As stated in my previous post, homework serves to reinforce concepts learned in the classroom. A child should do their best and be proud of their accomplishments. During the second marking period, our kindergarten curriculum required the completion of the following tasks:
Monday – write the assigned sight words 5-10 times in your journal.
Tuesday – complete the sentence by drawing a picture. If possible, label your drawing. We do this five times.
Wednesday – sort objects
Thursday – math related assignment (worksheets reinforcing positional words, ordering numbers 1 through 20)
Everyday – read for 20 minutes
They did not have any sight word related homework. They did have a math worksheet that focused on positional words. Click here for a PDF.
Family fun week: Disguise Tom Turkey
Click here for a PDF of Tom Turkey. Using items found at home, disguise Tom Turkey (i.e. sheep, cat, pilgrim etc.) to avoid his capture and subsequent use for a Thanksgiving feast.
Sight words: to, like
Sentence: I like to go to the _____.
Sort: Beginning sounds sort – Rr and Pp. Pictures (e.g. rain, ring, ruler) with the beginning sound /r/ from pictures (e.g. pen, pizza, pig) that begin with the /p/ sound.
No homework this week since it’s the week of Thanksgiving.
Sight word: said
Sentence: I said I can see the _____.
Sort: Beginning sounds sort – Ll and Nn. Pictures (e.g. lion, light bulb, leaf) with the beginning sound /l/ from pictures (e.g. nest, nail, net) that begin with the /n/ sound.
Family Fun Week: Decorate a Gingerbread Man
Click here for a PDF of a gingerbread man. Write a list of the materials used to decorate the gingerbread man. Similar to the story, The Gingerbread Man, our masterpiece will run away from school. Via US mail, each gingerbread man will surprisingly end up in our home. Each parent is instructed to secretly send in an addressed envelope with postage.
Sight word: you, is
Sentence: You said I can see the _____ is ______.
Sort: Beginning sounds sort – Ff and Gg. Pictures (e.g. fish, fire, frog) with the beginning sound /f/ from pictures (e.g. girl, grapes, glove) that begin with the /g/ sound.
Week 17 and 18:
No homework – Winter break and snow days prevent school from opening for two weeks
Sight word: it, here
Sentence: Here is a _____. It is ______.
Sort: Ending sounds sort – Tt and Ss. Pictures (e.g. cat, net, hat) with the ending sound /t/ from pictures (e.g. bus, dress, eggs) that end with the /s/ sound.
Sight word: come, up
Sentence: Can you come to my ___? Do you see the ____ up in the sky.
Sort: Ending sounds sort – Pp and Kk. Pictures (e.g. stop, lip, lamp) with the ending sound /p/ from pictures (e.g.snake, bike, duck) that end with the /k/ sound.
Sight word review
Review the 25 kindergarten sight words. Pick six words that your child could not identify and write them 5 times. If your child knows all the 25 kindergarten sight words, proceed to the next 25 sight words. For a list of the kindergarten sight words, please visit a previous post, High Frequency (Sight Words).
Play sight word memory. Pick six words that were difficult to read. Write each word in two different squares on the sight word memory paper. Color the back of the card or use a thicker paper. Cut out the word cards. Play the memory game with these cards. When you turn over a card, use must read the word. Play this several times.