Isn't someone here a Kindergarten teacher? I would like to know what you find helpful for kids to know before they start school. Ds didn't get to go to preschool so I have been teaching him at home.
So far he knows his abc's and can recognize about 90% of the capital form of the letters, he can count to 15 and I am working on him being able to recognize the numbers. He knows his address, full name, birthday, months of the year, half of the days of the week, he can regognize some shapes (circle, square, triangle) he knows his colors but has trouble with red and pink and sometimes blue and purple. He hasn't learned to recognize his name yet. (He won't pay attention past the first letter in the word, so he thinks ALL words starting with P is his name).
What else should I be teaching him? Is there anything physical he should be able to do?
ok....I finally sobered....I mean woke up enough to realize that there is a new strand...hehe...
Sam - Glad you are home safe, and that your Dad is doing well.
Kathy - that is awesome, good luck on your contract.
Gary - I read your "Male" call...hehe....good for you.
btw, I will be at the 2P's crop on the 21st also...I did get logged on there and signed up....Dh and I had a fab new year's eve...we stayed home...had a "little" to drink, and relaxed....btw, I did learn something valuable...drinking while cropping can cause some interesting if not unique layouts....however, drinking and journaling should be illegal!!!!...hehe...Hope everyone is having a great new yaer.
Jacob goes to pre-k two days a week. He will start regular pre -k in the fall. He can recognize all of the alphabet and numbers up to 10. He knows his name and can write it along with some small words like mom, dad and cat. He can also say his name and mom and dad in sign language and can count to 10 in spanish. I think next week I am going to start with him heavey on reading because I think he is ready. My fear is he is going to be so bored in pre k he will hate it or just get into trouble all the time but he wants to learn so we work on everything here that he does at school....and I was a pre-k teacher for 7 years so it's second nature to me almost! He sounds like he is doing great Amy, just keep working with him but don't push him to do too things, just find different ways to present them to him and always make it seem like a game or something fun!