Pre-K4


Dear Parents/Caregivers,
As you know, Preschool is incredibly important for laying a solid foundation for K on up.  Therefore, it’s important that there are no holes or cracks in that foundation.  I have been doing A LOT of review and practice with PK4, but I have had to slow down the pace.  In order to get them back on track, we need to pick up the pace.  So, I am encouraging the learning that we do at school, to be carried over at home.  Attached are some things that you can work on with your child, especially on the days that they are not at school.  Included, is the assessment that I use throughout the year, so that you can see what they are tested on and required to know at this level.  Feel free to make copies and “test” them yourselves to see your child’s areas of strengths and weaknesses.  I will continue to keep the bar high, yet attainable for them, as always!
It is truly a pleasure getting to know your child both academically and socially!  I love watching them grow and learn, and getting to know them as people!
Yours in Education,
Ms. Chris

PK 4 Student Practice and Review

1.  PRACTICE WRITING AND RECOGNIZING

*Alphabet:  Upper and Lower case

*Include letter sounds (and words that begin with that sound)

*For the vowels, please include both long and short sound (ie. egg, eagle)

*Names:  First and Last

*Some students may need it to be written by an adult, so they can copy.  This is ok, but please encourage students to move toward writing it on their own.

*Please be sure that only beginning letters should be upper case, while the others are lower case

*Numbers:  1-20

*Please encourage the recognition of all numbers 1-100

 

2.  PRACTICE RECOGNIZING AND SPELLING (WITH USE OF FLASHCARDS)…

*Colors: Student says color.  Adult tracks letters of color word while student is saying (spelling) each letter of the color.

*Months: Student says month.  Adult tracks letters of the month while student is saying (spelling) each letter of the month.

*Days of the Week: Student says day.  Adult tracks letters of the day while student is saying (spelling) each letter of the day.

*Sight Words: (Dolch list is Online) Student says sight word.  Adult tracks letters of the word while student is saying (spelling) each letter of the word.

***Please continue to mix up the order.  Our little ones are very smart and can memorize order, pattern, and print.  In order for them to truly comprehend the concept, it needs to be shown in a variety of prints, order, etc.

3.  PRACTICE READING AND TRACKING  

* Encourage student to use pictures to predict what will happen in the story

* Track Words

* Have student find sight words in reading

* Have student identify letters and sounds

* Encourage student to sound out words

* Encourage student to use the picture for clues to help them with the words

* Encourage student to use pictures to predict what will happen

4.  PRACTICE FINE MOTOR SKILLS AND GENERAL CONCEPTS

IN ANY/ALL OF THE FOLLOWING WAYS ..

* Puzzles

* Flash Cards

* Phonics

* Making patterns (ie. with blocks)

* Creating

* Building

* Play Doh

* Magnets and/or magnetic letters/numbers

* Coloring by letter and/or number

* Coloring inside the lines

* Identifying and reviewing shapes in everyday life

* Reading signs

* Etc.

 

5.  PRACTICE GROSS MOTOR SKILLS AND YOUTUBE LEARNING

IN ANY/ALL OF THE FOLLOWING WAYS ..

* Read along books:  Little Critters, Peppa Pig, and Berenstain Bears are excellent

* Preschool exercise songs by: Learning Station and Jack Hartman (especially if they include listening and following along)

  • Count to 100…by 1’s, by 5’s, and 10’s
  • Dolch Sight Word Review
  • Sight Words 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Phonics…letters and sounds
  • Rhyming/Word Families

* Learning shows that teach lessons: Peppa Pig, Sesame Street, Dr. Seuss, Berenstain Bears

 

6.  GENERAL ADVICE…   

* Plenty of exercise and sun for your child

* Keep learning to 10-20 min. chunks…then get them up and moving before more learning

* Routine is great.  They look forward to knowing what’s coming next.

* Mix up flashcards and print (while keeping routine of concepts the same)

* Don’t underestimate how sharp they are!

* Enjoy this time with them!  Love on them lots!

 

Pre-K4 Assessment

Dolch Sight Words Pk & K

Letters Numerals Counting Colors Shapes

Yours in Education,

Ms. Chris

Ages:  4 years and will be attending Kindergarten the following Fall.

Lead Teacher:  Mrs. Chris

Circle Time:

-Days of the Week

-Months of the Year

-Letters

  • uppercase
  • lowercase
  • sounds

-Numbers 1-100

-Colors

-Shapes

-Rhyming

-Sight Words

-Word “chunks”

-Word families

-Patterns

Gross Motor:

-Simon Says

-Exercise Songs

-Kids Yoga

Fine Motor:

-Holding writing, and eating utensils properly

-using scissors

-Creating with legos

-“Sewing”

Sensory Activities:

-Play Dough/Slime

-Water Play e.i washing dishes, babydolls, cars

-Sand

-Manipulating tape

-Cozy corner

Music:

-Instruments (creating/playing)

-Songs at Circle Time

-Songs to help learn concepts

-Song of the Month

Math: 

-Number activities

-Color by Numbers

-Math manipulation

-Writing numbers

-Spatial awareness

Science: 

-Magnets

-Animals

-Nature walks

-Ecosystems

Art:

-Dramatic play

-Chalk outside

-White boards

-Painting

-Crafts

-Prop boxes

Reading/Writing:

-Teacher led story time

-Group/Independent reading

-Writing Full Names

-Learning Address, and Phone Numbers

-Tracing letters/numbers

-Color by letter

-Color by sound

-Writing using; Paper, white boards, sand, etc