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:
 

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Music

Self-Care

Cooking

Movement

Fine Motor

Reading

Math

Listen to music from a different culture.

Have a “lather” contest when washing hands. Try to make a lot of lather!

Make a fruit smoothie together.

Go to Turtle Back Zoo Walk-through Winter Lights show.

Make wrapping paper by printing with a ½ potato dipped in paint.

Read The Gingerbread Boy.

Sort your bottle cap collection by color or size.

Self-Care

Cooking

Movement

Writing

Reading

Math

Music

Update the “special” toy to earn for using the toilet.

Use cookie cutters to make gingerbread cookies.

Hide a several gingerbread cookies. Go on a scavenger hunt- looking for them.

Make holiday cards with markers, glue and glitter.

Read holiday cards you receive out loud. Let your child “read” the cards to you.

Look at the calendar. What special days are coming? Count the days left.

Sing your favorite holiday songs.

Cooking

Movement

Fine Motor

Reading

Math

Music

Self-Care

Make hot chocolate. Let your child stir and add 2 marshmallows on top.

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

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

Read an informational book about bears hibernating.

Count the holiday cards you have received. Touch each card as you count.

Sing Going on a Bear Hunt. Look up on YouTube!

Check to see what clothes your child can put on/off by himself.

Celebrate each success!

Movement

Fine Motor

Reading

Math

Music

Self-Care

Cooking

Go on a hike around a pond or lake. Watch the birds fly south for the winter.

Make a shopping list together to buy a pack of stickers. Save them for next week

Read another book about bears. Talk about the different types of bears.

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

Sing Jingle Bells. Tap two spoons together as you sing.

Teach your child how to breathe deeply. Even children need to learn to self-calm and de-stress.

Practice pouring milk from a measuring cup onto cereal.

Fine Motor

Reading

Math

Music

Self-Care

Cooking

Movement

Put stickers on the tops of the bottle caps.

Read a book by Laura

Numeroff (If You Give a

Mouse a Cookie)

Sort the bottle caps. Let your child come up with how to sort them.

Sing along to music by Raffi.

Help your child clean up his toys by having boxes for each type of toy.

Label with a picture.

Dip apple slices in honey. Delicious!

Play chase outdoors.



 

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