Week of November 20th

2 days of school this week!

Reading: we will read stories and identify the main characters. We will use the text and pictures as evidence to support what is happening to the character.

Writing: We will write about what we are thankful for. We will create a web of ideas and use the sentence frame: I am thankful for__.

Sight words: review all we have learned:

 

I

 

 

can

 

see

 

the

 

 

we

 

like

 

a

 

 

am

 

go

 

to

 

 

it

 

is

 

have

 

 

red

 

blue

 

yellow

 

 

Letters of the week: Xx, Jj

Math: we will learn about tally marks. We will practice counting by 10’s to 100, count by 5’s to 100.

Social Studies: We will discuss what people need to live:

  • clean air
  • food
  • water
  • shelter
  • clothes

Science: We will continue to graph the November weather.

Reminders: No school Wednesday November 22-Friday, November 24, 2017. Students will return to school Monday, November 27.

Have a wonderful holiday and break!

Ms. Mohamed

Counting practice…

Please practice daily on counting 1-100 orally.

Please practice number writing 1-30. If you can go higher, GREAT!

Please practice counting backward from 20-0.

Please practice counting by 10’s to 100

Please practice counting by 5’s.

Please practice the name of shapes 2-d/3-d.

If you need help her are some great sites to practice with:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TgLtF3PMOc > count by 1’s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7stosHbZZZg >> count by 10’s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amxVL9KUmq8 >count by 5’s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srPktd4k_O8 >>count 20-0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRCt9Ch7oR0 >2-d shapes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guNdJ5MtX1A >3-d shapes

Games to help with numbers:

http://www.free-training-tutorial.com/ordering-numbers-games.html  >> sequencing numbers

https://www.mathgames.com/skill/2.45-counting-and-number-patterns-skip-counting-sequences 

https://www.mathgames.com/numberpatterns

http://www.abcya.com/one_hundred_number_chart_game.htm

http://www.abcya.com/number_bingo.htm

There are some challenging games for those who can achieve higher! Have fun!!!! Enjoy!

Ms. Mohamed

Week of November 13th

Four day week this week! No school on Friday, November 17th for Kindergarten only. Late start on Wednesday too!!

Reading:We will be reading the First Thanksgiving; Celebrating Thanksgiving; Its Thanksgiving; Fluffy’s Thanksgiving

Strategy: Identifying the main idea and recording it.

Letters of the week: Ee, Ww

Sight words of the week: red, yellow, blue

Here are some songs to help with spelling and reading them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTus18ko370 >>>>yellow song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMfkODJw30M  >>>>red song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6ILheTtuq4   >>>> blue song

Writing:We will continue to write about turkeys. Last week we wrote about what turkeys have. This week, we will write about what turkeys can do. This is all descriptive informational writing. If your child struggled with last weeks writing, they will practice more this week. We will also write a book about what we are thankful for.

Math: We will review 2-d, 3-d shapes. We will also practice composing numbers (adding) using number sentences, manipulatives and number bonds.

Science: We will explore the weather conditions and continue to graph November weather.

Social Studies: We will discuss economics in kindergarten. We will discuss what a person needs to live:

  • water
  • shelter
  • food
  • clean air
  • clothes

REMINDERS

  • Again, there will be no school on Friday, November 17th for kindergarteners only.
  • Parent teacher conferences are Wednesday & Thursday this week. Please attend your scheduled time.
  • Late Start: Wednesday, November 15th- school starts at 9:30
  • Library check out: Wednesday

Thank You!

Ms. Mohamed

Week of November 6th

Wow! November already….. I just can not believe it!

We are focusing on this week:

Reading: We ware wrapping our friends unit up with how to problem solve. We will be reading Simon & Molly plus Hester; Helping Hands, Little Red Hen; The turtle and the sheep. Each story will have a problem and solution. Our task is to find out each one and draw/sketch/write it out.

Strategy to focus: Identify the problem and solution of a story

Sight words of the week: it, is, have

Letters of the week: Bb, Zz

Writing: We will start informational writing this week. We will be writing an informational piece about Turkeys. This week we will focus on its characteristics (descriptive writing) Our sentence stem will be: Turkeys have__. Turkeys can__.  We will create a web to help guide our writing. Your child will be expected to write 2 or more sentences with guidance. The sight words introduced this week and the sight words introduced in the past will help with this task.

Examples include: Turkeys have beaks. Turkeys have wings. Turkeys have feathers etc.

Math: We will learn about 2-d, 3-d shapes. Please refer to below example:

2D & 3D Shapes

Image result for 2-d shapes with labels

Image result for 2-d 3-d shapes with labels

We will also learn about number bonds. These are numbers when they are combined (composed) make a certain number. This is also referred to as 2 parts equal one whole. We will also write addition number sentences to match. Please refer to example below:

Image result for number bonds

Image result for number bonds

Image result for number bonds

****Math homework Wednesday!

Science: We will explore weather further this week. We will create a group of weather conditions and label them. We will graph the weather daily. Types of weather to know:

Image result for types of weather

REMINDERS:

  • No school Tuesday, November 7th- Election Day
  • Reading bags will come home with new books this week. Make sure you read all 3.
  • Parent Teacher conferences Thursday, November 9th. Please check your scheduled time and meet with me accordingly. Report cards will be given then.

Thank you and have a great week!

Ms. Mohamed

Week of October 30th

Reading: We will be reading stories about friends: Friends all around; The mouse and the lion; Big Red Barn; Poems about Friends.

C.A.F.E. Strategies:

Comprehension: Retell- Identify: Beginning, Middle, End

Accuracy: Identify: Beginning Sounds, syllables/word parts (through clapping)

Fluency: Identify: letters, sight words

Expanding vocabulary: Concepts of print: front/back cover, word by word matching, spacing between words, where to begin reading, identify title, author, illustrator, opinion, narrative.

Letters of the week: Hh, Ii

Sight words of the week: go, to

Writing: We will be continuing narrative writing using the new sight words this week. Our sentence stem will be: I can go to the ___.

Math: Number racks!! We will learn that this is a math tool. We will use it in our learning of adding with in 10, counting and to build automacity and numeracy. This will be another modality to assist in counting. I will teach when and how to stop and start counting using the racks. We will write addition number sentences to match. Homework on Wednesday.

Social Studies: We will discuss ways to get along by creating webs and sentence stems: I can be responsible by__. I can be fair by __. I can solve a problem by __.

REMINDERS:

  • 1/2 day Friday, November 3rd-Dismissal at 11:45
  • I will continue to assess where your child stands in time for report cards, so no new reading books this week. We will continue new books and reading groups next week.
  • October reading logs due Wednesday, Nov. 1st.
  • Parent Teacher Conferences coming up:
    • Thursday, November 9th,
    • Wednesday, November 15,
    • Thursday, November 16
    • Note coming on Friday for your scheduled time. I will be giving out report cards and having a short discussion on where your child stands and address any concerns you may have.

Have a great week!

Ms. Mohamed