May
2015

Mom- Its your day!!

Our kindergarten class would like to invite Moms (or anyone who can attend on your behalf) to our kindergarten Mother’s Day celebration on Friday, May 8th from 9:00-9:30. Invitations on their way! 

See you then!

Thanks!

Ms. Mohamed

May
2015

Week of May 4th

New unit: Show what you know!

Reading- We will read What do you know, Water Changes, Jack Quacks, The blind men and The elephant, The knee-high man, The kissing hand. We will also read some Mothers’ Day poems.

Strategy: monitor and re-read, compare texts- text to text connections

Writing: We are creating a book for Mothers day.

Spelling: where, me, with, my, they, clap, trap, lap, nap

Word family:-ap (nap, lap, clap, sap, cap)

Letters of the week: Qq, Jj

Math: We are revisiting the pan balance, addition, subtraction, greater than, less than, counting on from any number 0-100.

Science:  continue documenting our plants.

Social Studies: How to work in a team

Notes:

  • Friday is a Mothers day celebration. We will be celebrating from 9:00-9:30. Your child has a few things to share with you. See you then!
  • The bulletin board looks fabulous! I love it!!!!!!!!

Thank you!

Ms. Mohamed

 

Apr
2015

Week of April 27th

READING-Unit 9  Week 3     Week 3 is always the review week of weeks 1 & 2. Our theme for the week is ANIMALS THEN AND NOW.  We’ll begin with dinosaurs and sea turtles. Sea Turtles were here when the Dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Dinosaurs no longer live here but Sea Turtles still exist.  Hmmm???

Vocabulary: endangered, extinct

WRITING-We’ll be using our imaginations to create sentences about how dinosaurs might help us if they were still here.  To get us started, we’ll read a book titled “If the Dinosaurs Came Back.”

LETTERS-Review   X x    W w   V v   G g

WORDS-come   away

SPELLING-“og” word family    9 words this week

dog  log   fog   

come  away  (new reading words this week)

has  look   he   she  (review words from the last 2 weeks)

MATH-Clocks   Money (coins)  and number families, We will also practice math facts (addition and subtraction).

SCIENCE-Living and Non-Living Things

SOCIAL STUDIES- We are identifying an issue and making a stand. This week is all about endangered animals.  May 1st is Save the Rhino day.

Ms. Mohamed

Apr
2015

Week of April 20th

What a week so far! Field trip pictures will be up by the end of the week.

Literacy Unit: Amazing Ocean

Reading: We read a story called Fish Faces. Each student designed their own type of fish.  We explored the ocean a bit and chose a sea animal to work on informational writing. They have to look up information about their sea animal and report it back. We will also read The fisherman and his wife and Whenever the water comes up. Ask  your child what was read and what happened in the stories.

Strategy: Retell, using description and collecting information

Writing: Students will write about their sea animal that was chosen and discussed. They will write one fact and one description (at least 2 sentences). Yur child will be encouraged to write more!

Spelling words: has, look, big, pig, wig, dig, fish

Word family: -ig (rig, fig, dig, big, wig, pig, twig)

Letters of the week: Xx, Vv

Math: More clocks! We will continue to read clocks to the nearest hour. We will identify hour hand and minute hand and how to to draw in the time using an analog clock. We have been practicing quite a bit. We will revisit the dollar bill and continue some addition and subtraction.

Science: We will continue observing our plants and document their growth. We will review plant needs, living and non-living things.

Social Studies: April 22 was Earth Day! We have been discussing ways to keep the earth clean and healthy for everybody. We will continue to collect bottles and cans. We will create a posters in small groups and come up with slogans to help and promote Earth Day.

Wow! Such a busy week!

Ms. Mohamed

 

Apr
2015

Detroit Zoo Field trip

Just reminding everyone we are going to the Detroit Zoo Monday, April 20th.

  • All children going on the field trip must ride the bus to and from the field trip.
  • All chaperones meet with me at the gate to double check phone numbers and I will give you instructions when we will meet.
  • Please make sure your child has a packed lunch.
  • If you have an umbrella, send it with your child or make sure they wear something that will cover their heads. It will rain and we will still be going to the zoo rain or shine.
  • Make sure your child is in appropriate attire for the weather.
  • If you have a zoo membership, make sure you have it or at least a copy of it.

Thanks for those volunteering!

Ms. Mohamed

Apr
2015

Everyday Math Cards and MyOn

I sent home math login cards to play and practice math concepts. Link is to you left >>>>>>>>

Also, Mr. Neff, our librarian, provided access for Howard students to something called MyOn. It is a reading program provided by the district. Stories are read aloud to our kids. How to access:

Type in:

School: Howard Elementary, Dearborn Mi 48124

student id: (it begiins with 200..

Password: birthday

This link is also located on the left >>>>>>>>>>>

Ms. Mohamed