Dec
2019

Holiday Boutique @ Howard

The holiday boutique is going on this week. A letter was sent home last week. If you are interested for your child to buy items from the school shop, all items are $2. Our class will be visiting tomorrow, Wednesday, December 11, 2019 in the morning.

Dec
2019

December checkpoint/study guide review

Kindergarten Card Marking 2 Study Guide


In preparation for Card Marking 2, we will be reviewing and testing the
content listed below over the next few weeks and when we return from
break. This is a guide for you to review with your child with content we
have learned in class.
*Identify all upper-case and lower-case letters and sounds.
*Identify sight words on attached list.
*Reading comprehension-recall two facts about turkeys or reindeer.
*Identify beginning and ending sounds of words.
*Orally count 0-50.
*Identify and write numbers 0-30.
*Count by 10’s.
*Identify 2d: rectangle, circle, triangle and hexagon.
*Identify 3d shapes: cone, cylinder, cube and sphere .
*Understand positional words: in front of, next to, behind, above, below.
*Compare items that are longer and shorter.
*Compare items that are taller and shorter.
*Compare items that are heavier and lighter.
*Social Studies – identify needs, wants, goods, services and trade by
providing examples.

Thank you for your support!

In partnership,
Kindergarten Team

Dec
2019

Week of December 9th

Reading We will continue to discuss Reindeer and focus on
answering comprehension questions from literature stories. We
will discuss story elements: characters, setting, retelling key
events in sequence. We will identify author’s purpose to
entertain. Last week, the author’s purpose to inform.

Writing We are learning about informational writing. We will
write about Reindeer independently. The sentence stem will
be: A reindeer is a mammal. It has__. It can___.

Language Arts Phonics: Letters Qq, Xx, Zz-correct
formation (always start from the top and write down), the
sound and words that begin with that sound; Phonemic
Awareness: rhymes, short o medial sound of cvc words Sight
word: review: I, can, see, like, the, a, look, at, go, to, come, we,
and, it, is, in, my, he, has, for, are

Math We will be counting numbers 0-50. We will also be
counting by 10’s to 100. We will review length and height,
weight and volume, longer and shorter, taller and shorter,
heavier and lighter.

Social Studies We will learn about trade. Trade is when
you give something away and get something else in return. It is
also an exchange between two people. A long time ago we
traded goods for other goods or services. Today, we trade
money for goods or services. We will be role playing many of
these transactions this week.

REMINDERS:
December checkpoint review was sent home with the homework this week.
Testing will begin the week of December 16th. If your child has not mastered the content, he/she will be retested when we return from
winter break.

We are in need of snacks. Perishable items preferred like crackers, pretzels or gold fish. You donations are appreciated.

Thanks!

Ms. Mohamed

Dec
2019

Family Movie NightHoward Gym 

Friday, Dec 06, 2019 @ 5:00 pm EST

Howard Elementary PTA Presents Family movie night: featuring “The Grinch” Admission is FREE Popcorn and water provided All children must be accompanied & supervised by a Parent/Guardian Bring your own Blanket or Sleep bag to sit on!

Dec
2019

Week of December 2nd

Reading We will continue to discuss Reindeer and focus on
answering comprehension questions from informational
stories. We will discuss main topic of an informational story and
recalling key details. We will identify author’s purpose.

Writing We are learning about informational writing. We will
write about Reindeer together. The sentence stem will be: A
reindeer is a mammal. It has__.

Language Arts Phonics: Letters Bb, Jj, Uu correct
formation (always start from the top and write down), the
sound and words that begin with that sound; Phonemic
Awareness: rhymes, short a medial sound of cvc words Sight
word: for, are (review: I, can, see, like, the, a, look, at, go, to,
come, we, and, it, is, in, my, he, has)

Math We will be counting numbers 0-50. We will also be
counting by 10’s to 100. We will review length and height. We
will review longer and shorter, taller and shorter using linking
cubes and other objects. We will discuss weight and volume
We will compare items that are heavier and lighter

Social Studies We will review goods. Goods are things
that can be consumed or used. People buy and grow goods
everyday. This includes: food, refrigerator, car, etc. We will
review needs and wants. We will learn about services. Services
is someone doing something for you. This includes: Hair stylist,
pizza delivery man, a teacher, librarian

Reminders:

Sight word test this week

In order to provide students opportunities to work with community organizations and participate in experiences that support efforts to help those that are less fortunate, our Student Council will be participating in the Goodfellows Newspaper Sales on Friday, December 6. Students will be selling the newspapers at all four corners surrounding the school during drop off from 8:20 until 8:40 in the morning. Please help them in their fundraising efforts by dropping a donation in their buckets as you pass by. Thank you in advance for your support!

Nov
2019

Week of November 18th

Reading We will continue to discuss Turkeys and focus on answering comprehension questions from literature and informational stories. We will discuss main topic of an informational story and recalling key details. We will identify author’s purpose. 

Writing We are learning about informational writing. We will write about Turkeys independently.  The sentence stem will be: A turkey is a bird. It can__.  

Language Arts Phonics: Letters Cc, Ee. Vv- correct formation (always start from the top and write down), the sound and words that begin with that sound; Phonemic Awareness: Syllables, rhymes, beginning and ending sounds of a word,  Sight word: my, he, has (review: I, can, see, like, the, a, look, at, go, to, has, come, we, and, it, is, in)

Math We will be counting numbers 0-50. We will also be counting by 10’s to 100. We will begin Module 3 Measurement and Data. We will focus on length and height. We will compare items and discuss longer and  shorter using linking cubes and other objects. 

Social Studies We will learn about goods. Goods are things that can be consumed or used. People buy and grow goods everyday. This includes: food, refrigerator, car, etc. We will review needs and wants.

REMINDERS:

Sight word test on the week of December 2nd

Please dress your child appropriately for the weather. It is getting colder and it is easier to remove layers. 

Thanksgiving Break-No school Wednesday Nov. 27- Nov. 29

School resumes on Monday, December 2nd. 

Have a wonderful week!

Ms. Mohamed

Nov
2019

Week of Nov. 11th

Reading We will discuss Turkeys and focus on answering comprehension questions from literature and informational stories. We will discuss main topic of an informational story and recalling key details. We will identify fiction and non-fiction stories. 

Writing We are learning about informational writing. We will write about Turkeys.  The sentence stem will be: A turkey is a bird. It can__.  

Language Arts Phonics: Letters Rr, Yy correct formation (always start from the top and write down), the sound and words that begin with that sound; Phonemic Awareness: Syllables, rhymes, beginning and ending sounds of a word,  Sight word: it, is, in (review: I, can, see, like, the, a, look, at, in, go, to, it, has, come, we, and)

Math We will be counting numbers 0-50. We will also be counting by 10’s to 100. We will review about positional words: above, below, next to, in front of, beside, behind. We will also review about solid shapes (3-dimensional): cube, sphere, cone, cylinder. I will assess what your child knows this week.

Social Studies We will learn about thing people want. This includes: candy, cake, toys, vacation, pets etc.

Nov
2019

Rescheduled conferences

For those who missed their scheduled conferences on Tuesday, Nov. 12th due to the snow day, I am sending a new note home today. Please sign and confirm if the time works for you. If not, please email me at mohamek@dearbornschools.org so we can arrange a time that works for you!

Thanks for your continued support!

Ms. Mohamed

Nov
2019

Week of November 4th

Reading We will discuss Community Service workers and
focus on answering comprehension questions from literature
and informational stories. We will also discuss the author’s
role, illustrator’s role, title of a story. We will discuss main topic
of an informational story and recalling key details.

Writing We are learning about opinion writing. We will write
about what community service person would you want to be
when you grow up. The sentence stem will be: When I grow up,
I want to be a ___. I can__ .

Language Arts Phonics: Letters Hh, Ii correct formation
(always start from the top and write down), the sound and
words that begin with that sound; Phonemic Awareness:
Syllables, rhymes, beginning and ending sounds of a word,
Sight word: go, to, it, has, come, we, and (review: I, can, see,
like, the, a, look, at, in)

Math We will be counting numbers 0-50. We will also be
counting by 10’s to 100. We will learn about geometric flat
shapes (2-dimensional): circles, hexagons.We learn about
positional words: above, below, next to, in front of, beside,
behind. We will also learn about solid shapes (3-dimensional):
cube, sphere, cone, cylinder.

Social Studies We will learn about thing people need to
survive. This includes: air, shelter, water, food, clothes,
medicine etc.

Reminders:

No school on November 5th- Voting day 

Homework due-Monday, November 11th

Please dress your child appropriately for the weather. It is getting colder and it is easier to remove layers. 

Parent teacher conferences coming up- please refer to your scheduled time. 

Thanksgiving food drive- This year, Howard will participate in the Hype Athletics Thanksgiving Can Drive.  Our can drive will begin Monday October 28th through Friday November 15th.  They will come and pick up the boxes as they fill up.   Each classroom teacher will need to tally up their food that is collected.  The class that collects the most can goods/food items will earn a pizza party.   Thanks for your help!