I'll admit I was a little nervous when I opened Ty's bookbag on Friday and saw this folder waiting on me. I soon realized that I worry way too much about my boy.
The first section describes Ty's academic achievements. It says:
Tyrus can count to 29. He can write the numbers 1-10. Tyrus can match numbers to sets and compare sets to show more, less, and same. He is beginning to read number words. He knows how to create a story problem and write a math sentence for that problem. Tyrus knows the days of the week, months of the year, and seasons. He can read some sight words and knows all letters and letter sounds. Tyrus is able to blend sounds together to make words. This will help him learn to read. Tyrus is beginning to write sentences and knows what makes a great sentence.
The second box has suggestions for activities that we can do at home that can help Tyrus. It says:
Please practice number words at home. You may want to write the number words on index cards with the number that matches the word on the back. Practice showing a number in different ways. This will help Tyrus with addition and subtraction. Practice ordinal numbers. Have Tyrus put objects in order by first, second, third, etc. Continue to practice sight words daily. Practice address and phone number. Practice writing sentences and work on handwriting.