• welcome
    Hi there friends! Welcome to Mrs. Pine's Kindergarten Class!  Here are some things to talk about with your child and activites to do at home!
    Ask your child...
    ...what he/she has to do when a signal is heard. 
    ...to tell you what we have to do (add labels, more to the picture, color, and words) before starting a new story.
    ...what book he/she wants to read with you.  Visit the public library for story hour.  Borrow books from the library to read together at home.
    ...to tell you the names of some books that we read together. 
    ...to tell you the names of some books that are in his/her reading bag.  
    ...to tell you something that rhymes with cat, then hop. Continue to play the rhyming game! 
     ...to create a picture. Give him/her crayons, colored pencils, glue, scissors, paper, and magazines or circulars. Cut out pictures and glue them on paper. 
    ...to write his/her name.
    ..to draw a picture of him/herself.
    ...to draw a story and add labels.
    ...to draw a story and add words.  
    ...to do something for you. Give your child one-step directions to follow. Once your child can easily follow one step directions, give him/her two-step directions.
    ...to count on from any number besides the number one. 
    ...to count by 1's up to 100. 
    ...to count up to 10, 20, 30 or even higher! Go all the up to 100. 
    ...to name the flat or 2D shapes. 
    ...to show you how to scoop and count. 
    ...to show you how to touch and count. 
    ...to tell you what kind of math activities we are doing in math workshop.  
    ...some questions. Build his/her vocabulary with everyday conversation. Discuss your daily routines, interesting experiences, and feelings. Listen to what he/she says and gently correct when necessary.
     ...to show you how he/she can button, zip, or snap things. 
    ...to count down the days until the first day of Kindergarten!  
    I'm looking forward to another exciting year in Kindergarten!