Helping my K-2 student
- Read to your child every night. Have your child point and say the letters of the the title
- Make letters out of different things you have at house - cereal, elbow noodles, beads, etc. Say the letter, but also say the sound the letter makes.
- Spray shaving cream or whip cream on a table. Kids can ‘finger paint’ letters in the cream
- Sugar, salt, sand boxes - kids can write their letters in the material.
- Use playdoh to form letters. Say the letter that was made and the sound.
- Watch Sesame Street Letter of the Day videos: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=sesame+street+letter+of+the+day
- Dr Seuss books are loaded with rhymes. Read these to your child and point out the rhyming words that come up.
- Phonics Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BELlZKpi1Zs
- ABC BINGO
- Rhyme Any Time http://www.scholastic.com/parents/blogs/scholastic-parents-raise-reader/3-best-rhyme-games-kids
- (Early and Middle Partial): Dr Seuss books are loaded with rhymes. Read these to your child and point out the rhyming words that come up.
- Short and long vowel sound song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TjcT7Gto3U
- Consonant-Vowel-Consonant (CVC): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAZ74S0vPqs
- CVC sidewalk game (Write consonants and vowels in sidewalk chalk, give your kid a cvc word to spell, kid walks/rides bike/scooters over the letters to make the word that was given.
- Silent e lesson and game: https://www.education.com/game/silent-e-bus-stop-spelling/
- Silent e online activity: http://more2.starfall.com/n/make-a-word/silent-e/load.htm?f
- Free silent e books you can print out: https://www.themeasuredmom.com/8-free-silent-e-phonics-readers/
- Silent e https://jr.brainpop.com/readingandwriting/phonics/silente/
- Nursery rhymes to read that have contractions - read and find contractions with your child: http://www.carlscorner.us.com/Contractions/ContractionPoemsandRhymes.pdf
- If you have a printer, you can print these contractions out and match at home: http://www.carlscorner.us.com/Contractions/Contraction%20Action%20Cards.pdf
- Contractions video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gubPH3WEurg
- Homophones - check out “Dear Deer” book from library or watch online version = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrDcW-W5lJ8
- Homophones video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJUqJyX5NSA
- Plural Nouns https://jr.brainpop.com/readingandwriting/word/pluralnouns/
- Homophone online game https://www.learninggamesforkids.com/vocabulary-games/homophones-games/homophones.html
- Compound online game https://www.turtlediary.com/game/making-compound-words.html
- Raz-Kids (K-2) - your child has a login, ask teacher if you need another form.
- Fluency Folders (1st & 2nd)
- Guided Reading/Decodable Readers (K-2)
- Roll 2-3 dice, have your child add up without using their fingers. Do the same with subtracting.
- Play adding war with a deck of cards. Each player turn over two cards, whoever has highest sum (or says answers fastest) gets to keep the cards.
- Practice counting forward and backward, but don’t start at one.
- Practice counting coins in different orders