Sky Harbour Elementary
Welcome to 1st grade! I would like to begin by saying thank you for supporting your child's education and for your efforts in making sure they come to school every day this year. Please encourage your son/daughter to practice and learn the weekly list of sight words sent home, and read their Read Naturally fluency story multiple times throughout the week in building a strong foundation for reading. In addition, it is never too early to practice a few math skills. This includes identifying coins and understanding their values, adding and subtracting (fact fluency), but most importantly being able to count and write the numbers 0-120 starting at any given number recited forward and backwards. Also, I cannot leave out counting by 2's, 5's, and 10's as a daily skill.
One more extremely important tidbit in creating a strong and passionate young reader: Read with your child each day of the week, and ask them questions about the story. In a matter of time, they will be reading to you and your family; and then they will want you to take them to the library.!