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

Language Arts

v  Distinguishes fiction/nonfiction (fact)

Activity: As you read, talk, or watch movies on TV, discuss which ones are factual and which are fiction

 

v  Tells what a story is mainly about

Activity: Read a story to your child then ask, “Who are the characters?” “What is the main thing that happened in the story?” “Where did the story take place?”

 

v  Produces rhyming words

Activity:  Provide the first part of a rhyme and have your child complete it, for example:

A cat wearing a _____________?(hat)

A mouse that lives in a________? (house)

Or ask your child to tell you words that rhyme with black, Jack, sack, tack….

 

v  Writes a short story with multiple sentences

Activity: Give your child opportunities to write in meaningful ways (stories, lists, letters, notes, etc…) Encourage storytelling and talk about the sequence of how things happen (beginning, middle, end).

 

v  Writes first and last name without a model

Activity: Practice writing first and last name using upper/lower case letters, sizing and spacing appropriately.

 

Social Studies

v  Identifies landforms

Activity: Family Research Fun

Look at a map. Can you find…

    Mountains?

Lakes?

Rivers?

 

v  Identifies city, state and country

Activity: Use a map or globe to help your child identify his/her city, state, and country. 

 

v  Locates places on a map

Activity: Family Research Fun

  Using a simple map, can you find…

Texas?

    The 7 Continents?

    Oceans?

 

Math

· Objectives for “Adding, Subtracting, Counting, and Comparing”

o K.2B, Read, write, and represent whole numbers to 20

 

o K.2D and 1.2A, Recognize instantly quantities of structured arrangements (to 20).

 

o K.2H, Use comparative language to describe two numerals (to 20).

 

o K.5, Recite numbers to 100 by ones and tens (from any given number).

 

o K.3C, Explain strategies to solve problems (addition and subtraction) to 10.

v  Combines and separates objects to 10 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.)

 

v  Creates and compares sets to 20

Activity: Using counters such as beans, M&Ms, toothpicks, etc., show the child a number (0-20) and have him/her make a set containing that number. After making two sets determine which set is larger and smaller, then compare how many more objects are in the larger set.

 

v  Identifies penny, nickel, dime and quarter

Activity:  Have child sort money by putting all the pennies together, nickels together, dimes together and quarters together.  Help identify each coin from the front and back.

 Science

v  Understands life cycles of plants

 Activity:  Think about what happens when a seed is planted.  If possible, plant a seed.  What do you see?  Talk about it!  Draw pictures of it as it grows.  Write about your picture.  Can you read what you wrote?

 

v  Identifies plant and animal parts

Activity: Draw a plant from roots to flower. Label the seed, roots, stem, leaves and flower.  

 

This six weeks the high frequency words are:

make

play  

 said

good  

she  

all

he  

no