On this page, you will find low and high tech resources for PreK students.
Recommended Daily Schedule | This is an example schedule that parents and guardians can reference as they structure their day. We understand the need for flexibility based on our current reality.
Review the recommended daily instructional hours in the schedule below.
Scroll down the page to view the suggested activities and resource links for each content area.
Using the recommended daily instructional guidance and the suggested activities and resource links, create a KIPPster’s daily schedule
Review the daily schedule and expectations for the day with your KIPPster.
Lastly, don’t forget to have fun learning!
CLICK | Free Time- Suggestion: Listen to educational podcasts! Try Wow in the World! If you like science, Stories Podcast or Circle Round to hear a story, or Noodle Loaf to learn about music!
Choice Reading | Recommended Time Block - 30 minutes
Read a book to your child. Make this a consistent routine every day--choose a time and a special place in your home. Ask: What was this book about?
CLICK | Storyline Online - Stream videos of much-loved and new children’s books, featuring celebrated actors reading aloud alongside creatively produced illustrations
With your child, point out what they can see in the pictures. Ask questions about the characters, setting, colors, etc. Talk about and/or draw pictures about the book you read together.
CLICK | Houston Public Library - You can join the Houston or Harris County Public library for free and use the Libby or Overdrive app to download and read e-books and listen to audiobooks. You can also find tutorials, homework help, and stream movies and TV shows! The library page provides links to all kinds of resources for students and parents.
Act out the books that you read with your child, using props and costumes.
ELA | Recommended Time Block - 30 minutes
In order to hone writing skills, have your child maintain a journal to write and draw about how they are feeling each day.
In order to learn about a grade level appropriate topic through reading, choose an activity from Scholastic Learn at Home and complete the tasks associated with the texts.
CLICK | Scholastic Learn at Home - 20 days of cross-curricular learning experiences based on stories, videos, and learning challenges.
To refine your phonics or reading comprehension skills, watch a BrainPOP Jr. video daily and complete the associated video tasks.
CLICK | BrainPOP Jr. - Offers free access during school closures. Click on the banner at the top of the page and set up a family account to access many Reading and Writing videos and activities.
Math | Recommended Time Block - 30 minutes
Have your child count groups of objects up to 10 (beans, legos, crayons, etc.).
Give your child a group of a specific quantity and ask “How many ___ are there in all?”
Give your child a large quantity and ask students to create a group of a specific number. “Can you make a group of 7 from all these legos?”
CLICK | PBS - Provides a variety of videos and interactive games on a variety of math skills
Work with your child to identify and name shapes: rectangles, squares, triangles and circle
Ask your child to look for examples of these shapes in their home.
“How do you know this is a ___ ?” “What makes it a ___ ?”
CLICK | BrainPOP Jr. - Offers free access during school closures. Click on the banner at the top of the page and set up a family account to access many math videos and activities.
Give your child 2-3 different materials (beans, coins, pencils) to make a pattern with.
Work with your child on simple addition by using household objects to create math problems (e.g. 2 bananas and 1 apple is how many pieces of fruit?)
Work with your child to practice comparing, weight, length, capacity and number to ten.
Give your child different objects and ask “Which is longer, the magazine or the book?”
“Which weighs more a can of beans or an apple?”
Science | Recommended Time Block - 30 minutes
With your guardian, observe an insect in your environment. Draw the insect. Describe the color, shape and size.
CLICK | Brain Pop Science - Introduces kids to how the world works through science.
With your guardian, identify living and nonliving things in your environment. Describe what they need to survive.
CLICK | National Geographic - Provides videos on animals and their habitats.
With your guardian, observe and describe the weather. Draw the objects you see.
With your guardian, discuss and name the good habits of health. Model how to brush your teeth or wash your hands.
With your guardian, complete a coderZ challenge
CLICK | Stechchallenges - All challenges are due by 3/30 midnight