org .
    6. Help your child learn his/her single-digit math facts. By the end of second grade, students should know addition and subtraction facts by memory. By the end of third grade, students should know multiplication and division facts by memory.
    7. Help your child to know the names of coins and their values. Help your child know how to tell time and to measure using a ruler.
    8. Work with your child to create a math tool box that can be used to help with homework or to practice math. It can contain items such as: hundred chart, number line, ruler, manipulatives (shapes, counters), whiteboard and marker, flash cards, and copies of game cards, materials, and/or directions that have been sent home from school.
    9. Become familiar with the District online resources that are available to help your child with math, such as: Students Online, Pearson Successnet (especially the Student Math Handbook), FASTT Math Stretch to Go.
    10. Ask your child’s teacher about other ways that you can support your child in math.

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    Reading and Math:  How Parents Can Help

    Grade Level

    Curriculum-Based Activities Reading

    Pre-K

    • Listen to read alouds
    • Use descriptive words to tell stories
    • Practice writing first and last name
    • Identify letters in name

    K

    • Practice letters and sounds
    • Read basic sight words
    • Listen to and read easy books accurately and fluently

    1

    • Read sight words and phrases with fluency
    • Read literary and information books
    • Draw or write about topics and events in books

     

    2

    • Read literary and information books
    • Ask and answer questions about key details in books
    • Write about facts and events in books
    • Use new words and phrases in conversations
    • Practice cursive handwriting – introduced in January of 2nd grade.

     

    3

    • Listen to, read, and discuss literary and information books
    • Write (in cursive or on keyboard) about topics and events in books
    • Use new vocabulary when speaking and writing

     

    4

    • Read multiple books on the same topic or theme
    • Access and organize information from online texts and discuss similarities and differences
    • Record new vocabulary and define how it is used in texts
    • Analyze texts and write (in cursive or on keyboard) to develop topics with facts, details, and opinions

    5

    • Read literary and informational texts
    • Discuss and quote information from texts
    • Integrate knowledge and ideas from print and digital sources in a range of writing (in cursive or on keyboard)

    Curriculum-Based Activities-Math

     

    • Touch and count objects
    • Create groups of two objects, three objects, four objects
    • Practice addition facts to 5 and related subtraction facts
    • Practice addition facts to 10 and related subtraction facts
    • Practice all single-digit addition facts and related subtraction facts. Students should know these from memory by the end of 2nd grade.
    • Practice all single-digit addition facts and related subtraction facts. Students should know these from memory by the end of 2nd grade.
    • Practice all single-digit multiplication facts and related division facts. Students should know these from memory by the end of 3rd grade.
    • Practice all single-digit multiplication facts and related division facts. Students should know these from memory by the end of 3rd grade.
    • Practice addition and subtraction within 1,000,000 using the standard algorithm.
    • Practice all single-digit multiplication facts and related division facts. Students should memorize these by the end of 3rd grade.
    • Practice multiplication of up to 3-digit numbers using the standard algorithm.

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