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# This Week in Kindergarten

Week 1

## 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
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
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
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
Worksheet
Color the Letters!
Worksheet
Color the Letters!
Kids differentiate between uppercase and lowercase letters in this worksheet.
Kindergarten
Worksheet
Find Roly
Game
Find Roly
Here, kitty! Kids must keep their eyes on the boxes to find where Roly's hiding.
Preschool
Game

## 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.
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: 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
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
What Doesn't Belong?: Shapes, Letters, and Numbers
Worksheet
What Doesn't Belong?: Shapes, Letters, and Numbers
Circle, cheese, triangle, square: One of these things does not belong in this group. Help your child figure out the outlying object with this worksheet.
Preschool
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

Give your child a choice of different types of books during reading time. Take note of what they pick, and ask them why they chose the books they did.
Put out bins with different genres of books during reading time. Take note of what students are choosing, and have quick, informal chats with them to see why they chose those books.
Make a Mini Story Book: My Friend
Worksheet
Make a Mini Story Book: My Friend
Featuring a story about a cat and mouse who make friends, this make-it-yourself mini book offers tons of reading (and coloring!) fun.
Kindergarten
Worksheet
Retell It
Worksheet
Retell It
Kids recall important details from a story in this listening comprehension worksheet.
Kindergarten
Worksheet
My Story Reflection
Worksheet
My Story Reflection
Kids rate stories and share favorite texts in this worksheet.
Kindergarten
Worksheet
Make an Alphabet Mini Book
Worksheet
Make an Alphabet Mini Book
Packed with activities and good looks to boot, this alphabet printable is a fun way to help your child learn the alphabet.
Kindergarten
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
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
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
Lesson plan

## Letter Practice & Writing Names

Your child will be meeting a lot of new people in the first few weeks of school, so have them practice introducing themselves and writing their name.
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 write facts about themselves. For students who cannot write, have them say their facts aloud.
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
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
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
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
Worksheet
Tracing Shapes: Circles
Worksheet
Tracing Shapes: Circles
Ooh, bubbles! Get your child acquainted with the various shapes with this tracing worksheet.
Preschool
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
Lesson plan
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