Welcome to Mrs. Burak's Class
Phone: 908 931 9696 Ext. 173
Make Reading FUNctional!
Turn this precious quality time into a fun experience your child will crave!
favorite dish or dessert with your child. They can read the recipe and
develop their measurement skills as you work together to prepare a tasty
child to determine what the weather will be like tomorrow. Use the
newspaper or go online to read the weather forecast.
can help plan your weekend activities or next family vacation. Look at
and read travel brochures or community calendars together. Incorporate
calendar skills by talking about the number of days in a week, month or
year, the order of the months, and the seasons.
scavenger hunt for your child. He/She will need to read clues in order
to discover the different locations to visit on his/her way to the final
destination and prize.
Is there a
younger sibling, neighbor or friend? Practice reading a book with your
child until s/he can read it independently. Then set up a time for
her/him to share the book with a younger child. This is a great
opportunity to strengthen fluency and work on expression.
A trip to
the public library is a wonderful adventure. With so many books to
choose from, your child is sure to find one on his or her favorite
grocery shopping? Let your child write the shopping list. Spell the
words aloud that s/he does not know. When shopping, let your child read
the grocery list to you, and help you locate the various items.
Incorporate health concepts by reading and comparing nutritional
information for different products. Develop money skills by allowing
your child to find the better buy, determine how much money you save by
purchasing an item on sale, or round the costs to estimate what the
total cost of the groceries will be. You can also focus on calculator
skills by having your child keep a running total of your groceries as
have a family game night? Play a children’s game that involves reading
off cards or the game board. Make your child the narrator for the entire
game. His or her job is to read everyone’s cards.
Is there a relative that your child really admires? Or a friend that
lives far away? Give meaning to your child's reading and writing by
becoming a pen pal. Your child will love checking the mailbox for that
special letter. Pick a dependable person and commit to corresponding
weekly. It is an incredible opportunity to focus on your child's
strengths and weaknesses in writing, whether it is capitalization,
punctuation, subject/verb agreement, spelling, or organization.