Home/School Connection

 

aHome/School Connectiona  

     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.

 

Preschool Family Activities Calendar:
october

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Music

Self-Care

Cooking

Movement

Fine Motor

Reading

Math

Dance as a family together after dinner. Play fast then slow

Wash dolls or plastic animals in a tub of soapy water.

Make a sandwich together.

Do all these 10 times: jump, giant step, baby step and turn around.

Pick up 10 raisins one at a time, and then eat them!

Play “I spy with my little eye, something that is ___ (color)”

Collect leaves. Count how many you have.

Self-Care

Cooking

Movement

Writing

Reading

Math

Music

Let your child pick out his clothes to wear.

Practice pouring milk from a measuring cup onto cereal.

Visit a new playground.

Draw a picture of a pumpkin.

Read a book about Fall such as Mouse’s First Fall by Lauren Thompson.

Count the number of bottle caps you have collected.

Listen to music by Mozart while resting or reading quietly.

Cooking

Movement

Fine Motor

Reading

Math

Music

Self-Care

Make “Ants on a Log”: spread cheese, cream cheese, or peanut butter on celery. Add raisins.

Make a “fort” out of a blanket draped over a table.

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

Read a book about pumpkins.

Go on a twilight walk. Count the number of pumpkins on your street.

Sing the ABC song together.

Practice putting socks and shoes on.

Movement

Writing

Reading

Math

Music

Self-Care

Cooking

Rake leaves and jump in!

Make a leaf rubbing. Put a leaf under paper and rub, use side of a crayon.

“Read” the boxes and cans in your pantry.

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

Play drums using wooden spoons and an upside down pot.

Begin to teach your child to put on his own jacket.

Make warm cider. Let your child sprinkle and stir cinnamon sugar.

Fine Motor

Reading

Math

Music

Self-Care

Cooking

Movement

Play with pipe cleaners.

Bend and twist them.

Make shapes.

Read a book by Dr. Seuss.

Look at a clock together. Label the numbers.

Sing the nursery rhyme: Hickory Dickory Dock.

Keep working on independence in putting on his jacket.

Slice a banana. Make a “sandwich” with mini chocolate chips.

Go on a hike in the woods.


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

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!