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Helpful Websites

Educational Apps
1,300 apps to pick from to help your child to work on educational skills at home. They range in price from free to very expensive.

Spelling City
This is a great website that will help you practice your spelling words. I will post our weekly spelling list on this site. It allows your child to interact with their spelling words in a fun way!! Once on this site go to Find A List and put in rh2nd to search by username. Then all you have to do is find the list for that week.

Scholastic BookFLIX and Tumblebooks
Both of these sites offer great books for reading and listening to. You can access these from the Reeves-Hinger home page or the library page.

StoryLine Online
Wonderful stories read aloud by members of the Screen Actors Guild.

Sight Word Games

Starfall
This is a reading readiness website. There are games, activities, books and movies. The children really enjoy this website.

Games
This is a website that has wonderful games the teach math, language arts, vocabulary and thinking skills.

Create-a-Reader
This is a website that has wonderful games that teach letters, numbers, time, word families, and much more.

Fun Brain

Aplus Math
Interactive help with math. Includes flashcard practice.

Math Playground
Action-packed site for elementary and middle school students for practicing math skills and playing logic games.

Math Facts Café
Free generators for math drills and flashcards. Free printable worksheets.

Cool Math

Arcademic Skill Builders
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Math Fact Strategies

Doubles Plus Two

If a child is faced with the 5 + 7 , think through the same steps as Doubles Plus One except add 2 instead of one. This works for facts that have number that are separated by two. When helping a child to recognize when to use this strategy tell them to use it “when the numbers are NOT next door neighbors, but two doors down from each other.”

Plus 9 Shortcut

If your child is learning a fact like 9 + 5 these are the steps to think through:
* Think 10 + 5 = (which is much easier to add)
* Now minus 1 (Think 15 – 1 + 14)
* Now say the fact: 9 + 5 = 14
* Remind your child that you added 10 + 5 instead of 9 + 5. That’s one more than you started with, so you have to take that one away to get to the correct answer.

Minus 9 Shortcut

If your child is trying 17 – 9, these are the steps to think through:
* Change the 9 to 10 ( Think 17 – 10 = 7, which is much easies to subtract)
* Now add 1 ( Think 7 + 1 = 8)
* Now say the fact: 17 – 9 = 8
* Now remind your child that you subtracted 17 – 10 instead of 17 – 9 . That’s taking one more away then you started with, so you have to add that one back to get the right answer.

Minus 8 shortcut

If your child is learning 15 – 8, these are the steps to thik through:
* Change the 8 to 10 (Think 15 – 10, which is much easier to subtract)
* Now add 2 (Think 5 + 2 =7)
* Say the whole fact now: 15 – 8 = 7
* Remind your child that you took two extra away when you changed to 8 to 10 in the first step, and you must add it back to get the right answer.

Turn Around Facts

These are really easy!
3 + 4 = 4 + 3