Let's Get K Ready!

Tips for Parents of Upcoming Kindergartners

Vol.1, No.10

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Welcome! Do you have a preschooler? If so, this newsletter is for you! The "Let's Get K Ready!" news is filled with tips and ideas to prepare your little one for the transition to kindergarten. It is never too early to start! So, start today! If you are on a computer, subscribe for this weekly publication by selecting the orange button to the right "Follow CCPS Family and Community Engagement"; or if you are on your phone, scroll to the bottom to locate the follow button.

This issue highlights the early math skill of one to one correspondence. There are so many ways to build learning into your day and be ready for K! (Image-Pre-COVID K Ready event)

Happy Mother's Day!

Thanks to all the mom's out there doing the most difficult yet most rewarding job in the world! We appreciate you!

If you are a Dad or caregiver and need a quick idea for a Mother's Day gift, see this link. Check out the simple fingerprint heart. Adorbs!

What in the World is One to One Correspondence?

What is one to one correspondence? When counting, it is giving each item a number...a unique number. For instance, if you tell a child you need 5 pennies, the child would touch each penny and count out five pennies. This sounds simple, but it is a milestone in early math development. Oftentimes when children begin to count, they will give more than one item the same number as they count and their counting is random. When a child masters one to one correspondence, he/she can touch the objects and count giving each object the correct number. They know that a number corresponds with a specific quantity.

How can you help your child learn one to one correspondence?

  • Count together

  • Point to objects as you count and say each number word aloud

  • Move each object in a set as you say each number

  • Ask your child questions like, “How will you keep track of which ones you’ve counted and those you haven’t counted?”

Try these at home activities for counting if you are feeling crafty.

Try these online counting games together!

Online Lesson for One to One Correspondence

Counting to 10 with 1:1 Correspondence

CECLA- Chesterfield Early Childhood Learning Academy

Have you hear about this AMAZING new addition to CCPS? The former Harrowgate Elementary School will now be the Chester Early Childhood Learning Academy. This building will be filled with approximately 418 3- and 4-year olds from the eastern and southern parts of Chesterfield next year! Learn more about the ribbon cutting in the article below.
Here is a read aloud for you and your child to enjoy! Chesterfield County Public School's World Language Specialist, Bettina Staudt shares the French version of the popular classic Brown Bear Brown by Bill Martin and Eric Carle. Being able to identify colors is yet another important skill for kindergarten.
Brown Bear

CCPS Summer Readiness Programs for Upcoming K Students

Are you interested in sending your uprising kindergartner to a summer learning program? If your answer is yes, Chesterfield County Public Schools is holding Summer Readiness Programs Monday through Thursday, June 28 - July 22. Please see this link for more information about all the CCPS summer programs.

School Readiness Registration Form

Chesterfield Parks and Recreation Camps

Looking for more summer learning opportunities for your children? Look into the offerings available through Parks and Rec. #coolstuff
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