Home/School Connection

 

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     Research shows that family engagement is critical to a child's academic achievement and social development. 

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     The two best ways you can support our school’s curriculum at home is by encouraging spoken language. I also suggest visits to the public library, and allowing your child to self-select reading materials that catch their interest. Fostering good reading habits at an early age helps children become proficient readers and life-long learners.

Hi,

The bag that was sent home contains everything needed to continue your child’s education in case of school closures due to the coronavirus. Please keep everything in the bag as well as return it to the bag so that everything is returned to school.

Inside is suggested questions you can ask your child before, during and after reading a book. You can let your child choose the book to be read for the week.  On Monday, you can focus on before reading questions and read the story to your child. On Tuesday, you can focus on echo reading with your child.  In echo reading, the parent reads a short segment of text, sometimes a few words or a sentence, and the child echoes it back. Echo reading is a rereading strategy created to help students build their fluency, motivation and self confidence in reading as well as develop print knowledge. On Wednesday, you can echo read again and ask during questions. On Thursday you can continue to echo read or have your child read on their own if they can as well as ask after questions. On Friday, you can read the story, echo read or have your child read the story.  When finished, have your child recall the story and draw a picture about the story (story paper is also included). After, have them tell you what they drew and you write what they say on the lines below.

I also included a calendar of activities you can complete with your child every day. You can find music and movement and stories on you tube.

There is laminated sign in sheets for your child to practice writing their name independently everyday as well as a laminated tracing sheet to practice on. A wipe off marker is included : )

This information will also be posted on the home/school connection link on my webpage.


  •  Preschool Family Activities Calendar: 

      march

    SUNDAY

    MONDAY

    TUESDAY

    WEDNESDAY

    THURSDAY

    FRIDAY

    SATURDAY

    Music

    Self-Care

    Cooking

    Movement

    Fine Motor

    Reading

    Math

    List your favorite songs. Take turns picking the next song to sing together.

    Practice holding juice boxes by the edges, to prevent accidental spilling.

    Make English Muffin Pizzas. Add your favorite toppings.

    Move like the animals. Crawl, slither, lumber, run, pounce…

    Use scissors to snip paper “grass”. Cut out a paper sun. Continue to make a spring picture.

    Read humorous books, such as Red Hat Blue Hat by Sandra Boynton.

    Sort Fruit Loops by color.

    Self-Care

    Cooking

    Movement

    Writing

    Reading

    Math

    Music

    Talk about what clothes are needed for different types of weather.

    Make trail-mix using cereal, nuts, chocolate chips and dried fruit.

    Measure, stir and eat!

    Fly a real kite.

    Draw a picture of your kite flying adventure. Your child can dictate a sentence to describe his picture.

    Read Kite Flying by Grace Lin. This is a beautiful book about a family from China.

    Count the number of

    sides of different kites.

    What shapes are they?

    Sing the ABC song together. Which letter is for kites? What sound does the letter /k/ make?

    Cooking

    Movement

    Find Motor

    Reading

    Math

    Music

    Self-Care

    Make open faced grilled cheese using a shamrock shaped cookie cutter

    Tiptoe like a leprechaun.

    String beads onto drinking straws.

    Name all the letters in the word “leprechaun”. What sound does the word start with?

    Sort a pile of coins into piles. Learn the names of each coin.

    Listen to Irish children’s songs, such as Michael Finnegan.

    Play Simon Says, a fun game to practice following directions.

    Movement

    Find Motor

    Reading

    Math

    Music

    Self-Care

    Cooking

    Call a friend and go together to your favorite playground.

    Trace your child’s hands. Mark the date and save this paper!

    Go on a walk and read all the street signs you find.

    Measure the height of your child. Record with tape/date on a closet door.

    Make a pattern of clapping, stomping, leg patting etc. Do this pattern while singing the song.

    Do you have a regular bed time routine? Help your child unwind with a calm predictable routine such as dinner, bath, stories, and bed.

    Make a smoothie with yogurt, frozen peaches, frozen blueberries and apple juice. So delicious!

    Writing

    Reading

    Math

    Music

    Self-Care

    Cooking

    Movement

    Have your child practice writing the letters in their name.

    Tell your child a story of your childhood.

    Go on a shape hunt in your house.

    Listen to the Pastoral

    Symphony by Beethoven.

    Can your child put on/take off his own shirt?

    Help them learn how!

    Make sugar cookies using a shamrock cookie cutter. Decorate with green sprinkles.

    Make a pillow pile and jump onto it.

      

    marzo

    SUNDAY

    MONDAY

    TUESDAY

    WEDNESDAY

    THURSDAY

    FRIDAY

    SATURDAY

    Music

    Self-Care

    Cooking

    Movement

    Fine Motor

    Reading

    Math

    Lista tus canciones favoritas. Túrnense para elegir la siguiente canción para cantar juntos.

     

    Practique sostener las cajas de jugo por los bordes para evitar derrames accidentales.

     

    Hacer pizzas de muffin inglesas. Agrega tus ingredientes favoritos.

     

    Muévete como los animales. Arrastrarse, deslizarse, aserrar, correr, saltar ...

     

    Use tijeras para cortar papel "hierba". Recorta un sol de papel. Continúa haciendo una foto de primavera.

     

    Lea libros humorísticos, como Red Hat Blue Hat de Sandra Boynton

     

    Ordenar Fruit Loops por color.

     

    Self-Care

    Cooking

    Movement

    Writing

    Reading

    Math

    Music

    Hable sobre qué ropa se necesita para los diferentes tipos de clima.

    Haga una mezcla de frutos secos con cereales, nueces, chispas de chocolate y frutas secas. ¡Mide, revuelve y come!

    Vuela una cometa de verdad.

    Haz un dibujo de tu aventura de vuelo de cometas. Su hijo puede dictar una oración para describir su imagen.

    Lea Kite Flying de Grace Lin. Este es un hermoso libro sobre una familia de China.

    Cuenta el número de

    lados de diferentes cometas.

    ¿Qué formas tienen?

    Canten la canción del ABC juntos. ¿Qué letra es para las cometas? ¿Qué sonido hace la letra / k /?

     

    Cooking

    Movement

    Find Motor

    Reading

    Math

    Music

    Self-Care

    Prepara queso asado de cara abierta con un cortador de galletas con forma de trébol

    De puntillas como un duende.

     

    Ensarte cuentas en pajitas.

     

    Nombre todas las letras de la palabra "duende". ¿Con qué sonido comienza la palabra?

    Clasifica un montón de monedas en montones. Aprende los nombres de cada moneda.

    Escuche las canciones de los niños irlandeses, como Michael Finnegan.

    Juega a Simon Says, un divertido juego para practicar siguiendo instrucciones.

    Movement

    Find Motor

    Reading

    Math

    Music

    Self-Care

    Cooking

    Llama a un amigo y ve a tu patio de recreo favorito.

    Traza las manos de tu hijo. ¡Marque la fecha y guarde este papel!

     

    Salga a caminar y lea todos los letreros de la calle que encuentre.

    Mida la altura de su hijo. Grabe con cinta / fecha en la puerta de un armario.

    Haga un patrón de aplausos, pisadas fuertes, palmaditas en las piernas, etc. Haga este patrón mientras canta la canción.

    ¿Tiene una rutina regular para acostarse? Ayude a su hijo a relajarse con una rutina tranquila y predecible como la cena, el baño, los cuentos y la cama.

    Prepare un licuado con yogurt, duraznos congelados, arándanos congelados y jugo de manzana. ¡Tan delicioso!

    Writing

    Reading

    Math

    Music

    Self-Care

    Cooking

    Movement

    Haga que su hijo practique escribir las letras en su nombre.

    Cuéntale a tu hija una historia de tu infancia.

    Realice una búsqueda de formas en su casa.

    Escucha la pastoral

    Sinfonía de Beethoven.

    ¿Puede su hijo ponerse / quitarse su propia camisa? ¡Ayúdalos a aprender cómo!

    Haga galletas de azúcar con un cortador de galletas de trébol. Decorar con chispas verdes.

    Haz una pila de almohadas y salta sobre ella.

     
    april 

    SUNDAY

    MONDAY

    TUESDAY

    WEDNESDAY

    THURSDAY

    FRIDAY

    SATURDAY

    Music

    Self-Care

    Cooking

    Movement

    Fine Motor

    Reading

    Math

    Sing Rain, Rain, Go Away.

    Practice the fasteners on a raincoat.

    Make a waffle sandwich with waffles, peanut butter or jelly and banana slices.

    Create shapes with your body: a rainbow, a cloud, rain etc.

    Precut several cardboard arches- each one slightly smaller than the others. Let your child glue on colored items to create a rainbow.

    Play with plastic letters in a tub of water.

    Set out a rain gauge. Measure how much water is collected after a rain storm.

    Self-Care

    Cooking

    Movement

    Writing

    Reading

    Math

    Music

    Practice using a fork by spearing chunks of fruit cubes/slices.

    Make vanilla pudding using a rotary beater.

    Lay bubble wrap on the floor. Jump on it, stomp on it, and roll over it.

    Turn a pizza box into an easel. Tape paper to it and draw a picture.

    Read Rain by Donald Crews.

    Create shapes with blue tape on your rug. Find objects around your house and match them to these shapes.

    Make a rain-stick:

    http://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-for-kids/diy-rainstick/

    Cooking

    Movement

    Fine Motor

    Reading

    Math

    Music

    Self-Care

    Make chocolate chip pancakes.

    Take a walk outdoors after a rainstorm. Jump in puddles.

    Play with playdoh. Roll, pound, pat, poke, make snakes, cut with scissors

    Visit the library and sign up for children’s story hour.

    Measure the height of your child. Record with tape/date on a closet door.

    Dance together to your favorite songs

    Celebrate your child’s continuing success using the toilet.

    Movement

    Writing

    Reading

    Math

    Music

    Self-Care

    Cooking

    Invite a friend over to play in a home-made fort.

    Write a shopping list of things needed at a store like Target or Shoprite

    Go shopping. Let your child read the list he made and put the items in the cart.

    Count how many chairs you have in your house. How many people live in your house? Are the numbers the same or different?

    Sing If You Are Happy and You Know It.

    Let your child teach you how to wash hands with soap.

    Make a picnic lunch. Eat outside under a tree. Notice the leaves starting to grow.

    Fine Motor

    Reading

    Math

    Music

    Fine Motor

    Cooking

    Movement

    Trace your child’s hands. Mark the date and save this paper!

    Read a book about spring.

    Sort a pile of mixed beans.

    Sing 5 Green Speckled Frogs (You can find it on YouTube)

    Plant marigold seeds in a cup of dirt.

    Make open faced grilled cheese using a flower shaped cookie cutter

    Pretend to be a seed (curled up), stretch out as you pretend to grow into a flower.

     

    SUNDAY

    MONDAY

    TUESDAY

    WEDNESDAY

    THURSDAY

    FRIDAY

    SATURDAY

    Music

    Self-Care

    Cooking

    Movement

    Fine Motor

    Reading

    Math

    Canta Rain, Rain, Go Away.

     

    Practique los sujetadores en un impermeable.

     


    Haga un sándwich de gofres con gofres, mantequilla de maní o gelatina y rodajas de plátano.

    Crea formas con tu cuerpo: un arcoiris, una nube, lluvia, etc.

     

    Precorte varios arcos de cartón, cada uno un poco más pequeño que los otros. Deje que su hijo pegue elementos de colores para crear un arcoíris.

     

    Juega con letras de plástico en una tina de agua.

     

    Establezca un pluviómetro. Mida cuánta agua se recolecta después de una tormenta de lluvia.

     

    Self-Care

    Cooking

    Movement

    Writing

    Reading

    Math

    Music

    Practique el uso de un tenedor lanzando trozos de cubos / rodajas de fruta.

     

    Haga un budín de vainilla con un batidor rotativo.

     

    Coloca plástico de burbujas en el piso. Salta sobre ella, pisa fuerte y rueda sobre ella.

    Convierte una caja de pizza en un caballete. Pega papel y haz un dibujo.

    Lea Lluvia por Donald Crews.

     

    Crea formas con cinta azul en tu alfombra. Encuentra objetos alrededor de tu casa y combínalos con estas formas.

     

    Haz un palo de lluvia:

    http://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-for-kids/diy-rainstick/

    Cooking

    Movement

    Fine Motor

    Reading

    Math

    Music

    Self-Care

    Prepara panqueques con chispas de chocolate.

     

    Salga a caminar al aire libre después de una tormenta. Salta en los charcos.

     

    Play with playdoh. Roll, pound, pat, poke, make snakes, cut with scissors

    Juega con playdoh. Ruede, golpee, acaricie, empuje, haga serpientes, corte con tijeras

    Mida la altura de su hijo. Grabe con cinta / fecha en la puerta de un armario.

     

    Bailan juntos con sus canciones favoritas.

     

    Celebre el éxito continuo de su hijo usando el baño.

     

    Movement

    Writing

    Reading

    Math

    Music

    Self-Care

    Cooking

     

    Invita a una amiga a jugar en un fuerte hecho en casa.

     

    Escriba una lista de compras de cosas necesarias en una tienda como Target o Shoprite

     

    Ir de compras. Deje que su hijo lea la lista que hizo y ponga los artículos en el carrito.

     

    Cuenta cuántas sillas tienes en tu casa. ¿Cuantas personas viven en tu casa? ¿Son los números iguales o diferentes?

     

    Canta si eres feliz y lo sabes.

     

    Deje que su hija le enseñe a lavarse las manos con jabón.

     

    Haga un almuerzo campestre. Comer afuera debajo de un árbol. Observe que las hojas comienzan a crecer.

     

    Fine Motor

    Reading

    Math

    Music

    Fine Motor

    Cooking

    Movement

    Traza las manos de tu hijo. ¡Marque la fecha y guarde este papel!

     

    Lee un libro sobre la primavera.

     

    Ordenar un montón de frijoles mixtos.

     

    Canta 5 ranas verdes moteadas (puedes encontrarlas en YouTube)

     

    Planta semillas de caléndula en una taza de tierra.

     

    Prepara queso asado abierto con un cortador de galletas con forma de flor

     


    Pretenda ser una semilla (acurrucada), estírese mientras finge convertirse en una flor.

    may

    SUNDAY

    MONDAY

    TUESDAY

    WEDNESDAY

    THURSDAY

    FRIDAY

    SATURDAY

    Music

    Fine Motor

    Cooking

    Movement

    Writing

    Reading

    Math

    Sing Mr. Golden Sun!

    Paint a yellow circle.

    Brush paint on your hand and make handprint

    “rays” around the circle.

    Squeeze oranges for a refreshing spring drink!

    Visit a garden center. Pick out several annual flowers. Replant in a garden or flower pot.

    Paint a picture for Mom using water color paints.

    Read Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman

    Go on a walk and collect sticks. Lay them out and order them by size. Save this collection for next week.

    Self-Care

    Cooking

    Movement

    Fine Motor

    Reading

    Math

    Music

    Practice cutting soft foods with a plastic knife.

    Make cookies together. Let your child help add ingredients, measure and stir.

    Invite a friend over. Run outdoors waving party streamers in the wind.

    Make fingerprint pictures using paint or rubber stamp ink.

    Name all the letters in your first and last name.

    Arrange your sticks (from last week) to form letters or shapes.

    Make shakers by filling plastic eggs with rice, bells or other small items.

    Cooking

    Movement

    Writing

    Reading

    Math

    Music

    Fine Motor

    Pour fruit punch in a glass. Add Sprite or 7Up.

    Enjoy a fizzy treat.

    Climb rocks.

    Draw a picture of your rock climbing adventure.

    Visit the library and check out 3 new books.

    Go on a color scavenger hunt. How many items can you find in different colors?

    Sing Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Turn Around.

    Practice with scissors. Cut out pictures and shapes.

    Movement

    Fine Motor

    Reading

    Math

    Music

    Self-Care

    Cooking

    Go strawberry picking at a local orchard.

    Trace your child’s hands. Mark the date and save this paper!

    Arrange magnetic letters into “words” on the refrigerator.

    Measure the height of your child. Record with tape/date on a closet door.

    Dance to a fast song; then dance to a slow song.

    Help your child learn to comb his own hair.

    Make Grape Kabobs by threading green and purple grapes onto a wooden skewer.

    Writing

    Reading

    Math

    Music

    Self-Care

    Cooking

    Movement

    Color an American Flag. Hang it in your window for Memorial Day.

    Read Little Cloud by Eric Carle

    Lay on your backs, looking at the clouds. What shapes do they make?

    Sing a patriotic song such as America the Beautiful.

    Sing the Brush Your Teeth song, and then brush them for real.

    Mix strawberries, blueberries and mini marshmallows for a patriotic treat.

    Invite several friends over. Ask them to bring their bikes and ride together.

     

    june

    SUNDAY

    MONDAY

    TUESDAY

    WEDNESDAY

    THURSDAY

    FRIDAY

    SATURDAY

    Music

    Writing

    Cooking

    Movement

    Fine Motor

    Reading

    Math

    On youtube.com, search for kids’ songs to sing.

    Draw with sidewalk chalk

    Squeeze lemons, add

    a little sugar and water for a refreshing early summer drink!

    Fill a sock with beans and play bean bag toss games together.

    Finger paint with red, white and blue paint. When dry, fold the paper into a card for Dad.

    Take turns picking a book to read under a shady tree.

    Count the stripes and stars on a flag.

    Self-Care

    Cooking

    Movement

    Fine Motor

    Reading

    Math

    Music

    Reward toileting success with a special treat.

    Decorate frosted cupcakes with chocolate chips.

    Practice jumping jacks. How many can you do?

    Cut out pictures from magazines and make a collage.

    Read a book about summer.

    Play hopscotch.

    Make a “kitchen band”. How many ways can you make music?

    Cooking

    Movement

    Fine Motor

    Reading

    Math

    Music

    Self-Care

    Eat frozen fruit. Talk about temperature.

    Hot/Cold.

    Play in a sprinkler or with a hose.

    Blow bubbles. Let your child hold and dip his own wand.

    Paint letters with water on the sidewalk.

    Measure the height of your child. Record with tape/date on a closet door.

    Sing If You’re Happy and you Know It, Clap your Hands.

    Practice safety rules with puppets.

    Movement

    Fine Motor

    Reading

    Math

    Music

    Self-Care

    Cooking

    Invite another family to go to the pool with you.

    Trace your child’s hands. Mark the date and save this paper!

    Read Sam the Firefly by P.D. Eastman

    Catch fireflies. How many can you catch? Be sure to let them go again!

    Look up Sam the Firefly on YouTube.

    What fasteners can your child do? Snaps, zippers, Velcro, buttons?

    Eat watermelon outside. Save the seeds for next week.

    Fine Motor

    Reading

    Math

    Music

    Self-Care

    Cooking

    Movement

    Draw a picture of the beach. “Paint” on glue then sprinkle real sand onto the picture.

    Read a book when it is dark. Use a flash light.

    Count your watermelon seeds. Can you make piles with 3 seeds in each pile?

    Sing the song “Have You

    Ever Been Fishing on a

    Bright and Sunny Day?”

    Teach your child how to wash his own face with a wash cloth.

    Make your own popsicles by freezing juice in paper cups. When slushy, add a popsicle stick to each cup.

    Visit the zoo. When you get home, move like the animals you saw.

     

     

     


     BOOKS TO READ

 

Please see below for skills you can work on at home to reinforce skills being taught in school:

*Practice letter recognition

*Review Letter identification and sounds for Oo, Kk, Qq, Pp, Nn, Ee, Zz, Aa, Jj, Gg, Rr, Xx, Dd, Ww, Ll, Ii, Bb, Tt, Vv, Yy,  Uu, Cc, Hh, Ss,  Mm, and Ff

*Practice counting items up to twenty

*Practice rote counting aloud to twenty

*Practice the correct pencil grip

*Practice using scissors

*Practice spelling and writing first and last name

*Practice writing your numbers from one to ten

*Practice reciting your address and phone number

*Play with play dough to enhance fine motor strength

 


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