During the sixth 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  Identifies nouns

Activity: Look around your home and neighborhood to help your child identify different types of nouns—people, places, and things.

 

 

v  Names action verbs

Activity: Play a game with your child where one person says and action verb and the other person acts it out. Try and be creative. (jump, swing, sing, etc.)

 

 

v  Reads a short story

Activity: Write simple sentences that contain 5 to 7 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.

 

Writing

 

v  Writes on a Topic of 

Interest

Activity: Research a topic that your child is interested in such as an animal, insect, or hobby. After reading, encourage your child to write a few things he has learned about the topic and include an illustration with each fun fact. Don’t forget to begin each sentence with a capital letter and end with the proper punctuation.

Social Studies

 

v  Places events in chronological order

Activity:Let your child make a picture timeline of the activities in his day focusing on the order.  Include at least four events. Example: ate breakfast,

went to school, played soccer, ate dinner, read a book.

 

 

v  Knows birthday

Activity: Have child tell you how old he/she is and the month and day of his/her birthday.

 v  Taking care of our world

Activity: Talk with your child about ways to take care of the Earth and why this is important. Celebrate Earth Day!!!

 

Math

 

v  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?”

 

v  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?

 

 

 

v  Compares and orders two events by duration of time

Activity:  While watching TV, discuss starting time, ending time, and length of program.

 

v  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. 

 

 

v  Skip counts by twos, fives, and tens

Activity: Practice counting out loud by twos, fives, and tens.

 

 

Science

 

v  Identifies healthy habits

Activity: Emphasize to your child the importance of healthy routines such as exercising, washing hands, brushing teeth and eating healthy meals.

 

 

This six weeks the high frequency words are:

do

down

have

help

look

out

off

take