During the fourth six weeks, the 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  Produces beginning, middle and ending sounds of spoken words

Activity: Say simple words such as “pan” to your child.  He/she will be able to orally produce the beginning, middle and ending sounds of the word. Example: /p/ /a/ /n/

 

 

v  Makes inferences

Activity: During and after reading a story, ask your child some questions about things not mentioned in the story. Discuss that inferences are what the book tells you combined with what you know. “What might have happened to make ____ feel that way?” “Why would someone do that?”

 

 

v  Identifies roles of author and illustrator

Activity: When reading to your child, read the title of the book, the author and the illustrator. Discuss that the author writes the story and that the illustrator draws the pictures. 

 

v  Writes simple sentences

Activity: When your child draws a picture, have him/her label the picture and write a sentence about it using at least beginning and ending sounds in words.  Encourage him/her to begin with a capital letter, use spaces between words and use punctuation at the end of the sentence.

 

Social Studies

 

v  Understands importance of historical figures

Activity: Discuss with your child important people in U.S. and Texas history and what they did to help our country and state.  Examples are: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Stephen F. Austin.

 

v  Identifies current president and where he lives

Activity: Talk with your child about the current U.S. president and the White House in Washington, D.C.

 

v  Identifies American symbols

Activity: Show child pictures of American symbols such as the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, the American Flag, and the White House.  Identify the pictures and discuss why they are important in American history.

Math

 

  K.6C, Identify two-dimensional components of three-dimensional objects.

K.6D, Identify attributes of two-dimensional shapes.

  K.6E, Classify and sort a variety of regular and irregular two- and three-dimensional figures.

K.2A, Count forward and backward to 20.

K.2C, Count and name a set of objects to 20.

  K.2I, Compose and decompose numbers to 10.

  

Science

 

v  Identifies properties of rocks, soil and water

Activity:  Family Research Fun

Go for a walk around your neighborhood and look for rocks. Discuss how rocks used (landscape, houses, nature)? Collect a few rocks to observe. Help your child sort and describe the rocks using questions such as: What do they look like? Are they large or small? Do they have dirt on them? Why? Where were they found?

 

 

This six weeks the high frequency words are:

is

how

find

this

will

be

go

for