Not sure what you’ll be doing with your kindergartner this week? Tired of trying to find supplies and not being able to do an activity because you’re missing things?
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Kindergarten is filled with hands-on activities, songs and movement to make learning stick. Enjoy spending this time learning to teach your child to read and write.
It doesn’t have to be a bore.
Get your week organized so you can actually have fun teaching your child too.
I like to focus on the language arts skills because they are so foundational to everything else they will be learning.
With help and prompting, kids can ask and answer questions about key events in a story along with retelling the story.
With help and support, they can identify the characters, setting and key events along with describing the relationship between the pictures and the story.
Kids can recognize and identify all of the upper and lowercase letters. They can count, blend and segment syllables in words. Identify beginning, middle and end sounds CVC words.
In kindergarten, kids should be learning to identify and print their upper and lowercase letters. They can use drawings, dictations and writing to create original pieces of work that retell a story. They can use these skills to narrate a story.
In kindergarten, kids are working with numbers 11-19 more, how to count and compare. They should be able to measure and classify objects.
The should be able to count to 100 by ones and tens. They should be able to work with equations for addition and subtraction. They should be able to decompose numbers to show that 6=3+3 and 6=4+2. Using any numbers from 1-9, they should be able to make 10.
The should be able to identify and describe 2D and 3D objects.
For science we like to use lapbook or notebooking pages to introduce science concepts. They can keep a notebook and draw what is happening in their experiments or what they’re learning about a topic.
We spend a whole year on dinosaurs one time and the amount of writing he did for it was amazing because my son loved the topic so much. If you had asked him to write about something else, he would not have wanted to do it so I just went with it.
Fine and Gross Motor Skills
Your child should learn to hold a pencil correctly so they can properly write their letters and I love working on scissor skills in fun cutting activities.
It’s a great time to teach your child how to tie their shoe, you can use these shoe lacing cards to practice. They may not perfect it but it’s a good time to start.
Getting your child active and moving is important as kindergarten students can’t sit still for long periods of time.
We always made sure there was outside time for them to run around with their basketballs or fun outdoor games to get them tired enough to sit down for seat work.
Arts and Crafts
Along with science projects can be messy but if you make the time to gather supplies ahead of time and have one day for all of your projects, you’ll only have one day of major clean ups.
We loved doing book activities, finding a craft that was related to story that we read about help our kids remember the story better and they enjoyed re-creating the characters or settings.
Recommended Homeschool Books
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Homeschool Planning Guide for the Unorganized Mom: An easy-to-follow plan for successful homeschooling when you don’t even know where to startThe Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and LifeThe Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your KidsThe Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at HomeA Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of LearningThe Call of the Wild and Free: Reclaiming Wonder in Your Child’s Education
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There’s a ton of room to write out what you need for each section to get your kindergarten lesson planning ready for the week ahead.
This is particularly important if you need specific items from the store or need to reserve books from the library.
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