This Week in KinderRoo Land...
Lots happening this week...
Kindergarten Daily Schedule
7:15 - 7:40: Drop off and Breakfast
7:40 - 8:00: Unpack and Announcements
8:00 - 9:00: Power Hour
9:00 - 9:20: Morning Meeting and Social Studies
9:20 - 9:50: Phonics
9:50 - 10:30: Reader's Workshop
10:30 - 11:00: Recess
11:00 - 11:30: Lunch
11:30 - 12:15: Writer's Workshop
12:15 - 1:05: Rotation (Art, Music, or PE)
1:05 - 1:25: Science and Snack
1:25 - 2:25: Math
2:25 - 2:55: Discovery Stations
2:55 - 3:05: Pack Up
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Lunch Account and Ice Cream Money
How Can I Help at Home?
Reading- Just reading 20 minutes a day can increase your child's vocabulary and understanding of the world. Reading 20 minutes a day exposes them to 1,800,000 new words in a year! WOW! Reading can be you reading to them, them reading to you, or listening to reading online or on CD.
Phonics- the very first step in reading is learning all the letters in the alphabet and their sounds. You can do this by having your child read alphabet flash cards to you, they can tell you the name of the letter, the sound it makes, and a word that begins with that letter. For example, A says /a/ like in the word Alligator. B says /b/ like in the word ball. C says /c/ like in the word cat. Also websites like starfall.com are fabulous to put your child on so they can see and hear the letters.
Handwriting- please have your child practice writing their first and last name with a capital at the beginning and all lower case after. Also, have your child practice writing their letters capital and lower case. Handwriting is when you guide your child into forming their letters correctly.
Writing- Writing is a process, this is NOT when you correct your child's handwriting. It is hard enough for them to make sense of all their sounds, so we just praise praise praise any writing they can produce. You can have your child do this by having them draw a picture and write a sentence to match their picture or just label the pictures in their writing. For example, they could write an S next to the sun, c next to the cloud, and t next to the tree. If their letters are backwards, all capitals, it is OK. Just praise them for all that they produce, handwriting is a completely different time than writing.
Math- have your child reading their numbers 1-10 and writing their numbers 1-10. They should also be able to count with and without objects 1-10, forwards and backwards. So, you could have your child count a group of 10 Fruit loops to you and then they can push them away as they count backwards. Make sure they are using good one-to-one counting by touching each object as they count it to you, we want them learning to track their counting.
poems to help with number writing-
- zero-around around around we go, that's the way to make a zero.
- one-a line straight down is so fun, that's the way to make a one.
- two-candy cane down to the floor, over you're through, that's the way to make a two.
- three-around the tree, around the tree, that's the way to make a three.
- four-down and over, down once more, that's the way to make a four.
- five-short neck, belly fat, mr.five wears a hat.
- six-a loop and a stick, that's a six
- seven-across the sky and down from heaven, that's the way to make a seven
- eight-make an s, but do not wait, go back up and close the gate.
- nine- a loop and a line, that's a nine!