Summer is here and the children are moving forward with knowledge and preparation for first grade.
A summer calendar has been provided to maintain skills that have been established during the school year. Some of the activities are practical and fun, while others review the letters and sounds. Suggested sight words to practice are available with the summer work. Have fun with them, but most importantly, keep reading. In addition to sight words there are summer vocabulary words like frog, ice cream, and swimming that provide opportunities to draw and use creative ideas for writing.
The “Yoga for the Classroom and Mindfulness” work can continue with the use of the Mindful Worksheets that are provided as part of the summer package. Quiet calming music and the unique breathing techniques such as balloon breath are helpful when exploring the mind and body connection.
Regardless if your child is in kindergarten and moving up to first grade, or in Pre-K and taking the leap into kindergarten, embrace the summer for an avenue of adventure and creative learning. There are nature ponds, the shore, the zoo, the library, and our wonderful City of Philadelphia to explore and experience.
Enjoy books and simple activities such as using scissors and various types of crayons. Most importantly, READ.
The following summer reading resources are recommended:
Scholastic.com/summerreading Association for Library Service for Children at www.a/a.org/a/sc
Enjoy the summer. Teacher Kara
Goshen Friends School is a place where children feel safe, comfortable and loved and where they are free to learn and grow.