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TK/Kindergarten Team

Dear Family Member:

This week our class will be reading stories about the kinds of fresh foods grown on a farm. Your child will be identifying different kinds of fruits and vegetables.

Here are some activities that you can do with your child to help reinforce the skills we will be practicing.

Word Workout

  • Vocabulary: fresh, delicious Talk about the fresh fruits and vegetables you buy at the grocery store or farmers’ market.
  • My Words to Know

High-Frequency Words: he, with Write the words he and with on paper and ask your child to trace both words. Write a sentence using each word. Have your child point to, circle, and say each word.

Category Words: fruits and vegetables Write the names of fruits and vegetables on index cards. Have your child draw a picture of the word on each card. Then invite your child to sort the cards into fruit and vegetable piles.

Phonics: f, r Play “I Spy” with your child. Open one of your child’s books and say a clue. For example: I spy a number. It starts with the letter f. (four)

Comprehension: main topic and key details

Read the short passage about fruits and vegetables. Ask your child to explain what the passage is about. Then have your child circle each fruit and underline each vegetable.