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TK Week 3

  WEEK 3 What Children Will Learn this Week 3–5 Years  Language/ Literacy    Understanding Sounds and Words y How to understand, comprehend, and interpret information in a book yLearning new words yListening to and identifying the sequence of two single sounds y Following requests that use prepositions and relational words    Mathematics  Counting Things y Verbal counting of up to five items y How to identify and form groups of five or fewer items with and without counting yHow to connect number words to quantities and understand which group has more   Self- Regulation   Using Self-Control yListening helps us to learn things and to know what to do yRaising our hand quietly is a way for everyone to talk and be heard in a group   Social- Emotional   Getting Along with Others y How to share an item such as play dough  split the item  play with it together  take turns with it   Social Studies   Respecting Our Differences yHow we are the same and different from the main character in a book y How to identify and represent through drawing something special about the main character in a book    Science    Being a Scientist yHow to observe, describe, and record information about ice yInvestigating how ice changes using water, sun, and shade   Physical/ Health   Staying Healthy and Safe y Rules and routines that help keep us safe yPracticing what to do during an emergency  Copyright 2018 The Trustees of Purdue University All Rights Reserved

  WEEK 3 Readiness Starts Early: Tips for Promoting Your Child’s Learning 3–5 Years  Social- Emotional Knowing how to share a toy is part of getting along with others. y Use a small set of blocks (or other play item) to talk with your child about different ways to share something with someone else: (1) divide the blocks in half so each person has some to play with, (2) play with the blocks together to build something, (3) each person takes a turn in playing with the blocks.  Remembering the order in which we hear two or more sounds can strengthen listening and memory skills. y Make a noise from each of four objects (such as a bell, whistle, paper, stapler) or your hands (clap, snap fingers, or drum) so your child knows what each sounds like. Then make noises from two or more of the sources while your child’s eyes are closed. Ask your child which sound was first, second, etc.   Language/ Literacy    Self- Regulation Listening to different types of verbal requests can help children pay attention to details. y Play a listening game of Simon Says. Give your child instructions that if you say “Simon says” and then a direction such as “touch your nose”, the child does that activity (touch their nose). If you just say, “touch your nose”, they are not to do it.  Making and comparing two or more groups of items can help children understand numbers. y Help your child make two groups of items with four or fewer items per set. Encourage your child to point to or touch each item while counting. Use things like blocks, stuffed animals, toy vehicles, plastic bottle caps or crayons. Ask your child which group has more.  Mathematics    Social Studies Respecting differences in people includes understanding there is more than one way to do something. y When you and your child are around the community, point out and talk about things that help people who use wheelchairs or walkers or crutches move get around: curb cuts, ramps, rails and grab bars (such as in restrooms), electronic door openers.  Often we can learn about something by trying to change it. y Invite your child to describe and maybe show you what was done with ice in his/her classroom at the early childhood program (watched how quickly ice in sun or under a lamp melted compared to ice in the shade). Encourage your child to do a similar experiment at home by watching what happens to ice that is put in warm or hot water compared to ice put in cold water.   Science  Children benefit from knowing what to do if there is a fire where you live. y Describe and practice fire emergency procedures for your home. Give attention to each room in your house or apartment. Show your child how to report a fire (911), if appropriate.    Physical/ Health   Copyright 2018 The Trustees of Purdue University All Rights Reserved

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