Kindergarten

Dear Parents,

We want to give you a few ideas of how to work with your child at home. These ideas are meant to be fun ways to reinforce the skills taught in kindergarten. There are many different games on the market that can be modified or changed to accommodate your needs. Some examples are: Memory, Twister, Bingo, Old Maid or Go Fish. You could combine letters with pictures of beginning letter sounds, capital with lowercase letters, numbers with sets, numbers with combinations, rhyming words, words of the week, or even use shapes. The easiest way to start would be to make a set of cards that can be interchanged and used in Memory, Old Maid or Go Fish. You can use the same materials in a variety of ways. You could modify a Twister mat and add pictures or words and they have to spin to see where they go or what they do. For example if they spun an Aa, they would have to look for the apple to stand on. A few games that are great, as is, are Perfection, Hi Ho Cherry-O, Operation and Lego’s. These games help children develop their fine motor skills. There are many different ideas of things that you could do with your child. These are just a few to get you started. We hope they were helpful. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call or e-mail your child’s teacher. Have Fun!!

Typical Kindergarten Day

  • 8:30-9:00 Entrance/Morning Work
  • 9:00-9:20 Opening
  • 9:20-10:00 Comprehension ILA
  • 10:00-10:10 Snack
  • 10:10-11:05 Regrouping ILA
  • 11:15-12:05 Specials
  • 12:10-12:40 Lunch
  • 12:40-1:10 Math and Math Games
  • 1:10-1:30 Outside Play
  • 1:30-1:50 Rest
  • 1:50-2:15 Writing
  • 2:15-2:45 Centers
  • 2:45-3:15 Social Studies/Science
  • 3:15 Wrap Up/Pack Up/Dismissal

Patriot Program Requirements

The Patriot Program will begin in October and must be completed by the end of April. Requirement and rewards are subject to change.

  • Recite the Pledge of Allegiance to an adult.
  • Name the president of the United States.
  • Name the colors on the American flag. (red, white and blue)
  • How many stripes are on the flag? Count them. (13)
  • What is the name of the house that the president lives in? (The White House)

Extra Credit

  • Name the capital of our country.

STUDENTS WILL BE EXPECTED TO EXHIBIT APPROPRIATE CITIZENSHIP BEHAVIORS THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT AS DETERMINED BY EACH INDIVIDUAL CLASS.

Recognition will be given to those students who demonstrate a commitment to the Patriot Program. A Patriot Certificate will be awarded to those participants who complete at least 3 requirements. Those students who complete all Patriot requirements will receive a Distinguished Patriot Certificate.

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