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12/02/09 > Math

 Recognizes and orders numbers to 15
Activity: Using a set of flash cards have child randomly identify numerals 1-15 without hesitation. Mix numerals up and have child place them in the correct order.

 Identifies, extends, predicts and creates AB, ABC, AAB and ABB patterns
Activity: Child will be able to recognize patterns in objects, sounds, language, etc. Explore activities with concrete objects, sound, or movement so your child can tell you what comes next.

Clap, snap, clap, snap, __?__

 Estimates and measures length with non-standard units
Activity: Let your child choose a non-standard unit of measure (paperclips, piece of string, a pencil) and measure things around the house (a book, a table, the couch). You might want to help your child record his or her findings on paper.

 Combines and separates objects to 8 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.)
12/02/09 > Science
 Understands parts of system
Activity: Manipulate parts of objects such as toys, vehicles and construction sets that, when put together, can do things they cannot do by themselves.

 Identifies characteristics of objects
Activity: Describe objects from around the house according to their attributes, such as color and size. Predict if objects are magnetic, will float, will absorb water, will roll, etc.
12/02/09 > Social Studies
Social Studies

 Understands importance of American customs
Activity: Discuss with your child that Thanksgiving is an important American tradition and review what he/she is learning at school.

 Identifies basic needs
Activity: Cut out pictures in a magazine or newspaper and sort them into needs and wants reinforcing the basic needs of food, shelter and clothing.
12/02/09 > Language Arts Skills
Language Arts

 Orally blends phonemes to make spoken words
Activity: Say the sounds of a word slowly such as /b/ /a/ /t/. The child will listen to the sounds and blend them together orally to say the word “bat.”

 Produces beginning, middle, ending sound of spoken word
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/

 Recognizes sensory details from text
Activity: As we read, we see the action of the story in our mind. These mental images help us understand what we read. As you read stories at home, ask your student what images (pictures) they are seeing in their mind. Encourage your student to draw a picture and then tell you about it.

 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….

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.