• 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 write his/her name.
    ...to draw a picture of him/herself. Add color to the illustration.
    ...to add who, where, and what happened in his/her stories.
    ...to add speech bubbles or think bubbles in the illustrations. 
    ...to write the word ship, now thin, now when, now chop. Continue the writing game.    
    ...what book he/she wants to read with you. Borrow books from the public library to read together at home.
    ...to tell you something that rhymes with cat, then hop. Continue to play the rhyming game!
    ...to write the word mat, now change it to rat, now change it to ran, now write man. Continue the 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 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 make a pattern with shapes, colors, or pictures. 
    ...to count by 1's. See how high he/she can go!
    ...to count by 10's up to 100.
    ...to count on from the number 5, now count on from 11, now count on from 29. Continue playing the game! 
    ...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!