Learning Goal Practice Ideas
(goal number correlates with practice number)
- Count while riding in the car, cleaning up toys, getting ready for bed, etc.
- Practice counting things (count how many steps to the top/bottom of the stairs, how many bites it takes to eat something, how many days “until”).
- Practice reading numbers (on a calendar, numbers on a clock, street signs, numbers in a book, flash cards).
- Practice writing numbers on a chalkboard, whiteboard, with shaving cream, in sand, etc.
- Compare sets of toys, food items, shoes, etc. Who has more or less?
- Look for, identify, and describe shapes everywhere you go (street signs, objects in the house, at the park).
- Use manipulatives to do addition and subtraction problems (food, toys).
- With objects or numbers show ways to “make” 5.
- Practice letter sounds with flashcards, games, and our ABC Chart.
- Practice letter names with flashcards, games, and our ABC Chart.
- Sound out words when reading and writing.
- Practice reading and writing our star words, play star word concentration, flash cards, etc.
- Talk about the parts of a book before you read (front and back cover, title, blurb, spine, title page, print goes left to right, and punctuation).
- Read a story and retell in sequence what happens at the beginning, middle, and end, including key details.
- Read your favorite book and tell someone in your family what it’s about.
- Practice writing alphabet letters and words in a straight line going left to right.
- Practice writing your first name using a capital at the beginning and lowercase for the rest of the letters (on paper, in sand, with play-dough, food, and shaving cream).
- Get a writing notebook/journal, gather writing ideas, and pick a story and write more than one sentence about the same topic.
- Practice writing star words by doing rainbow writing and writing them in your notebook/journal.
- When writing in your notebook/journal be sure to use your ABC Chart and fingerspell any unknown words.
- When writing in your notebook/journal also include finger spaces, capital letters at the beginning of a sentence, and punctuation at the end.