1.  Reading (30 minutes a day)

A.  Benchmark Reading Program - your child has access to the Benchmark books online.  The books can be listened to or read by the student.  They access their account through the Minneapolis Public School Website's Clever account (www.clever.com)

B.  Raz Kids - Some students have access to Raz kids (if in Ms. Parks).

C.  Read to Self or Read to Someone  - a book of their choosing

D.  K12 Reader - worksheets, spelling lists by grade level

E.  MyOn Reading - there are thousands of books for kids to read or listen to being read to them.  Kids can access this through www.clever.com.



2.  Math Homework (30 minutes a day)

A.  Dreambox - your child has access to Dreambox through the Minneapolis Public School Website's Clever account.

B.  Wootmath.com - children in grades 3-5 have an account with Woot Math.  This program teaches fractions and decimals.  If you have Ms. Kruse our code is 5K35N8.  If you have Ms. Pantsari her code is NJ3X2M.  If you have Ms. Sievert her code is 8T3H6F.  Each child then finds his/her name and they know their code word. (They might still be able to access this account from last year.  Our hopes are to renew the license again around December.

C.  Math-Aids.com or Commoncoresheets.com   - lots of great worksheets by subject area that you can print off.

D.  Multiplication and division facts - please help your child master their facts.  They need to know the basic 1 digit x 1 digit, before they can be real successful with 2 digit by 2 digit and 2 digit by 3 digit multiplication they need to be able to do!

E.  Play Games - there are lots of fun games that incorporate math with them (Yahtzee, Cribbage, etc.)


3.  Enrichment Activities

A.  Enroll your child in a sport or activitiy they are interested in learning about or doing (soccer, basketball, track, karate, musical instrument, singing, acting, circus, gymnastics).

B.  Take your child to museums (science, history), plays, state parks, MN Zoo, and the library.

C.  Communicate with relatives (write old fashioned letters, send emails, text, call on the phone, visit).