Hi Families,

We had a full week of learning in kindergarten. We filled out Comet Coin jar with 75 coins on Wednesday and will be celebrating by wearing our pajamas tomorrow! Make sure that your kiddos are still wearing PE appropriate shoes.

Please note that Monday, January 28th is a teacher work day so your kindergarteners will not be attending school. 

Phonics/Daily 5

  • Focused on short vowel a & i
  • Learned 2 new sight words: put, have 
  • Practiced reading and writing all 25 sight words
  • a, like, I, to, see, the, can, is, and, it, go, at, me, you, no, on, so, in, my, do, am, up, we, he, an
  • Practiced reading and writing our new sight words
    • will, be, with, all, she, out, not, are, for, little, yes, what, said, put, have
  • Continued to use our first word strategy: Eagle Eye (using the picture to solve for the unknown word)

Math:

  • Continued Module 3 in Eureka math.
  • Students can:
    • Make informal comparison of area
    • Compare to find if there are enough
    • Compare using more than and the same as
    • Compare using fewer than (or less than) and the same as

Writing

  • Continued working on our pattern books:
  • Students can:
    • Use lowercase letters unless capitals are needed
    • Have spaces in between words
    • End each sentence with a period
    • Have a different ending (alternating from the pattern)

Health

  • Talked about how families are alike and different
    • Learned more about our classmates families 

How can I help at home?

  • Read with your child each night!
  • Practice identifying the vowel sound in CVC words
  • Practice writing sight words!! I will begin assessing the students on their ability to write our first 25 sight words. 
  • Practice measuring objects and identifying as “shorter & longer”, “bigger & smaller” or “heavier & lighter”
  • Practice comparing number of objects (ex: there are more books than pencils. There are fewer pencils than books)  
  • Practice counting by 2’s. 5’s, 10’s and backward. This is something they LOVE and can easily be practiced at home.
  • Talk about the books you are reading at home! Comprehension skills are just as important as being able to read words in a book. Right now we are focusing on connections, visualizing and inferring.
  • Practice writing pattern books. They should be having about 4-6 pages per book with the same pattern. Here is an example of what a pattern book might say:
    • Cover: The Beach
    • Page 1: I see the sand.
    • Page 2: I see the ocean.
    • Page 3: I see the seagulls.
    • Page 4: I see the bucket and shovel.
    • Page 5: I see the shells.
    • Page 6: I love the beach!

Important Information:

  • No School: January 28, 2019 (Teacher Work Day)
  • Popcorn Friday: February 1, 2019
  • Valentine’s Day Party: Thursday, February 14 (more information to come!)
  • No School: February 18-22 (Mid-Winter Break)

Have a nice weekend!

Anonymous