Throughout the year, we will be learning many new and exciting things. Kindergarten is a time of new beginnings, of making friends, and of learning a lot of new things every day. Our days and weeks will be filled with many wonderful experiences and opportunities for learning and growing.
We will learn all about letters and sounds, and will be doing many writing activities, too. We will also be learning all about numbers, building upon important math concepts including sorting, counting, graphing, classifying,patterns, time and money, measurement, and addition and subtraction. The children are always proud of the work they create and love to share what they have completed with their loved ones. Families can help at home by reading to and with their child daily, and encouraging them to write, count, and draw.Social Skills and Behaviors
With your child, discuss the importance of:
v Rules of discussion and waiting his/her turn.
v Raising his/her hand to speak in class.
v Appropriate behaviors during talking/reading time.
v Sharing with others.Literacy/Reading SkillsUpon entering Kindergarten, practice these reading skills:
v Recognize capital and lowercase letters and their sounds.
o Match pictures to the correct beginning sounds and practice writing and saying the letters that makes those sounds.
v Write his/her name using correct capitalization.
o Be sure that the children are not using all capital letters to write their name. Only the beginning letter should be capitalized.
v Review concepts of print using correct academic vocabulary.
o Discuss the parts of a book, the author, the illustrator, words, sentences, and be sure to ask questions about what was read.Math SkillsUpon entering Kindergarten, practice these math skills:
v Children should practice counting to 20.
v Children should practice recognizing numbers 0-10 (in and out of order).
v Children should be able to identify basic shapes and colors.Here are some links and tips on how to be actively involved in your child's academic success!