Language Arts


v  Blends spoken onsets and rimes to form simple words

Activity:  The child will be able to say a word when given the word orally in parts.  Example:

 d - og = dog, h – at = hat.


v  Counts syllables in a word

Activity:  Say one, two, three, or four syllable words to your child. Have child say the word, clap and count each syllable.


v  Makes text to self connections

Activity:  As you read to/with your child each day, talk about the text.  Say things like, “That reminds me of when we …” or “Once when I was little…”  Ask questions like these about the story/poem:  “Does that remind you of anything that has happened to you?”  “Have you ever done anything like that?”


v  Participates appropriately in writing workshop

Activity:  Talk with your child about what he/she is writing about during writing workshop time.  Allow your child to help you write for a variety of purposes at home including lists, notes, and reminders.  Encourage your child to listen for and write letters and sounds he/she hears to write words.


Writes first name with a model

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

Social Studies

v  Recognizes community helpers

Activity:  Discuss people who help our community such as police, firemen, doctors, carpenters, etc. Talk about the tools each helper uses in his/her job.


v  Understands the purpose and process of voting

Activity: As a family or group of friends, vote on choices for dinner, snacks or places to go emphasizing that each person gets only one vote. 




v  Recognizes and describes numbers to 10

Activity: Using a set of flash cards, have child randomly identify numerals 1-10 without hesitation.


v  Creates and compares sets  to 10

Activity:  Using counters such as beans, M&Ms, toothpicks, etc., show the child a number (0-10) and have him/her make a set containing that number. After making two sets, compare how many more objects are in the larger set.

v  Understands position words

Activity:  Have child hold a stuffed animal. Give position words, and have the child place the animal accordingly.  Example: “on top of head,” “behind your back.”


v  Identifies ordinal positions to 1st-10th

Activity:  Put a group of 10 objects in a row.  Have your child point to the object which is first, second, etc.




v  Identifies and sequences the four seasons

Activity:  Family Research Fun

Can you find pictures of different seasons?  How do you know what season it is in the pictures?  What clothes do we wear during each season? 


v  Identifies properties of a liquid (water)

Activity:  Family Research Fun

Look for liquids around your home.  What words would you use to describe them?  Which liquids are safe for children and which are not?


v  Understands concepts related to sound

Activity:  Experiment with your kindergartner's sense of sound in this fun activity.  Put objects that make different sounds in some containers and shake them up like maracas! Your child will get in some early science practice as he identifies hard and soft sounds.





This six weeks high frequency words















 Upper and lower case letter identification, letter sound/word association and sight word recognition will be retested each six weeks until all are mastered. 




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