Welcome to Ms. Ann's class.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all adjust to the new learning format. Please do not hesitate to be in touch with any questions/concerns that you may have. I hope you and your families are well. I miss seeing my sweet students every day! Please give my love to your children. I will keep you and your families in my prayers.
The following suggestions will help prepare your child for kindergarten:
ABC Mouse (See Mrs. Collin's email for login instructions).
Scholastic Learn at Home
Read to your child. Point to each word in the book as you read to help your child develop left to right progression. After you have finished reading, have your child draw a picture about the story. Discuss the role of the author and the illustrator. Have your child identify the characters from the book. Let your child use the pictures in the book to retell the story to you.
Fine motor skills: Writing and cutting skills improve as a child’s fine motor skills are developed. The following activities aid in the development of fine motor skills:
Practice using a hole punch to cut out dots.
Name: Practice writing first and last name with the first letter capitalized and the remaining letters lowercase. * If it is difficult for your child to write on the lined paper, please allow your child to practice on blank paper. As your child’s fine motor skills develop, it will become easier for him or her to write on lined paper.
Alphabet: Children should be able to identify all of the letters and their sounds. If your child is still unable to do this, it will be beneficial to work with your child using flashcards. Please use cards in which the capital letter and lower case letter are on the same card until your child is able to correctly identify all 26 letters, then switch to cards in which the capital and lowercase letters are on separate cards.
Alphabet: Practice writing the alphabet.
Numbers: Children should be able to identify the numbers 1-20 and the number words 1-10. If your child is unable to do this, extra practice will be beneficial.
Counting: Use household items (such as beans, pennies, buttons, etc.) as counters. Have your child practice counting sets of items up to 25. Remind your child to push each item away from the group of items once it has been counted. Also use household counters as visual representations for simple addition and subtraction problems.
Sight Words: Students are working to learn the pre-primer Dolch sight words, the color words, and the number words 1-10. If your child knows the sight words, it is very important to continue testing your child using the checklists included in the weekly packet so that he/she does not forget what has been learned. Only check off the words that your child can correctly identify without help.
Pre-Primer Dolch Sight Words
Color and Number Words