Kindergarten 

Mrs. Stradley

Contact: astradley@stjohnskenmore.com

Happy Summer! 

Help get your child ready for kindergarten by practicing the following things over summer break:

Writing their name- Students should be able to tell their first, middle, and last name and write their first and last name

Letters- recognize and name all 26 letters and some sounds

Syllables- Have fun clapping out syllables for names and objects!

Rhyming- Play with your child with words that rhyme!  Let your child come up with a few!

Counting- Practice counting by 10s and 1s.  By the end of the year, your child will need to be able to count to 100 by 10s and 1s

Counting objects- Have your child count objects up to at least 10

Numbers- Your child should be able to recognize at least the numbers 1-10

Shapes- Practice naming basic shapes such as rectangle, square, triangle, circle and hexagon

Personal Skills- Your child needs to be able to take care of all bathroom needs by themselves

Your child should be able to blow their own nose and properly dispose of  garbage

Your child needs to know how to correctly wash their hands independently

Your child should be able to zipper/button/snap most of their own clothing including coats and shoes (Bonus points for shoe tiers!)

Your child should know basic information about themselves, such as a phone number and address, and parent names- we will work on this in school, but this type of thing is best worked on at home!

We will be doing a new reading program called SuperKids next year!  I'm excited to have all these new characters join our class and help us learn to read!  We will be continuing the My Math series along with some Common Core units for math! 

It is my goal to have all students reading and writing by the end of Kindergarten!  We will have lots of fun learning (and playing!)

Here is a list of sight words your child should know by the end of kindergarten: 

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Here's our class schedule: 

Mondays: Library (10:30)
Tuesdays: Art (1:10)
Wednesdays: Music (1:10)
Thursdays: Gym (1:10)
Friday: Computers (12:30)

Click here for some great suggestions for summer reading.