Choice boards are the perfect bridge between teaching in the classroom and learning at home. This resource includes carefully selected, developmentally appropriate Kindergarten-friendly activities, so you can be confident that you are sending your students home with academic, fun, and hands-on activities each week for the whole school year.
Each week includes math and literacy activities (including reading, phonics/phonemic awareness, and sight words) with alternating science and social studies activities, and alternating fine motor and gross motor activities.
These are practical activities that parents can do with their children. They are minimal prep and use basic household supplies: buttons, paper and writing instruments, stuffed animals, cereal, tweezers or tongs, index cards or sticky notes, etc.
There are 40 weeks of choice boards included – for a total of 360 activities. You can send home one each week as homework. Or in the event of distance learning, you could digitally send a choice board to your students each week**.
Included in this resource
-40 weeks of activities. Each week includes 9 activities and an editable space for you to write a message, directions, or sight words/letters to practice.
-Parent letter explaining these boards with a blank editable template
-Editable blank choice board
To help keep you organized, the choice boards are labeled by week in the upper right corner.
This resource also includes a note to parents explaining the choice boards and how to use them. If you would prefer to write your own letter to parents, an editable version is provided.
There are optional resource and reference pages such as letter cards and number cards that you can send home to families. Or you can have parents create their own at home. You can also use these resources to create homework folders. The activities do not mention the reference pages, so you can decide whether to send them.
To prepare the choice boards, send home the parent letter at the beginning of the year along with the Week 1 choice board. There is an editable section at the bottom of each board. Use this for listing new sight words, letters you want students to practice, or any other information you’d like to share with parents.
**Please note that the Homework Choice Boards MAY NOT be uploaded to a public, non-secure website or platform. This includes but is not limited to: classroom websites and school or district websites. You MAY share these with your classroom families via e-mail, Google Classroom, or other secure password-protected platform that is only accessible to your students.