Suggestions for holiday activities (2)
These weeks off are a time for rest and play! But if you would like some ideas for helping your child with literacy, here are some links with great online activities and games for your perusal. The list is long, and please remember these are just suggestions!
These websites have loads of fun activities, in reading and in math:
For online reading:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ over 42, 000 classic books, free, online! For all ages
http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading-owl/find-a-book 250 free books online, for kids of all ages
http://www.magickeys.com/books/ many free books for kids online
http://storytimeforme.com/ a number of free online stories for children
http://www.raz-kids.com/ requires subscription. Please ask Emma and Valerie for your child’s reading level to know which books to read.
http://freerice.com/#/english-vocabulary/1554 for all ages! For each correct answer, the website donates 10 grams of rice to the World Hunger Programme. Note: this website is addicting!
http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/holiday-journals ideas for a holiday writing journal
http://www.scasd.org/cms/lib5/PA01000006/Centricity/Domain/300/December_journal_prompts.pdf December writing journal prompts
For practicing high frequency words (sight words):
Create your own crossword puzzles!
Create your own handwriting practice worksheets:
For other language arts activities:
http://www.funbrain.com/brain/ReadingBrain/Games/Game.html?GameName=MadLibsAlphabet&Grade=2&Brain=reading (Mad Libs!)
On another note, we wanted to give you some information about a new educational program that the Learning Support Department at BFIS School has been recently working with. It’s called Nessy Reading, and it is an online program that promotes literacy development. The Learning Support Department is very impressed by this fun, engaging program which uses the very same instructional techniques that the Depatment teaches to those receiving learning support.
Unfortunately the learning support program does not have the budget to pay for individual memberships for each student who would benefit from the program. But, if you would like to get a subscription for your child, the LS Departmant can help facilitate his or her work on Nessy.
The price for a one year subscription is 25 euros, which would be a great holiday gift. Check it out at http://www.nessy.com/uk/
Above all, remember to treasure the time spent with your child!
Warm wishes from the Second Grade Team!!