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:
a all am an and are ask at away be best big black
blue brown but can come cut do did down drink fast find for
full fun get go good got had has have he help here him
hot I if in into is it its jump just let let's like
little look make me must my no not of off on one pick
play pull put ran red run said she sit six stop see seven
tell ten that the three to two up upon us you was we
well went where with will yellow yes you
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.