• Encourage Your Child to Read
    • While reading, encourage your child to sound out the let-letters or groups of letters syllables in unknown words to determine the unknown word.
    • Ask your child questions about the story. What are the main characters like how does the author support a partic-ular point in the text? Is there a problem in the story? How do you think the problem will be solved? How do you think the story will end? 
    • Encourage your child to use technology to access e-books (iPod, iPad, Kindle, etc.).
    • Go to the library or look online for books and articles on a topic that is of interest to your child.  



    • Read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths using number names, base-ten numerals, and expanded form. For example, 47.392 = 4 x 10 + 7 x 1 + 3 x (1/10) + 9 x (1/100) + 2 x (1/1000). 
    •  Locate fractions on grocery story products. Add and subtract fractions with unlike denomi-nators (including mixed numbers). For example, 2/3 + 5/4 = 8/12 + 15/12 = 23/12.
    • Solve addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems in practical situations using whole numbers and decimals. For example, if you travel 300 miles in 5 hours, how many miles are you traveling in 1 hour? Also, add up portions of your grocery bill.
    • Look in newspapers and magazines to find multi-digit whole numbers. Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
    • Convert among different-sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system. For example, convert 5 cm to 0.05 m.


    • Encourage your child to keep a personal journal or diary to tell his/her own stories. 
    •  Include your child in real-life writing experiences (e.g., writing letters or e-mails to family members) and en-courage the use of idioms, adages and proverbs
    • Encourage your child to practice typing on the computer. There are many free typing activities and games for kids on the Internet.  
    • Encourage your child to write a friendly letter to a relative or friend.


    • Help with the recycling (paper, plastic, and metal) in your home.
    • Go green - think of a way you can make a difference and help save the environment.
    • Create a terrarium and record your observations.
    •  Build your own model of a roller coaster.