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.
Robotics Candy Cane Sale: (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays) December 4nd – 19th
8:15am -8:30am & 3:30pm-3:45pm
Wednesday, December 4th – Picture Retakes
Late Start – Wednesday, December 18th. See you at 9:30am
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 introudced all the letters of the alphabet and will be reviewing all of them this week and next. We will begin word family spelling tests in January.
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.
Reading: This week we will be answering and asking questions about key details from a text. We want the students to practice asking and answering questions in a complete sentence. 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: at have NEW words this week will be: you he
Math: We have begun our unit on Measurement. We will be comparing the lengths of objects using the words longer than and shorter than.
Science: We will begin our Unit on Physical Science. We will be learning about natural resources… this includes water and wood and how we use it.
Social Studies: We will continue our unit on “How do I get what I want?” We will introduce goods and services and trading goods.
Writing: We will continue our MASIA writing unit. We have been working on pattern books. These are books that contain repeating sentences/words to communicate meaning. Example : I like…. I do not like…. I like…. I do not like