Words Around Me

This lesson aligns with the following standards:

National Standards:Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).
- Students read a wide range of print and non-print texts to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the world; to acquire new information; to respond to the needs and demands of society and the workplace; and for personal fulfillment.

CT standards: Develop vocabulary (including grade level/content specific vocabulary) through listening, speaking, reading and writing. RR 4.16

-Basic Literacy: Students are able to comprehend and produce written language at a basic level in a variety of formats and authentic contexts.

 

Indoor Safety Signs

You may be asking what other activities you can do with your child to further reinforce the skills learned and practiced on the website and in school.

  • Make a bingo board of indoor safety signs. Have family game night and practice reading these signs as a family.
  • Go on a "sign hunt" in the mall. Can your child find some of the signs that they have learned about? Pose different challenges; who can find the most of a certain sign? Which sign can’t they find?
  • Play Simon Says with a twist! Create a line of indoor safety signs and have the child do whatever Simon Says to get closer to the signs. "Simon says skip to the restroom sign!"
  • Play Mother May I with safety signs. Have the indoor signs laying in a line. Each child takes a turn asking creative ways to make it to the line. The "mother" can comply with the request or deny it. Always ask with "Mother, may I ______?"
  • Create large indoor safety signs and scatter them on the floor. Have your child jump or move to targeted sign. Be creative! Have them crawl, skip, slither or slide to the sign. Have your child read the sign when they get to it.
  • Hide and seek signs! Create copies of the indoor signs and hide them around the house. Have the child explore their environment until they "spy" a sign. Have your child get the sign and bring it to you. Reinforce the sign by reading it aloud together.
  • Win Lose or Draw with signs! Have your child pick an indoor safety sign and attempt to replicate it without using any words. Teammates have to try to guess which sign the child is drawing.

This lesson aligns with the following standards:

National Standards: Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).
- Students read a wide range of print and non-print texts to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the world; to acquire new information; to respond to the needs and demands of society and the workplace; and for personal fulfillment.

CT standards: Develop vocabulary (including grade level/content specific vocabulary) through listening, speaking, reading and writing. RR 4.16

- Basic Literacy: Students are able to comprehend and produce written language at a basic level in a variety of formats and authentic contexts.

 

Outdoor Safety Signs

You may be asking what other activities you can do with your child to further reinforce the skills learned and practiced on the website and in school.

  • Make a bingo board of outdoor safety signs. When you are driving, have your child mark the signs that they see. Who can find the most signs before they get to where they are going?
  • Go on a “sign hunt” in your neighborhood. Can your child find some of the signs that they have learned about?
  • Freeze dance with a stop sign! Dance around until the person who is “it” holds up a stop sign to indicate everyone to freeze.
  • Set up an obstacle course that your child has to complete. At the end of the course, have an outdoor safety sign waiting for them. The child will have to collect as many signs as they can. Get creative with the tasks they have to complete.
  • Create large outdoor safety signs and scatter them on the floor. Have your child jump or move to targeted sign. Be creative! Have them crawl, skip, slither or slide to the sign. Have your child read the sign when they get to it.
  • Hide and seek signs! Create copies of the outdoor signs and hide them around the house. Have the child explore their environment until they “spy” a sign. Have your child get the sign and bring it to you. Reinforce the sign by reading it aloud together.
  • Sign Match! Create two copies of the outdoor safety sign. Create a grid on the floor and hand your child the signs. They will have to place the sign in their hands to the ones on the floor.

This lesson aligns with the following standards:

National Standards: Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).
- Students read a wide range of print and non-print texts to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the world; to acquire new information; to respond to the needs and demands of society and the workplace; and for personal fulfillment.

CT standards: Build sight word vocabulary. RR 4.15

-Basic Literacy: Students are able to comprehend and produce written language at a basic level in a variety of formats and authentic contexts.

Fast Food Words

You may be asking what other activities you can do with your child to further reinforce the skills learned and practiced on the website and in school.

  • Make a bingo board of fast food words. Have family game night and practice reading these words as a family.
  • When you go to a fast food restaurant, ask your child to read some menu items to you. Reverse roles and have your child ask you what you want and read the options instead of you reading to them and asking them.
  • Engage your child in dramatic play and act out a visit to their favorite fast food place. Create a menu with your child and have them take orders from family members.
  • Show your child a fast food word and have them create that food out of PlayDoh! - Play HangWord! Played just like Hangman, have your child pick a fast food word. Teammates have to keep guessing letters until the figure out what the secret word is!
  • Download copies of your favorite restaurants menus from the internet. Print these and give them to your child. Allow them to circle all of the fast food words that they know. See who can find the most fast food words!
  • Take a poll of family members and friends regarding their favorite fast food. Use only choices from your child’s fast food word list. - Create food word playing cards. Glue photos to an old deck of cards. Play Old Maid with your cards- except maybe the ______(cheeseburger) can be the Old Maid!