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At-Home Learning Summer Enrichment
The following page provides you with activities to do at home. Times are just suggestions and meant to help you plan.
- Literacy: reading, spelling, writing, vocabulary, writing (45 minutes)
- Math: measurement, geometry, time, money (30-45 minutes)
- Science (30 minutes)
- Social Studies (30 minutes)
- Other: consider opportunities to embed activities such as grooming, fitness, recreation, games, communication, cooking, cleaning, washing, etc.
- PBS Learning Media is a dynamic platform offering the best of public media content and produced specifically for PreK-16 teachers. - https://kera.pbslearningmedia.org/
- Texas Home Learning - https://texashomelearning.org/
- Do2Learn - A Resource for Individuals with Special Needs - https://do2learn.com/
- Fun Brain - https://www.funbrain.com/
Activities to Do at Home
ELA - Writing Practice
- Spray shaving cream on a smooth surface and have your child practice writing letters, numbers, and name. Other items you could use include sand, sidewalk chalk, and watercolors.
- Hold a pencil or crayon correctly in hand and color or draw pictures.
- Have your child tell you about the picture they drew and write their story for them.
- Write or trace personal information, including name, phone number, address, etc.
ELA - Reading Practice
- Ask child “wh” questions (who, what, when, where, why) after each page while reading a book aloud
- Do a picture walk through a book and talk about what the pictures are telling you about the story.
- Look at the book while it’s being read aloud by a family member.
- Look through the refrigerator and pantry and name items or read labels.
- Go for a walk and recognize or read street signs.
- Retell stories that have been read.
- Take photos of family members making different facial expressions and discuss what each expression means
- Create a job chart for all the children in the home and use stickers or clips to mark off when each chore is completed
- Greet other family members in the house (i.e., look at the person, wave, spoken greeting)
- Practice a turn-taking conversation and remain on one topic.
- Practice communicating needs. (e.g., hungry, tired, help, I'm frustrated, I need a break)
- Use a calendar to count days “How many days until Friday?”, “How many days left in June?”
- Count objects around the house (e.g., dishes, chairs, pillows)
- Sort snacks by size, shape, color, etc.
- Find shapes in your house.
- How many different shapes did you find?
- Find different objects in your house (e.g., blocks, legos, rocks, leaves, coins) and make different patterns.
- Measure while you cook or bake.
- Can you measure a half a cup? Can you find the tablespoon?
- Use loose change to identify coins, sort coins and/or count coins.
- Discuss and chart the weather each day and at the end of the month create a bar graph for all the different types of days
- Go on a walk and discuss the weather, including temperature (hot, cold, cool, warm), wind conditions (calm, breezy, windy), sky conditions (sunny, partly cloudy, cloudy) and precipitation (clear, rain, fog, snow).
- Watch videos about germs and personal hygiene from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital and BrainPOP.
- Practice personal hygiene (i.e., washing hands, going to the bathroom, washing face, getting dressed)
- Organize food from the pantry and/or refrigerator into the different food groups.
- Look at pictures of community helpers (e.g., police officer, firefighter, librarian, doctor).
- Have daily conversations, using a calendar, to identify the day of the week, month, date, and year.
- Talk about events (family or current) related to time; including before, after, next, first, last, yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
- Talk about or list places in your neighborhood/community (e.g., stores, offices, restaurants, churches, community centers)