Pre-K 4 Home Skill Practice
There are many skills that your child will learn throughout his or her pre-k year. We encourage setting aside 15-20 minutes at least three times a week (daily if possible) to practice these skills at home with a family member.
These skills include:
- Identifying letters (both uppercase and lowercase) - While your child practices identifying letters, ask him or her to tell you the sound the letter makes. A letter identification sheet is located in this packet.
- Identifying numbers (0-30). A number identification sheet is located in this packet.
- Counting - Count crayons, books, toys, etc.
- Concepts About Print (CAP) – These are book handling skills that are prerequisites to reading. Please read to your child for 10-15 minutes each night and ask your child to demonstrate a CAP skill. Each month, we will be focusing on a specific CAP skill. A list of the skills is located in this packet, along with a direction sheet on how to practice/demonstrate each skill.
- Identifying beginning and ending sounds – By using objects or pictures in your environment, have your child name the picture or object and tell you what the beginning and ending sounds of the word are.
- Syllables – Say a word to your child and have him or her clap it out and tell you how many syllables (how many claps) are in the word. You can use pictures in stories, objects around the house, things you see while driving, and names of family members.
- Rhyming – Play rhyming games with your child. You can tell your child two words and ask if they rhyme. You can say a word and ask your child to give you a word that rhymes with yours.
You can also access the website www.bigday.scholastic.com. The username is: borrelli and the password is: maurosheridan. On this website you will find downloadables and family resources. These are activities that you can print out and complete with your child at home. I have also included Clifford activity pages in this packet that contain ideas for practicing many of the skills listed above. If you would like any additional materials to use with your child at home, please do not hesitate to ask. If you have any questions or concerns about any of the information in this letter, please feel free to email me (email@example.com) or call the classroom (475-220-2861).