Ms. Reams' Kindergarten Class
updated on Sunday, October 8
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This will be our central hub for information. This is where you will find links to all of the important information for our class. Please look through the website and links to see where important information can be found.
Sound walls are a tool we will use to learn sounds. When we learn a letter, we will learn what our mouth will look like. We will talk about the placement of our lips and tongue, as well as talk about what kind of air movement we use. For this week we talked about the letter t. It is a stop sound. It doesn't keep going. Your tongue goes behind your teeth and your mouth is opened slightly. We put our hand on our sound box (our throat) and it does not vibrate, so it is an unvoiced sound. The letter b is also a stop sound. Your lips begin closed, but then you open them and let out some air. Your sound box does vibrate, so it is a voiced sound. It is very important to not put an "uh" after the b sound. So we put our hand under our chin to make sure it doesn't move. These are all concepts that the students will soon be able to verbalize. I took a picture of our sound wall before I covered each letter with a picture of a lock. Each week we will unlock a new letter. We even have a magical wand to help us. Students have their own mirror to look at to make sure their mouth is making the right movement. We also then do sky writing to learn how to write the letter. The kids know about the sky line, plane like, grass line and plane line.
Click on the newsletter link above for my newsletter. This is where I will share specific information about what we are learning. There is no newsletter at this time. But this is where I will link it.
If you click on the picture to the left it will take you to our goals page. If they know all of their letters they can go to the green page. If they are still working on their letters, then they go to the blue page. It has a lot of great resources to practice some of our literacy goals (rhyming, vowels, letters, blending, segmenting, etc)
Reading Logs: Every night when you read to your child 1-2 books, write down the name of the book on the reading log. When the log is full, they will get prizes at school. I have signed up with a program with Pizza Hut for reading books and the school will give them a prize as well. These can be books you read to them right now. Later in the year, you will add books they read to you. Please read to your child. It is one of the best indicators for success at school. If a digital form will be better for you, please let me know and I can make that happen.
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Scholastic Book Orders
You can order books from this class page. When you do this, you do not have to send money to school. You pay for it online and it ships straight to your house. You can also send the link to grandparents if they want to buy books for your child.
Class Page: https://orders.scholastic.com/GYQB8
Classroom News (older documents)
Information about what we are learning!
This is where I will put old information so that you can still reference it if you would like to, but keeps the information above more up to date.