Hope you enjoyed the nice weather this weekend! I am looking forward to a full teaching week. I enjoyed the snow days but it will be nice to get back to our kindergarten routine of learning!
Language Arts– The theme of the activities we will do in workstations will be centered around letter Y and the story, The Mitten . We will continue to focus on writing sentences beginning with an upper case letter, using spacing between words, spelling sight words correctly and using correct punctuation at the end of the sentence . Please have your child practice writing their first and last names starting with an upper case letter and the rest of the letters should be written in lower case. We will review the author’s and illustrator’s job, story elements: setting, characters, main idea and rhyming words continuously. Have your child write at least one sentence a day using sight words starting on the left of the page and going to the right in a straight line.
Sight words we will learn this week: we are reviewing the ones learned to this point. Please practice memorizing and spelling these. I am assessing all student’s sight word knowledge on an ongoing basis. By now your child should know at least 25 sight words. Please practice these daily so your child will not forget them. By the end of the year, all Kindergarten children should be able to identify at least 50 sight words.
Here is a list of sight words we have on our Word Wall that we have learned already:
a, am, at, and, an, are, brown, blue, black, be, can, come, do, dad, from, fun, green, go, here, he, have,is, I, in, it, like, little, look, me, my, mom, not, no, name ,orange, on, purple, pink, play, red, read, see, said , so, to, the, up, white, we, where, yellow, you, your
Math– We will continue to focus on number sense. Also review at home identifying and writing the teen numbers including 11 and 12. We will do the same in class. These have been difficult for some students to keep straight. Reminder : By the end of this 9 weeks which is January 26, your child should be able to count to 50. By the end of the 3rd quarter your child should be able to count to 100.
Science– Winter changes and animals in winter
Important Upcoming Dates:
1/26- Last day of second report period
1/29- No school for students
2/9- Family Formal Dance sponsored by the PTA
2/14- Happy Valentin’s Day!!!
2/19- CHANGE– President’s Day- SCHOOL DAY STUDENTS DUE TO THE NUMBER OF SNOW DAYS