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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    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: google rain-stick craft

     

    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.


     

     
     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