Jan
2015

# Welcome back!

NEW YEAR; NEW UNIT!

I hope everyone had a wonderful break!

Our new unit is called: Animals-How they change and grow

Reading:We will be reading many different stories about animals this week. Mama Cat has 3 kittens, Lets go to the vet, 3 Little kittens, Mama Mouse and Elgato. We will be looking at which is fiction and non-fiction. Please have this discussion with your child.

Letter of the week: Oo (please review all the letters and and letter sounds Aa- Zz)

Sight words: red, yellow, blue (we will be having a sight word test on Friday)

Writing: We will be creating a book called I can___. We will be really pushing inventive spelling. Practice stretching out sounds for each word. Your child should know all the letters and letter sounds by now.

Math: We will be counting 0-50. We are now counting by 5’s and 10’s to 100. We will be revisiting shapes this week. We will discuss hoe 2 smaller shapes can make 1 big shape. We will also differentiate one-digit from two-digit numbers. We will revisit number stories and practice writing numbers 0-50.  We will explore subtraction within 5.

Science: We will be exploring push and pull. We will discuss how gravity works. We will investigate magnets this week.

Social Studies: We will discuss our very first president George Washington.

REMINDERS:

*Homework for December logs are due. Please turn it in asap

*Because of the weather , please make sure your child is appropriate attire. Allow them to put their clothes on and zip up independently. This may take long and frustrating for parents that we want to get done quick-but trust me it is worthwhile later. Practice tying shoe laces also.

WISH LIST

*Snacks

Thanks,

Ms. Mohamed

Dec
2014

# Week of December 15th

Wow! These are the last few days before the break! I am so proud of where the children are thus far!

This definitely a review week!

Please review the sight words: the, can, we, see, will, have, help, it, is in, like, a, go, to, I, because (test when we return from break)

Please review all letters and letter sounds (we are working on inventive spelling and this would help if your child knows all the sounds- most of the kids do).

We are reading many holiday, new year and winter stories! We are creating projects that are content related. You should see items coming home this week!

We are practice counting by 5’s to 100. We will explore and use a calculator. Allow your child to find a calculator on the computer, i-pod, i-pads and even your cell phone! We will be graphing and identify missing numbers from 0-40.

We have been discussing the seasons. We created a diagram to go into our science journal. We focused a lot on season changing from fall to winter. We are discussing hibernation and the types of animals that hibernate. We discussed how the season change is a cycle and it repeats.

We reviewed wants, needs, goods, services and trade. We practiced ways of trading with items as well as money.  We also reviewed concepts such as yesterday, today and tomorrow by recalling things that we did. We also started talking about how we can learn from the past by looking at pictures or asking an older family member.

A couple of reminders:

Wednesday, 17th: book checkout

Thursday, 18th: Class celebration before break. Please send in items in the morning.

Friday, 19th: School Sing Along, Locks of Love event and Family Movie Night.

Have a great break and holiday!

Ms. Mohamed

Dec
2014

# Week of December 8th

Literacy Unit: What for Dinner?

Reading: We will be reading: Our Special Sweet Potato Pie. Its about a a town coming together to make a dinner We will also read 2 poems: Crusty corn bread and Crunch! Munch! Thanks a bunch! We will read Grandfather bear is hungry and Little Juan and the cooking pot.  Both stories is about using a recipe to make a meal.

Strategy: Comprehension- retelling, sequencing

Sight word: have, because (we are using “because” a lot in our writing for opinion writing)

Letter of the week: Cc

Writing: We will be writing a recipe together. We will also write about  cold foods we like to eat. We will also write why.

Math: We will revisit addends. We will revisit patterns. We will continue to practice counting. We are now counting and writing 0-40. We will also practice counting by 10’s to 100. We will explore the calculator this week.

Social Studies: We will review needs, wants, goods, services and trade.

Reminders:

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

• LATE START
• Holiday boutique sale
• Library check out day

Ms. Mohamed

Dec
2014

# What an eventful week!

We had such a great week! We had a firefighter visit. We have done so much writing. The children are coming along. We started something called math workshops. so here are the details:

Thanks to Firefighter Jason Pelty and his partner coming to Howard and presenting a wonderful Fire Safety presentation for our Kinders! Below are pics:

Here are some clips:

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Math workshops: It is centers but with different math activities. Below are pics:

Great job Kindergarten!

Ms. Mohamed

Dec
2014

# Congratulations students of the month!

The students of the month are:

Nour Salame

Hashem Dakroub

Congratulations and keep up the good work!

Ms. Mohamed

Dec
2014

# Welcome back!

Hopefully everyone had a restful break!

The new unit is All about food

We will be reading Annie’s Apple Farm. It is about a girl that is a farmer and she does multiple things with apples. We will be discussing verbs and sequencing the story. We will also read a story called Strawberry Salad. It is about how to make a strawberry salad. We will also read The goat in the chile patch and Pizza Please. Again, all these stories are about food.

Letter of the week: Nn

Sight word: to

Writing: We will be writing sentences with our sight words. We will also  choose our favorite part and write about it. This will guide our opinion writing. We need to write about  our opinions and why.

Math: We will practice writing number 0-30. We will create a favorite color graph. We will explore number lines. We will revisit shapes and discuss how 2 small shapes can make 1 big different shape.

Social Studies: We will review needs and wants. We will discuss and identify goods and services.  We will listen to stories, watch a video and work on a sort. A good is a item you purchase or receive and physically take home with you. A service is a person providing some type of labor.

examples of goods are: books, tv, toys, cake etc.

examples of services: barber, plumber, cashier, teacher etc.

Couple of reminders….

Gleaners food drive is this week

Wednesday- library check out day

Homework was due yesterday . If your child did not turn it in, then please do so as soon as possible. I sent a new reading log home.

Ms. Mohamed

Nov
2014

# November 25th

Couple of reminders:

Homework is due Dec. 1st (November reading log)

Mrs. Burch is asking for help with traffic safety, before and after school. She could use parent assistance help from 8:25-8:40 and 3:25-3:40. You may contact her at burchm@dearbornschools.org

No school Wednesday, November 26TH- November 30TH. We return to school Dec. 1st
Have a great Thanksgiving Holiday!

Ms. Mohamed

Nov
2014

# Week of November 24th

SHORT WEEK! No school Wednesday, Thursday & Friday!

This a review week:

Language Arts:

Review types of stories: fiction (not real) v.s. non-fiction (real)

On the go: non-fiction

Duck on a bike: fiction

Letters: Ii, Tt

New sight word for this week: it (not really new, we actually practiced it last week)

Please review all sight words with your child. We will be having a quick sight word check Tuesday. The words are: we, like, a, the, can, go, see, help, it

Writing: practice writing in a complete sentence. The idea needs to make sense and be in a good structure. We will continue to discuss opinion writing. We will be writing what we are thankful for.

Math:

Review counting 0-20 and count forward from any given number in between. count by 10’s, 2d/3d objects

Science:

Review how things move depends on their shape: slide, roll

vocabulary: motion

Social Studies:

Review needs and wants. we will be doing a sorting activity

Needs: water, food, shelter, clean air

Wants: games, toys, cake, candy etc.

Ms. Mohamed

Nov
2014

Below is access to the link Tumble books located on the right side of the blog. Click and enjoy!

Nov
2014

# Week of November 17th

Literacy Unit: Transportation

Reading: We will be reading  On the go and several other transportation stories. We will discuss different ways of travel by air, by land and by sea. We will discuss places to go to.

Vocabulary: vehicle, journey, travel, place

Writing: We will write 2 sentences. To aide in this process we will make a chart organizing our ideas. We will create a bank of ideas of vehicles of transportation. Then we will choose where to go and what vehicle will be used. These 2 sentences will state what we are traveling on and where to travel to. Our sentence stem will look like this: We will go to______. We  will go on a ______.  We will create a generic title as a whole group. We will create a draft. We will revise and edit. We will then create a published piece.

Sight words: help, go.

Review sight words: we, can, the, a, I, like, see

Letter of the week: Ii (review: all letter Aa-Zz; focus on Aa, Pp, Ss, Mm, Tt)

Math: We will put numbers in order. We will practice counting orally 0-30. We will practice writing numbers 0-20. We will review 2D/3D objects such as cylinder, cube, pyramid, sphere. We will also explore probability this week. We will document ideas in our math journals.

Science: We have started our physical science unit. We will be doing investigations that include how thing moves using terms such as slide and roll. We will document findings in our science journal.

Social Studies: We will explore the concepts of needs and wants. We will be able to sort pictures based on human needs and wants. Needs are means of survival such as clothes, food, water, medicines and and a home. Wants are referred to video games, candy, i-pads etc.

Ms. Mohamed