Getting to Know Your Child's Skills

Getting to Know Your Students' Skills

At the beginning of the school year, teachers will be evaluating your child's reading level. Use these simple activities to brush up on early reading concepts.
Get to know students' abilities at the beginning of the year with some fun alphabet games, such as sorting letters and items by letter sound.
Letter Sounds: D
Worksheet
Letter Sounds: D
D is for dog! Kids completing this reading worksheet circle the pictures that begin with a D sound. This worksheet is great phonics practice.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Letter Sounds: N
Worksheet
Letter Sounds: N
N is for note! Kids completing this reading worksheet circle the pictures that begin with an N sound. This worksheet is great phonics practice.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Letter Sounds: S
Worksheet
Letter Sounds: S
S is for scissors! Kids circle the pictures that begin with an S sound on this reading worksheet. This worksheet is great phonics practice.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Letter Sounds: A
Worksheet
Letter Sounds: A
A is for ant! Kids completing this reading worksheet circle the pictures that begin with an A sound. This worksheet is great phonics practice.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Color the Letters!
Worksheet
Color the Letters!
Kids differentiate between uppercase and lowercase letters in this worksheet.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Alphabet Balloon Pop: B, E, G
Game
Alphabet Balloon Pop: B, E, G
In this letter recognition game, kids quickly pop alphabet balloons.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Game

Math Brush Up

Assessing Math Abilities

Help your child get excited to learn math with fun counting and sorting games.
Get to know your students' abilities at the beginning of the year with fun counting and sorting games.
Numbers Numbers What Are You?
Lesson plan
Numbers Numbers What Are You?
In this fun art and math inspired lesson plan, your students will practice learning and identifying the numbers between 1-10!
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson plan
1,2,3 Numbers!
Lesson plan
1,2,3 Numbers!
Use this arts inspired lesson plan to introduce the numbers 1-10 to your students! Can be used as a stand alone lesson or support lesson for the **Introducing Numbers!** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson plan
What's Hiding in the Numbers?: 3
Worksheet
What's Hiding in the Numbers?: 3
This math and coloring worksheet focuses on the number 3. Kids color all of the spaces with the number 3 to reveal a hidden fish picture.
Preschool
Math
Worksheet
Counting for Kids
Worksheet
Counting for Kids
Give your little gardener practice counting with colorful flowers! He will count different items and then fill in the blanks to describe how his garden grows.
Kindergarten
Math
Worksheet
Counting: Bees and Butterflies
Worksheet
Counting: Bees and Butterflies
This bees and butterflies counting challenge will not only help your child count, but also begin to categorize objects.
Kindergarten
Math
Worksheet
Inside or Outside?
Worksheet
Inside or Outside?
Explore the differences between inside versus outside with this sorting and categorizing worksheet.
Kindergarten
Math
Worksheet
Spot the Swans
Game
Spot the Swans
Let's sort at the lake! Kids must spot the swans among the ducks in this sweet game.
Preschool
Math
Game

Finding Books They Love

Getting to Know Your Readers

Use these resources to help your child practice reading and reflecting on what they read.
Use these resources to assess how your students are reading and reflecting on books.
Retell It
Worksheet
Retell It
Kids recall important details from a story in this listening comprehension worksheet.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
My Story Reflection
Worksheet
My Story Reflection
Kids rate stories and share favorite texts in this worksheet.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Book Words
Worksheet
Book Words
Teach your child the terms for the physical parts of a book and have her write over the dotted words.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Identifying Parts of a Book
Lesson plan
Identifying Parts of a Book
Let your students learn more about books with this lesson that helps them learn to identify key parts of a physical book. This information will have them well prepared for research projects later on.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
What's in a Book?
Lesson plan
What's in a Book?
Your EL's will learn all about the parts of a book while praciticing their listening and speaking skills. Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Explore the Classroom Library
Worksheet
Explore the Classroom Library
Get your students exploring the classroom library with this fun activity.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Choose a Book!
Worksheet
Choose a Book!
Get to know the kinds of books your class enjoys by using this fun activity.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
My Family: Level A
Story
My Family: Level A
In this interactive exercise, kids can practice constructing simple sentences while describing activities they might do with their family.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Story

All About Me & Writing Names

Letter Practice & Writing Names

Your child will be meeting a lot of new people in the first few weeks of school. Have them practice introducing themselves and writing their name. Use these resources to help your child develop their fine motor skills.
Get to know students and their skills and abilities at the beginning of the year by having your class draw self-portraits, write their names and facts about themselves. For students who cannot write, have them say their facts aloud. Use these resources to help your students develop their fine motor skills.
Prewriting Skills: Vertical Lines
Worksheet
Prewriting Skills: Vertical Lines
By tracing the vertical lines on this writing worksheet, kids strengthen the fine motor skills needed to form letters such as "F" and "L."
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Prewriting Skills: Circles
Worksheet
Prewriting Skills: Circles
By tracing the circles and bubbles on this writing worksheet, kids strengthen the fine motor skills needed to form rounded letters such as "O."
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Tracing Circles
Worksheet
Tracing Circles
Take flight with this bright bouquet of balloons! Your child will practice her fine motor skills by carefully tracing each colorful circle.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Prewriting Skills: Right Semicircles
Worksheet
Prewriting Skills: Right Semicircles
By tracing the semicircles on this writing worksheet, kids strengthen the fine motor skills needed to form the letter "D."
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Tracing Shapes: Circles
Worksheet
Tracing Shapes: Circles
Ooh, bubbles! Get your child acquainted with the various shapes with this tracing worksheet.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All About Me: I Like Myself
Lesson plan
All About Me: I Like Myself
Break the ice with this social lesson, designed to help you and your class get to know each other. This social studies lesson helps students develop a healthy sense of self, and ties in well with any "All About Me" theme or unit.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
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