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1. Kindergarteners will be able to identify all uppercase and lowercase letter names. 2. Kindergarteners will be able to name all letter sounds. 3. Kindergarteners will be able to recognize beginning sounds in words. 4. Kindergarteners will be able to recognize rhyming words. 5. Kindergarteners will be able to write their names. 6. Kindergarteners will be able to count out loud to twenty. 7. Kindergarteners will be able to recognize numbers to ten. 8. Kindergarteners will be able to count objects. 9. Kindergarteners will be able to recognize shapes. 10. Kindergarteners will be able to make a simple pattern. WELCOME TO 1ST GRADE Dear Parents/ Guardians, Welcome to first grade. You will be amazed at the growth your child will make this coming school year. Below are some suggestions for helping your child prepare for his/ her 1st grade year. Reading “Read to and With” your child daily. Children learn so much by watching the way you read and listening to the tone and fluency at which you read. This is the most important thing you can do with your child. Review the first grade sight words. Attached you will find the first grade fry list. These are words that your child will see often in books and on practice sheets. All first graders should be able to read the first column of words with minimal assistance. Recognize upper and lower case letters and sounds. Recognize and read specific color words Yellow Black Brown Red Pink Gray Blue Purple Orange White Light Blue Writing Using the attached handwriting sheets, - Please help your child practice writing their letters, upper and lower case. - Write their full name correctly. Using capital letters only at the beginning of their name. - Practice writing simple sentences to help your child learn correct usage of capitals and end marks. EX: My name is _______________________. I have a _________________________. I like to eat ______________________. (Please feel free to make up your own. You will need to purchase a vis- à-vis markers to write on the sleeves so they may be reused throughout the summer.) Math Practice counting to 100. This is a great activity when you are in the car, on the way to grandmas, taking a walk, etc. (Make it a family activity) Using the attached number grids, and number charts - help your child write to 100 (using the number chart in the beginning and then challenging them to do it on their own as the summer progresses). After your child has mastered writing his/ her numbers use the number grid to begin practicing counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s. (A fun way to introduce this is to place the grid in a plastic cover and let them use colored vis-à-vis markers to circle all the numbers they would need to count by twos, fives, and tens. (Let them see if they discover a pattern)). Practice patterning - This can be done with toys, flavored cereal, blocks, pictures cut out from magazines, etc. At school they will extend patterns such as: ABCABC_ _ _ AABAAB_ _ _ Practicing these skills will help your child become a better first grader!!!!! We look forward to seeing you at King next year. Have a safe and wonderful summer, First Grade Team Second Grade Top Ten 1. The students will be able to count a variety of coins up to a value of $1.00. 2. The students will know the addition facts to 12 . 3. The students will know the subtraction facts to 12. 4. The students will read 150-200 of the Fry sight words. 5. The students will read at least 40 words in a minute on a second-grade level passage. 6. The students will be able to sound out short and long vowel words. 7. The students will write 4-5 complete sentences on a given topic. 8. The students will capitalize the beginning word in a sentence and the names of people. 9. The students will end sentences using the correct punctuation. 10. The students will be able to correctly spell the first 25 words on the Fry word list. Reading 1. Read 20 minutes daily. (Each child should choose books that interest him/her) 2. Be able to state or identify the main idea of a reading passage or story. 3. Identify story elements: setting, character(s), beginning, middle, end, problem, and solution. Writing 4. Add correct capital letters to proper nouns and words at the beginning of sentences. 5. Add correct punctuation to the end of sentences. 6. Write a six sentence paragraph: T= topic sentence = key star idea - = elaboration (explain) = key star idea - = elaboration (explain) C= conclusion Math 7. Master addition and subtraction facts. 8. Master counting money to $10.00 using different combinations of coins and bills. (Have your child pay for items at stores.) 9. Know how to make change with money. 10. Add and subtract multiple digits with regrouping. (Using trade-first subtraction and partial products addition.) 1. Practice Multiplication Facts!! Facts for 0, 1, 2, 5, and 10 should be mastered before coming into 4th grade. (You can download flashcards in many of our suggested websites.) 2. Become comfortable with using a ruler to measure. Recognize 1 inch, ½ inch, 1 centimeter, and ½ centimeter. Have your kids measure objects around the house for extra practice. (Attached is a ruler.) 3. Addition and subtraction facts 0-10 should be automatic by the end of the summer. 4. Identify and describe plane and solid figures: Circles, polygons, spheres, cylinders, rectangular prisms, pyramids, cones, and cubes. (Attached you will find a skill pages to help with identifying these.) 5. Read with your child, to your child, and encourage your child to read by themselves. 6. Model thinking and visualizing as you are reading with your student. (Attached you will find resources that give ideas of ways to help your child.) 7. Be able to summarize orally what you have read when you are finished reading a selection. 8. Read, read, read!! Check out the Security Library Summer Reading Programs to help get your kids involved in reading. (Attached you will find an information sheet.) 9. Have your students journal over the summer. Attached, you will find a notebook and journaling ideas. Encourage your students to write their thoughts and be comfortable with the writing process. 10. Remember to use capitals, punctuation, and complete sentences! Top Ten Skills for Your Fifth Grader to Practice During the Summer 1. Read. Sit down with a good book, magazine or comic book, and read for at least 30 minutes every day. 2. Read aloud to someone else. 3. Make a list of words you come across in your reading that you do not know. Look them up or ask someone what they mean, and impress someone by using them. 4. Write something everyday.—Write about something you did that day, a grocery list, a note or a letter. 5. Keep a journal. Use the notebook you got in school and bring it back to fifth grade in the fall. 6. Practice the multiplication tables. Recite them in the car. 7. Play Multiplication Baseball and Factor Captor with a friend. 8. Write down an idea or two for a science fair project. 9. Teach someone how to do something you can do well. 10. Eat healthy foods. Play outside. Sleep enough. Dear Parent or Guardian: 5/20/09 What does school success mean to your child’s future? Everything! Family involvement in education is an important part of student success. You will make the difference! Studies show that when there is a high level of parent involvement in education, children are more successful in school—and in everyday life. Here are some great ideas for activities to do with your student this summer to prepare them for Sixth Grade. Top Ten Skills Your Sixth Grader Should Practice Daily Write in your journal/folder of your summer calendar activities and turn it into your teacher for 20 extra credit points. Read 45 minutes daily & record in your log. Practice multiplication and division facts thru 12. Walk an hour. Practice multiplication and division with decimals. Practice finding area and perimeter of squares, rectangles and triangles. Practice converting fractions to percents and vise versa. Practice adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing using fractions. Write an idea for a Science Experiment Find a new word and learn to spell and use it properly. Draw a picture. We attached a calendar that has an activity to do each day with your student. You are encouraged to make a folder to keep track of your student’s completed activities. Enjoy Your Summer, Mrs. Bower Mrs. Goettel Mrs. Schmidt Mr. Homberger