Week of December 5-9
This week students will learn the sound and letter shapes for Vicky Violet, Walter Walrus, and Fix-it-Max. Students will also blend to make words using the “ve” spelling at the end (ex. have, give, live). We will continue reading from the “Sam” readers. A paper copy of each story will be sent home for your child to practice reading at home.
Please practice sight words with your child each night. Our Soccer Ball Word Assessment will be on Tuesday, December 6th. If your child has not yet mastered their Baseball Words, please continue to work on them.
Listening & Learning:
We will continue Domain 4: Plants. This week students will learn about deciduous trees and evergreen trees. Students will also learn about plants and people, as well as George Washington Carver. Please use the information sheet that has been sent home to help your child review, as well as reading the sections on plants in your copy of “What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know.” Our Domain 4 Assessment will be on Monday, December 12th.
We will begin Unit 4: Addition and Subtraction. This week students will be introduced to the plus sign and the equal sign as a way to represent the joining together of two groups of objects into a single group. Students will use connecting cubes and drawings as models to show adding two groups.
This week we will continue to practice informative writing, as well as, capitalizing the first letter in a sentence, putting spaces between words, and ending each sentence with punctuation.
You will find your child’s i-Ready login card taped to the inside of their homework folder.
i-Ready uses your child’s diagnostic assessment to create lessons specifically for them. Students will complete lessons at school and at home. The login card will allow your child to work on these lessons at home. We are asking that you allow your child to spend 20 minutes a week working on these lessons. If you have any questions, please let us know.
Your child should read the book in their R.E.D Folder EACH night. When you feel like your child can read the book fluently, please sign the reading log and send the folder and book back to school.
Upcoming Dates and Events:
December 5th- PEAK Luncheon for Staff—the Gym will not be open for lunch with parents on this day.
December 5th-16th- Winter i-Ready Reading and Math Diagnostic
December 16th- Letterland Character Day!--In Celebration of learning ALL of our Letterland characters we will be having our very own Kindergarten Letterland Character Day! All students may dress up as their FAVORITE Letterland character! We will also parade the halls for this celebration!
December 19th- Ugly Christmas Sweater Day with uniform bottoms
December 20th-January 2nd- Winter Break- No School
January 3rd- Teacher Work Day- No School
January 6th- Report Cards go home