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  • Ready! Set! School! - Activity 2: Everybody Counts
    do involves math they may gain more confidence in their own ability to use it Kindergarten Connection In kindergarten children will be counting groups up to ten They will also be comparing two groups of objects to determine which groups have the same fewer or more Activity More or Less Use pieces of paper or index cards to have your child create matching cards There should be two cards with one item glued on each two cards with two items glued on each two cards with three items glued on each two cards with four items glued on each and two cards with five items glued on each Once the cards are created ask your child to Tell how many items are on a card Choose a card and find one that has more Choose a card and find one that has fewer Match cards with the same number of items Put the cards in order from more to fewer and from fewer to more Materials Items to glue or place onto pieces of paper such as bottle lids bread bag fasteners stickers small scraps of paper yarn bits or make fingerprints 10 pieces of paper or index cards to

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  • Ready! Set! School! - Activity 3: Where Does It Go?
    objects Describes the reason for sorting Children learn to look closely at objects and learn the vocabulary to describe them They use their senses to explore the characteristics or attributes of objects Children then use these attributes to sort objects into groups based on similarities or differences and to describe the reason for sorting Children begin sorting by only one attribute such as color size or use As children learn to describe their own sorting decisions they realize that there are many right ways to solve a problem Kindergarten Connection While your child may now be sorting by only one attribute in kindergarten they will be sorting objects using multiple attributes Preschoolers can sort dinosaurs by the length of their tails long short In kindergarten they may sort dinosaurs by the length of their tails and their color green long tails green short tails orange long tails orange short tails Activity Where Does It Go Use this activity after a trip to the grocery store After a trip to the grocery store have your child help sort items by where they go pantry refrigerator freezer cupboards drawers bathroom or other areas Ask your child to explain why items were sorted

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  • Ready! Set! School! - Activity 4: The Shape of Things
    with solid shapes balls boxes bottles cans party hats to learn about their physical characteristics By using materials to build shapes children learn about these characteristics such as angles size number of sides and movement roll slide or stack This skill not only improves their understanding of geometry around them but also establishes a basis for further learning of measurement concepts related to perimeter and area Kindergarten Connection If children do not have an understanding of the physical characteristics of shapes they may have a hard time relating a solid shape to a drawing of that shape Becoming familiar with the characteristics of various shapes will help children understand the properties of the shapes In kindergarten they will name and draw shapes and later in school work more with shapes Activity Shape Sculptures Show your child the materials and ask what he she would like to build Have him her insert sticks into play dough and connect several segments to build objects Ask your child to describe the shapes he she has made The purpose of this activity is for children to explore shapes not focus on specific geometric shapes Materials Sticks such as flat toothpicks pretzel sticks dry spaghetti

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  • Ready! Set! School! - Activity 5: What's the Pattern?
    and can be found in furniture clothing decorations and artwork They also are part of your child s morning evening and playtime routines Mathematics is the recognition of patterns As children learn to see and make patterns they begin to build a base for further understanding of repeatedly adding the same numbers multiples and multiplication Kindergarten Connection In kindergarten children will create copy and look at patterns to decide what comes next Activity Pattern Hunt Go on a pattern hunt around your house Look for patterns in upholstery fabric flooring windows wallpaper curtains bricks blinds tile and light fixtures Describe a few of the patterns for your child and make sure he she sees the pattern Now ask your child to find and describe different patterns More Ideas Create your own patterns using movement hop hop stop or sound clap click clap click Explore patterns in nature such as pinecones flowers shells and leaves When stopped at a traffic light have your child guess what color the light will change to next Point out the consistency in your child s bedtime routine by saying Have you noticed that you always take a bath put on your pajamas have a snack

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