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.
...to write a story about something he/she did or something that happened. Make sure it has who, where, and what happened.
...to add feelings to his/her stories. When the event happened or when he/she did something, was he/she happy, sad, excited, surprised, scared, mad, upset...
...to draw illustrations in his/her story. Make sure it has details (grass/floor, sky/birds/sun/or background), people with labels, objects in the illustrations and most importantly color. We want to make the illustrations POP!!
...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 show you how we tap out words.
...to tell you some of our Super Power Reading Strategies.
...to tell you what it looks/sounds like when he/she takes turns reading books with a partner.
...to tell you what it looks/sounds like when he/she Choral Reads with a partner.
...to tell you what it looks/sounds like when he/she Copycat or Echo Reads with a partner.
...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 practice writing numbers. See how high you he/she can go independently!
...to count on from any number besides the number one.
...to count by 1's up to 100.
...to count by 10'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 show you the cross-off strategy.
...to tell you what kind of math activities we are doing in math workshop.
...to sort objects into categories and explain why certain objects are in specific categories. How are the objects the same/different.
...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.
...a question about one the items I listed on the weekly newsletter. Give your child prompts to get keep the discussion going.
...to show you how he/she can button, zip, or snap things.
...to count down the days until the first day of Kindergarten!
...to tell you who he/she sits with at lunch time. Discuss what they talk about while they eat.
...to tell you who he/she plays with at recess. Discuss the games they play together.
I'm looking forward to another exciting year in Kindergarten!