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Learning with Mrs. Young at McDonald

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Students are learning to use sticky notes to help them understand what they are reading. They are using them to write down questions they have as they read, write things that they connect with  in the story, and just things they find interesting.  This helps them sharpen their memory skills, which makes them more successful in the classroom during reading.

We are also playing a lot of games!  We play games to become fluent in multiplication facts, games to sound out and stretch CVC words, games to learn rhyming words and sounds, games to find main idea and details from stories, and games to practice our decoding skills!  


Parents are always looking for ways to help their students.  Here are some great “real life” skills from the website: www.fortheteachers.org/friday-five-ways-parents-can-help-with-math.


Here are some ways parents can help their kids connect and practice math in “real life.”

  • Have your child count down the time (weeks, days and/or hours) to a special day or holiday.
  • Have your child measure ingredients for a recipe you are making
  • Encourage your child to track or graph scores or stats for a favorite sports team
  • Ask your child to count the change at the grocery store, or to estimate the total cost while you are shopping. Or, with older kids, to help track the family budget.
  • Explain what you’re doing whenever you use a measuring tape, a scale, or a ruler. Ask for your child’s help.