A Note From Pre-K
Keep working hard. Thank you for sending in your work online. As the weeks go by we are missing you more and more! Continue to work hard at home, be a good listener, and be kind. We love you!
Mrs. Kainer & Mrs. McGoldrick
Here is a link to the story that your child can listen to from home on StorylineOnline.net. If you do not have access to storyonline.net you may choose any book from home.
Then, read your favorite books at home for 15 minutes or use storyonline/get epic to listen to books.
After you finish your reading for the day, complete a writing response. Don’t forget to label your pictures with beginning sounds.
Link for the story: https://www.storylineonline.net/books/when-a-dragon-moves-in/
In this activity, you will help your child to identify beginning sounds in each picture. Say the name of the picture, and circle or point to the beginning sound.
Our goal is that your child can identify the letter and the sound it makes.
Below is the link to more practice pages.
Here is an example of a reading response your child can do after listening to the story. Have your child draw and label the main character, and the setting of the story. You may complete on your own paper at home.
Have your child retell the story in their own words. Focus on the beginning, middle and end.
Game: Who Has More? In this activity, you will help your child practice counting skills, compare amounts by using objects, and understand the concepts of “more” and “less.”For this game you will need a few items of your choice (snack items, small blocks, cubes, buttons, etc,}
Give your child three snack items (for example, goldfish) and put one snack item in front of yourself. Ask them, “How many goldfish do I have?” (Gently correct your child if they say the incorrect answer.) “How many goldfish do you have?” (Gently correct your child if they say the incorrect answer. Then ask, “Who has more goldfish?” If your child doesn’t understand the word ‘more,’ they may not answer you. If that happens, say, “Yes, you have more goldfish!” Count the goldfish for them: “You have 1, 2, 3 goldfish. I only have 1.”
Play a few more times with different variations of sets (1, 2, or 3 goldfish in a set).
After your child has mastered the concept of “more,” play the same game and ask who has “less.” Your child can eat each set of snacks after deciding who has more and who has less!
A good time to help children learn how to compare quantities is during snacks or meals.
As your child begins to understand the concept “more” with small amounts, ask them to make comparisons with larger amounts like 4, 5, etc.
Switching between the concepts of “more” and “less” can be challenging for children. Stick with one concept at a time until they master both and are able to switch easily.
Talk with child about how we can help make our planet better place. Go outside and collect trash. Save your collected trash to be sorted in step 3.
Watch a video where Blippi explains the difference between trash and recycling. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xTyKc6LGdY&t=332s
Sort the trash you collected by trash/recycle. Throughout the week integrate this practice in your daily lives. Have your child continue to practice sorting trash/recycle with you.
Watch video about what it means to be a consumer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAbBd0UjPzE
Talk to your child about what it means to be a consumer. Have your child pretend to be a consumer by paying for different items around the house. (toys, stuffed animal, food). Help your child understand that a consumer also purchases services by paying for a car wash/dental services, a haircut, a meal, etc. (pretend play).
Last week we practiced being a consumer by buying and selling things. This week we are going to learn about receipts. Continue to have your child pretend to be a consumer and pretend pay for their items around the house.
Show your child a real receipt that shows what you bought. Pretend buy/sell and model writing a receipt that should include the items name and price. You can do this on paper you have at home. Have your child tell you what to write on the receipt. Include receipts in your pretend play this week!
Weekly Theme: RESILIENCE: BOUNCING BACK FROM DISAPPOINTMENT
Your child is learning that when they don’t get what they want, they can feel disappointed. Strong disappointment can lead to feeling sad or angry.
This is important because young children have strong feelings about what they want and may experience keen disappointment when they don’t get it. As your child adjusts to new schedules and expectations at home, there may be situations in which they are disappointed. Providing opportunities for your child to practice these skills will help them better manage their emotions when feeling disappointed. -Disappointment: feeling sad or unhappy because something was not as good as you had hoped, or because something you hoped for didn’t happen.
Have your child draw what they can do to calm down if they feel disappointed at home. Have them dictate a sentence to you describing what they can do.
Watch the Video and Song - What You Do! (the resilience song) https://www.youtu be.com/watch?v=34_3_3v59Xo
Additional Videos on Resilience: