Sharing: We have a new sharing assignment for January so be sure to check the website. This week the Piglets will share.
This week we will meet Mr. N and his noisy nose. We will practice the sound of /n/ and learn how to correctly write both capital and small /N/. We will work in our writing journals and practice more independent writing, use our alphabet dictionaries and Handwriting Without Tears workbook. Additionally, we will begin Unit 6 in our Benchmark reading program. Unit 6 is all about animals and I am sure the children will love the stories. Our high-frequency words this week are:
We will be creating sentences about animals using our high-frequency words.
We will work in our January math journals and additional math pages. We will play math games and use pattern blocks, dominoes, linking cubes and wooden blocks to explore creating shapes, patterns and use our geometry skills.
Remember to turn in your child's Read-O-Rama pledge form! Thank you all for encouraging your child to read during winter break.
Please encourage children to wear safe rubber-soled shoes and socks to school and dress your child in layers. Often mornings are cold, but by lunch time, the weather has warmed. On that note, label all clothing, containers, water bottles and lunch boxes with your child's name for easy return if found on the playground or campus.
Something new for 2018:
*We will begin our Question of the Day graphing activity. I put a new question in a chart each morning and the children put their name on the graph to answer the question. What does this do? It encourages reading! Please do not read the question to your child, encourage them to read high-frequency words and sound out other words. They will help each other. It often is exciting to watch the children eagerly come in to see what the Question of the Day is.
*Kindergarten students will be starting additional homework to prepare them for the riggers of First grade and to support our classwork. It is self-explanatory, but of course if you have any questions please let me know.
*Kindergarten students will be given the Mid-Year DIBELS (diagnostic indicator of basic early literacy skills) assessment in January. We will be practicing decoding nonsense words, which is an item on the test, as well as letter recognition, decomposing words, and letter sounds. I will send home the assessment report after completion.
Monday: Let's Find Out! magazine, Dance, Buddies
Tuesday: Speech & Language, P.E.
Wednesday: Art, Yoga, Council
Thursday: P.E., Second Step (empathy training)
Friday: Planet Bravo, Homework Review, Sharing, Science
Thank you all for your help supporting your child's education and Room K!