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OPS At Home Learning: Kindergarten

Grade level resources

Math

Recommended minutes per day: 20 minute

10 minutes of math activities (choose one below)

10 minutes of Khan Academy (see suggested grade level starting point)

Activities:

  • Compare the length of your arm (starting from the tip of your longest finger) to objects at home or outside. Which objects are shorter than your arm? Which objects are longer than your arm? Draw one thing you find that is shorter than your arm. Draw one thing you find that is longer than your arm. Share your drawings with someone at home.  
  • Compare the weights of two objects by extending both arms and holding one object in each hand. Which object is heavier? Which object is lighter? How did your arms look? Draw a picture to show which object felt heavier and which one felt lighter. What tools could you use to check which object weighs more? Try with other objects.   
  • Collect some containers that are different shapes and sizes, such as cottage cheese tubs, plastic bottles, and juice containers. Use the containers to pour water back and forth. Which container holds the most? Which container holds the least? Do any containers hold about the same amount? Which ones? Draw a picture of them. 
  • Count all of the fingers in your family. Count by 10s. (Don’t forget yourself!) Count by 1s to double check. Draw the fingers of all the people in your family. Write the number of fingers. 
  • Gather the shoes in your house. Sort the shoes in a way that is interesting to you. Organize the groups of shoes into lines to make a graph. Which kind of shoe is the most common? Which kind of shoe is the least common? What other questions can you answer by looking at your graph? 
  • Choose a number (1 to 10) as the target number. Collect the target number of objects and arrange them to count. Rearrange the items in at least two different ways and count them again!  Draw a picture of your collection in different arrangements. Write a number sentence to match each arrangement. 
  • Make a pattern with household items. You can use cereal, crackers, clothing items, etc. that have different shapes and colors.  Ask a family member to try to figure out your pattern. Ask a family member to create a pattern you can solve. 
  • Tell someone at home what a triangle is. Look around your house for lots of different triangles. Draw some of the triangle you see. Cut out triangles from paper or magazines to make your own triangle collage.  Repeat this activity for squares, rectangles and circles. 
  • Tell number stories for family members to solve. Ask them how they solved your number stories. Have a family member tell a number story for you to solve. Show how you can use your fingers, counters, or pictures to model and solve the number story.  
  • Gather a collection of objects. Sort your objects. You can sort by, color, size, shape, or another way that is interesting to you. When you have finished sorting, count how many objects you have in each group. Which group has the most ? Which group has the fewest?  Do any groups have the same number? How many more are in one group than another? 

 

Resources

Social Studies

Recommended minutes per day: 20 minutes

Activities:

  • Read a book about the Fourth of July on Epic! 
  • Draw a picture of something you do to celebrate the Fourth of July. Write a description about your picture. 
  • Read about the Fourth of July (Independence Day) on PebbleGo 
  • Write a thank you letter for someone who has served in the military.  
  • Do something kind for someone else in your family. 
  • Draw a picture of someone being respectful. Write about how the picture is showing respect. 

Resources:    

Epic eBook - Lilly Learns about Wants and Needs - explore how Lily learns the difference between wants and needs 

Epic eBook - Want it or Need it? - This eBook shows how people make choices between needs and wants. 

PBS Learning Media - What is Money?  This video teaches the difference between dollars/cents and their value.  Also talks about things people can do with their money.

Language Arts / Reading

Recommended minutes per day: 45 minutes

  • Use your sight words to make sentences then draw a picture of it (ex. I like my cat).  
  • Have an adult call out a word. The student will clap out how many syllables there are.  
  • Review letters and sounds daily. Write the letters, capital and lower case, R-Z on index cards. Play a game of memory and match the capital letter to the lower case letter to find a match and say the sound it makes. (e.g., R/r, S/s, T/t) 
  • In your journal, write about your favorite holiday and something you do to celebrate. (Ex. My favorite holiday is _______ because _________. Draw a picture to go with it.  
  • In your journal write a story about a man who has a twin. The man named Dan has a twin sister named Jan. They went to ___________. They played _____. Try to write 4 sentences.  
  • With your sidewalk chalk write these words with rainbow colors. (sat, cat, hat, fat, mat, pat, flat) 

Resources:

PBS Learning-Early Elementary Engaging and interactive online resources for students to use at home

Storyline Online Developed by The Screen Actors Guild Foundation, Storyline Online features accomplished actors and actresses reading some of their favorite children’s books

Sight Word List Use this list to create sight word flashcards for daily review.   

Science

Recommended minutes per day: 20 minutes

Activities:

  • Build a structure near a sunny window using any items in your house (Legos, blocks, etc.). Notice the different shadows you can make. 
  • How heat changes things. Bake a cake. How does the liquid from the batter change when it cooked in the oven? Draw a picture of what it looks like before and after. 
  • Pick an animal you can see in your backyard. List 4 living and non-living things it interacts with.  
  • Draw a picture of any ecosystem. Label at least 3 living and nonliving parts of the ecosystem. 

Resources: 

These websites provide interactive learning opportunities, virtual field trips, and videos for your students:

Mystery Science

Exploratorium

PBS Learning Science

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