Language Arts  Distinguishes different forms of print Activity: Look around your home and neighborhood to help your child identify and understand the importance of all types of print such as lists, newsletters, and signs.  Identifies nouns and verbs Activity: Cut out pictures of nouns and identify as a person, place or thing. Play a game of charades and act out verbs such as running, swimming, eating, or reading.,  Reads a short story Activity: Write simple sentences that contain 3 to 6 words and one complete thought for your child to practice reading. Example: I have a yellow cat. She can nap in my lap. She can sit with my dad. I like that fat cat. Social Studies  Identifies city, state and country Activity: Use a map or globe to help your child identify his/her city, state, and country.  Locates places on a map Activity: Family Research Fun Using a simple map, can you find… Texas? the Continents? oceans? Math  Constructs, reads and interprets graphs to answer questions Activity: With your child, graph the people in your family who like cookies or ice cream. Ask questions such as: “Do more of us like cookies best or ice cream?” “How many like ice cream?”, “How many people are in our family?”  Reads a calendar Activity: Each day have your child read the date from a calendar including the month, day and year. Focus on: What day is it today? What was yesterday? What day will it be tomorrow?  Compares and orders two events by duration of time Activity: While watching TV, discuss starting time, ending time, and length of program.  Compares and orders objects by length, area , capacity, and weight Activity: Using 2 or 3 drinking glasses or bowls, fill each with water to compare which holds the most and least. Cut pieces of string and put in order from shortest to longest.  Skip counts by two’s fives and tens Activity: Practice counting out loud by two’s, five’s, and tens. Science  Understands characteristics of insects Activity: Family Research Fun Can you find out these facts? How many legs does an insect have? How many body parts does it have? Can you draw the life cycle of your favorite insect?  Understands the life cycle of a plant Activity: Draw a plant from roots to flower. Label the roots, stem, leaves, flower, and seed. This six weeks the high frequency words are: with not of put what home Upper and lower case letter identification, letter sound/word association and sight word recognition will be retested each six weeks until all are mastered.