Have your child look at an advertisement in a magazine. Point out literal and inferential things about the ad. Point to clues in the ad that help you make inferences.
Write a vocabulary word in the center of a piece of paper. Ask your child to write a synonym in the top left corner, an antonym in the right corner, the part of speech in the bottom left and draw a picture in the bottom right. This is a creative way of learning challenging new vocabulary words.
Ask your child to look for abbreviations in a newspapers. Have them create a list on a piece of paper. Help them translate abbreviations like Sen. = Senator, IA = Iowa.
Use paper plates to make fractions. Use a pencil to divide plates into equal parts and ask your child to shade the parts of each fraction. If the fraction is 5/8, shade 5 parts of the plate. This is a great way to visualize percentages.
The week is almost over. Hang in there! You’re doing an awesome job. Tonight, during dinner, have everybody go around and say one thing that is great about each other.
Practice punctuation. Write 5 sentences and have your child fill in the correct punctuation: period, question mark, or exclamation point.
What is one awesome thing you have done today? How about something great you’ve done this week? We know you’re doing a great job at dozens of different things. But pick one and take time to be proud of yourself. Because we certainly are proud of you for all you do with your kids!