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:
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SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Music

Self-Care

Cooking

Movement

Fine Motor

Reading

Math

Look up your favorite song on YouTube.

Make up a game saying “please and thank you.”

Make pudding using an egg beater.

Play tag.

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

Guess what a book is about by looking at the pictures.

Let your child set the table: one plate, fork and napkin for each person.

Self-Care

Cooking

Movement

Fine Motor

Reading

Math

Music

Go on a walk and look for all the stop signs.

Practice safety.

Spread apple butter on toast.

Count backwards from 10 while you stomp your feet. Add other motions.

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

Read another book by Bill Martin Jr.

Sort the silverware. Forks together, spoons together, etc.

Sing “If You are Happy and You Know It”.

Cooking

Movement

Writing

Reading

Math

Music

Self-Care

Make an apple pie. Let your child help roll out pie dough.

Make a pattern: clap, jump, clap, jump.

Color a picture of your family members

Write down a prayer or words of thanksgiving.

Give everyone a copy.

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

Sing along with a favorite song on YouTube.

Get a toy to play with ONLY when your child has success in the toilet.

Movement

Fine Motor

Reading

Math

Music

Self-Care

Cooking

Play at a new playground.

Make a necklace out of penne pasta.

Play an ABC game on starfall.com

Count the number of bottle caps you have collected.

Dance together to your favorite songs.

Give your child a sticker for keeping his pants dry and clean.

Spread butter on toast. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

Fine Motor

Reading!

Math

Music

Self-Care

Cooking

Movement

Play with playdoh. Roll, pound, pat, poke, make snakes, cut with scissors.

Look at a photo album together.

Make a pattern with bottle caps.

Go on a “listening” walk. How many sounds can you hear outside?

Let your child pick out their own clothes to wear.

Let your child put 2 grapes on a toothpick for each family member.

Play bounce and catch with a ball.


 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!