We have been learning different math strategies to help solve story problems:
- Count on
- Count all
- Use a known fact
We have also been busy solving story problems within 20. Have fun creating story problems with your child and have him/her explain her thinking. For example, I had 5 red fish and 5 yellow fish. How many fish did I have in all? Your child may say, 10 - I knew the doubles fact 5 +5 = 10.
Check out the link to BedTime math in the Student Center for some more math fun!
The students learned about main idea and support details in Non-Fiction stories. The main idea is the most important thing we learn. Supporting details tell about the main idea. While reading stories at home, non-fiction or fiction, see if your child can identify these key story components.
Over the next few weeks, we will learning how to visualize to help deepen understanding as we read. This includes analyzing characters (actions, feelings, thoughts, words) within a story.
When reading with your child at home, trying encouraging him/her to use one of our reading strategies to solve unknown words.