During the third six weeks, your kindergarten student will concentrate on the following skills.  Listed below are the skills that will be developed and some activities that you may do at home with your kindergarten student.


Language Arts

 

v  Orally blends phonemes to make spoken words

Activity: Say the sounds of a word slowly such as /b/ /a/ /t/. The child will listen to the sounds and blend them together orally to say the word “bat.”

 

v  Retells order of events

Activity: After reading a story ask your child some specific questions.  For example:  “What happened first in the story?” “What happened next?” “What happened at the end of the story?” “Who are the characters in the story?” “Where did the story take place?"

 

v  Decodes simple words

Activity: Practice reading decodable words.  A decodable word is one that can be “sounded out” For example: dog, can, pop, hat, let, hill, bug, sip, etc.

 

v  Writes 1st name without a model

Activity: Have your child practice writing his/her name making sure the 1st letter is a capital and the letters are the correct form and size.

 

v  Matches letters to sounds in writing

Activity: When your child draws a picture, have him/her label the picture or write a sentence about it using at least beginning and ending sounds.  Check high frequency word list to spell known words correctly.

 

Social Studies

 

v  Understands importance of American customs

Activity:  Discuss with your child that Thanksgiving is an important American tradition and review what he/she is learning at school.

 

v  Identifies similarities and differences

Activity:  Ask your child, “What are some of the things you do in your day?” Try to make a connection to one of these four concepts: communicate, learn, eat, and play. Then ask, “Do you think children in other parts of the world do similar/different things during their day?” and discuss the similarities and/or differences.

 

v  Identifies basic needs

Activity:  Cut out pictures in a magazine or newspaper and sort them into needs and wants reinforcing the basic needs of food, shelter and clothing.

 

Math

 

 

 

·   Measuring With Nonstandard Units

o  Give an example of a measurable attribute of a given object.

o  Compare two objects with a common measureable attribute.

 

 Estimates and measures length with non-standard units

Activity: Let your child choose a non-standard unit of measure (paperclips, piece of string, a pencil) and measure things around the house (a book, a table, the couch). You might want to help your child record his or her findings on paper.

 

 

·   Model Addition and Subtraction

o   Read, write, and represent whole numbers from 0 to 20

o   Recognize instantly the quantity of a small group of objects (to 10).

o  Skip count objects by fives and tens to 60. .

 

v  Combines and separates objects to 8 using manipulatives

Activity: Tell math stories to your child and let him illustrate the story using objects from around the house (buttons, pennies, grapes, etc.)

·   You have 2 dogs (the child puts 2 buttons on the table.)Your mom gave you a cat. (The child adds 1 button to the table.)How many pets do you have?

·    There were 4 cars at the store (The child puts 4 buttons on the table.)3 cars drove away. (move 3 buttons to the side) How many cars are still at the store? (The child counts what is left.)

 

Science

 

v  Identifies objects in the sky

Activity:  Go for a walk before and after dark.  What do you see in the sky?  Talk about the sun, moon, clouds, and stars.  What happens to them in different weather conditions?  Make up sentences about the objects you see in the sky.

 

 

v  Identifies characteristics of objects

Activity:  Describe objects from around the house according to their attributes, such as color and size. Predict if objects are magnetic, will float, will absorb water, will roll, etc.