Dec
2018

Week of December 17th, 2018

Wow! The 2018 year is coming close to an end. Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and family together time! Check out what we are covering this week:

Reading: Gingerbread man, Gingerbread girl, Gingerbread boy, Gingerbread baby, All about Gingerbread. We will discuss retelling with each story. We will compare each story and figure out what is the same and what is different.

Sight words: said, for

Letter of the week: Jj

Phonemic strategy: CVC using short vowel e and u. Examples include: pet, bed, pen, bug, cup, cut

Writing: We are learning about opinion writing. We will state a story we liked and why. We will also state what we liked to do this weekend and why.  We will practice our special word because to help state and write the reason why we like something.

Math: We learn more about volume. We will explore the idea of area. We will get unifix cubes and fill out square tiles given and count the area it takes up.

Social Studies: We will review trade and how to exchange. We will discuss timelines. Your child will have a timeline project to complete over break.

Reminders:

  • Your child will receive a winter practice packet today. This is just a reinforcement tool to practice what we reviewed thus far. It will be due on Monday, January 7th.
  • Congratulations to our kindergarten class. They won cleanest class during lunch and won hot chocolate with Mrs. Claus this week.
  • Last day for school is Friday, December 21st. 2018. We will return after the break on Monday January 7th, 2019.

Happy Monday!

-Ms. Mohamed

 

Dec
2018

Week of December 10th

Reading

We are learning about fiction and non-fiction stories with Reindeer. We will learn to identify beginning, middle and end of a fiction story. We will also listen to non-fiction text and identify the main idea with one detail.

Language Arts

We are learning about the letters Yy & Zz sight words: my, he.   We are also learning about medial sounds of a cvc word focusing on short o, e.

Writing

We will continue to discuss descriptive informational writing. We will be writing all about reindeer. The sentence stem used: A reindeer is a mammal. It has __. It can __.

Math

We are learning measurement. We will review weights of objects using a pan balance. We will discuss volume and capacity. We will discuss more than and less than.

Social Studies

We will be investigating  between trade and exchange.

Reminder:

No school, Friday, December 14th for Kindergarten only. 

Happy Monday!

-Ms. Mohamed

Dec
2018

PTA Candy Cane Exchange

 

Hello Families!

This holiday season we will be having a candy cane sale in which students can send ‚Äúcandy-grams‚ÄĚ to their friends.¬† Please look for a note to come home with your child.¬† Students can order candy canes for their friends for $1 each.¬† Candy canes will be sold starting 12/3.¬† The last day to send in money for candy canes is 12/6.¬† The candy-grams will be delivered to each class on Friday.

Dec
2018

Week of December 3rd

Reading

We are learning about fiction and non-fiction stories with Reindeer. We will learn to identify beginning, middle and end of a fiction story. We will also listen to non-fiction text and identify the main idea with one detail.

Language Arts

We are learning about the letters Ww & Xx sight words: come, and.  We are also learning about medial sounds of a cvc word focusing on short i.

Writing

We will discuss what descriptive informational writing. We will be writing all about reindeer. The sentence stem used: A reindeer is a mammal. It has __. It can __.

Math

We are learning measurement. We will review longer and shorter. We will compare weights of objects using a pan balance. We will discuss objects that are heavier and lighter to each other.

Social Studies

We will be investigating and distinguishing between goods and services.

Happy Monday!

Ms. Mohamed

Nov
2018

Week of November 26th

WELCOME BACK!! I hope everyone had a restful and refreshing Thanksgiving!

Reading: Transportation and vehicles- we will be reading Duck on a bike; On the go; Big big trucks; How partridge built his canoe; Timimoto.

Comprehension strategy: identifying the beginning, middle and the end but using transitions words first, next, last. We will draw each part and write a simple sentence with the transition.

Reading Strategy: Medial sounds of 3 letter CVC words.

WHAT ARE CVC WORDS?

CVC words are consonant-vowel-consonant words. They are words like cat, zip, rug, and pen.  The vowel sound is always short.  These words can be read by simply blending the individual phoneme sounds together.

We have been learning about beginning and ending sounds. We will know focus on medial vowel sounds in 3 letter cvc words. Our focus will be short a words.

Sight words: play, ride

Letters of the week: Qq, Vv

Writing: We are creating a poster about traveling. It is a narrative piece. We will write: We can ride on/in a _(vehicle)_. We can go to _(location)_. We can ____.

Math: Measurement using length of objects. We will be discussing longer and shorter. We will discuss endpoints. We will discuss using standard units to measure and non-standard units to measure. We will compare lengths of all sorts of objects. We will discuss and practice how to measure.

Social Studies:  We will discuss needs and wants. We will sort out needs and wants to survive.

Have a wonderful Monday!!

-Ms. Mohamed