Thank you parents for all you do...It's an honor to be your child's teacher!
Welcome to Kindergarten
Important things to remember...
School begins 8:35am-3:10pm
We do have lunch and recess, daily.
- Also, please remember to pack a small snack, in a separate bag, which can be placed inside your child's lunch box. It must be PEAUNUT and TREE NUT FREE.
Send an extra pair of clothes in a ziplock bag, in case of accidents and replenish when necessary.
Please have your child bring their folder to school everyday!
This week we will focus on...
Fundations:We are continuing to practice saying the ABC's and are specifically working on the distinction between the 'fab 5',' LMNOP. Up to this point, students have learned all letters sounds and should recognize lowercase letters and capital letters by name. Students have also learned how to form and write capital and lowercase letters from top to bottom.
Skills we are working on now...
1. Writing first and last name using a capital at the beginning and lowercase letters for the rest
2. Knowing the difference between short vowel sounds
3. Tapping and blending to read CVC (consonant/vowel/consonant) words
-Words such as, cat, hop, zip, pet, and bun
*Phonological Awareness: We are working daily on these skills which are so vital to students reading success. Phonological skills are all skills that can be done with your EYES CLOSED! You simply are training/teaching your ears to listen to sounds. We are working on rhyming words, syllables, and listening for words with similar beginning sounds such as big, bat, and tree.
How to help at home...
1. Read a lot of books with your child
2. Count the sounds in words~ ex; sheep= /sh/ /ee/ /p/ = 3 sounds
3. Ask your child if words begin with the sound sound~ ex: hop - happy
*Writing: We have been diligently practicing capital and lowercase letter formation and where letters fall on the lines. It takes a lot of repetitive practice to gain the correct letter formations.We have also been talking about what makes up a sentence. We've discussed a captital letter at the beginning, lowercase letters in the middle and a period or punctuation mark at the end. Additionally, students have been practicing how to label and write words about their illustrations. Writing in Kindergarten is NEVER wrong because students simply write the SOUNDS they hear in words.
ARC (American Reading Company):
Power words this week: live, with, an
We have started a new unit and are now up to Unit 7. In this unit, students will be focusing on subtraction.
Skills to continue to practice...
1. Continue to pratice counting numbers by 1's to 75
2. Count numbers by 10's to 100.
3. Count forward when given any number. (counting doesn't have to begin at 1)
-Start counting from 10, 41, 59, ect.
4. Fluently add number facts up to 5.
-For example, 0+1, 0+2, 0+3, 0+4, 0+5
1+0, 1+1, 1+2, 1+3, 1+4, 1+5
2+0, 2+1, 2+2, 2+3
3+0, 3+1, 3+2
- Continue to practice writing First and Last name with using a capital letter at the beginning and the rest lowercase
- Practice zipping jackets and tying shoes
- Continue to practice effective social skills such as, how to share, how to enter a group of kids who are playing, what to say if someone is not willing to share, how to respond if someone does something you do not like, ect.