Check the multiplication baseball diamond in the back of their home binder to see which number they are currently studying. We will start with the 2's and move on from there. Once they pass a number they will receive a sticker on that circle or square on their baseball diamond sheet.
In reading our main focus is on asking and answering questions about a text. In short we are encouraging them and modeling for them how they can be active and not passive readers.
Working through the literature questions included in their home binder will be a good way to practice this at home or simply discussing the books they are currently reading with them will achieve this goal as well.