By Beryl Ford. 2nd Grade Math. Published at Friday, October 23rd, 2020 - 22:47:41 PM.
My friend went to a "mindfulness in education" conference over the summer and has completely restructured his classroom and the way he runs it this year. There are couches in the corner where students can work, clip boards in hand. The room is full of plants and they even have a class hamster, Veronica, which students can visit if theyve finished their work. "I want them to feel comfortable in here," he told me and for the most part, they appeared to be. After the lesson got started, it looked much more like your average math class, with a do now and work stations and group work, but the community that has been established certainly gave the room a different feel. Its an interesting experiment and one that the administration at my school has supported thus far.
Custom Individualized Instruction In an ideal world, every student would be able to receive one-on-on instruction to optimize his or her learning experience. However, this is rarely possible in a modern classroom setting where there can be over twenty students and only one teacher with no aids or helpers on hand. This high ratio of students to teachers can make teaching 2nd grade math even more difficult. But online math games are designed to move at the personal pace of each child who plays. Kids who need to go back and review ideas from kindergarten and first grade are free to do so, while others who are ready to tackle multi-digit addition and subtraction problems will find them presented in a vibrant setting that is both entertaining and engaging. In this way, teachers can present individualized instruction even when they arent able to personally work with every student in the class.
Helping your student practice their 2nd grade spelling words is not only necessary, it can help them become better readers. Also, knowing words on sight can build confidence as your child is required to write more. Lastly, getting 100% on a spelling test can make your child feel pretty special so make sure you post those grades on the refrigerator for some positive reinforcement. Tip #1 - Read. Reading to your child or having them read to you is by far one of the best ways for your child to become better at spelling. They become familiar with the words and the intricacies of the English language. Let you child pick books of interest from the public library, the school library or purchase grade level appropriate books. Many books have grade levels on the front cover which makes it easy for parents to know which books will be right for their child.
What to Look for in Tutoring Programs The most important thing youll want to avoid when it comes to getting your child extra help is to leap on the workbooks and homework. Kids will resent this "extra work" and will come up with unusually creative ways to avoid it! Instead, youll want to look for an educational program that actively encourages them to interact and participate with it, while earning rewards for successful answers. Ideally, the 2nd grade help program you choose is engaging and fun for the kids, while providing detailed learning reports for parents and teachers. For example, you should be able to clearly see what your child is doing well in, where they could use improvement, and what lessons theyre currently learning right now.
Re-Teaching Math Lessons With Different Instruction Techniques Once youve spotted weaknesses, its important to deal with them right away. Stay in contact with your childs teacher and discuss the possibility of using different types of instruction to teach problematic lessons. Many teachers will appreciate the interest and may even be able to find ways to combine at-home and in-classroom lessons for the best possible results. Many children have problems with mathematics in the 2nd grade. Its a difficult age to encounter any academic difficulties and children often deal with frustration due to the complexity of their math lessons. By helping them at home and by using age-appropriate electronic learning tools, youll take a lot of the stress out of the situation, which will lead to better results and a better in-school experience for your child.
Tip #2 - Create Your Own Books. Get just five pages of paper and staple them together. Ask your child to write the story and illustrate it. You can help them with spelling and writing, but they should be doing the physical writing of the book. This allows their brain to remember the letters and spelling of words. Tip #3 - Make A Card Game. Its easy to make a card game like Go Fish or Memory out of spelling words. Create a template in Microsoft Word or a similar program and type the weekly words in, print them and cut them out. You can get creative if you have time and add clip art. Have a younger child? Save the cards because you might end up with the same lists for them someday! Tip #4 - Practice Spelling Online. There are many online spelling games available, some of which are even free. On some sites, you can use your own lists from your school. Take advantage of your childs comfort with computers to have them play a few games everyday online instead of simply writing the words out which can be tedious and boring.
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