It's the final week for Ready Freddy!
Welcome to Week Five! This week’s session is designed to help parents and children reflect upon, synthesize, and articulate what they learned over the past four weeks and to recognize the importance of doing so.
Research shows that the more students think about what they have learned, recognize what they know and what they don’t know, consider how ideas relate, and evaluate the outcomes of their efforts; the more successful they are in school. The most effective learners are aware of their strengths and limitations.
While children differ in their natural tendencies to reflect on their learning, they can be taught to be thoughtful about their own learning and thinking. Parents can encourage children to monitor and reflect on their learning by asking reflective questions (“How did you know that”; “Does that remind you of something you already know?”; “I wonder how we could find out?”; “What did you learn?”) and modeling (“Hmm. I’m not sure what that means.”; “I’m still having trouble. I’ll have to keep practicing!”).
Week 5: More than Counting
Instructions for activities can be found within your copy of Miss Mingo and the First Day of School.
Activity 1 – Playground Trip
Activity 2 – School Scavenger Hunt
Your feedback is important to us!
Please take a quick survey to share feedback on this year's Ready Freddy program. (CLICK HERE to take the survey)
As you go through the activities this week, we would love to see pictures of you and your child! Share your photos on social media using the hashtags #ReadyFreddyYork and #LIVEUNITED.
More information and online resources
WITF has great online resources, including The path to kindergarten starts here, which includes helpful videos for ways to incorporate learning into everyday play.
National Association for the Education of Young Children has school readiness articles on their website that include topics such as building relationships with teachers, social-emotional development, transition tips, etc.