At-Home Resources

Distance Learning Resources:

Below are optional enrichment activities that can be completed at home. They've been added to provide additional support during distance learning, but will be available all year. Students should not spend more than 15-30 minutes a day on digital enrichment activities. To continue to make learning a positive experience, your child does not need to complete these activities if they are not up for it on any given day. 

  • Language Arts Enrichment:

    • Teach Your Monster to Read

      • We having been using Teach Your Monster to Read in the classroom to help students learn letters, sounds, sight words, and other important foundational skills.

      • Your child's account is already set up and can be accessed using this link here.

      • Please type in your child's first name in order to access their account (ex: Everett).

      • With a little guidance on navigating with a computer, they should be able to complete this activity independently. 

      • If they are struggling with their current level, please contact me so that I can make necessary adjustments.

    • EPIC! (Digital Books)

      • Epic! allows students to access lots of books! Many of the books have the option for "read to me", so that your child can independently listen to the story. 

      • I have sent books specifically for your child, but you are welcome to explore other options as well.

      • You can access your child's books here.

      • Enter class code: wqi3166

      • Select your child's name.

  • Math Enrichment:

    • See below for Ready Rosie math activities

    • See below for At-Home Activity Calendars

    • Pink Cat Games:

      • Your child's account is already set up and can be accessed using this link here.

      • Select "students", and then click on your child's name in order to access their personalized games.

      • Remember that your child needs to do these activities as independent as possible to ensure their academic growth.

      • If they are struggling with their current level, please contact me so that I can make necessary adjustments. 

    • Happy Numbers:

      • Go to HappyNumbers.com.

      • Click the “I’m a Student” button.

      • Enter our class number: 

        • Pre-Kindergarten Students: 574134.

        • TK/Kindergarten Students: 522739.

      • Select your child’s name from the class list.

      • Your child's password is their age (ex: 4).

      • TK/K students will take a 20 question placement test. Pre-kindergarten students will not have a placement test. 

      • Remember that your child needs to do these activities as independent as possible to ensure their academic growth.

      • If they are struggling with their current level, please contact me so that I can make necessary adjustments. 

  • Fine Motor Enrichment:

 

 

 

 

 

 

To help you with some ideas of activities to complete at home, I want to share a fantastic resource. These activities reflect what we are doing in the classroom, but feel free to browse on your own as well. Ready Rosie can also be used with babies all the way to 3rd grade.

 

Click here to register (using the zip code 76201). Ready Rosie has short educational videos that you watch and then complete together. The videos require minimal to no preparations. Feel free to also browse for your own videos and use with other children in your home as well. Within the video page, you will discover why the given activity is important for your child’s academic growth, find ways to simplify the activity, or make it more challenging for your child. 

Math:

Lily Pad Hop

Keep It Up

Shaving Cream Shapes

Special Day Countdown

Keep It Up

How Old Are You?

Setting the Table

Bookcase Problem

Sorting Laundry

Cereal Challenge

Apple Pie

Block Tower

Dino Dig

Follow the Leader

Sharing Goldfish

Crazy Counting

Rub a Dub Counting

The Number Stays the Same

How Many in the Car?

Block Tower

Counting Signs

One, Two, Moo

Three Little Animals

Give me Five

Language Arts:

Frog Hopping

Silent Opposites

Predicting Vocabulary

Grocery Store Conversations

Making a Grocery List (great for introducing beginning sounds)

Weekend News (one of my personal favorites)

Twinkle, Twinkle, Rhymes 

Rhyming with Jack and Jill

Sliding to Nursery Rhymes

Grocery Sack Syllables

Table Riddles

Mystery Bag

Getting Information from Pictures

Jump Rope Letters

Words on the Page

Think About It

Thank You Note

Alphabet Clapping

Recalling What Happening in a Story

Name Game

Write Your Name

Magnetic Letter Mix Up

Making Letter Soup
 

Art/Fine Motor:

Torn Paper Art

Detailed Drawing of a Face

Shaving Cream Shapes

Health:

Brushing Your Teeth

My Address

Social-Emotional Learning:

Taking Turns

Choosing the Right Voice

Following Directions

Sharing a Meal

Sharing Goldfish  

Talking About Your Feelings

If You’re Happy and You Know It

Reading Emotions

Funny Faces

Other Ways to Support Learning at Home:

  • We are heavily focusing on beginning reading skills.  When at home, please be sure to encourage your child to identify the beginning sounds in words.  For example: "bike" begins with the /b/ sound.  The first letter is b. Children are also exploring touching each word as we read, reading from left to right, turning the pages and only one page at a time, identifying punctuation, etc. 

  • There is no such thing as too much counting.  Please count with your child.  If you feel he/she can count strongly past 20, begin counting by 2s/5s/10s.  Count backwards.  Have him/her listen to you count, leave a number out on purpose and ask him/her to tell you which number.  Let me know if you need ideas, games, etc.  Please also take a look at our weekly newsletter to see what math objectives we are currently working on.

  • Kindergarten is closer than you think. The children are rapidly increasing their independence and listening skills--both are crucial for Kindergarten readiness.  At home, please encourage your child to complete tasks independently.  For example:  getting dressed, putting on and taking off shoes and coats, unpacking his/her backpacks, cleaning up his/her own dishes and messes, etc.  The children will be expected to do all of these things next year, by themselves.  Training them at home now will greatly help them prepare to be successful in Kindergarten.  

  • Please use any of the activities that were sent home and/or discussed during conference time.

At-Home Monthly Activity Calendars:

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