Bessie Massey January 13, 2021 Kindergarten Worksheet
Most of us tend to think of bingo as a game played mainly by older people, but today variants of the game can also be found in many schools and even kindergartens. The difference is that whereas the version of bingo played by seniors is principally enjoyed as a leisure activity, the version played in schools and kindergartens is played as a learning game, and is particularly used for teaching the alphabet, phonemes, and reading in general. There are a number of different versions of bingo that can be played in introductory reading classes, including: 1. Letter bingo - The most basic version of the game, one that students will quickly progress through is to play bingo using bingo cards printed with letters. The teacher acts as bingo caller, and either says the letter name or gives the sound of the letter, and students must find the matching square on their bingo cards.
Connect The Letter To The Correct Sound/Word: These are activities where you draw a line between a letter and the picture items that start with that letter. For instance, youd draw a line from the letter A to the word "Apple" and the letter L to the word "Lemon". This activity is good, but takes a lot of monitoring to make sure that students are correctly connecting the letters. Its best as a homework activity, where parents can help to make sure their children are correctly connecting the letters to the words. Letter Books: These are books that frequently use the same phonemes over and over so students can understand them (the link between a letter and the sound it makes). For instance, "Baby bear bounced balls".
Cakes are cut not only on birthday parties or anniversaries. Today cakes are used to celebrate any happy occasion. They come in many shapes and interesting designs. The bakery shops can depict any designs on the cake if you asked them to do so. It can be of any size and may be many storeyed. As it is the occasion of kindergarten graduation, you can easily choose a theme. The cake can be ordered of the designs of Graduation caps and tassels or caps and gowns for kindergarten. More interestingly they can also be of the shape of a certificate. Your child as well as his friends will be most excited to see this unique design. You can put the candles on the cake and that too of different design. There are candles available in the stores of beautiful colors and sparkles. These candles are of symbols of light and bright future, quite appropriate for the occasion.
But all-day kindergarten has its detractors as well. Academic research published by Rand Education, The Goldwater Institute, and other reputable institutions cites empirical studies which assert that the boost received by an all-day kindergarten student may be short lived, with much of the benefit dissipating within a few years. So, not surprisingly, there is valid research available to support both sides of the debate. However, in researching this topic we found that detractors cite plenty of practical objections that strike closer to home and resonate even more than academic research. First, many parents question whether their children (typically boys, whose psychological development takes a more roundabout path) are "ready" for all-day kindergarten. They have seen their children slowly adapt to the pre-school environment, which for the majority of kids translates into just a few hours a day, three days a week. They just dont foresee their child being able to transition to the larger time commitment of all-day kindergarten. For these parents, a half-day 5 day per week kindergarten seems a more logical way of bridging the gap from preschool to elementary school.
In November 2007, our local board of education outlined its intention to standardize all-day kindergarten instruction across the district beginning with the 2008-2009 school year. According to the board, their enthusiasm is buoyed by a successful pilot program which has been running within the district, as well as research which supports the notion that all-day kindergarten enhances a students self-confidence and independence, leading to higher progress in social and learning skills. The move represents a significant departure from the traditional half day kindergarten routine (which, in actuality, is not even a half day), which was intended to provide youngsters with an introduction to their elementary years and where they could engage in a few hours of social interaction. That being said, a significant percentage of districts both state-wide and nationally have embraced all-day kindergarten. And certainly weve all heard about Saturday school and other examples of academic rigor placed upon young students abroad, particularly in the Far East. It is worth noting that this practice is alive and well the community where I live, within certain ethnic communities through their civic and religious centers.
The study at the University of Virginia showed that in 1998, 31 percent of kindergarten teachers thought most children should learn to read while in kindergarten. By 2006, 65 percent of kindergarten teachers agreed with this idea. For many parents, the kindergarten report card will be the first report card they receive as parents. Many might be surprised. Some kindergarten reports cards can be several pages long. National standards for education can certainly impact how educators detail and report a childs progress. In the past, kindergarten programs may have formatted report cards based on what was important to parents. Now report cards are often formatted to reflect how a child is performing according to state standards.