At Home Learning

Below are some suggestions for working on skills with your child throughout weeks that our school is closed.  The district has provided chromebooks, materials and websites for you to access lessons with your child while learning at home.  The suggestions provided below will help you and your child to successfully complete the activities. 

*Provide a quiet spot with materials organized for work. 

*Keep materials available for your child to work out ideas/problems on paper when necessary.  Items such as sharpened pencils, erasers, number grids (provided), highlighters, and blank paper (provided) should be available for their use while they are working. 

*You may read the content from the sites provided (Readworks, TCI Science, IXL) out loud to your child or take turns reading a page or paragraph each.  On the TCI Science website, your child may also listen to each lesson, as an audio version of each lesson will be available. 

*Ask your child questions about the story read on after he/she reads to check their understanding of what they have read; use the questions provided on the website for discussion prior to your child responding to the text.  Students should listen first to the story, then read, then reread if necessary before answering questions. 

*Work in small increments, 10-15 minutes at a time; choosing only a few problems to do at a time for math or reading/listening to a chapter at a time for the book. Provide frequent breaks. 

*Explain and repeat directions.   

*Provide counters when doing math problems (for example- coins, etc).   

*Observe as your child works on the IXL website, and work with them as needed to guide them through the steps of each task.  When your child works in IReady, you will notice that lessons are specifically geared towards your child’s ability level and will work to guide your child towards understanding concepts at their own level. 

*For the writing prompts, discuss ideas with your child before he/she starts to write.  Have him/her list ideas in the margin, then use the list to respond to the prompt.   Encourage your child to keep writing, and remind them to circle words they are having trouble spelling to be revisited later after they’ve written a draft.  Once they’ve completed it, they can then check for spelling using the trick words list provided.