Welcome back to the Kinder Club blog! Each week we will focus on an early literacy concept and share fun stories, activities and tips to help reinforce a variety of kindergarten readiness skills.
This week’s concept is days of the week!
Happy Monday! A new week has started! Each week has 7 days and each day has its very own special name. Read the names of each day of the week listed below. Start with Sunday and make your way to Saturday which is the last day of the week. The days of the week are split into two groups: week days (school days) and weekends (play days). Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are week days. Saturday and Sunday are weekends.
Can you trace the names of each of the days of the week in the image above with your finger? Which days start with the letter S? What letter is at the end of all of the days of the week?
Last week Mrs. K. helped you learn the months of the year. Today she has a fun food story to help you learn the days of the week. Click on the video below to listen to Mrs. K. read Today is Monday by Eric Carle. Do you remember what the snake ate on Tuesday? Do you remember what day of the week the monkey ate ice cream? What was your favorite food from our story today?
Mrs. K. shared a fun snapping song to help learn the days of the week. Did you snap along with Mrs. K.? Use this song this week to practice your days of the week and snapping. Snapping your fingers is a great way to strengthen those little muscles in your fingers that help you hold a pencil, cut with scissors and tie your shoes.
If you picked up a Kinder Club practice packet from the library, have fun completing this week’s activities and stayed tuned for our next activity post.
Kindergarten Readiness Tip: When learning the days of the week, it helps to make an activity schedule or chart for each day. Grab a piece of paper and something to write with. Start by writing each day of the week across the top of your paper. Next, fill in each day with your weekly activities. You can either write the activity or draw a picture.
Monday – pizza night
Wednesday – library visit
Friday – family movie night