Idioms are short phrases or expressions that we use in the English language to express a thought in a more interesting manner. Examples of idioms might include “in a pickle”, or “it’s raining cats and dogs”. Children who struggle with reading comprehension often read quite literally what is on the page, and then the true meaning of the sentence can be lost. Teaching your child a new idiom each week will help improve his/her ability to “read between the lines” in both oral speech and in written texts. Have fun trying to use the idiom each week in everyday life!
IDIOM: “Hit the hay”
DEFINITION: To go to bed
EXAMPLES: 1. I had a really long trip and now I’m ready to hit the hay.
2. Well kids, it’s time to hit the hay!
ACTIVITY: Draw a picture of some people sleeping on a giant pile of hay.
- As always, playing math games at home is a great way to reinforce math skills learned in school.
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