what should pre-kers do this summer?

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  1. leannwade

    leannwade Rookie

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    I have been doing conferences all this week and will finish up next week. This is my first year teaching pre-k, and I wanted to see what kindergarten teachers would like for the pre-kers to work on this summer. I need some really good websites that can challenge children. The only one I can think of that is really good is starfall. Also, I have a student who is getting bored with the kindergarten work I send home (we're not allowed to do them at school, so it's their homework). He gets alot of extra help at home, wonderful parents! However, I was wondering of some good challenging activities for kindergarten I could let his mom know about for this summer.
     
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  3. little317

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    Mom can read to her son and work on comprehension. She can also work with him on some simple sight words and get him writing a simple sentence. A summer journal would be great for him as well. If you have any mini books, make copies for him to practice. Summer is a great time to practice, but he needs to do lots of exploring of his surrounding. Here is a website that has online books: Story Place
     
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    My advice is to work on social skills and getting ready for the transition. Role playing "going to school" with the adult playing the kid and the kid being the adult should lead to laughter and an uncovering of hidden fears. Making a calendar to mark off the days until "Big Kid School" starts.
     
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    I really appreciate kids who can write their first and last names with only the first letters capitalized! I agree with letting him start a summer journal too - drawing and writing his thoughts is a great way to spend the summer before kindergarten. Good scissor skills and using a small dot of glue are also a huge plus. Here is a great site for activity ideas: http://www.preschooleducation.com/
    Pre-K games:
    http://funschool.kaboose.com/preschool/games/index.html?page=3
    Beginning letter/handwriting worksheets:
    http://www.first-school.ws/INDEX.HTM
     

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