How Can I Help My Child?
Reading: Encourage reading by providing good-fit books (fiction & non-fiction) & read WITH your child. Think aloud and model asking questions, discuss the characters, & pay attention to the details in order to make inferences. Modeling yourself as a good reader will help your child to do the same.
Math: Facts, facts, facts! The better they know their math facts, the better prepared they will be when having to multiply and divide multi-digit numbers, problem solve, work with fractions, find the area & perimeter of objects, convert measurements, etc. Mastering simple math facts goes a long way in setting them up for success.
If you're looking for more specific things to do at home, reference the document below. It highlights the biggest shifts in education made by the common core & things parents can do to support each of the shifts.
HES Websites for Parents
Wake County Public Schools
Scholastic Books- browse books to purchase on your own or with a classroom book order
Great Schools- HW help, parenting questions, after school care ideas, health & medication questions, etc
BrainPOP & BrainPOP Jr.- watch educational videos from 7:30-5:30. user- heselementary, password- school
Study Island - practice skills we are learning in class with questions and fun games!
Florida Center for Reading Research- scroll down to see numerous literacy activities and games to play at home
Storyline Online- tons of books to listen to online
ReadWorks- find reading selections by text level & genre
4th Grade Math Vocabulary- a word document of math vocabulary and definitions both in English and Spanish
Key Words Chart- use these key words to help solve word problems