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.

 

 Preschool Family Activities Calendar:  

  •   august

    SUNDAY

    MONDAY

    TUESDAY

    WEDNESDAY

    THURSDAY

    FRIDAY

    SATURDAY

    Music

    Writing

    Cooking

    Movement

    Fine Motor

    Reading

    Math

    Do a puzzle while listening to classical music.

    Tape 3 markers together. Draw straight and curvy lines.

    Make an ice cream sundae.

    Play with toy cars. Have a race.

    Cut out letters out of magazines. Glue them together on paper to make words.

    Visit a library in a neighboring town.

    Fill a tub with sand or rice. Dig, scoop, and dump the sand.

    Self-Care

    Cooking

    Movement

    Fine Motor

    Reading

    Math

    Music

    Learn about clothing tags. They belong in back.

    Make a fruit popsicles.

    Visit a farm.

    Pound golf tees in Styrofoam with a wooden mallet.

    Read Swimmy by Leo

    Lionni

    Sort sea shells.

    Wear bells while dancing to music.

    Cooking

    Movement

    Fine Motor

    Reading

    Math

    Music

    Self-Care

    Teach your child how to peel a potato. Cut into strips and fry—making homemade French fries!

    Play tag.

    Color in a coloring book.

    Read At the Beach by Anne Rockwell.

    Count the number of people and the number of animals in your house.

    Sing The Itsy Bitsy Spider.

    Practice putting socks

    and shoes on independently.

    Movement

    Fine Motor

    Reading

    Math

    Music

    Self-Care

    Cooking

    Hang from the monkey bars. Try to swing over to the next one.

    Play with mini marshmallows and tooth picks. What can you make?

    Read a family photo album. Talk about the people and what they are doing.

    Sort your toy cars by color, by type, or by size.

    Go to a free outdoor concert.

    Play Simon Says to practice following directions.

    Bake cookies together.

     

    september

    SUNDAY

    MONDAY

    TUESDAY

    WEDNESDAY

    THURSDAY

    FRIDAY

    SATURDAY

    Music

    Fine Motor

    Reading

    Math

    Music

    Self-Care

    Cooking

    Sing Twinkle Twinkle or your favorite song together.

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

    Make up a story about a child who went to his/her first day of school.

    Count the trees near your house. Touch each tree as you say the number.

    Sing Wheels on the Bus together.

    Teach your child how to take out the papers from his backpack and give them to you.

    Cut an apple into slices. Let your child dip them into honey or peanut butter.

    Writing

    Reading

    Math

    Music

    Self-Care

    Cooking

    Movement

    Draw a picture of a school bus.

    Visit the library and check out books about going to school.

    Begin a bottle cap collection. Collect different colors and sizes. Continue collecting all fall!

    Sing Head, Shoulders,

    Knees and Toes together.

    Teach your child how to put on his own pants.

    Let your child slice a banana. Sprinkle with coconut or nuts.

    Visit an apple orchard and pick apples.

    Reading

    Math

    Music

    Self-Care

    Cooking

    Movement

    Fine Motor

    Read a book about apples or apple picking.

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

    Make a shaker by taping 2 paper plates together filling them with 10 beans.

    Keep practicing dressing skills- socks and shoes

    Let your child help make dinner. He can stir and mix!

    Dance to your favorite songs together.

    Practice using scissors. Snip the edges of old mail, coupons.

    Math

    Music

    Self-Care

    Cooking

    Movement

    Fine Motor

    Reading

    Count (and practice) holding up 1-5 fingers.

    Sing songs about hands (Open Shut Them; Where

    is Thumbkin, etc.)

    Teach your child how to wash his hands. Water, soap- rub- rinse-dry.

    Let your child help make a fruit smoothie.

    Roll, throw and kick a ball together.

    Make a necklace out of penne pasta.

    Make up a story about a child who loves to eat apples.

    Music

    Self-Care

    Cooking

    Movement

    Writing

    Reading

    Math

    Sing I’m a Little Teapot together.

    Practice hand washing before each meal.

    Bake cookies. Let your child pour, stir and taste!

    Ride a tricycle.

    Draw with sidewalk chalk.

    Read a book by Bill Martin Jr.

    Count everyone’s fingers and toes.

     
     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