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Volume 24

May 24, 2021

Teacher Nicole and Teacher Bahiya

Volume 24
Week of MAY 24-28

     Tips:   Parents and families have a very important role as their child’s first teacher. Children learn in different ways and at different rates. They come to school with varying skills. These guidelines highlight some of the skills children need to be prepared for kindergarten in six developmental areas. The list below suggests ways to work with your child to help him/her be more ready for school. (From Seattle Schools Website)

https://www.seattleschools.org/departments/early_learning/kindergarten/preparing_for_kindergarten/english

Social/ Emotional

  • My child can follow 2-step directions consistently and is beginning to follow 3-step directions.
  • My child can remember and follow routines (ex: dinner, bath, brush teeth, read bedtime story, go to bed).
  • My child can tell about his/her own feelings (ex: I feel happy, I feel sad, I feel excited).
  • My child can calm him/herself when frustrated or upset.

Physical

  • My child can cut using scissors.
  • My child can hold and use a pencil.
  • My child can buckle, zip, snap, and button.

Language

  • My child can use words to express his/her thoughts and needs.
  • My child can name and describe familiar things in his/her world.
  • My child can speak in 4-6 word sentences.
  • My child can talk about things that happened in the past, with details.
  • My child can have a conversation on one topic with another person, taking turns talking.

Cognitive 

  • My child can think of more than one way to solve a problem.                                      
  • My child can group things by color, shape, or size, etc.                                   
  • My child can sit still, stay focused and stick with an activity.         

Literacy

  • My child knows 5-10 rhymes or children’s songs.
  • My child recognizes and names 10-20 upper and 10-20 lower case letters.
  • My child says the correct sounds for 10-20 letters.
  • My child can write his/her name and identify the letters.
  • My child can say the alphabet.  

Math

  • My child can count 10-20 objects, pointing to each object.
  • My child can count out loud, in order, up to 20.
  • My child can identify numbers 1-10.
  • My child identifies common shapes (ex: circle, square, triangle, rectangle).
  • My child matches and sorts simple shapes.
  • My child uses measuring tools in play (ex: cups, spoons, ruler, scale).
  • My child uses words to describe things by size, shape, and weight (ex: big, circle, heavy).

Personal Information

  • My child knows his/her first name, last name and parents’ names.
  • My child knows his/her address and phone number.
  • My child can name 10 body parts (head, shoulders, knees, fingers, etc.).
  • My child knows his/her age and birthday.

 

Resource: Check out Tools of the Mind Website (TOTM)

https://vc.toolsathome.org/playful-giraffe-5397

I texted you the password for the website.

Art / Writing

 Venger Drawing – One activity we often do in class is drawing a picture out of a shape, we call this “Venger Drawings.” Draw a square shape on a piece of paper and ask your child to urn that shape into something new

     

Here is a video of me doing a venger drawing. The password is NH

https://vimeo.com/548620958

Social Emotional

Encourage your child to be independent with self-help skills such as picking out own clothes, dressing themselves, brushing own teeth, and cleaning up own toys.

Kindergarten Here We Come!

https://video.link/w/FsGwc

 

Math / Science

Counting the Calendar: It’s a new Month!! Have your child count the days in MAY 1-31. Point to random numbers and ask what this number is? Have child Jump or clap the number.

More Math: Find 10 items in your house and group them in 3 groups: large(big), medium, and small

Language / Literacy

Do you recognize letters in your house: Walk around your house and find letters and words?

Read a book to your child or have child read a book to you. Ask your child questions about the book such as “What part of the story did you like” “what would you do if..”

Letter Scavenger Hunt Find Items in your house or outside that begin with the Letter Y