Aug 18 2009

Homework for Parents & 7 Things Kindergarteners Need to Know by Stacey Kannenberg

Homework for Parents…

  • Stop, Drop, and Listen!
  • Unload the backpack/homework folder with your kids daily.
  • Read with your kids every night for 15 minutes.
  • Play repetitive games with your kids.
  • Ask open ended questions to help your kids communicate.
  • Be involved in school activities and join your PTA/PTO!

7 Things Kindergarteners Need to Know…

At the beginning of the school year, kids will be asked to:

1.    know the uppercase alphabet and name the letters out of sequence or mixed up, such as: B, D, X, K, J, M, O, etc.
2.    know the numbers to 10 and identify the numbers out of sequence or mixed up, such as: 2, 5, 9, 8, 1, 3, 4, etc.
3.    identify basic colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.
4.    identify basic shapes: circle, diamond, rectangle, triangle, oval, and square.
5.    identify basic coins: penny, nickel, and dime.
6.    count objects to 10.
7.    show how far they can count toward 100.

During the year, Kindergarteners will need to know…

  • both upper and lower case letters, in order and out of sequence
  • numbers to 30, in order and out of sequence
  • more colors and shapes, including hexagon and octagon
  • more coins, such as quarter and dollar
  • their name, address, and phone number
  • how to get dressed themselves for outside play
  • how to use the bathroom independently

…in order to make that first year a success!

2009 © Stacey Kannenberg, Cedar Valley Publishing, autora de ¡A Prepararse Para Kindergarten!, Let’s Get Ready For Kindergarten!Let’s Get Ready for First Grade!

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