Using My Brain

using my brain

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I can…

  • Recognize my name in print
  • Write my first name
  • Name 18 uppercase and 15 lowercase letters
  • Write some letters
  • Make letter sounds
  • Count aloud to 20
  • Recognize numbers 0–10
  • Recognize, name, and match basic shapes — triangle, circle, square, rectangle
  • Sort items by shape, size, and color
  • Make a simple pattern with items
  • Understand "same" and "different"
  • Identify a number "before" and "after"
  • Use words to compare lengths — "more than," "less than," and "equal to"

My parents help by…

  • Teaching me to recognize the letters in my name
  • Helping me practice writing my first and last name
  • Playing games that allow me to find different letters and numbers
  • Taking me to the library and allowing me to explore different books
  • Reading books to me daily
  • Singing and clapping to songs, nursery rhymes, and books
  • Talking about everyday objects — "That is a table. The first letter is T. T makes the /t/ sound"
  • Use everyday objects to make patterns — pea, carrot, pea, carrot
  • Letting me count items out loud and by touch
  • Letting me sort items by size, shape, and color