Contractions: is, have, not

Contractions: is, have, not

Explain to your child that the apostrophe takes the place of omitted letters in contractions.
Students will have a better understanding of how to correctly use contractions when you introduce the apostrophe and explain its function. Discuss how the apostrophe always takes the place of omitted letters in contractions.

Decomposing Arrays & Repeated Addition

Decomposing Arrays & Repeated Addition

An array is a collection of objects arranged into rows and columns.
Possible extension activities can include games that involve students creating arrays of different numbers of objects. Students could play a memory game with an array of cards and have to keep track of where a card is by noting which column and row a card is in.

Information Writing: Including Definitions

Information Writing: Including Definitions

When your chlid is writing nonfiction, he may need to include definitions. Have him talk through definitions before writing them down.
Have students practice defining common objects found in the classroom (chair, staple, rug, etc). Students can pick one definition to share with the class.
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