Kindergarten Class Page
May 14- May 18
- May 17- May 31- Students will be eating in the classrooms. Please do not send lunch items that contain peanuts.
- EOG Testing
ESA will begin our end-of-the-year testing on May 17 and we still need volunteers to serve as proctors (May 17-May 31). If you can help, please sign up using the link below. For your convenience, we have added new proctor training dates the morning of some of the testing dates, so please sign up today if you can help! Thank you!
Questions? Please email Mrs. Hewlett (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Below is the message posted at the end of April:
ESA will be conducting our End-of-Grade (EOGs) testing May 17- May 31. We are currently looking for proctors to help us during our testing process to help supervise during testing time. A 30-minute proctor training is required and will be offered multiple times at ESA. You will find the links below to sign up for proctor training as well as testing dates and times to serve as a proctor. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Hewlett (email@example.com). We appreciate your help!
- May 30- End of year Kindergarten Celebration
Mrs. Mitchell/Mrs. Ecton 1:00- 1:30
Mrs. Plunkett/Mrs. Walters 1:45- 2:15
Snacks will be served in the individual rooms following a 30 minute ceremony in the commons area.
The Kindergarten Classes have a new schedule.
8:25 - 9:10 Specials
9:15 - 10:40 ELA 1/Math 1
10:40 - 11:23 Writing 1/Sci/SS
11:23 - 11:38 Structured Recess
12:05 - 12:15 Bathroom Break
12:15-1:35 ELA 2/ Math 2
1:38 - 2:08 Recess
2:15 - 2:50 Writing 2/Sci/SS
2:50- 3:00 Snack
3:05 -3:10 Pack Up/ Carpool
Class Dojo: The students seem to be responding to earning points in Class Dojo! They are always asking how many they have and when they can choose their prize!
Classwork: Students are using their mailboxes and filing their work on their own, understand that sometimes the work may get mixed up. If your child brings any work home that does not belong to them, please just send it back to school and we will take care of it. We are working to build independence in the students and they are doing well as they learn, practice, and remember procedures.
Carpool Numbers: Please work with your student to know and recognize their carpool number. It really helps carpool run smoothly when they can help us watch for their numbers.
Carpool: If there is going to be any change in how your child will be picked up or where they will go after school (i.e. they usually go to Camp Trinity but you will be picking them up in carpool instead) PLEASE let your child’s homeroom teacher know as soon as possible.
- Uno Cards (Plunkett)
- Go Fish (Plunkett)
- Cardstock (white)
- Laminating pouches
- Treasure box items (Mitchell, Ecton)
- Sheet protectors (Plunkett, Mitchell)
Thank you for the donations! They are a big help to us!
Learning at Home
- Number Recognition 1-20.
- Number Writing 1-20.
- Teen Numbers
- Counting sets of objects with one to one correspondence.
- Rote Counting. Our goal for first quarter is counting to 30.
- Writing your name with the first letter capitalized and the rest using lowercase letters.
- Letter Identification
- Letter Sounds
- Writing words using the sounds heard when the word is pronounced.
What is Happening This Week
This week we will review subtraction. Students will practice solving subtraction problems and solve story problems. We will also make subtraction flash cards to learn facts fluently.
Next week we will begin studying measurement.
Math Game Ideas:
- Go Fish
- War (Top It)
- Memory (number to number, number to number word, etc.)
- BINGO- make or print bingo boards
- Smack the Number- you can modify it to meet your child’s needs (ex. higher numbers- pull from a bag) https://mominspiredlife.com/smack-number-counting-game/
(These games can also be modified to use for letters, sounds and sight words.)
Science/Social Studies: This week we will continue to learn about landforms. Students will read books about landforms and complete fact webs. They will use those fact webs to write about that landform.
Reading: mClass assessments will continue this week. Students will reinforce their learning of blends and digraphs during center activities. Reading Strategies: Ask your child about these characters and how they help us remember reading strategies we use: Lips the Fish, Stretchy the Snake, Try'in Lion, Chunky Monkey, Flippy the Dolphin, Peek'in Poodle/Eagle Eye, and Skippy the Frog. Comprehension: We are working on retelling the beginning, middle, and end of a story and answering questions about a story.
Students should be learning or already know the first three columns on the Sight Word list.
We will be using letter sounds to read and write words. The students really enjoy these two videos:
**Please have your child read his/her sight word cards every day.** Practice tip: Have your child write a sentence for the Sight Words they are working on. (No more then 5 a day.) They can also spell out the words using letters or Play Doh "snakes".
Sightwords.com- Find games to play with Sight Words to make learning fun.
Writing: The students are writing everyday! *Every Monday we write about something fun we did over the weekend. This week we will use drawing, dictating, and writing to write an informative book. Our first book will be about the red-eyed tree frog. *We encourage students to "stretch out" the words (say them slowly) and write down any sounds they hear, especially the first and last sounds in the word. Incorrect spelling is okay now. Celebrate all attempts at writing when your child practices writing at home! :)
We want to see:
*Sentences beginning with a capital letter.
*Sentences ending with punctuation.
*Spaces between words.
*Correct letter formation.
*Sentences make sense and match their picture.
*Details in their picture and word labels for the pictures.
*Students should be able to read their writing.
*Sight Words spelled correctly.