Parents are the first teacher and know their child better than anyone.  It is important and effective for parents to teach their child at home to help reinforce the learning that is occurring at school.  Working with your child can help them reach the grade level standard and exceed expectations.  While this is important, it is difficult to teach your own child.  Here are some links to help parents become the teacher at home.

Parents As Teachers: Vocabulary

Parents As Teachers: Math

In the are of Writing


There is technology every where you look from cell phones, tablets, laptops, and computers. Many of us do not have the opportunity to utilize these resources to their full potential. Here you can find helpful links and information on how to utilize technology to support your child’s learning.

English/Language Arts Learning Website

Jumpstart helps improve reading comprehension for all grade levels: http://www.jumpstart.com/parents/games/reading-games

Starfall helps improve reading comprehension and phonics skills for primary grade levels: http://www.starfall.com/

Turtle Diary helps improve reading comprehension for all grade levels: http://www.turtlediary.com/

iReady helps improve all areas of reading and writing for all grade levels (Scholars have been issued login and passwords to access this program.  You may talk to your child’s teacher for more information.):  https://login.i-ready.com/

Math Learning Websites

Cool Math helps improve math skills for all grade levels: http://www.coolmath.com/

Multiplication.com helps improve math fact skills for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division: http://www.multiplication.com/

Math Playground helps improve a variety of math skills for all grade levels: http://www.mathplayground.com/

iReady helps improve all areas of math for all grade levels.  (Scholars have been issued login and passwords to access this program.  You may talk to your child’s teacher for more information.): https://login.i-ready.com/

Science Learning Websites

Science for Kids improves science and technology skills for all grade levels: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/

PBS has an area that helps upper grade scholars in the area of science: http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/science/games/elementary/

Sheppard Software has a few games with reading material attached to help scholars at all grade levels in a variety of science areas: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/science.htm

Typing Learning Websites

Typing.com helps scholars learn typing skills: http://www.typing.com/

Fun to Types helps scholars learn typing skills through a game format: http://www.funtotype.com/

Nitro Type helps scholars learn typing skills through a game format: https://www.nitrotype.com/


While websites are helpful, sometimes with our busy go, go, go lifestyles apps are even better.  Here you can find helpful apps and information on how to utilize technology and support your child’s learning. Go into your APP STORE and search for these apps.

English/Language Arts Learning APP

Monkey Junior will help support reading comprehension in all grade levels.

First Grade Learning Games (There is a version for all grade levels) helps build knowledge in Reading Comprehension and skills.

Math Learning APP

Mental Math will help support learning math facts in all grade levels.

Butterfly Math will help support learning math facts at all grade levels.

Science Learning APP

Kids Measurement Science Lite will help support learning measurement skills for all grade levels.

BrainPOP Jr will help support learning science skills and offers other academic areas as well.


While some scholars are learning more than one language, we are all trying to learn English.  Each scholar benefits greatly from learning and using strategies that support language development.

* “A picture is worth a thousand words” is a well-known phrase that holds great truth and value.  Any time a picture can be associated with a single word, or complex concept it allows our brain to make stronger connections and therefore learn more.  When working with your child at home, encourage them to draw a picture of what they are learning or reading about.  While explaining a concept to your child, draw a picture for them.  While we are not all artists, even the most basic stick-figures can help a scholar understand.

The following are websites that helps support the learning of English for adults and children:






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