Language Arts

v  Recognizes Name

Activity:  Write your child’s name and other family member names on items around the house.  Encourage him/her to find and read his/her name.

 Understands print moves left to right/top to bottom

Activity: Have your child point to where you begin to read on a page.  Encourage your child to follow the words with his/her finger.

 v  Shares writing with others

Activity:  Invite your child to help you write for a variety of purposes such as making birthday cards, making grocery lists, or reminder notes.  After each writing opportunity, engage student in conversation about writing.


Social Studies

v  Identifies people of authority

Activity:  Discuss who the people of authority are at home, school (teachers, principals), and in the community (police, firemen).


  Identifies purposes for having rules

Activity:  Play a new game with your child.  Start out by explaining the rules.  Talk about why it is important to have rules for the game.  Also, talk about the rules already established for your child at home.  Talk about why these rules are important at home.  Make a book about rules for different situations.


  Identifies United States and Texas flags

Activity:  Put a picture of the United States flag and the Texas flag on the refrigerator.  How are they alike and different?  Write the name of each flag on an index card.  Scramble the index cards and pictures of the flags.  Practice matching the name of the flag with the appropriate picture of each flag.





  Classify and sort geometric figures (2 Dimensional and 3 Dimensional).

Activity: Give your child objects around the house or cut shapes out of paper.  Ask your child to sort the figures and describe their reasoning, focusing on number of sides, edges, corners, faces, etc. (instead of color).

  Generate a set equal to, one more, or one less than a given number (to 20).

Activity: Tell or show your child a number and ask them to collect that many objects around the house.  Randomly ask them then to add one more (or take away one) and tell you the new number.


  Compose and decompose numbers to 10.

Activity:  Show a number between 2 and 10.  Ask your child to show that number drawing that many circles and to use two different colors of crayons to fill in the circles (e.g. for 8 circles, your child colors 3 red and 5 blue). Ask your child to describe the two sets of number (in this case 3 red and 5 blue) and the number that they equal (in this case 8).  Ask if there is another way you could color the circles and get the same number (e.g. 4 red and 4 blue would also equal 8).


  Recite numbers to 20 by ones from any given number.

Activity:  Ask your child to count to 20 starting with the number 1.  Ask your child to count to 20 again, starting with another number (e.g. 13).  Repeat often and with different numbers. Create a game by writing the numbers 1 – 20 on paper or cards, turning these face down, and drawing a number for your child to count from. 



v  Understands the rules of lab safety

Activity:  Talk about what a science lab is.  What kinds of equipment would you find in a science lab?  Are they toys?  How should you act in the science lab?

   Identifies five senses and tools that extend the senses

Activity:  Practice using and naming the sense of smell, touch, taste, hearing, and sight.  Talk about things we use to enhance our five senses.