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

    Fine Motor

    Cooking

    Movement

    Writing

    Reading

    Math

    Sing Mr. Golden Sun!

    Paint a yellow circle.

    Brush paint on your hand and make handprint

    “rays” around the circle.

    Squeeze oranges for a refreshing spring drink!

    Visit a garden center. Pick out several annual flowers. Replant in a garden or flower pot.

    Paint a picture for Mom using water color paints.

    Read Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman

    Go on a walk and collect sticks. Lay them out and order them by size. Save this collection for next week.

    Self-Care

    Cooking

    Movement

    Fine Motor

    Reading

    Math

    Music

    Practice cutting soft foods with a plastic knife.

    Make cookies together. Let your child help add ingredients, measure and stir.

    Invite a friend over. Run outdoors waving party streamers in the wind.

    Make fingerprint pictures using paint or rubber stamp ink.

    Name all the letters in your first and last name.

    Arrange your sticks (from last week) to form letters or shapes.

    Make shakers by filling plastic eggs with rice, bells or other small items.

    Cooking

    Movement

    Writing

    Reading

    Math

    Music

    Fine Motor

    Pour fruit punch in a glass. Add Sprite or 7Up.

    Enjoy a fizzy treat.

    Climb rocks.

    Draw a picture of your rock climbing adventure.

    Visit the library and check out 3 new books.

    Go on a color scavenger hunt. How many items can you find in different colors?

    Sing Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Turn Around.

    Practice with scissors. Cut out pictures and shapes.

    Movement

    Fine Motor

    Reading

    Math

    Music

    Self-Care

    Cooking

    Go strawberry picking at a local orchard.

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

    Arrange magnetic letters into “words” on the refrigerator.

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

    Dance to a fast song; then dance to a slow song.

    Help your child learn to comb his own hair.

    Make Grape Kabobs by threading green and purple grapes onto a wooden skewer.

    Writing

    Reading

    Math

    Music

    Self-Care

    Cooking

    Movement

    Color an American Flag. Hang it in your window for Memorial Day.

    Read Little Cloud by Eric Carle

    Lay on your backs, looking at the clouds. What shapes do they make?

    Sing a patriotic song such as America the Beautiful.

    Sing the Brush Your Teeth song, and then brush them for real.

    Mix strawberries, blueberries and mini marshmallows for a patriotic treat.

    Invite several friends over. Ask them to bring their bikes and ride together.

     

     

     
     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