You can play Addition War or Subtraction War card games for fun practice of addition and subtraction math facts.
You can have them help you measure ingredients when you are cooking. Use the term halves and quarters.
You can talk about how long things take to do (time). Cooking dinner, brushing teeth, watching a tv show, driving to the store, driving to another state, read a chapter book, ect. Use the words: seconds, minutes, hours, and days.
Math Papers: Coming home there will be papers that say "Problem Set" and papers that say "Homework". Problem Set papers usually have been partially completed in class. First Grade does not officially assign math homework, however, these homework pages can be done at home for practice but they are NOT required to be returned. There may also be pages labeled "Exit Ticket". If this page is not completed it can also be done at home, but again it is not required. If you choose to have your child do the homework or exit ticket, the problem set paper for the same lesson has similar types of problems that can be used to explain the other pages problems. Any template pages can be thrown away. Sprint/Fluency pages are timed in class for 90 seconds. Most likely the page will not be complete. The Exit Ticket sheet is used to create quizzes. If possible have your child do the exit ticket for practice for their quizzes. All of these pages are optional. If you have questions on the math, email me your question or write a note on the math paper.
Homework: Your child should be reading or be read to, 20 to 30 minutes every day. This can be what was sent home to read, magazines, comics, books, letters, the stories from previous reading book "My Book", phonetic stories, ect. If you are in need of books for your child to read, please let me know and I will send some home with your child. They can exchange them each day or week. Your child will also bring home their reading books "My Book", as we finish them in class. Read the stories in the book.Most of the worksheets that we do in class have a home connection activity at the bottom of the paper. You can do any of these with your child if you would like.
If you find papers that are not complete, go over what isn’t finished with them.
You can ask your child how to spell words as you are driving in the car or making dinner.
You can ask your child to write lists for you or write a sentence about their day.
Coloring books and working with clay improve fine motor skills that help with penmanship.