As we have been planning for remote learning for the rest of the year, we have worked as a team and as a building to prioritize key concepts and skills to cover in these final weeks. We wanted to share these main learning targets with you to help you prioritize what your child should focus on at home.
That said, we continue to believe that the social emotional needs of your child and your family are the very most important right now! Please use the following information as a reference, but continue to give yourself the flexibility to adjust the learning opportunities to meet the needs of your child and your family situation.
Read, Read, Read!
- By far, the most research supported thing you can be doing is encouraging your child to read texts at their "just right" level everyday.
- Listen in and coach your reader. Use these prompting strategies to help.
Respond to text verbally and in writing
- Retell the most important parts of a story
- Identify the problem, solution, and author's message
- Identify the main idea and supporting details in non-fiction
- Here is a link to additional comprehension questions you can ask.
- Work on appropriate upper/lower case letters and punctuation
- Encourage correct spelling of no excuse/sight words and use of spelling patterns
- Third grade has said that having students practice writing about their reading is one of the most helpful things we can do to prepare the students, but any authentic writing opportunities are great (pen pal letters, journaling, etc)
- Automaticity with addition and subtraction facts within 20
- Solidify strategies to add and subtract numbers within 100 (see strategies reference sheet here)
- Begin to add and subtract within 1,000.
- Solve addition and subtraction story problems
- Telling Time
- Adding and Subtracting Money
Please also help your child foster a growth mindset! Celebrate effort, be flexible, and view mistakes as a positive opportunity for new learning!
We are so thankful for your partnership in this online learning adventure. Please continue to reach out if there is anything we can do to better support your family.