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  Distinguishes fiction/nonfiction (fact) Activity: As you read, talk, or watch movies on TV, discuss which ones are factual and which are fiction  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?”  Decodes simple words Activity: Continue to practice reading decodable words. A decodable word is one that can be “sounded out” For example: dog, can, pop, hat, let, hill, bug, sip, etc. Writing  Writes a short story 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). Social Studies  Identifies landforms Activity: Family Research Fun Look at a map. Can you find… Mountains? Lakes? Rivers?  Knows birthday Activity: Have child tell you how old he/she is and the month and day of his/her birthday. Math  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.)  Counts by ones to 100 Activity: Count out loud how long it takes to get from place to place, such as McDonalds to the stop light, the kitchen to the car, or your house to your neighbor’s house.  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.  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  Understands concepts and vocabulary related to life cycles of plants Activity: Draw a plant from roots to flower. Label the seed, roots, stem, leaves and flower.  Understands concepts related to 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? This six weeks the high frequency words are: for has down saw where here they little 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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