Things to work on

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Below are some things that you can work on with your child.

Putting on, buttoning and or zippering their coats.

* Buttoning and zipping their pants.

*Tying their shoes.

*Writing their name-first and last. Please have them begin their letters from the top of the line and go down, not from the bottom and go up.

*Talk about what they did during the day-help them remember in order things they did. This will help them when they write and recalling parts of a story.

*    Recognize the letters of the alphabet. This does not mean just memorizing the song, although singing does help, but knowing that when they say A this is what it looks like. Flash cards or letters written on a piece of paper and touched each time they say it works.

*      Recognizing shapes-circles, squares, triangles, rectangles. Play “I Spy a…” where ever you are.

*     Recognizing and comparing the sizes of objects use the words: larger than…, longer than…, shorter than…, taller than… and so on.

*   Looking for patterns-anything that repeats itself in an order. These can be anywhere in a book, on their clothes, outside. Colors, shapes, sizes of items.

Here are year end goals built into the program and aligned with the CCS for Math:

-          Counts by 1’s and 10’s to 100

-          Count on from any number other than 1

-          Writes numbers correctly 0-20

-          Demonstrates 1 to 1 correspondence

-          Count up to 20 objects no matter how they are arranged (line; scattered; circle…)

-          Count and know the next number is 1 more

-          Compares numbers/groups of objects and know if they are greater than, less than or equal to another group

-          Add and subtract in many ways-using objects or pictures to show the problem

-          Know that numbers 11-19 are made up of tens and ones

-          Solves addition number sentences minimally 0-5

-          Solves subtraction number sentences minimally 0-5

-          Solves addition and subtraction word problems minimally 0-10

-          Use words to compare objects length or weight

-          Count and sort objects into a group

-          Identifies two and three dimensional shapes

-          Analyze and describes two and three dimensional shapes

-          Creates two and three dimensional shapes from small shapes-example use 2 triangles to make a rectangle

-          Use terms such as above, below, next to, in front of, behind

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