Center School Special EducationRoom 10
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Fun Ways to practice math at home:
It is great to do math through worksheets and drill and practice but there is a lot of math all around. These math activities can easily be worked into your day and are much more meaningful practice since it is personalized to your child and his/her experiences. Give some of these strategies a try and you will be amazed how much math you practice.
* Ask your child what time they think it is at different points throughout the day. Almost every child can tell you what time they go to bed, but do they know when they go to the bus? Or when they eat lunch? If you open that dialogue and discussion (What time do you think we eat lunch? We eat lunch around 12:00 or noon time.) it will make your child more aware of the concept of time.
* Play would you rather? Ask your child if they would rather have more or less of something. For example, would you rather have 53 Webkinz or 35 Webkinz? See if they choose the number that is more. Don’t forget to do some less than options like, would you rather have 16 bites of broccoli or 27 bites of broccoli?
This week’s spelling rule:
This week I am learning about blends with the letter l. A blend is 2 consonants that stand so close to each other, in a word, that their sounds get mixed together. I need to be able to listen careful to hear both the letter sounds.
This week’s blends are: cl, fl, and bl
Fun Reading Websites:
www.starfall.com contains decodable texts and games
http://www.gokidding.com/Language.htm contains rhyming, letter and reading games
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/index.shtml contains fun word games
http://www.gokidding.com/newstory.htm contains picture books that your child can edit and add their own text
Reading Programs Used:
MacMillan Treasures- Reading program used by whole school
Telian Lively Letters- beginning reading and letter/symbol relationship program used by whole school
Fundations Wilson Langauge Basics- Rule-based approach to teaching reading
Project Read- Rule-based approach to teaching reading and spelling
Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program (LiPS)- Multi-sensory approach to sound or phonemic awareness
Telian Sight Words You Can See- A multi-sensory approach to teaching sight words using mnemonic devices
Other Supplemental Materials
Math Programs Used:
EveryDay Mathematics- Math program used by the entire school
Touchmath- a multi-sensory math program that uses touchpoints to help with counting, adding, subtracting and counting money
Heath Mathematics- A rule based math program that teaches math skills to mastery
Other Supplemental Materials
Fun Math Websites:
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives has great money and time games
Drill and practice addition and subtraction pages
An assortment of different math arcade games