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Ideas for home

Good evening parents,



I hope you are all doing well. We are into week 2 of this devastating flood.  We are still unsure of how much longer we will be out. They will continue to make the decision day by day about when our school can open. The water is remaining high which is still affecting the toilets.


I'm sure you must be concerned about the instructional time missed over the past week.  We have put together a list of things you can do to help support kindergarten learning at home during this time.



~ Reading: Read books from your home library, or visit the library at the Nasis Middle School


~ Sight Words: Make flashcards to practice or play a memory game. Have your child write their words on a window or a table using window writers (they wash right off!), use side walk chalk to write your words on the sidewalk, Make a giant hop scotch board and write a word in each square.  Say the word as you jump on that square.


~ Writing: help write the grocery list, journal writing – write a sentence about something happening in your life, write a letter to someone special and mail it, write a list of possible adventures/road trips/camping trips for the summer, write your own story (a sentence on each page)


~ Math: Talk about combining objects with your child.  If I had 2 cookies and you had 2 cookies – how many do we have altogether?  Have your child help set the table – how many of each place setting will they need.  Go on a shape walk in the neighbourhood – what shapes can you see.  (Roof of a building looks like a triangle, sidewalk has squares on it, etc.


~ Play a board game/card game or invent a game together

~ Do some Acts of Kindness (clean up garbage, bring someone a nice warm coffee or treat, 



Starfall  http://www.starfall.com


Tumble Books - Login: barkerspoint   Password: Books



Jolly Phonics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_SgBY_nx70&t=28s


Balloon Pop https://www.education.com/game/beginning-sounds-balloon-pop/


Ideas you can try at home for math: https://www.kindergartenworks.com/guided-math/dimensional/

Counting to 10 game: http://www.abcya.com/kindergarten_counting.htm


Patterns: https://ca.ixl.com/math/kindergarten/find-the-next-shape-in-a-pattern


One More: https://ca.ixl.com/math/kindergarten/one-more-up-to-10


One Less: https://ca.ixl.com/math/kindergarten/one-less-up-to-10


Missing Number: https://ca.ixl.com/math/kindergarten/number-lines-up-to-10



Least & Greatest Balloon Pop: http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4707







May 07
FRaction Bingo

​How to Play Fractions BingoTo play roll the dice; reinforce words such as numerator and denominator.

Review with the players that fractions represent parts of a whole.  Parts = numerator; Whole = denominator.

If a 2 and 4 are rolled, the smaller number is the numerator and the larger number is the denominator.  Thus we have our Whole (4) and Parts (2), so one would color in 2 parts of the of the circle cut in fourths.

OR an older child might realize that it is also the same as 1/2.

Similar conversions can be made with a whole circle for  fractions 1/1, 2/2, 3/3, 4/4, 5/5, 6/6 as they represent a whole.

For instance, if a two 6's were rolled, one might realize that that equals a whole circle.  The circle cut into sixths could also be colored in, too.

This game is a hands-on way to visualize fractions!

CReate your own BINGO card by filling spaces with fractions from 1/1 to 6/6. You won't be able to get all fractions on the Bingo Card so select the fractions you want to include

May 07
Fraction War
  • Deck of Cards
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Pencils

Fraction War

Fraction WarStudents take turns playing "war" using a deck of cards and a pencil to act as the fraction line. The pair of students must then decide who has the larger fraction based on the four cards played. The winner gets to keep all the cards. Player with most cards at end wins.
Goal: to develop quick comparison of fraction values
  • Shuffle and deal the cards.
  • Each player puts their cards faced down in a pile.
  • Both players turn over TWO cards at the same time (one above the pencil and one below).
  • The player whose cards has the larger fraction wins all four cards.
  • Players may use the paper to figure equivalent fractions or use the Tip Sheet.
  • If players turn over equivalent fractions, then there is a fraction war.
  • Each player places 2 new cards face down and the 3rd & 4th card face up (one above the pencil and one below).
  • Who ever has the higher fraction wins all the cards.
  • The game can continue until one player has all the cards or for a given amount of time.

Fraction War Tips and Tricks

  • If two fractions have a common denominator, the fraction with the larger numerator is the larger fraction. Ex: 3/5 > 2/5
  • If two fractions have a common numerator, the fraction with the smaller denominator is larger. Ex: 1/4 > 1/8
  • If you are unsure about which fraction is larger, use the fraction strips to compare.

May 07
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