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Tic-Tac-Toe

Allow your child to choose three 21


st
Century Learning tasks for the week.
Check them off as you go! See if you can get three in a row! If you are an over-achiever, try to make an
X pattern, Square pattern, or Blackout by doing them all!

Go on a sight word hunt while
reading a book or magazine
at home. What words can
you find? How many sight
words with 3 letters? How
many sight words with 4
letters? What word did you
read many times while
investigating?
(sight words)

Discuss the field trip with
your child. Ask your child to
sequence the order of
events. What happened
first? Next? Last?
What was your favorite part
of the Botanical Gardens?
Why did you like it? What
would you say to someone
about the gardens to
describe the sites that you
saw?
(Language development)
Go on a Phonics Hunt for
objects that begin with the
letters I and J, or even
products that have these
letters written on them (i.e.
cereal boxes, magazines). To
make it more fun, let your
child carry a magnifying
glass like a detective!

(Phonemic Awareness)
Find one book in the library
that is non-fiction and one
book that is fiction. Have
your child talk about the
difference between the
pictures (photographs vs.
drawings). Which does your
child like more?
(Text Types & Purposes)


Go to the grocery store and
find a cereal (Cheerios, Fruit
loops, Apple Jacks, etc.) to
purchase. Count 50 pieces
of cereal. Count 100 pieces
of cereal. Can you count
higher than 100?

(Counting and cardinality)


Look outside a window in
your house. What animals do
you see? What coverings do
those animals have? What
habitat do they live in? How
do those animals move?
What are their babies
called?
(Animal characteristics)
Go on a walk outside with
your mom or dad. Do you see
the leaves changing? How
many different colors do you
see? How many red leaves?
How many yellow leaves? How
many orange leaves? What
color did you see the most?
(counting and comparing)
Have your child write
his/her sight words on note
cards. Then let him/her cut
the words into individual
letters. Can your child put
the word puzzles together?



(Sight Words)

Draw boxes on the sidewalk
with chalk. Give your child a
number to write inside each
box. Use something to toss
onto one box at a time.
What number did it land on?
Can you jump, hop, skip, etc.
that many times?
(number sense)
Tic-Tac-Toe
Allow your child to choose three 21
st
Century Learning tasks for the week.
Check them off as you go! See if you can get three in a row! If you are an over-achiever, try to make an
X pattern, Square pattern, or Blackout by doing them all!
Come up with 3 questions you
can ask a person about their
job. Interview an adult you
know about his/her job.

(Community Helpers, Asking &
Answering Questions)
Family STEM night

Create your own family
flag!
1.Ask
2.Imagine/Brainstorm
3.Plan/Design
4. Create/Test
5.Evaluate/Improve

(Stem)
Go on a Phonics Hunt for
objects that begin with
the letters K and L, or
even products that have
these letters written on
them (i.e. cereal boxes,
magazines). To make it
more fun, let your child
carry a magnifying glass
like a detective!

(Phonemic Awareness)
Visit a pet store.like Pet
Smart

Explain two or more
similarities and differences in
animals using observable
features.


(Science)
Empty the Pantry

Build and create with
shapes around the house!
Try saving a few empty
boxes and containers
(cereal boxes, tissue
boxes, toilet paper tubes)
and other 3D shapes, and
use them as building
blocks.

(Math)
Sight Words

Write your child a note
using as many sight words
as possible. Have your
child circle the sight
words. Can you find sight
words within words?(ex-
dinner-IN), where-HERE,
tomorrow-to & or)
(phonics & word
recognition)

Narrative Writing

Write & illustrate about a fun
family event that has
happened or that is on the
calendar this month.

(Writing)

Check it out out:

Turtle.diary
You can explore by grade
level and subject

(Digital Literacy)
How do they feel?

Watch your favorite parent
approved TV show..observe and
reflect how your favorite
character expresses their
emotions! You can compare and
contrast them with yours.

(Health)
Tic-Tac-Toe
Allow your child to choose three 21
st
Century Learning tasks for the week.
Check them off as you go! See if you can get three in a row! If you are an over-achiever, try to make an
X pattern, Square pattern, or Blackout by doing them all!
Take out 5 objects (makers,
toys, shoes, etc). Ask your
child What are some
different ways we can make
5 with these? (Separate
objects into 2 and 3 or 1 and
4)

(Composing Numbers)
Family STEM night

Create your own family
symbol!
1.Ask
2.Imagine/Brainstorm
3.Plan/Design
4. Create/Test
5.Evaluate/Improve

(Stem)
Go on a Phonics Hunt for
objects that begin with the
letters M and N, or even
products that have these
letters written on them (i.e.
cereal boxes, magazines). To
make it more fun, let your
child carry a magnifying
glass like a detective!

(Phonemic Awareness)
Look through a magazine
or newspaper together.
Cut out examples of living
and non-living and sort
them.


(Science)
Pick 5 sight words. Have
your child practice writing
them 5 times each. They
could even write them in
shaving cream!

(Sight words)
Pick three sight words.
Ask your child to find a
rhyming word. See how
many rhymes you can
make!


(Rhyming and Sight words)

Go on a shape hunt at the
grocery store or on another
errand. Bring along a
notepad so your child can
draw and label the shapes
that they see.

(Shapes)
Go to starfall.com and look
at a few books together.
Ask your child to point out
sight words they recognize.

(Digital Literacy)
Ask your child about
Columbus Day. You could
look it up online together
to research more!

(Social Studies)


Tic-Tac-Toe
Allow your child to choose three 21
st
Century Learning tasks for the week.
Check them off as you go! See if you can get three in a row! If you are an over-achiever, try to make an
X pattern, Square pattern, or Blackout by doing them all!
Create your own bingo card(s) with
sight words. Write sight words in
each box (4x4). Write the same set
of sight words on another piece of
paper. A family member can call
sight words in random order, and
your child can cover it until s/he
gets a bingo--4 in a row!
(Sight Words)
Find all the shoes in
your house that have
laces. Count the shoes,
and then practice tying
the laces on each shoe.
How many were you able
to tie correctly?

(Fine Motor Skills;
Counting)
Go on a Phonics Hunt for
objects that begin with
the letters O and P, or
even products that have
these letters written on
them (i.e. cereal boxes,
magazines). To make it
more fun, let your child
carry a magnifying glass
like a detective!

(Phonemic Awareness)

Take 2 pictures of your home from
outside (or draw). One picture is at
night, and the other is during the
day. Describe how the pictures you
took/drew are different for day and
for night.

(Day & Night, Science)
Find three objects in
your house. Take a
picture of them, or
draw them. Then, figure
out a word that rhymes
with these objects.
Write the rhyme words
in your journal.

(Rhyming Words)
Check out
www.kidrex.org
- a child-safe search
engine (like google for
kids)! Write the words
statue of liberty on a
piece of paper. Have your
child type this in and click
Search. Explore the
results!
(Digital Literacy;
American Symbols)
Go to the Brumby Kindergarten Blog.
Have your child share his/her
favorite educational website under
the blog titled: Share Your Favorite
Educational Website? If your child
shares one, s/he can talk about it to
the class!
www.brumbykindergarten.weebly.com
Go through your toys.
Try to sort as many as
you can by their
beginning sound, or put
them in alphabetical
order. How many could
you do?
(Phonemic Awareness)
Create a dance for
counting to 100. Check out
Count to 100 Get Fit on
YouTube for an example.
Teach it to your whole
family and do it together!

(Count to 100!)



Tic-Tac-Toe
Allow your child to choose three 21
st
Century Learning tasks for the week.
Check them off as you go! See if you can get three in a row! If you are an over-achiever, try to make an
X pattern, Square pattern, or Blackout by doing them all!
Greater Than, Less Than
Remove the face cards from a deck of
playing cards. The numbered cards are their
face value and the Ace counts as 1. Now you
will play war. The players will pick a card
from the top of the deck. The first player
will declare if their number is greater or less
than their opponents. If they are correct
they win the trick. If not the opponent wins.
The game continues as above with the
opponent taking a turn. The game ends win all
cards are drawn. The player with the most
tricks wins
(Compares Numbers)
Collect household items and
have students tell you the
shape and the properties of
the shape. An example: the
item is a cook cover, it is a
square and I know it is a
square because it has 4 equal
sides. Continue with other
objects.
(identifying and describing shapes)
Go on a Phonics Hunt for
objects that begin with the
letters Q and R, or even
products that have these
letters written on them (i.e.
cereal boxes, magazines). To
make it more fun, let your
child carry a magnifying
glass like a detective!

(Phonemic Awareness)
Discuss the routines you have in
the morning and the routines you
have at night. Why do you have
those routines? How are the
routines similar and different?
Do routines change from day to
night? Why do they change?
(Changes from Day to Night)
While driving on the highway,
observe how trucks and cars go
up the hill. Which goes faster
or slower. Why? At a stop light,
why does it take so long for
everyone to move? Why dont
they all move at the same time?

(Motion)


Watch your favorite show and
observe the characters. Create
puppets to represent the
characters. Bring to school to
share with the class.
(Reading-Key Details)
Compare two shirts in your
closet or another family
members closet. How many
buttons does each shirt have?
Identify whether the number of
buttons on the first shirt is
greater than the number of
buttons on the second shirt or is
the amount of buttons equal?
(Comparing Numbers)

Collect 10 items in your home
and label each item using
sticky note or paper.
(Writing-Spelling simple
words phonetically)

While eating a meal with your
family, take turns sharing your
favorite part of your day. After
everyone has shared, recall what
each family member said.
(Speaking and Listening)