Kindergarten Weekly News
Hello Kindergarten Families!
Happy 9th week of kindergarten! We are looking forward to another beautiful week in Miller’s Kindergarten!
Please be sure to check your child’s backpack everyday as well as empty out any old papers. We are also encouraging ALL families to sign up for the classroom blogs. If you have not, all that is needed is your email. It is greatly appreciated that you add a little comment to the blog postings after reading them. We are also asking that you have your child visit CLEVER and go on iREADY and Zearn. Thank you!!!
The weather is changing please make sure your child is dressed appropriately. This includes a winter coat, gloves, and hat.
Upcoming Reminders and Events:
Friday, October 26th – NO SCHOOL FOR KINDERGARTEN
Friday, October 26th – BOO BASH after school from 6:00-7:30.
Please remember to put the items your child brings home in their reading bag back into the reading bag when you are done using them. All children are bringing home books and sight word cards to practice. Please help your child be responsible with these learning tools. The reading bag contains homework items for your child. Please work with these items for 20 minutes each day. ☺
Letters: Please help your child to recognize and write the following letters this week: Vv and Pp.
Reading: This week we will continue our unit on informational reading. We will learn the differences between a fiction and non-fiction book. We will work on building our comprehension skills by identifying the main topic of an informational book. The children will also begin working on blending sounds to read a word. (ex. m-e-n blended reads men) We are still practicing our independent Daily 5 time with Read to Self, Work on Writing, and Word Work. 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: up here NEW words this week will be: no and
Math: We will continue to practice recognizing and writing numbers 0-20 as well as representing the quantity the number represents. We will also continue to practice counting to 100 by 1’s and 10’s.
Science: We will continue learning about the 5 senses. These are see, hear, smell, taste, touch. We will conduct our next science investigation this week using the 5 senses as well as the scientific process of investigating a question with a hypothesis and using data to determine the results. We will continue to focus our investigations on apples!
Social Studies: We will continue a unit called “How to Get Along with Others”. This week we will continue to discuss a classroom issue and brainstorm ways we can work together to solve the problem together. We will also have our first test in social studies on the concepts we have learned about getting along with others.
Writing: We will continue our Opinion writing unit. The children will learn that an opinion is how you feel or think about something. We will talk about the differences between facts and opinions. Students will then write and illustrate their opinion using the sentence stem…. I like ________.