Hello Kindergarten Families! Happy 15th week of kindergarten!
December has arrived and the weather is much colder! Please be sure to send your child with a coat, hat, and gloves everyday. Please label these items.
Friday December 15th – Field Trip Money Due
We will be going to the Michigan Science Center on Tuesday, January 23rd. We must pay in advance.
Please remember to put the items your child brings home in their reading and math bags back into the bags when you are done using them. The children are bringing home books and sight word cards to practice. Please help your child be responsible with these learning tools. These bags contain homework items for your child. Please work with these items for 20 minutes each day. ☺
Homework: Practice letters, books, and sight words in your child’s reading bags. Write first name and last name. Writing and drawing illustrations in a journal. Play games in math bag, count to 100, recognize and write numbers 1-20.
Letters: We have introduced all the letters at this time. Please review all uppercase and lowercase letters and their sounds. We will be testing students knowledge of these letters on Fridays.
In addition, please help your child practice writing his/her first and last name. Please be sure there are no backwards letters and that only the first letter is uppercase. The rest of the name should be lowercase. Recognizing and writing names are very important and will be practiced every day!
Ex. Mohamed Ali not…. MOHAMED ALI or mohamed ali.
This will be part of the Friday tests.
Reading: This week we will be asking and answering questions about unknown words in a story. In addition we will focus on the different types of texts (ex. storybooks, poems). The children will also continue working on blending three sounds to read a word (ex. b-a-t blended reads bat) and identifying the last sound in a word.
Please encourage your child to read their sight words and books from their reading bags each day! Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)
Review: this am dog NEW words this week will be: at by if
Math: We will continue to focus on addition. The students will be adding 2 numbers together to find a sum. ___+___=___
Science: We will continue our Unit on Physical Science. We will investigate how things move. Students will sort pushes and a pulls.
Social Studies: We will continue our unit on “How do I get what I want?” We will introduce trading goods.
Writing: We will continue Opinion Writing. Opinion Writing is how you feel or what you think about something. Students will write their opinion about specific topics.