Congratulations! You’ve made it to the second half of our 4 weeks and you’re getting close to being prepared for homeschooling kindergarten kiddos!
This week involves some more collecting, but hopefully, you can gather supplies from around the house. Again, if you need help, just ask your family and friends. You’d be surprised what people have accumulated in their kitchen junk drawers.
Here are some guided questions/ideas to get you started:
- Can you devote 5 minutes a day to collecting supplies?
- Where is your old calculator from high school?
- Does your kiddo like to play with blocks? Perfect, we can use those!
- Think measuring tools; tapes of any kind will work, rulers too.
- Dice (any size or colour)
- 100 of something fun to count
Homeschooling Kindergarten kiddos in Math
As part of the Ontario Kindergarten curriculum there are 4 strands. One focusses specifically on language and math development: demonstrating Literacy and Mathematics Behaviours (DLMB).
For our purposes:
“apply the mathematical processes to support the development of mathematical thinking, to demonstrate
understanding, and to communicate thinking and learning in mathematics, while engaged in play-based learning
and in other contexts” – source
From the documents: demonstrate an understanding of number relationships for numbers from 0 to 10, through investigation
(e.g., show small quantities using fingers or manipulatives). source
I will talk about the number 100 often but that is part of a fun initiative found in many Kindergarten programs where they count each day until they reach 100, when there is usually a little celebration to mark their counting accomplishment.
We want to start fostering a love of learning. We can start this by collecting objects that are fun and engaging to count, chat about, and explore together.
Next week’s focus is Literacy (Reading and Writing)
Things to think about for Week 4 in our Homeschool Prep
- Do you have cue cards laying around?
- What is your favourite letter of the alphabet?
- Do you know the difference between a vowel name and a vowel sound?
That’s it for this week. Make sure to include your little one in the collecting process, it builds curiosity around the manipulatives you are gathering.
Thank you for reading and preparing with me!
Loved is Best,
PS In case you missed the first 2 weeks : here they are!