|Forest Trail Elementary Kindergarten|
Studying colors in the kindergarten curriculum is much broader than recognizing colors. It's important to note that color words are some of the earliest sight words your child will need to read. Additionally, all the color words will be found on first and second grade spelling tests. Studying color words provides great opportunities for reading connections (i.e. brown and yellow / 'ow' can make two different sounds in words; blue / when two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking, etc.). Being 'word detectives' means we search for and identify high frequency words hidden in color words (i.e. orange contains 'or' and 'an' / pink contains 'in'). Colors can be a great springboard for higher level thinking (i.e. similes and analogies). Simile: His hair is as white as snow. Analogy: Fire truck is to red as pumpkin is to orange (straight from the SAT test!). Student familiarity with colors is precisely why so much additional learning can be attached to our study of colors. Beautiful!