Language Arts and Social Studies
Reading and writing begin the first day of school. You can support your child as a reader and writer by:
-reading with your child every day
-provide your child with writing supplies, such as pencils, pens, crayons, and notepaper.
-model reading at home.
Children become interested in reading and writing when their work reflects real purpose. Have your son or daughter write or draw a shopping list, a letter to a friend or birthday card. Changing writing tools, such as providing a whiteboard, sidewalk chalk, or using an iPad or iPhone also improves student engagement.
Math and Science
Early math and science lessons begin with understanding who we are and how we learn. During the first weeks of school, students will learn what a learner looks like and sounds like as expected behaviors are modeled and identified in the classroom.
Successful project based learning depends upon students understanding and defining the terms:
The first few weeks of school will lay the foundation for these skills which will be used throughout the remainder of the school year.
Check out DonnaYoung.org for writing
resources, and letter writing animations.