This week focuses on the letter D, number 4, and the sight word "is". There are four worksheets/activities for the letter D, along with fluency practice for letters A-D. We've also included a fun counting creatures worksheet for the number 4 and shape creatures worksheet for finding squares. This week we're including worksheets for "environmental print". Environmental print is “everyday life” writing that is not in a book, such as logos, signs on buildings, labels, street signs, food wrappers, etc. I'm having my students look for letters they know, on things like a cereal box, a magazine or newspaper, or other things they find around the house!
Hands on activities include making the letter D out of play dough, making the word "is" with stickers, and continuing the Shape Book craft activity. This week we're continuing the "My Shape Book" book craft for parents (or the teacher) to print out and do. Directions for how to make this craft is included, along with photos of each completed project.
In my experiences, children in TK generally need much more time to learn, and even more developmentally appropriate, hands-on activities than are necessary for most children in Kindergarten. A list of recommended HeidiSongs music videos for the week is also included, and it links to our HeidiSongs internet video site. However, a subscription to our internet video streaming site is not included. You are welcome to eliminate this page as needed.
We've divided everything up by day of the week, (Monday-Friday) so you have the option of sending this entire packet to students, with everything labeled out on what to do each day! Permission is granted to distribute to families/students in your classroom. We've also included an editable Weekly Lesson Plan page, for those who may want to only include bits and pieces from our packet, or add in worksheets of their own.
You may notice that there are lots of hands-on activities for math included. However, on each of these “worksheets,” (which are more like parent handouts), I have stated on it that it is fine to substitute another type of toy or manipulative, such as Lego bricks, etc.
When I teach remotely, I print out the packets and send them to families, divided by day of the week. We start with our Morning Meeting, and then I give directions for each activity (all via Zoom or Google Meets,) sing with the children using the music videos referenced, and have the children do the activities right there while I “watch” online and wait for questions. Children that finish early can “go play” or read a book at home until we are ready to proceed with the next activity. However, this packet would also work for families to just use them without video guidance from the teacher. It should work either way. :)
Here are the links to the previous 5 weeks of packets!
TK/Kinder Distance Learning Packet: Fall - Week 1
TK/Kinder Distance Learning Packet: Fall - Week 2
TK/Kinder Distance Learning Packet: Fall - Week 3
TK/Kinder Distance Learning Packet: Fall - Week 4
TK/Kinder Distance Learning Packet: Fall - Week 5
P.S. Don't forget all our videos are available to STREAM on UScreen, FREE for the first 30 days! It's an awesome way to bring some EASY, active learning to your students during this time, and they can always cancel right before they are ever charged, like on day 29! Check out the info page on our website for more info!
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