I can only hope that this homework shared with all of you will do the same! This program is to promote time spent together reading. At the top, it tells parents very simply that nursery rhymes are important for increasing reading ability. I use stickers of popular characters to spark their interest in the game Barbie, Star Wars, Harry Potter, etc. Worksheets about feelings, opposites, position, and size are a few of the topics found here. Even the parents were excited too! You may not distribute this electronically.
Another solution is to provide visual aids in your directions, as well as instructions in both English and Spanish. Summer Book Bingo Parents can randomly choose a book activity on this chart to do with their child during the summer. Nursery Rhyme Parent Handout This is a sample of nursery rhymes that parents can recite with their child. The type of program you work in may also dictate the type of homework you send home, if any. You can also find free, printable number flash cards on-line.
All of these preschool worksheets are intended to enhance your child's skills and introduce new concepts in a fun, stress-free manner. I used the concept of a monthly homework calendar but paired it with a packet for recording the work. I copy the homework calendar and the accompanying work packet for the month and hole-punch it. If this method is too much for you then you may prefer the simpler. You can choose written instructions with or without visual aids, as well as directions in English or Spanish. If you don't have this font installed, the text is going to move all over the place! All items for the reading binder are either little booklets or three-hole-punched.
If you need help installing the font, Jessica Meacham has a great on her site. Homework for Preschool, Pre-K, or Kindergarten Homework in Preschool and Kindergarten from on. I send the complete packet home at the beginning of the month and have children return it each Friday so I can check that the work is being completed. Please be sure to keep all items to look over for practice throughout the course of the year. Many parents and administrators are all for it, many teachers are against it.
Click to download a sample book and the accompanying parent directions sheets. You can also find free, printable color flash cards on-line. Jim explains, very clearly and with plenty of anecdotes, humor and wisdom, the importance of reading aloud to children. The rhyming words activities scroll up are an example of this. Just click the button to download. Two different colored pens or pencils are needed- no cutting, pasting, or coloring required! Students will have opportunities to earn prizes. Items to be placed in the reading binder will be sent home in the weekly homework packet.
Each homework packet contains a cover sheet with directions for items to be completed - your child may pick one or two actvities to do each night. Homework also creates new understanding, builds a sense of responsibility in students for their own education, and informs or involves parents and guardians. You can it makes the letters in correct manuscript! Parent Letter Send home a parent note explaining the purpose of a summer packet, and a list of the materials enclosed. I gathered so many ideas from you! Since you gave me your email, I will email the Pete the Cat template as well as the sequencing page to you this week. Challenge: I want to give my students family games and interactive activities. Activity Booklet Send home a booklet with several activities parents can do at home with their children. Both activities address the same skill, but the memory game requires cutting while the worksheet does not.
By using this site, you agree to be bound by these. No worksheet or portion thereof is to be hosted on, uploaded to, or stored on any other web site, blog, forum, file sharing, computer, file storage device, etc. There is a Spanish version of this Summer Packet also — scroll down! It includes detailed instructions for parents for each activity as well as blackline masters. I have been on it all morning! Roll and Write Games Include one or more Roll and Write Games. I also include a book list and website list. I have lots of blackline printable , and there are many themes available. Emergent Reader Books Include one or two printable emergent reader books.
Homework also provides various opportunities for parental involvement. My Spanish speaking parents were so thankful, appreciative, welcomed, and so much more comfortable helping their child with their homework throughout the year by having homework packets with Spanish directions! Meaningful Homework Activities for Parents to Do With Children The book offers many meaningful activities that parents can do at home with their children. Preschool Worksheet Preview View and print a variety of letter recognition, printing practice, and beginning phonics worksheets. This ever-growing collection of fun, printable, preschool worksheets includes material which introduces various concepts, reinforces color recognition, improves fine motor skills, and introduces numbers and letters. There are lots of interactive activities that kids can do with a paper and pencil. You can mark each space with a stamp or sticker to indicate your acknowledgement of homework completion. Or, to save time, just add the sheet to the packet.
I always send home homework on Mondays and have them return their completed homework packet back to school inside their brown envelope on Friday. I was eventually able to differentiate homework some of the time, but not as often as I wanted to. Those are also mixed into learning packs. Parents appreciate the easy access and variety of preschool materials available for helping their child practice basic skills. I needed something more structured that I could actually see was done. I will definitely get the template for the Pete the Cat Craft made this week and post that on that blog post. I hope to purchase many of your packets for each month.