Hi Families,

We had a great week in kindergarten!

Today, for chalk day, the students worked as a team to write numbers 1-100 in chalk! It was awesome to watch their teamwork and ability to see patterns and write the numbers correctly. 

Phonics/Daily 5:

  • Reviewed and learned phonics skills:
    • ee/ea
    • ai/ay
    • oa/oe
    • ou/ow
    • oo/ew
  • Continued to practice sight words
  • Continued to practice using lowercase letters in our writing

Math:

  • We continued Module 5 in math.
  • Students can:
  • Represent teen number compositions and decompositions as addition sentences
  • Represent teen number decompositions as 10 ones and some ones; and find a hidden part
  • Decompose teen numbers as 10 ones and some ones; compare some ones to compare the teen number
  • The kids are working hard on their number scrolls. We have one student that has made it to 2000! They are doing great in finding the patterns while writing number. You should all be very proud!

Writing:

  • We continued to work on opinion writing
  • Students can:
    • Understand that words are like magic wands… they can make things happen!
    • We can convince others by providing reasons and consequences (ex: chopping down trees makes animals lose their home)
    • Students are continuing to share their opinion while working on:
    • Spelling
    • Read their own writing
    • Write a letter for the sounds they heard
    • Use the word wall to help them spell (correctly write sight words)
    • Punctuation
    • Put spaces between words
    • Used lowercase letters unless capitals are needed
    • Write a capital letter to start ever sentence

Reading Comprehension:

  • This week we spent the week exploring fairy tales!
  • The students used several of the reading comprehension strategies we have been learning after hearing each fairytale
  • They used:
    • Background knowledge/schema
    • Questioning
    • Retell
    • Visualization

Alphabet Countdown:

  • We learned how to make paper airplanes!
  • We each got our own pack of bubbles and played on our patio, blowing and catching as many bubbles as we could!
  • We spent a chunk of time outside using chalk. I had the students work together to write numbers 1-100 in chalk. They did an amazing job.

How can I help at home?

  • Read with your child each night!
  • Review phonics with your child:
    • Short vowels
    • Long vowels (magic e)
    • Digraphs
    • Blends
    • ee/ea
    • ai/ay
    • oe/oa
    • ou/ow
    • oo/ew
  • Practice addition and subtraction to 10 (using pictures, number bonds and equations)
  • Practice finding groups of 10-20 and using the phrasing “I have 10 ones and ____ ones”
    • This will help the transition to teen numbers
  • Practicing writing numbers 0-100
  • Work on fact fluency with your child. If you notice they are coming home with the same practice sheet each day, then reviewing addition problems to 5 would be helpful!
  • Practice showing/counting/writing teen numbers
  • Have your child teach you facts about tigers (start with tigers can, tigers have or tigers are) 
  • Continue to practice writing at home. This can be reviewing how-to books, writing true stories, or writing about their day. Any type of writing will be helpful. Make sure students are writing using lowercase letters unless capitals are needed!

Important Information:

  • ChallengerScholastic Book Fair: Wednesday June 5th - Friday June 7th. 
  • ART WALK: Friday, June 7thfrom 6-8pm. 
  • Field Day: Friday, June 21st. More info to come in the next few weeks!
  • Walk to Yellow Lake: Monday, June 24th 11:30-1:00. More info to come in the next few weeks!
  • Next week we have:
  • 5/28- D Day- Dance Day- we will dance throughout the day! Stop and Dance!
  • 5/29- E Day- Exercise Day- we will do exercises throughout the day, wear comfy workout clothes!
  • 5/30- F Day- Flashlight Day- we will do some work in the dark today using flashlights!
  • 5/31- G Day- Game Day- we will play games throughout the day!

Enjoy the long weekend! See you on Tuesday! 

Anonymous