Homework

Even though we do not have DAILY homework in Kindergarten, it is still important that you help your child at home to become a more independent, successful learner. 

Learn How to Tie Shoes 
Shoe tying

As a new kindergarten teacher, I am noticing that shoes are constantly untied.  Please help your child be more independent at school by learning how to tie their own shoes.  

If your child is struggling with this skill, be sure to out the video links below:  

5 Year Old Shoe Tying Hack

The EASIEST way to tie shoes


Play

One of the best ways to help your child become more successful in school is through play.

Imaginative Play

Imaginative self-directed play helps children overcome fears, make decisions, problem solve, and learn how to work as a team.  It fosters critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication.... all important skills for our 21st Century Learners. Don't forget to let them play!  

Fine Motor Skills

Fine Motor  Skills
 

 

Letter Naming and Letter Sounds

alphabet

We have been working on "Letter Identification" at school--- with both capital on lowercase letters.  This is the first step that our students need to take to help them be successful readers.  When they are able to identify all of their letters successfully and consistently, it is easier to learn the letters sounds.  Help your child learn the letters of the alphabet!  Sing, play games, make it fun!  

Sight Words


 
sight word list



Read!


Make reading fun.  Play word games (rhyming, first sounds, etc) go on letters hunts when you are driving around town or at the grocery store.  And, don't forget to read to your child.  Make it a special time of your day! 

 Reading Tips



Handwriting Practice


Handwriting

We are working on learning how to write our letters (both in capital and lowercase.  You can help your child by finding some time to work on handwriting at home.  

If your child is struggling with holding the pencil correctly, check out the video links below:  

Correct Pencil Grip

Pencil Grip - How to Help Your Child Hold a Pencil Correctly


Counting to 100 by Ones and Tens

Counting Practice

Counting to 100.pdf

Counting by Tens.pdf