For any locals reading this, head out to Dollarama because I recently purchased some activity books there and they are aimed at Kindergarten and Grade 1 kids. I believe I have also seen some grade 2 stuff there too. These books were $1.25 each and are filled with exercises. They are apparently written by teachers working in Canadian classrooms. I can attest that pretty much everything Philip learned in kindergarten this year, it is covered in these books!
I got him kindergarten Writing Readiness, Kindergarten Reading Readiness, Grade 1 Math, and Grade 1 Reading. The pages can easily be torn off (easier to photocopy!) and there are answers in the back of the book.
I do not plan on doing these everyday. A couple of times during the week will suffice. If he does well, he gets a sticker and depending on how much he completes and how well he does these worksheets, he will get a reward at the end. I am thinking of taking him on a field trip either to the Planetarium, the beach, etc. We shall see.
Philip wants so much to read. Here in Canada, they slowly get kids ready in kindergarten but they do not stress on it yet. He knows what most letters sound like but he still doesn't know enough to sound out words. He does recognize a lot of words though.
I don't want to be anal but I don't want him forgetting what he learned all year during the summer break either and he wants to read. We are hoping he would start this summer.
Yes, I know, my kid is going to hate me because I will be making him do school work when he is on summer break. Haha!
What are your summer plans?