January 2009



Send a letter to the parents with directions and suggestions for how they can use the summer fun projects. Be enthusiastic and encouraging as you remind parents that they are, indeed, their child’s first and most important teacher!

Line up five of your favorite toys on the floor. Tell someone which is first, second, third, etc.

Ask your parents to tell you what you were like when you were a baby.

How many days are in a week? Can you name them?

Name five different vegetables. Name four fruits. Can you think of three things made from milk?

Guess how many doors are in your house, then count to see if you are right.

Finish this sentence: “When I grow up, I want to be ____________.”

Make a pattern using silverware: for example, fork, spoon, fork, spoon, fork, spoon, etc.

Share a puppet show or story you have made up by yourself with someone at your house.

Look in the mirror. What do you like about yourself?

Draw a picture of the city. Turn your paper over and draw a picture of the country.

Take a walk and use your senses. What do you see? Hear? Smell? Touch?

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

Name three things in your house that are shaped like a rectangle. Find four things shaped like a circle. Find five things shaped like a circle.

How many numbers can your write on a sheet of paper?

Act out how different animals move. Can you fly like a bird? Can you swim like a fish? Can you hop like a kangaroo? Can you walk like a bear? Can you wiggle like a snake? What other animal can you be?

Draw a picture of something you like to do with your family.

How many hours are there in a day? Can you tell someone the numbers on a clock?

Work a puzzle with your parents.

Make word labels for five things in your house.

Look at a book and show someone these things: a letter, a word, a sentence, and a capital letter.

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