Current Learning Program

Week 4

EARLY READING

Revision

  1. Revise reading previous word families. Read pages 5 up to 9 of “English Primer” book.
  2. It’s fun to practice our phonics reading skills by reading more books. (Download PDF books, “Ten Hen”. If this is not available on this page, kindly write an email to littlewonders_education@yahoo.com)
  3. Let’s review our previous list of sight words. Can you spell each word orally? Can you write spellings on your notebook?

Moving On

  1. Fat Cat Reader: Read ‘-in’ and ‘-it’ words on page 18. Answer p.19
  2. Read “Rin Gets Meg’s Pin” (Download PDF book.) Answer the following questions:
    1. Who has a tin? Geg has a tin.
    2. b. Is Geg a girl? No, Geg is a boy.
    3. Who is Geg’s pet?
    4. Is Nin a cat?
    5. Who is Meg’s pet?
    6. Is Rin a cat?
    7. What did Rin beg from Meg?
    8. Who got Meg’s pin?
    9. Read ‘-ig’ and ‘-ip’ words on page 20. Answer page 21.
    10. Read page 22.

SCIENCE

Revision

WATCH a video showing Pooh bear learning about the seasons.

Or, you can click on the link below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEydS3puEr8

Moving on

TOPIC:  LET’S LEARN ABOUT ‘AIR’

Puff up your cheeks. Now, keep your hand five inches away from your hand and blow on it. Do you feel something? Can you see what made you feel something on your hand?

Do you use a fan these days? What do you feel when the fan is on?

Have an adult blow air into a balloon. What happens every time the person blows into the balloon? If you don’t tie up the opening of the balloon, what happens?

What you are feeling is called ‘air’. Air is all around us. It is all around us all the time. But we cannot see it. We can only feel air when it moves.

Moving air is called wind. Wind can move things. Wind can change direction. Sometimes, it blows north and sometimes, it blows south.

People use a wind vane to see where wind is coming from and how fast it is blowing. Look at a wind vane and find out how to make your own by clicking on this link:

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/activities/weatherstation/allwindisinvane.html

Breathe in and out deeply. Inhale, exhale. Inhale, exhale. Do you feel air going up and down your nose? We breathe air all the time. It keeps us alive. All plants and animals also breathe air.

Air is also needed to burn things. Do the following experiment with an adult:

Cover a burning candle with a glass tumbler. Observe what happens in a minute. It will stop burning after some time. It needs more air to keep on burning.

Watch “Gone With The Wind,” an episode of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24ufd-P0EKc

ENGLISH

Grammar and Usage-Revision

  • Revise prepositions of place such as ‘in, on, under, over, behind, etc. Read pages 17 -18 of “English Primer” book.
  • In your four-line writing notebook, practice writing prepositions in simple phrases. Copy the phrases on pages 17-18 of “English Primer” book.
  • Read “Fox on the Box” (Download PDF book).
  • Answer related learning sheet.
  • Arrange the jumbled words into sentences.
  1. box on sat the fox The
  2. over the fox jump The box
  3. dog mat the on sat The
  4. sit van in the I
  5. She in is jet the

Moving on- Integrated Grammar/Storytime

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

(Learn about ‘adjectives’ or words that describe other words by listening carefully to this story. Use an illustrated children’s storybook or watch the animation video on:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mS3nN6PH96Y )

Most of the storybooks sold in bookstores in the Valley are not specially written for kindergarten level and pre-readers. So, here’s a version of the story using simple words that parents can use to read to their kindergarteners.

Once upon a time, there lived a family of three bears. One big Daddy bear. One medium-sized Mommy bear. And one small Baby bear. One morning, the family of bears sat down for breakfast. Daddy bear had a big bowl. Mommy bear had a medium-sized bowl. Baby bear had a small bowl. Daddy bear said, “This porridge is too hot. Let’s take a walk until it cools down a bit. So, off they went.

Meanwhile, a small girl named Goldilocks was playing in her garden. “Oh, look,” she cried out. She saw a small rabbit hopping by. She ran after the small rabbit which hopped out of her garden gate and into the woods. Soon, she looked around and saw that she was lost! She felt sad and afraid. She saw a smoke floating over the trees. It was not very far. So, she walked towards it….

WORDS TO LEARN: Practice using adjectives orally by thinking of nouns to say after each of the words below:

  • Big/small
  • Tall/short
  • Wet/dry
  • Sad/happy
  • Good/bad
  • Hot/cold
  • hard/soft
  • Very or Too + adjective

EXERCISE 1: Match the adjective to the noun

Big Cup
Tall Dot
Small Elephant
Wet Tree
Hot Girl
Happy Hands

EXERCISE 2: Write sentences out of the adjective-noun pair.

Example: (wet hands)  My hands are wet.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

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EXERCISE 3: Practice reading the sentences below.

1. This is too hot. I cannot eat this.

2. This is too cold. I cannot eat this.

3.  I want to play with a big ball.

4. I want to play with a small rabbit.

5. I do not want to be sad.

6. I want to be happy.

7. My bed is not too soft.

8. My bed is not too hard.

9. I do not want to get wet.

10. I want to stay dry.

EXERCISE 4: Arrange the jumbled words to make sentences related to the story, “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”

1. sat She on chair the big
2. small saw She a rabbit
3. big was Daddy bear
4. bear Baby small was
5. hot porridge too The was
6. bed The soft was too

LOWER KINDERGARTEN

Schedule of Quarterly Learning Assessment

(Recently Updated)

Date –                     Subject

August 11 –      Music and Physical Education

August 12-       Early Reading and Spatial Intelligence (Blocks and Puzzles)

August 13-       General Knowledge and Urdu

August 14-       Math and RVE (Islamic Religion and Values Education)

CONTENT OF LKG QUARTERLY ASSESSMENT

MATHS

[A] Oral counting 1-100

[B] Writing 1-100

[C] Concept of Tens and Ones (11-50)

Material to use:  (If you do not have Montessori materials, you may use ten rupee bills and one rupee coins)

  • Ten and one makes eleven (one piece of ten rupee bill and one rupee coin)
  • Ten and two makes twelve (one piece of ten rupee bills and two coins)
  • Ten and three makes thirteen (one piece of ten rupee bills and three coins)

So on and so forth…

  • Two tens make twenty
    • Twenty one (Two tens and one rupee coin)
    • Twenty two (Two tens and two one-rupee-coins)
    • Twenty three (Two tens and three one-rupee-coins)…
    • Three tens make thirty …
      • Thirty-one (Three tens and one rupee coin)
      • Thirty-two (Three tens and two one-rupee-coins)
      • Four tens make forty…

So on and so forth…

[B] Greater Than or Less Than (10 items)

[C] Arrange group of numbers in ascending order (5 items)

Example:

(a) 7   9    4    0    12    = ______________________

Answer:    0   4   7   9   12

[D] Arrange group of numbers in descending order (5 items)

(a) 5    30   10    25   8 = ___________________

Answer:  30    25    10    8   5

[E] What comes after, between, before? (15 items)

[F] Concrete Addition

[G] Simple Mental Addition

  • One-digit (10 items)
  • Two-digit (without carry over) (10 items)

[G] Backward Counting (Oral and Written) 20-1

[H] Number Names 1-20

EARLY READING

Visit www.starfall.com to master letter sounds.  Read “Zac the Rat” and other phonics-based short stories.

1. Oral reading of word lists per family

2. Oral reading of random words

3. Oral reading of sight words

4. Matching of sentences to picture cards

5. Matching of words to picture cards

6. Make sentences with sight words and CVC words

7. Oral reading of Phonics Books including “My Cap”  “At Bat”  “Fat Cat”(pages 11, 15, and 16)

8. Written spelling of CVC words (Random, 15 items)

9. Writing the correct question word (10 items)

10.Dictation of sentences (5 items)

11. Dictation of questions (5 items)

EARLY READING REVIEWER

CVC WORDS

-at -an -ad -ap -ed -et -en
bat ban bad cap bed bet ben
cat can dad gap fed get den
fat fan fad hap led jet hen
hat man had lap med let ken
mat nan lad map ted met men
pat pan mad nap wed net pen
rat ran pad pap zed pet ten
sat tan sad rap set yen
tat van tad sap vet zen
vat tap wet
yap yet

SIGHT WORDS

the He Can In Yes
this She Will On No
that We Go under Hi
it They Stop Hello
is You See Name
are I Like
My said
Your not

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

Q1. How many days are in a week? Name them.

Q2.How many days are in a month?

Q3.How many months are in a year? Name them.

Q4. How many days are there in a year?

Q5.How many days are in the month of February?

Q6.How many seasons are there in a year? Name them.

Q7. What is a rainbow   ?

Q8. How many colors are in a rainbow? Name them.

Q9.Give a description of the following:

a] summer season      b] Winter season.

Q10. What is the color scheme of rainbow called?

RELIGION and VALUES EDUCATION (ISLAMIC)

1. Surah Al Ikhlaas

2. Kalimah Tayyibah

3. What a Muslim says before and after eating, before/after sleeping

4. Meanings of Assalamu Alaykum, Alhamdulillah, Subhanallah, Allahu Akbar

5. Story about “The First Man and Woman”

Listen to a quranic recitation of Surah Al-Ikhlaas:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp-6ofzUuVI

Listen to a quranic recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUZxx0czuCA


ENGLISH

Grammar and Usage

Learn to sight read as well as use the question words, “what,” “which,” and “who” in interrogative sentences through oral practice.

  • “What” – This question word is used for asking about an object. For example, “What is this?”
  • “Which” – This question word is used for asking a person to choose between or among things. For example, “Which do you prefer?” or “Which star is yellow?”
  • “Who” – This question word is used for asking about persons. For example, “Who is this?” “Who opened the door?”
  • “Where” – This question word is used for asking about places. For example, “Where do you live?” or “Where is the ball?”

Exercise 1: Answer related learning sheet. (See printable learning sheet).

Listen and Learn

Story: One summer’s day, there was a crow. He felt very hot and very thirsty. He searched for water everywhere. At last, he saw a pot on the ground. He looked inside the pot. There was very little water in the pot. The crow’s beak could not reach the water. Then, the crow saw some stones nearby. He thought of a plan. He picked up some stones. He dropped the stones one  by one into the pot until the water came up to a level that his beak could reach. The crow drank some water from the pot and flew away happily.

(Note to parents: There are a couple of variants of this story. Some versions say that the the crow found a jug near a well or that the vessel’s neck was too narrow, so on and so forth. But the main plot and lesson of the story remains the same. OPTIONAL: To watch an animation video of this story, you may click on the link provided here. )

Exercise 2:

Fill-in the blanks with the right question word and answer the  questions.

1. _______ was the crow searching for?

2. _______did the crow find the pot?

3. _______part of the crow’s body did he use to reach for the water inside the pot?

4._______did he see stones?

5._______did the crow drink?

Exercise 3: Encourage your child to retell the story (in English).

Exercise 4: Draw a scene from the story.

SCIENCE-Weather and Seasons (Week 2)

Let’s Learn More About Temperature

At school, we learned about concepts such as “measurement” or how some objects help us find out how long things are (such as a ruler) or how hot or cold things are (thermometer).

Discussion Points:

  • Temperature tells us hot or cold things are. Temperature is also one of the elements of weather.
  • Thermometer- a device/object that tells us the temperature
  • Hot- means high temperature
  • Cold – means low temperature
  • Fever- high body temperature (usually 99 degrees Farenheit)
  • It is usually hot in summer and usually cold in winter

TRIVIA:

212 degrees Farenheit – boiling point of water

32 degrees Farenheit- freezing point

To Parent: You may download and print related Learning Sheets for your child to accomplish.

Next Topic: Air

What is air?

What is wind?

SCIENCE: Weather and Seasons (Week 1)

Hello, kindergartener! Be the junior scientist that you naturally are. This month there’s plenty of opportunities to hone your skills as a budding scientist.

1. Engage your senses in full to practice one basic skill of a scientist: Observation.  Go outdoors and see, hear, feel, touch, and smell!

2. Describe

  • Sky – What is the color of the sky?
  • Sun–Is the sun ‘visible,’ shining brightly or hidden behind clouds?
  • Clouds – How many clouds can you see? Are the clouds white or gray?
  • Wind – Do you feel the wind blowing gently or is it blowing hard?
  • Temperature – Do you feel hot or cold or just right?
  • Precipitation – Is it raining lightly or heavily? Is it snowing?

3. Record your observations by filling up this chart with appropriate marks or symbols:

Junior Scientist’s Weather Observation Chart
MONTH:
Sky Sun Clouds Rain/Snow/

Hail/Sleet

Wind Temperature Conclusion
Monday (Shade this box with the colour of sky based on your observation) (Draw and colour how it looks like) (Draw and colour how they look like) (Draw a symbol) (Draw wavy lines to depict it) Hot/very hot/mild/

cool/warm/

cold

Sunny day/

Windy day/

Rainy day, etc

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

4. Don’t be limited by this chart. If you have observed other things worth noting about the weather or even of how animals and insects behave, then, by all means, note down your observations by telling your parent/tutor or by drawing.

5. Self-Discovery

A child-centred learning program ensures that lessons and activities must be relevant or meaningful to a child’s own world which is full of questions, wishes, joys, and imaginations. Here are some theme-related personal questions which any kindergartener will enjoy answering.

  • If you could control the weather, what kind of weather would you want on your birthday?
  • How does a rainy day/windy day/sunny day/snowy day make you feel? Happy/Sad/Sleepy/Hungry, etc.

6. Learn and understand some facts about sunlight. (And then, ask more questions! Be inquisitive, little learner!)

  • Plants need sunlight in order to grow.
  • Sunlight helps our bodies to become stronger and healthier.
  • Sunlight kills harmful germs in the air and our surroundings.

Printable learning sheets regarding this lesson will be available soon.

ARTWAY /LANGUAGE ARTS

Some kids love to dance in the rain. Others are sunshine people. Others sing with the wind. You certainly are unique, little child. Be inspired by your favourite weather and express yourself through sketching, painting, or composing a song. Be ready to share it with the whole class.

Date: July 20-26

Subject: General Knowledge

Learn:

1. Names and order of days in a week

2. Names and order of months in a year

3. Number of days in one month

4. Birthdays of yourself and family members

Subject: Maths

1. Practice rote counting up to 150

2. Practice backward counting starting from 50

3. Single-digit subtraction on the number line

4. Single-digit subtraction using objects

5. Arrange jumbled numerals in descending order

Subject: Phonics Reading

1. Revise reading -at, -an, -ap, and -ad words

2. Practice reading -en words (Ben, den, hen, pen, men, ten) and -et words (get, jet, let, met, net, pet, set, wet)

3. Practice reading sight words (the, is, on, this, that, what, there, hi, hello, my, we, you)

Download English Learning Sheets here freeenglishlearningsheetforlkg. The file is a zip file that you need to extract.