• Pre-K Family Activities

    Literacy

    • Read 20+ minutes a day.
    • While reading or after reading, write/draw:
      • Discuss new word meaning before, during, and after book reading
      • Discuss author, illustrator, main character, setting, story problem & solution
      • Have students make predictions
      • Have students identify character feelings and why they might be having those feelings
      • Make connections to what students already know
      • Ask children who, what, where, and why questions
      • Have students retell or re-enact story in his own words
    • Compound words
      • Say the first word and child come up with different endings (ex. Fire- works, man, fly, house)
    • Syllables
      • Say a word and have child clap to identify the number of syllables
    • Rhyming words
      • Identify rhyming words in a book or have students produce some after saying a word
    • Sort objects by beginning sound
    • Name upper and lower case letters (end of year goal is 20 of each)
      • Child can identify letters in a book, magnetic letters, puzzles
    • Letter Sounds (end of year goal is 20)
    • Write first name
      • Write name in shaving cream, sand, gel bag
      • Use alphabet stamps or magnetic letters
    • Write the room
      • Student writes words they see around the house (on everyday products).

    Math

    • Practice rote counting 1-30
    • Recognize and create patterns
    • Compare height, length, weight
    • Count objects by moving or touching (one to one correspondence)- numbers 1-10
    • Compare a set of objects using the words fewer, more, less, equal
    • Recognize numbers 0-9
      • Have child do ___ jumping jacks, hops
    • Name common shapes
      • Identify number of sides and corners
      • Student can create shapes using Play-Doh and toothpicks
    • Adding up to 5
    • Subtracting 0-5 from a set

    Science 

    • Discover what objects sink/float
    • Describe textures of various materials
    • Identify color, shape, size of outside objects
    • Discuss similarities and differences among different animals
    • Sort and group objects based on more than one property (example: hard/soft, heavy/light, wood/plastic)
    • Discuss green practices
      • Discuss importance of using both sides of paper
      • Not too many paper towels
      • Saving water
      • Turning off lights when you leave a room
      • Recycling (if applicable)

    Social Studies

    • Discuss community helpers (ex, firefighters, police officers, hospital staff)
    • Discuss daily weather and the types of appropriate clothing that we wear for the weather
    • Have children use words such as yesterday, today, tomorrow, and next time during conversations
    • Have children participate in household chores such as setting the table, sorting laundry, picking up after themselves