In this unit, we are working on narrative writing. Encouraging the use of journaling at home is a great way to build your child's writing skills through practice and conversation. Here is an activity to help you get started.
We are also working on building reading fluency. Rather than reading to your child every-night, take turns reading out loud. This helps build confidence and fluency at the same time. In school, we call this paired reading or peer reading.Here is a tip sheet to help you with this strategy at home. You can even use the strategy with siblings!
In this unit students are learning about history through archaeological digs, how weather influences culture, and world history through geography. Consider creating a time capsule with your child of artifacts that are historically significant to you and your child. Here is one example from Legacy Project.