Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Importance of Reading During the Summer

At the end of Kindergarten it is expected that students will be reading emergent readers with purpose and understanding. (Common Core Reading Foundational Standard -RF.K.4). To insure that they are ready to read on-level texts when they start 1st grade they need to engage in reading activities over the long summer vacation. All kids like to go the playground so I wrote an emergent "Make and Take Book" called "At the Playground" which you can download by clicking on the picture below. It is a great way for your child to spend time reading but also talking about what they like to do at the playground.

Here are a few more fun things to do with your child that are also aligned with the Math Common Core Standards:
  • Visit your school or local playground. Count the number of swings, monkey bars, jungle gyms and slides.
  • Compare the number of slides and number of swings. Use the words more than, less than and equals
  • Make a graph to show the numbers of slides, swings, monkey bars etc at the playground and compare.
            (Common Core Math Standard: K.CC.7, K.MD.2)

 If you are interested in finding some other great sources to help you understand the new Common Core Standards and ideas for helping your child at home please click on the picture below.

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Michelle said...

These are great ideas, Arlene! I'm sending a shout out on FB. :)

Arlene said...

thanks so much Michelle!!!!

MrsPaulson said...

Thank you for sharing this!!
Peggy :)

Arlene said...

You are very welcome.

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