•  Take the opportunity in the school year to discuss changes in the environment. Point out the changes seen in plant life and wild animals. Point out that the season will soon be changing and name the varieties of fruits and vegetables that are grown locally. Talk about the exhibits at our local farmers markets and the importance of farming to our area. Remember to check into the Distance Learning opportunities that are available through the rcboe.org website. There are easy links to great games and stories that you can use to sharpen your skills while we are away from school. Use the packet of information to keep on track and be sure to use i-Ready daily for lessons and new skills. Practice the sight words from the Dolch list: preprimer, primer, and continue on through the lists as you are able to read them. Use Waltke's Web to practice correcting sentences. The simple sentences in each unit should serve as remediation, and the more lengthy sentences will inspire your child to do more challenging work. Remember to write each as seen and then correctly during the second writing. Our class has used Kindergarten Unit 1 Week 4 of the DAily Fix It. Any sentence can be used for remediation if it is familiar. The next sentences will need some interaction with a parent or care giver to insure they are on track. Encourage your child to be studious during this time. I would love to see great growth continue. We have come so far!