May
2019

Week of May 6th

Reading

We will review text types: storybooks, fiction/nonfiction, poetry. We will practice retelling the story in sequence. We will ask and answer questions. We will discuss the cause and effect. We will visualize a story. We will make self to text connections to read alouds

Spelling words: (-og) log, dog, log, fog, frog, smog, so, some, from

Language Arts

We are learning three letter s-blends (str-, scr-). Sight words: some, from, so. We will review nouns, verbs and adjectives. We will review antonyms, syllables, magic/bossy e and endings in a word (suffixes- ing, -ed,-er, -s, -y). We will practice fixing sentences (capitalization, punctuation).

Writing

We will be writing an informational piece about frogs.  We will write a descriptive piece and include its lifecycle.  

Math

We will answer how many within a group of 20. We will build a rekenrek. We will practice counting in an array, linear and circular configuration.  

Science.

We will learn about the lifecycle of a frog. It include: egg, tadpole, tadpole with legs, froglet, adult frog.

Social Studies

We will discuss ways for saving the earth and how to reuse materials in classroom.

Important reminders: 

*Field trip form and money is due on Friday, May 10th

*Field trip to Greenfield Village on May 16th

*Howard is having a clean up parade on May 20th at 9:45-10:45

*We need empty paper towel rolls for a project for our clean up parade.

*Our class needs snacks. If you can donate that would be great!

Ms. Mohamed

Apr
2019

Week of April 29th

Reading

We will be identifying text types: storybooks, fiction/nonfiction, poetry.We will practice retelling the story in sequence. We will ask and answer questions. We will discuss the cause and effect. We will visualize a story. We will make self to text connections to read alouds

Spelling words: (-op) pop, top, mop, stop, plop, flop, shop, chop, up, down

Language Arts

We are learning the s-blends (sp-, sk-). Sight words: up, down. We will review nouns, verbs and adjectives. We will review antonyms, syllables, magic/bossy e and endings in a word (suffixes- ing, -ed,-er, -s, -y).

Writing

We will be writing cards for Mother’s Day. We will also write informational pieces about our mom using descriptive writing.  

Math

We will answer how many within a group of 20. We will build a rekenrek. We will practice counting in an array, linear and circular configuration.  

Science.

We will monitor and record what is happening to our plants.

Social Studies

We will discuss ways for saving the earth and how to reuse materials in classroom.

Important Dates coming up:

  • Curriculum Night: Thursday, May 2nd @5-6:30
  • Mother’s Day Tea: Friday, May 3rd @7:45-8:45
  • Field Trip to Greenfield Village: Thursday, May 16th

We need snacks! if you can donate some that would be great. Thanks!

Ms. Mohamed

Apr
2019

CURRICULUM NIGHT

 

Please join us for                     

CURRICULUM NIGHT

Thursday, May 2, 2019

5:00-6:30

Howard Elementary School

Apr
2019

Personal narrative letter- check your child’s backpack today

Dear Kinder families,

Attached is a blueprint to help your child write a personal narrative.  A personal narrative is a real story that happened to your child. Please fill in the cover sheet and then write or type the story out. Top five stories will be submitted to a Brainstormer’s writing assembly where a few pieces will be picked to be performed to our school. This will be due on Friday, April 26th.

Thanks,

Ms. Mohamed

brainstormer blueprint

 

Apr
2019

Week of April 22nd

Reading

We will be identifying text types: storybooks, fiction/nonfiction, poetry.We practice retell the story in sequence. We will ask and answer questions. We will discuss the cause and effect. We will visualize a story.

Spelling words: (-ot) pot, not, hot, tot, got, dot, spot, trot, shot, slot

Language Arts

We are learning the s-blends (sw-, sn-). Sight words: got, not. We will review nouns and verbs. We will review antonyms, syllables, magic/bossy e and endings in a word (suffixes- ing, -ed,-er, -s, -y). We will discuss adjectives.

Writing

We will be write an information with riddles about animals using descriptive words. ie. what animal has black and white? It looks like a horse? It can be found in a zoo. It is a zebra.

Math

We will be practicing numbers 0-20 by counting groups of ten and some ones. We will practice counting and writing numbers in the say ten way format. We will also practice writing numbers 1-100. We will practice drawing teen numbers from abstract to pictorial.

Science.

We will monitor and record what is happening to our plants.

Social Studies

We will be discussing Earth Day. We will learn about the 3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse & Recycle. We will discuss ways for saving the earth from different types of pollution.  

Important dates coming up:

  • Howard Carnival- Friday, April 26 after school
  • Wednesday, April 24th-Late start
  • Mother’s Day morning breakfast- May 3rd at 7:45-8:30
  • Field trip-May 16th, Greenfield Village – info coming home in May.

Have a wonderful week!

Ms. Mohamed

Apr
2019

Week of April 15th

Reading

We will be identifying text types: storybooks, fiction/nonfiction, poetry. We will continue to make connections and provide evidence from the read aloud. We will sort and categorize types of plants into the way they grow: in the ground, or above the ground.

Spelling words: (-ip) rip, sip, hip, lip, dip, nip, ship, skip, did, do

Language Arts

We are learning the s-blends (sk-, sm-). Sight words: did, do. We will also discuss nouns and verbs. We will review antonyms, syllables, magic/bossy e and endings in a word (suffixes- ing, -ed,-er, -s, -y)

Game to practice Nouns and verbs:

https://www.abcya.com/games/nouns_and_verbs

Writing

We will be write an informational piece. We will write about plants including: their needs and their parts.

Math

We will be practicing numbers 0-20 by counting groups of ten and some ones. We will practice counting and writing numbers in the say ten way format. We will identify a group of ten and some ones. We will also practice writing numbers 1-100. We will practice skip counting by 10’s from any number with a number chart. ie 22>32>42 etc.

Science

We planted last week! We will review needs of a plant. This includes: space, air, water, soil, sun and a seed. We will also  discuss the parts of a plant and its purpose which include: roots, stem, leaves, seeds, flower petals.

Information to keep in mind

*Spelling test will be on Thursday, April 18th

*Dress appropriately for the weather. Michigan weather is constantly changing 🙂

*No school on Friday, April 19th

*Homework will be due on Monday, April 22nd

Have a wonderful week!

-Ms. Mohamed

Apr
2019

Spring pictures: please read!!!

Your child received a packet with a few sheets of photos. There is an order form envelope in the packet along with the set of pictures.

If you are interested in purchasing these pictures, you may send the money to school or order the pictures online. Either way, please send envelope back completed. You may purchase all or some of the photos. Follow the instructions on the order form.

If you are not interested, please send all photos back to school and they will be shipped back to the company.

-Ms. Mohamed

Apr
2019

Week of April 8th

Welcome back!! Hope everyone had a wonderful break!!!

Reading

We will be identifying text types: storybooks, fiction/nonfiction, poetry. We will point out test features: front cover, back cover & title. We will make connections.   We will also practice asking questions using question words: what, where, when, why, will, who, did, do, can, is. 

Spelling words: (-in) in, bin, fin, win, pin, spin, into, will, this

Language Arts

We are learning the s-blends (st-, sp-). Sight words: into, will, this

Writing

We will be write an opinion piece. We will write about whether your child likes spring. Why or why not? Sentence stem will be: I like spring because__. I do not like spring because__.

Math

We will practice subtraction and addition. We will also revisit missing addend. We will fill in number bonds. We will add and subtract zero to get the same number. We will find different ways to make 10. We will make patterns with adding zero and 1 to make a ten.  

Science

We will be planting!! We will discuss needs of a plant. This includes: space, air, water, soil, sun and a seed.

***Michigan has unpredictable weather. Please check the weather channel and dress your child appropriately.

Have a wonderful week!

Ms. Mohamed