Letter of the week: Nn
Sight Words: three funny
Reading: We will be retelling familair stories in sequence focusing on beginning, middle and ending, as well as identifying the main idea, characters and setting. Sounding out CVC words and unfamilair words in a sentence will also be a focus.
Writing: Working on writing a complete sentence that describes a picture. Focusing on capitalization, finger spacing, ending punctuation. Students need to be able to independently write sentences and identify ending punctuation. It is important that the students form all letters correctly.
Math: Can your child count to 100 by ones and tens without skipping numbers? Students should have already mastered counting to 100 by ones. We will continue to work on this skill in class and comparing numbers to 10, addition and subtraction within 10, and drawing pictures to represent the answer for word problems.
Social Studies: We will contiue working this week on learning about Martin Luther King Jr. Who is he? Why is he significant in our history? What were his dreams?
As the winter break approaches please remember to spend a lot of quality time with your children. I plan on spending my break with my children even though they are both older and preparing to get married in a few months. They are still my babies!
As you are sharing moments together it is also important to keep refreshing skills that may beome "packed away" for the days away from school. Keep reading and using razkids.com and IXL. As I check IXL usage I am noticing very few students logging on to this wonderful math source. Please give it a try. Starfall.com is another site to practice language skills.
Please have children practice handwriting techniques. Have them also practice writing about what they read. As you know, we write in journals weekly. You can incorporate this type of writing at home. They can bring their work back to school and share after the break.
Wishing you all the very best.
Here's a great video that will help your students learn the "teenage" numbers...
Just a few reminders....Tomorrow is the Kindergarten Pumpkin Lab. We are looking forward to a fun day of learning.
This week is Red Ribbon Week. It is a time for students to elect to be drug free. Tomorrow is "Say Peace Out to Drugs!" Kids can wear their peace signs to school.
Please remember to send in pasta or rice (kindergarten) for the Eastvalley Thanksgiving Food Drive.
Congratulations to all of my students that have their names hanging on the cafeteria wall in honor of meeting the requirements for the 100's club and 100's plus club. Keep it up.
Thank you to all parents that came to their child's conference. It was amazing to hear from the majority of parents how excited their child is about writing! Good readers and good writers go hand and hand. The high interest in one leads to a better success in the other. So...keep journaling and reading as much as possible at home.
October 17th we will be tkaing our first kindergarten field trip to Cagle's Dairy Farm. We will be leaving around 9:15 and returning about 1:30. Lunch will be eaten at the farm so if you are sending a lunch from home with your child please make sure its in a disposable bag. The kids will enjoy a hay ride, feed calves, see sheep herding, and bring home their very own pumpkin. Stay tuned for pictures from our adventure. Your child needs to return the signed permission slip to participate and we hope ALL families will make the $15.00 donation.
Progress reports come home tomorrow in your child's communication folder. At this point the report shows progress in behavior. Please take time to talk to your child about the report. If you have any questions send me an email and I will respond as quickly as possible.
I added comments regarding sight words. Please practice sight words with your child every night. Even if your child knows all of them you can begin working on fluency. By the end of this 9 weeks the requirement is to know 15 words. However, knowing more or all of the words increases comprehension and fluency in reading.
We are still learning to recognize animals based on their characteristics. We are also identyfng where animals live and why they are living things.
I hope you all have had a chance to see your child at work using IXL. Please help your child to log in and begin earning class points.
Letter & Phonics: M
Reading: Identifying parts of the book, author/illustrator, tracking print, page by page
Sight words: my/in/at/the/see/a/I
Handwriting: first name (capital letter followed by lowercase), letter Oo, Pp, Uu, Mm
Writer's workshop: labeling pictures with beginning sounds, sentence writing, identifying letter/word/sentence, we will draw and label a mom(animated literacy)
Social Studies: American Symbols (identifying American Flag & Georgia Flag), Labor Day
Science: Similarities and differences between animals (moms and babies), matching mom and baby
Next week we will work on Letters Aa, Dd
Please practice the following skills with your child at home: writing the first name using Capital letters for first letter and lower case for the rest, sight words, color words, shapes, writing numbers 0-9
Math: shapes, numbers to 5(labeling sets with numbers 0-5, counting objects),decomposing numbers
WOW! What a great start we have had in our Kindergarten class. We have been practicing following the rules and learning classroom procedures. Believe it! The children have learned how to unpack, turn in their folders, put away their lunches and put away their snacks ALL INDEPENDENTLY! The children also know "listening position" and "writing position" (with a few reminders). Each child is responsible for a school supply box: keeping it clean and organized. Some of us are still working on that. However, I am so proud of every child in this class for using manners and kindness towards others. Thank you for teaching these social skills at home.
We made a Friendship Salad last week. Ask your child about all the colorful, sweet, fresh fruits we put in our salad. (representing the class getting along so well) Then we voted if we should add a rotten banana. It was really rotten! So they all agreed it would spoil our beautiful salad. Needless to say none of the children in the class wanted to represent that rotten banana. We took it far, far away. Then we ate our salad.
We also made "Magic Playdoh." Each child mixed blue and yellow playdoh together. Before mixing it they all predicted what color it would turn. Very interesting! However it did turn green and the magic playdoh will bring us a wonderful school year.
We shared "All About Me" bags today. This is an excellent way for each child to find someone in the class with the same interests. Also, each child had to stand up and speak clearly while giving a presentation. It was awesome! Thank you for helping your child to participate.
Try to remember to send in a green, red or yellow apple on Monday.We are beginning another fun social skills lesson which incorporates math, language arts, science, and art.
Mrs. Klueter and I have laughed and cried with the children. In a short amount of time we have grown to love them and share their joy as well as their frustration.
Thursday, August 16th
3:30-4:00 Meeting for families with last name A-L with Ms. Wacker.
4:00-5:30 Parent Orientation for families with last names A-L.
**At this time, families with last names A-L are free to leave after you have visited the gym!
6:00-6:30 Meeting for families with last name M-Z with Ms. Wacker.
6:30-8:00 Parent Orientation for families with last names M-Z.
** There is child care available for children 3 and up in the cafeteria supervised by specialists.
**Partners in Education, Car Rider Numbers, ASP registration, Cafeteria information, etc. will be available in the gym from 3:30-8:00 for families to visit!
I hope to see you ALL!
*Breakfast $1.25/Lunch $2.15
*You may pay weekly or monthly. Please send lunch $$$ in an envelope labeled with the following information: child’s name, grade, teacher’s name and date.
*Transportation changes cannot be arranged via email. Please use the forms provided. Sign and date the form and place it into your child’s folder.