Week of November 30- December 4
Hi families! Welcome back to school for another week. I hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving holiday with your family.
*Please remember to log in for your small group times each week. This is an important time for your kids to learn things in a smaller group with the me!
*Please don’t forget to access each day's assignments on our canvas page. Make sure to check what the canvas page says to do before you go to Seesaw! 😊
*Please have your child log in to complete iStation or iReady for 15 mins each day. As a Kindergarten team we have added iStation and iReady to our canvas pages for the children to complete these programs as an assignment. Please do the one that is on the canvas page that day. This will be different than the way we have been doing it, but we are hopeful this will help the kids to log in each day and complete their tasks and time for the week. Thank you for your help with this!
What are we learning?
*Reading- This week we will be learning more strategies for the children to add their pockets to become better readers. We will be working through the “animal strategies”. These strategies help the children to take action and solve words. These strategies, as well as the super powers, work together with our Letterland program to help the children solve and decode unknown words. This week we will learn the strategies that we call Eagle Eye, Lips the Fish, Stretchy Snake, and Chunky Monkey.
*Letterland- This week we will be learning about Eddy Elephant and Mr. E (letter e-both short and long sound). We will learn the sound that the letter makes, the action trick to go with the letter, and how to write the letter. Children often confuse the letter e short sound and the letter i short sound. This is a great thing to practice at home! We will also have another segmenting lesson this week so that we are continuing to spell (sound out/segment) words that we hear!
*Math- This week we will continue our unit on comparing numbers. We will compare numbers by learning to use a graph. We will also begin to explore teen numbers and understand how to represent a teen number. The children need to recognize that all teen numbers start with a 1.
*Social Studies- We will begin our unit on needs versus wants this week. In this unit the children will learn the difference between something that we need to survive and something that we want but can live without. We will also learn what our environment provides for us and how a job helps us to meet our needs and wants.
*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
*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)
*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 sound in a simple cvc word.
Dates to remember:
*Don’t forget that you can borrow media books this year. Pick up for your preselected books will be Fridays from 9-11 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. Please return your books on Monday in order to pick up new ones on Fridays.
Dec 11- Packet pick up from 8-12am
Dec 21- Jan 1- Winter Break
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, 5'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*
*Blending the letter sounds that we have learned together to make words!
*Segmenting words to spell correctly
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.
Scholastic Book Club is a great way to order books for your child on their reading level. If you use our class code RFR82 then we will earn points for me to buy books for the classroom. Go to their website at clubs.scholastic.com and enter our class code. The books can now be shipped to your house!
Please email me anytime with questions or concerns! Have a wonderful week! email@example.com