Week of January 6th

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!! Welcome back after our lovely winter break! Hope everyone enjoyed every minute they could with their families!

In Kindergarten, this week we will focus on:

Reading: We will discuss the seasons and make self to text
connections. We will discuss activities and things that happen
during that season. We will identify author’s purpose to inform.

Writing: We are learning about opinion writing. We will write
about which season was our favorite. The sentence stem will
be: My favorite season was__. I like it because__.

Language Arts: Blends and digraphs: th- (thumb, the,
that etc)Phonemic Awareness: rhymes, short o medial sound of
cvc words, Sight words:have, you

Math: We will be counting numbers 0-50. We will practice
count by 5’s to 100. Comparing sets of objects using the
symbols: greater than, less than, and equal to: <,>,=.

Social Studies: We will learn about a timeline. Your child
will need to identify milestones in their lives. when they were
born? What happened when they were 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, years old. we
will plot it on a timeline to present.

Science: We will learn about tracking weather conditions.
We will investigate sunny, cloudy, rainy, stormy, foggy, windy.

Reminders: We are in need of snacks. Perishable items preferred like crackers, pretzels or goldfish. You donations are appreciated

Please dress your child appropriately for the weather. It is getting colder and it is easier to remove layers. If your child does not have snow boots, your child will not be allowed to step in the snow. If your child does not snow pants, your child will not be allowed to play in the snow.

Thank you for your support!

Ms. Mohamed

Week of December 16th

Reading We will discuss different  gingerbread stories 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. 

Writing We are learning about opinion writing. We will write about which gingerbread story was our favorite.   The sentence stem will be: My favorite story was__. I like it because__.  

Language Arts Phonics: Letters: review all- the sound and words that begin with that sound; Phonemic Awareness: rhymes, short a 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. We will learn about area. How many units cover an area. 

Social Studies We will continue to 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:

Holiday party is Thursday, December 19 at 2:00.

Holiday Sing along Friday, December 20 at 2:30

No school Monday, December 23, 2019-January 3, 2020-Winter break

Our class needs snack. Your donation is appreciated!

Thanks!

Ms. Mohamed

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.

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

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

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!

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!