Monday, April 20, 2020

Goals for Home Learning

Goal 1: Your family is safe, healthy, and strong

Your family’s physical and emotional needs are your top priority in this challenging time, and will have the biggest lasting impact on your child. Do what you need to take care of yourself and to help your child feel safe and connected to you.
Please let us know if your family is facing challenges that are making it difficult to meet the other learning goals right now. Also please reach out if you could use extra support, ideas, or connections to resources to meet these essential needs. We are here for you and your child!

Goal 2: Your child is engaged with exploring and learning

We want to keep alive their curiosity and love of learning. This can happen in simple ways - asking questions about things you notice (see, hear, smell), a conversation about the weather or what you’re eating for lunch, peeking under a rock in the backyard, noticing the number of windows on the house across the street!
Strategy: We will continue to suggest weekly enrichment ideas that you can use as they work for your setting and schedule. Play, outdoor time, and involvement with daily life all are VERY beneficial for your child - mind, body, and spirit.

Goal 3: Academic Progress

1. Practicing the skills they already learned in school this year
2. Introducing a few more core academic skills to prepare them for next year
Strategy: Aim for about 30-45 minutes of focused instructional time each day. They can independently practice skills on IXL for additional learning time. The required assignments we are sending focus on these core skills to prepare your child for next year:
Preschool - 4s
Preschool - 3s
Phonemic awareness -
segmenting & blending,
phoneme substitution

Grade-level oral reading
& fluency (phonetic
decoding & sight word

Write 1-3 sentences on a topic with punctuation, spacing, phonetic spelling

Addition & subtraction to 10
Numbers to 100 - tens & ones
Phonemic awareness -
beginning & ending sounds,
segmenting & blending

Phonics: identify key sound for
each letter

Handwriting: form individual letters, write first name

Subitize 1-10
Numerals 1-10
Phonological awareness:
rhyming &
beginning sounds

Phonics: identify key sound
for some letters

Fine motor coordination (pre-writing skills)

Subitize 1-5
Numerals 1-5