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Mrs. Matheny

Email: 
rmatheny@amherst.k12.va.us
Phone: 
434-528-6499 ext 29843
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Parent Resource Center

Our TES Parent Resource Center is packed with a variety of games and activities that families can check out and play together at home.  Our Parent Resource Center is located in the cafeteria.  You can visit the school to check out an item for your child or you can send a note with your child requesting an item.  If you need assistance checking out a resource, please speak with Mrs. Matheny, Mrs. Campbell, or Mrs. Copp.  Take a look at the resources we have in inventory!  If you have suggestions for items to add to our inventory, please speak with Mrs. Matheny.

NEW: Starting in November, we will have a prize drawing each month for students who check out items from our Parent Resource Center!

Reading Tips for Parents

PALS Resources (PreK-3):

Online Reading:

Check out these online resources that you can use to help you child at home:

VDOE's Learning in Place - Suggested Offline Activities to Engage Students

Kindergarten - Grade 2

  • Take a walk and look for things that begin with each letter of the alphabet.
  • Choose a favorite story and perform it as a play for someone in your house.
  • Syllable counting: Clap the syllables for everyone's name in your family. Count the number of syllables. Play "I spy" with things around the room by using the number of syllables as the clue (e.g. I spy something with 3 syllables)
  • Read! Read! Read!

Grades 3-5

  • Dinner conversations: Talk with students about what they are reading during dinnertime. Ask questions such as; What is the book about? Who is the main character? Where is the book set? How do you know? What have you found interesting so far?
  • Pick a favorite character from a story you are reading or have read. Create a collage about that character. It can be from pictures and words cut from a magazine or a scrapbook page that might be added to a scrapbook about the character.
  • Listen to or read a news segment or news article. Make a T chart and keep a running list of facts and opinions. Another variation of this would be to write an article for the news and be sure to include both facts and opinions. Read it to someone and see if they can find them.
  • Read! Read! Read!

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