• 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...
    ...to clap out syllables or word parts.
    ...to tell you what rhymes with frog, hat, beet, hop...  
    ...to draw a story and add labels to it. 
    ...to show you how to read the pictures in a text. 
    ...to tell you the three ways he/she can read a text. 
    ...to show you how to scoop and count. Then touch and count. 
    ...to tell you how and why he/she crosses off while counting.
    ...tell you what he/she did in Creator LAB! 
    ...to explain to you what a five-frame/ten frame is and how to use it.   
    ...to tell you what kind of creature he/she made out of fruits and veggies. 
    ...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 create a picture. Give him/her crayons, colored pencils, glue, scissors, paper, and magazines or circulars. Have him/her write their name, draw pictures, cut out pictures, and glue them on paper. 
    ...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. 
    ...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. 
    I'm looking forward to another exciting year in Kindergarten!