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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.

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    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.

    Communication Practice

    • 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)

    Math

    • 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.

    Science

    • 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.

    Social Studies

    • 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)