February 19, 2010 | Kindergarten In This Issue: Shaun White's Golden Games, Hawaiians Are Happier, A Winning Terrier
White Goes Gold In his second trip to the Winter Olympics, star snowboarder Shaun White soared above the competition. With two Olympic gold medals under his board, White has set his sights on the 2014 Winter Games.
First, decide on your topic. You may want to start with something straightforward, i.e., Do you prefer cold weather or warm weather?
Come up with one image to represent each choice (above example could be snowflake for cold, sun for warm). Your child may draw each picture or cut out of magazine.
Conduct the survey among family and friends.
Help your child graph the results using images.
LearningTips: Collect Data for GraphsThe Best Show Dog A Scottie named Sadie fetched Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The Scottish terrier beat a Doberman pinscher, C.J. The golden retriever didn't win any titles, but still proved it was golden after the crowd enthusiastically applauded its round in the ring.
Activity Ideas - Language Arts
Together with your child, come up with different categories for words based on the story. Let your child dictate categories, i.e., Cutest Dogs.
Help your child identify following groups:
golden retrievers, yellow labs, cocker spaniels (dogs with light fur)
Lassie, Clifford, Snoopy (dogs in movies, books, cartoons)