In an effort to keep you informed about your child’s classroom activities during the first twelve weeks of school, the following is a list of concepts that will be introduced.
- The front, back, top and bottom of a book, how to hold the book and turn the pages.
- Follow oral directions.
- Use the words in, on, under, over, beside, inside, behind, above and below appropriately.
- Name letters of the alphabet.
- Answer questions about a story.
- Retell a story.
- Identify the characters in a story.
- Take turns when speaking.
- Tell what might happen next when listening to a book.
- Count by ones to 10.
- Recognize and describe circles and squares.
- Match objects that are alike.
- Use five senses to learn about objects.
- Observe and discuss changes in the weather.
- Sort objects into groups by color, size, shape etc.
- Understand the concept of today and tomorrow.
- Follow classroom rules.
- Describe family characteristics.
- Describe community environment such as buildings, streets, landscape.
Suggested books to read to your student that relate to these units of study are:
The Biggest House in the World by Leo Lionni; Building a House by Byron Barton; Jack and Jake by Aliki; Don’t Forget the Bacon! by Pat Hutchins; Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang; The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins; The Wolf’s Chicken Stew by Keiko Kasza; The Rain Puddle by Adelaide Holl; The Empty Pot by Demi; The Big Seed by Ellen Howard; This Year’s Garden by Cynthia Rylant.
Read nursery rhymes and sing favorite songs.