### E.A.G.L.E.S. Folder

### Help us help your child by reinforcing skills at home.

**The E.A.G.L.E.S. folder is meant to assist you in reinforcing skills that are being taught in the classroom. Spending just a few minutes each night practicing some of the skills will greatly help your child's academic growth. You are also encouraged to read every evening with your child. We want to develop confident readers. Please help your child in returning the E.A.G.L.E.S. folder to their backpack every evening. Look for new homework sheets at the beginning of each month. Happy reading!!!**

**E.A.G.L.E.S. Folder**

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Dear Parent(s)/Guardian:

The **E.A.G.L.E.S. Folder** is a resource that your child can use everyday to develop and reinforce basic literacy and math skills. Kindergarten’s mission is to establish a strong foundation for our young students to build upon and utilize in the present and the future. This folder is a home-school connection providing daily activities as means to reinforce what we are learning in the classroom. We strongly recommend utilizing the **E.A.G.L.E.S. **Folder; however, your child will *not* be penalized in any way for not participating in suggested activities. Please keep the **E.A.G.L.E.S. **Folder in your child’s backpack for daily use.

* Use magazines, newspapers, books, Internet, or any appropriate reading material from home to read with your child. We suggest 10-15 minutes daily.

*Look for new E.A.G.L.E.S. activities monthly. ### September

**Activities for September**

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*Please reinforce the following skills on each day of the week for the entire month.*

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**Monday: Names**

Write name 5 times using D’Nealian writing (see reference in folder)

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**Tuesday: Alphabet**** **

** **Use alphabet chart to point, name letter, produce letter sound, and say picture name for each letter of the alphabet.

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**Wednesday: Colors & Counting**

Use Brown Bear animals to identify and recognize 8 basic colors; Practice counting to 10 or greater

**Thursday: Rhyming**

Practice creating words that rhyme with objects around your house. Make them real or silly rhymes. Example: spoon-moon or spoon-froon

### October

**Activities for October**

*Please reinforce the following skills on each day of the week for the entire month.*

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**Monday: Writing Alphabet**

Write capital and lowercase letters Aa-Nn or higher using D’Nealian handwriting (see reference in folder)

**Tuesday: Shapes**

Using the shapes chart, identify, recognize and draw all 6 basic shapes. Find things around the house that are shapes.

**Wednesday: Alphabet**

Use alphabet chart to point, name letter, produce letter sound, and say picture name for each letter of the alphabet.

**Thursday: Numerals and Counting**

Using the 100 chart; practice pointing and identifying numerals 1-10 in random order and counting to at least 20.

### November

**Activities for November**

*Please reinforce the following skills on each day of the week for the entire month.*

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**Monday: Alphabet**

Use alphabet chart to point, name letter, produce letter sound, and say picture name for each letter of the alphabet. Use alphabet cards to place letters in alphabetical order.

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**Tuesday: Number Identification/Writing**

Numerals Use the 100 chart to identify numbers 0-15. Practice writing numerals 0-10.

**Wednesday: Writing Alphabet**

Write capital and lowercase letters Aa-Zz using D’Nealian handwriting. (See reference in folder)

**Thursday: Numerals and Counting**

Use the 100 chart to practice pointing and counting to 50. Practice counting objects to 10 using one to one correspondence.

### December

**Activities for December**

*Please reinforce the following skills on each day of the week for the entire month.*

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**Monday: Alphabet**

Use alphabet cards to place capital and lowercase letters in alphabetical order. Point to each letter and produce the letter name and sound.

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**Tuesday: Number Identification/Writing Numerals**

Use the 100 chart to identify numbers 0-25. Practice writing numerals 0-15.

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**Wednesday: Writing Alphabet**

Use alphabet cards to spell simple high frequency words such as: is, go, it, like, my, on, the, see, we, can, and to.

**Thursday: Numerals and Counting**

Use the 100 chart to practice pointing and counting to 75. Practice counting objects to 15 using one to one correspondence.

### January

**Activities for January**

*Please reinforce the following skills on each day of the week for the entire month.*

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**Monday: Alphabet**

Use alphabet cards to sort by consonants and vowels. Point to each letter and produce the letter name and sound.

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**Tuesday: Number Identification/Writing Numerals**

Use the 100’s chart to identify numbers 0-35. Practice writing numerals 0-20.

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**Wednesday: High Frequency Words**

Search and find high frequency words in magazines, newspapers, books, etc. Practice writing simple sentences using High Frequency Words.

**Thursday: Numerals and Counting**

Use the 100’s chart to practice pointing and counting to 100 by 1’s, 5’s and 10’s. Practice counting objects to 20 using one to one correspondence.

### February

**Activities for February**

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** ***Please reinforce the following skills on each day of the week for the entire month.*

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* ***Monday: Alphabet**

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** **Use alphabet cards to make consonant-vowel-consonant words (c-a-t). Point to each letter and blend the sound to produce the word.

**Tuesday: Number Identification/Writing Numerals**

Use the 100 chart to identify “one more than” (example: 1 more than 9 is 10) with numerals 0-20. Practice writing numerals 0-20.

**Wednesday: High Frequency Words**

Make simple sentences using high frequency word cards. (Example: I like to go to the ________.).

**Thursday: Numerals and Counting**

Use the 100 chart to practice pointing and counting to 100 by 1’s, 5’s and 10’s. Practice counting objects to 20 using one to one correspondence.

### March

**Activities for March**

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** ***Please reinforce the following skills on each day of the week for the entire month.*

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* ***Monday: Alphabet**

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** **Use alphabet letter cards to build high frequency words and word family words (-at, -ig-, -ot)

**Tuesday: Number Identification/Writing Numerals**

Use the 100 chart to identify numerals 1-20, then Identify “one less than” and “one more than” using the same numerals (example: 1 less than 7 is 6 and 1 more than 7 is 8).

**Wednesday: High Frequency Words**

Look for high frequency words in newspapers or magazines. Write 3 sentences using high frequency words of your choice.

**Thursday: Numerals and Counting**

Use the 100 chart to practice pointing and counting to 100 by 1’s, 5’s and 10’s. Practice writing numerals 0-25.

### April

**Activities for April**

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** ***Please reinforce the following skills on each day of the week for the entire month.*

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* ***Monday: Alphabet**

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** **Put letter cards in alphabetical order; practice writing both capital and lowercase letters; continue to build word family words using alphabet cards.

**Tuesday: Number Identification/Writing Numerals**

Use the 100 chart to name numerals 1-30. Identify numbers that come before or after a chosen numeral.

**Wednesday: High Frequency Words**

Write three sentences using at least two high frequency words in each. Find high frequency words in everyday print.

**Thursday: Numerals and Counting**

Use the 100 chart to practice pointing and counting to 100. Practice counting by 10’s and 5’s and 1’s to 100 without using the 100’s chart. Practice writing numerals to at least 30.

### May

**Activities for May**

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** ***Please reinforce the following skills on each day of the week for the entire month.*

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* ***Monday: High Frequency Words/Writing**

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** **Write a small story. Use high frequency word cards as a reference to include in story.

**Tuesday: Number Identification/Writing Numerals**

Use the 100 chart to name numerals 1-50. Practice writing numerals to at least 50.

**Wednesday: Reading Comprehension**

Read story of student’s choice- summarize events of story. Discuss story characters and setting.

**Thursday: Addition/Subtraction**

Create story problems- put groups of objects together or separate to represent items from your story problems. Reinforce concept of addition and subtraction.