This is an update letter from the previous post.
Although summer is upon us, please continue to work with your child on reading, writing and math skills. Students lose what they have learned during the school year over the summer so it is important to find the time to practice basic skills during the coming months to insure that this does not happen. I have compiled a list of websites that will help you do just that.
- Phonic skills practice:
- Reading skills practice
EPIC – parents may pay a minimal fee for thousands of online stories
Tumblebooks (free online library: username – aiskuwait, password – books
- Writing skills practice
At-Home Writing Journals – Have your child write at home for a few minutes each night. I am sending home their literacy and math journals. The journals are not complete and can therefore be used for at-home summer writing practice. Be sure that they remember the following: 1. Begin each sentence with a capital letter. 2. Put finger spaces between our words. 3. Put a period at the end of each sentence.
- It can be just a plain notebook.
- They can write about anything in English or Arabic.
- They can write about things that happen at home.
- The can write about what they saw, heard or felt on a trip or adventure.
- The can write about write about personal feelings — pleasures as well as disappointments.
The most important thing is that they are WRITING!
- Math skills practice
Note that these are computer websites that are fun and easy to use, but nothing beats good, old-fashioned paper books and notebooks in order to build your child’s reading and math skill base. I completely encourage this as well.
It has been truly a privilege being able to work with your child this year. Each of them are special in their own way. I am sure they will have great success in the coming years. Thank you for all of your support this year and have a great summer!
Ms. Kristina and Ms. Nourhan