Welcome to the FRED Rm/ Ms. Lori Warchol- Room 2222
Do you know any adults that might be interested in volunteering 1-5 days a week in our FRED (Families Reading Every Day) program? A volunteer (one of five) listens to a small group of students for 30 min.rotating through the classes of studetns in Gr. 1 - 3 from approximately 8:45 - 12:00. The FRED Program is for students reading at grade level or above. If you or someone you know might be interested, please refer them to Lori Warchol at 651-293-8970 or email her at Lori.Warchol@spps.org.
Ideas for Helping Your Child at Home
1. Read, read, read to your child and listen to them as they read to you.
STORY COMPREHENSION: Before reading, talk about what might happen in the story based on the title and the pictures. While reading, stop a time or two and predict what might happen next. After reading, talk about what happened, by asking who, what, why and how questions. Another choice, encourage your child to retell the story, "In the beginning..., then..., finally...".
RHYME: If you are reading a book that has a rhyming pattern, stop before the rhyming words and let your child guess what the next word might be. After reading, go back and find a word, and then make more words that rhyme with that word. This is a great family game to do in the car, at the dinner table, etc. - just pick a word.
TELL A STORY: Stories don't always have to be from books. Create your own for your child or with your child. An easy way to get started is to start with a well-known story, or a story you've just read to your child and change the character, or the ending, or the place the story takes place, the setting. Let your imagination and your child's imagination go wild!
2. Play Letter/Sound Word Games
MAGAZINES & CATALOGS: Pick a letter. Look for the capital and lower case letter. You could even cut them out and glue them on paper or make an ABC book.Do the same thing for sounds or sight words (words such as my, like,and, etc..)
MEMORY & GO FISH: Use index cards to write letters or sight words. Make 2 of each card. In memory, you could match uppercase to lowercase.
PLAYDOH: Make letters or spellwords by making playdoh snakes and forming letters or flatten playdoh and use a paper clip to carve letters or words.
PLAYDOH: Make little shapes.Count them and roll a snake to make that number.Have someone else do that too. Who has more? Who has less? Use two colors. Make 2 groups and add them together. You can also make patterns.
CARDS: Play war. Have highcard win or low card win. It's important to have your child say the numbers. Practice more than and less than. "Mom has less than me." You can also play addition war, flip over two card sand add. "9 is more than 6."
4. Encourage Your Child to Write
LISTS: Let your child help make the grocery list. Encourage them to stretch the words out and write what they hear. Or let them copy from an almost empty cereal box.
NOTES: Write notes to family member. Read it to them. Then encourage them to write back. Have your child write reminders.
DRAWINGS: Kids love to draw pictures. Help them to write about it. Allow them to stretch out the words. If your child is hesitant about this, encourage them to just write the first sound they hear. Kids who are more comfortable writing may want to start a list of words spelled correctly that they might use a lot, for example: like, my, and, play, etc,,
OBSERVATIONS: Observe an insect outside, or a pet, or your little brother, etc.. Draw what you see them doing. Write about it.
- Ideation – think and remember through internal language
- Functional Literacy - understand the rules and functions of language
- Self-Regulation - analyze one's own use of language
- Adaptation – apply rules of language to new and different contexts
- Oral Expression –explain and express one's self verbally
- Written Expression- explain and express one's self in writing