Manchester Public Schools
Office of Equity and Partnerships
Kindergarten Spring Math
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Here are some of the things you can do to help your child learn…
  1. Look for Shapes
    Look for Shapes
    Look for shapes in the house, in books, or outside. (ex. stop sign-octagon, windows-squares, tires-circles).
  2. Look for 2D Shapes
    Look for 2D Shapes
    Look for two dimensional shapes such as pictures frames are squares or a clock is a circle.
  3. Look for 3D Shapes
    Look for 3D Shapes
    Look for three dimensional shapes such as a coffee cup is a cylinder or a cereal box is a rectangular prism.
  4. Build with Marshmallows
    Build with Marshmallows
    Use marshmallows and toothpicks to make squares and join them together to make cubes. Make triangles and squares then join them together to make pyramids.
  5. Play a Position Game
    Play a Position Game
    Play a position game. Take a teddy bear and have your child place it below, beside, above, in front of, behind, and next to a chair. Then, go on a scavenger hunt. Find and object “above” another, find an object “next to” another etc.
  6. Discuss Lengths
    Discuss Lengths
    Take straws or toothpicks and measure the length/width/height of objects in the house such as a book or a table. Discuss why it takes more toothpicks than straws to measure the length of the same object. When measuring use vocabulary such as longest, tallest, shorter etc.
  7. Measure
    Find two objects to measure such as two sticks. Talk about which is longer or shorter. Find two rocks and determine which is heavier or lighter.
Video Resources
  1. Related Addition and Subtraction Facts
Connect with the School
Your child’s teacher is available to answer questions about your child’s progress and what they are learning in class.  Be sure to attend conferences, contact your child’s teacher via email, notes, and/or phone calls.  Be sure to review any work that comes home (corrected papers, classwork or homework) to see what your child is working on in class.  Continue work on counting skills as well as addition/subtraction facts.  The Spring focuses on learning about shapes both 2D and 3D. Students also work on comparing objects to see which is longer, shorter, heavier, lighter, taller or shorter.  

Questions you can ask the teacher:  
  • How is my child’s progress in Math?
  • Has my child met the expectations for Kindergarten Math skills?
  • Does my child know his/her shapes?  Which ones can we work on at home?
  • Does my child count to 100 by 1s and 10s independently?
  • How is my child’s fact fluency?
  • What can we work on this Spring at home?
  • What can we work on over the Summer to best prepare my child for first grade?
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