Kindergarten at Home ~ Letter S, Reading, Math, & More!

I am teaching young children again! Not my own children this time, but the children of a very good friend. See our original post about this adventure here. Each week I plan to share our plans, which I did for Letter S here, and I also plan to share after our week is done so you can see my students in action!

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I am excited to share all about our nineteenth week together, with a focus on the LETTER S! In addition to a letter focus each week we do several other things, which I will also share with you. Since I only have my students two days a week {3 hours each day}, we cram a lot into a short time! I also provide their parents with activities to do at home.

We do a lot of our school at my dining room table, I love having early childhood activities there again!

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All About Reading Level 1

My students used All About Reading Pre-reading during the first half of the year and after using the placement test from AAR in December, I could see that they were ready to begin Level 1! One of my students is 5 and the other is almost 6, and they are academically typical for those ages. We do the same lessons together, but I expect different from each of them.

 

In addition to our All About Reading curriculum, we also use other resources to practice. Below you can see them using Reading Rods to practice.

 

Letter S Fun

We enjoyed several different activities, most from my site! I will link everything we used below! These are the plans I share with their parents {and also use myself to keep on track}:

 

The Letter S activities shown below are included with our Ultimate PreK/Kindergarten @ Home Membership – which is the best way to get your hands on everything we offer, see the cost savings here!

Below you can see AK and Ki doing the following activities:

 

 

 


Raising Lil Rock Stars Letter S

While the kids color I tell them the story and we review the items on the display board {shapes, colors, numbers}. They also do tracing at home for homework!


Letter S Toys & Puzzles

I love setting up fun letter displays and playing with the items. See more ideas here!

 


Letter S Books

We read tons of books featuring the Letter S! See all of our Letter S book ideas here!

You Can Read Word Family IG

We are using You Can Read Word Families in addition to our reading lessons. Word families are a great way to build confidence in reading CVC words. It also helps us review rhyming, and focus on word patterns. We are taking 2 weeks for each word family, this week we started the _ig family. These are the plans I share with their parents {and also use myself to keep on track}:

 

Solar System Theme

We enjoyed a really fun solar system unit, find the free printables here! These are the plans I share with their parents {and also use myself to keep on track}:

Math

For math, I am selecting goals to focus on and using activities to work on those goals. I have been creating several activities to help with their goals, which you can download for free here on our math resources webpage. These are the plans I share with their parents {and also use myself to keep on track}:

 

Below you can see photos of them working on: