Kindergarten Readiness 2011-2012. Seven Hills Classical Academy. Kindergarten Tips. Help your child succeed in school Read aloud to your child each day Talk to your child about things around you and what you are doing Count objects and practice counting
Help your child succeed in school
Read aloud to your child each day
Talk to your child about things around you and what you are doing
Count objects and practice counting
Point to numbers on signs, houses or in books, practice writing the numbers
Ask your child to point to pictures as you identify the pictures
Make sure your child sees you read and write
Write, display and point out your child’s name often
Point out words
Help your child recognize and name numbers and recognize basic shapes and colors
Encourage your child to read and write
Recite full name, address, and telephone number
Put on and fasten a coat, remove it, and hang it in an orderly way
Use tissue properly
Use the toilet properly and fasten clothes
Be quiet when someone else is talking
Show respect for authority
Say “yes” and “no”, “please” and “thank you” at the proper times
Respect the care of toys and materials and put them away when they are through with them
Listen to stories being read
Share and play with others
• Math – Singapore Math - Your child will learn
about patterns, counting, size comparisons,
shapes, days of the week, time, addition,
subtraction, graphing, money, estimation and
• Reading/Phonics – Hampton Brown - Your child will
learn individual sounds that make up our language.
He/She will learn how to write the letters
and combinations associated with those
sounds, identify rhyming words and read and
write simple words. New vocabulary
words and listening comprehension skills will
be taught daily alongside communicating
ideas that demonstrate understanding
through discussions and hands-on activities
• Core Knowledge Science, History and Geography -
Your child will learn about Human Body, Plants,
Magnets, Seasons and Weather, Taking Care of
the Earth, Animals and Their Needs, Early Exploration
and Settlement, Native American People Past and
Present, Spatial Sense, Presidents Past and Present
and Symbols and Figures.
• Core Knowledge Language Arts – Your child will learn
Mother Goose and other traditional poems, Aesop's
Fables, Classic Stories and Core Knowledge Sayings
• Writing - Your child will use Zaner-Bloser
Handwriting and Lucy Calkins Writer's Workshop.
Here are 35 words your child will need to know (read and write) by the end of kindergarten
a, and, are, can, do, for, from, go, has, have, he, here, I, into, is, like, love, me, my, of, one, play, said, see, she, the, this, to, two, was, we, what, where, with, you.
You can work with your child over the summer on verbally and visually recognizing these words
Read out loud to your child and involve the child in other reading activities.
Practice writing their first name using capital first letter followed by lowercase letters.
Practice handwriting using the Zaner-Bloser sample page.
Get your child used to regular sleeping patterns, following basic instructions, scheduled routines, sharing, and positive interactions with others. These habits will help them with social transition to the kindergarten school day.