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.

 

Home/School Connection :

  Preschool Family Activities Calendar: 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. Watersoap- 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.



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!