Kindergarten Class Page
November 20- December 1
**Please put your child's name in their jackets and sweaters.**
- November 21: Spirit Day! Early release for students.
Staff/students can wear jeans for $1 donation.
- November 22-24: Thanksgiving Break
- mClass Assessments begin. Volunteers needed. (Please contact your child's teacher.)
- December 1: Picture Day: Make-ups
** NEW WHITE T-SHIRTS: EVERY STUDENT will need to bring in 2 new white t-shirts to be used for projects this year. One will be used in January and one will be used in May but both need to be turned in no later than NOVEMBER 17th. Please label the t-shirts with your child's name and turn them in to their homeroom teacher.
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 ahead of time.
- Uno Cards (Plunkett)
- Go Fish (Plunkett)
- Index Cards
- Cardstock (white)
- Laminating Pouches
- Ziploc Bags (gallon, quart, sandwich, snack sized)
- Colored Dot Stickers (Plunkett)
- Sheet protectors (Plunkett, Mitchell)
- Small magnetic letters (lower case) (Ecton)
- Catch toys for the playground
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
We are going to review what we have learned about 2D and 3D shapes. Students will practice identifying shapes, describing shapes, and will even talk about how two shapes are the same and different.
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 begin our study of then & now. Students will focus on homes long ago, transportation long ago, and entertainment long ago for this week. Throughout the unit we will explore other aspects of life long ago such as school, chores, and jobs.
Reading: We have finished meeting all the Letterland characters. Now we will be using the sounds they make to make, read, and write words. The students really enjoy these two videos:
This week we will be reading seasonal fiction books and working on characters, setting, problem and solution as well as retelling. We will continue working with rhyming words: identifying, matching and producing words that rhyme.
We are using the sounds we have learned to make, read, and write words.
We have introduced the following sight words : from, got, his, will, run **Please have your child read his/her sight word cards every day.** Practice tip: Have your child tell you a sentence using each word. Then write it down. Next, read it back to them, pointing to each word as you read.
Go to Sightwords.com to find games to play with Sight Words to make learning fun.
Writing: The students are writing everyday! We will be using a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened. (W.K.3.) *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!:)
We want to see:
*Sentences beginning with a capital letter
*Sentences ending with punctuation
*Spaces between words
*Sentences making sense and matching their picture
*Details in their picture with labels
ELA/Math Groups: On each team, we mixed up the students between the homerooms to form classes for ELA/Writing blocks and Math/Science/SS blocks. They are doing a great job!