This Week in Mrs. Sullivan's Class
*We are one week away from a much needed break for everyone! This Friday starts spring break, so the students will not have work to do asynchronously on Friday. Enjoy your week and a day with your family!
*The school board changed the first day back Monday APRIL 12 to a WORKDAY. Please remember that school resumes on April 13 (Tuesday) for everyone. NO SCHOOL MONDAY!
*Continue to practice sight words (popcorn words from the December packet and March packet) at home each day and have your child read each day to you! Practice all of the Kindergarten sight words if your child has mastered the ones we sent home! And for those that have mastered all of the Kindergarten sight words, you can practice spelling your sight words!
What are we learning?
*Reading- We are starting our last reading unit this week. In this unit we will use all of our strategies that we have learned to be better readers and to read more difficult texts. This unit works hand in hand with our phonics program to teach us how to read and write more challenging words. This week we will look at the book My Five Senses. We will also be taking our monthly iStation assessment on Thursday at the same time whether you are at home or at school.
*Letterland- This week we will continue in our blending unit in letterland. We will begin with r blends (frog, trap, truck) and then move to reviewing s, l and r blends before spring break. These are very tricky for most children to hear when they spell words and also to blend when they read. We will work hard to recognize them!
*Math- In this unit we will look at subitizing, comparing numbers, and seeing a number as a whole and parts that make up the whole. We will also explore subtraction and go into word problems with both addition and subtraction. This week will focus on how many more to make 10 and begin addition word problems.
*Science/Social Studies- This week we will start our next science unit on properties. In this unit we will discuss what things are made of and how they feel. This week we will talk about sorting (as a review) and then discuss sorting with texture, weight and temperature.
*Writing- We are continuing to reinforce good sentence writing. We are looking for capital and lowercase letters where it is appropriate, finger spacing between words, using their knowledge of letter sounds to spell words the best they can, and punctuation at the end of the sentence. We are trying to get more creative with our sentence writing by coming up with a sentence to match a picture and by finishing a sentence starter. Please allow your child to be creative and explore spelling on their own (even if it isn't perfect!). They should be able to listen and hear all of the sounds in 3 letter words. They can do their best with longer words to hear sounds.
*Sight Words we have learned- to, the, a, be, I, see, in, it, and, is, are, you, for, he, on, his, look, not, go, no, my, like, me, she, we, said, go, can, do, out, when, play, was, am, some, time, with, our, us, get, will, at, up, down, an, or, little, day, yes, come, this, did, big, has, your, what, at, when
*Letters we have learned- c, a (long and short sound), d, h, m, t, s, i (long and short sound), n, g, o (long and short sound), p, e (long and short sound), u (sort and long sound), k, l, f, b, j, r, q, v, w, x, y, z (All letters learned!!!!)
*Sound spellings we have learned- ck (and other pairs like gg, pp, ss, ll, ff, zz), ng (-ing), sh, th (voiced and unvoiced), ch, ou/ow, wh, or, ve, ew, er/ir/ur, ar, oo, aw
*Word families we have learned- -ad, -et, -ap, -at, -an, -ig, -en
*We are learning to blend sounds together to make words with the letters that we have learned using the roller coaster method.
*We are learning to segment sounds to hear each letter in a word in order to spell it.
Dates to remember:
*Don’t forget that you can borrow media books this year. Pick up for your preselected books will be Fridays from 10-11 in the car rider line for “curbside pickup!” Please select your books in advance to give the media center some time to pull them before they are ready for pick up. Returns will now also be Friday from 10-11.
April 2-April 9- No school- Spring Break!
April 12- New workday just added by the county! Middle and high school are heading to plan A on Tuesday.
April 14- Report Cards ready in your child's folder
April 16- Mandatory packet pick up for virtual families ONLY!
Things to be practicing at home:
*Tying shoes, ZIPPING COATS, Turning Coats right side out (as it gets colder this is very important!!)
*Counting to 100 by 1's and 10's
*Letters and sounds- We have briefly learned each letter and are now going in depth through each letter.
*Practice writing 0-10 the correct way at home!
*Writing name in upper and lowercase letters
*Learn their birthday
*Opening snack and lunch items alone*
*Recognize numbers 1-20
*Pack and unpack backpack alone*
Here is a link to my amazon wish list and book list if you have the desire to help. Thanks so much to all that have already bought things from the wish list. I really appreciate your generosity! We are already putting things to use! 😊.
CMES Comet Spirit Rock: The Comet Rock can be used to celebrate birthdays, milestones and send inspiring messages!
Want to paint our spirit rock for your child’s birthday? Here is the link:
Our invest in your child campaign is in full swing! Please consider donating to this wonderful cause. All of the money goes directly to the school and is given to teachers and to other parts of the school to improve the learning environment for your kids! Here is a link to a video about this campaign.