Weekly Classroom News

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    Classroom News

    Here is a list of what we are learning in school:

    Report Cards
     
    Report Cards will be on the Powerschool Parent Portal for viewing on Friday, February 2nd. 
    Please make sure that you are signed in to your account.
     
     

    Valentine's Day

    Valentine's Day is coming up fast!

     

    I will be sending home a list of students' names to cut and glue onto Valentine's Day cards.

    We will be making Valentine's Day mailboxes in the classroom.

     

    All Valentine's Day children's cards should be on Monday, February 12th.

     

    We will be discussing Groundhog's Day, Chinese New Year, Presidents' Day, Valentine's Day, Black History, and Dental Health.

     

     

    Welcome to 2024!!!

    At this time of the year, we should be able to identify our letters and their sounds. We have been practicing our sight words by identifying them by sight and writing them.

    We are learning to write new words by stretching out the sounds and writing the letters to match those sounds.

    We have been working on the neatness of our handwriting and the correct sizing of our letters.

    We are starting to practice our addition and subtraction math facts.

    You may review addition facts and start to review subtraction facts at home.

     

    Guided Reading

    We have also officially started Guided Reading the

    1st week of January.

    Books will be sent home in a plastic bag with your child's name on it every Friday. The book or books are to be read over the weekend as many times as possible. 

    (at least 5 times for each book) and are to be returned the following Monday.

    Please do not eat or drink while reading these books.

    Thank you!

     

     

     Please return all Library Books every Friday.

    The children are disappointed when they can not check out a new book.

     

     

    ¡¡¡Bienvenido al 2024!!!

    En esta época del año deberíamos ser capaces de identificar nuestras letras y sus sonidos. Hemos estado practicando nuestras palabras de uso frecuente identificándolas a primera vista y escribiéndolas.

    Estamos aprendiendo a escribir nuevas palabras estirando los sonidos y escribiendo las letras para que coincidan con esos sonidos.

    Hemos estado trabajando en la pulcritud de nuestra letra y el tamaño correcto de nuestras letras.

    Estamos empezando a practicar nuestras operaciones matemáticas de suma y resta.

    Puedes revisar operaciones de suma y empezar a repasar las operaciones de resta en casa.

    Lectura guiada

    También hemos iniciado oficialmente la Lectura Guiada del

    1ª semana de enero.

    Los libros se enviarán a casa en una bolsa de plástico con el nombre de su hijo todos los viernes. El libro o libros deben leerse durante el fin de semana tantas veces como sea posible.

    (al menos 5 veces por cada libro) y deben ser devueltos el lunes siguiente.

    Por favor, no coma ni beba mientras lee estos libros.

    ¡Gracias!

     

     

    Los niños se decepcionan cuando no pueden sacar un libro nuevo.

    ¡Gracias!

    señorita divin1

     

    Guided Reading Books

    Guided Reading Books will begin on Friday, January 5th. Your child will bring a plastic bag home with a book or books along with a recording sheet. 

    Please read the letter attached to it for the directions.

     

    Guided Reading books should be returned to school on Monday

    along with the Recording Sheet in the plastic bag.

     

    Water Bottles or Thermoses

    Please remind and practice with your child how to close his or her water bottle or thermos every day.

    We have had several accidents with water bottles or thermoses not being closed. 

    Thank you!!!!

     

    Library Books

    Please remember to return all Library books every Friday.

    Your child may not take out a book until he or she returns one.

    Thank you!

     

     

     

     Please check out my Supply List for essential Kindergarten materials.

     

     

      Weeks 21 and 22

    2/5 - 2/9 and 2/12 - 2/16

     

     

     

    SEL - Social Emotional Learning

    We are practicing these 4 steps to great learning:

     

    Eyes Watching

    Ears LIstening

    Voice Quiet (Lips Quiet)

    Bodies Still

     

    Practice these 4 steps with your child at home. It will help them be better learners and listeners at home, as well as at school.

     

     

    Language Arts

     

    Identify capital and lowercase letters

    Identify the letters in his or her first and last name

    Writing his or her name using capital and lowercase letters correctly

     

    Learning some French, Spanish, and Sign language.

     

     

    We are practicing:

    How to hold our pencils correctly 

    How to slant our papers to help write our letters correctly

    To follow print from top to bottom and from left to right when reading

    To identify periods, exclamation marks, and commas when reading

     

     

    All sight words on List A should be secure by the end of Kindergarten.

     

     

     

    Sight Words practiced already: 

     

     

    Upcoming sight words: can, of, on, and, do, go, me, like, he, to, too, two, I, in, it, is, just, keep, play, up. by, be, run, for, not, egg, eat, see, said

     

     

     

     

    Other sight words practiced are: I, a, the, my, am, see, an, look, go, in, at, can, do, like, is, to, it, and, on, me, we, he, she, be, so, up, said, for, not, play, ran, saw, all, too, you, was, that, here, are, there, where, come, good, came, put, some, this, got, jump, big, little, say, away, then, went, will, get, they, with, when, ride, want, but, your, eat, has, had, have, who, take, make, made, give, her, gave, him, his, us, as, soon, out,.our, about, very, were, from, of, new, just, must, well, did, what, now, find, ate, 

     

    red, blue, orange, green, yellow, purple, brown, black, gray, white, pink

     

     

     

    Phonics

     

    Identify Capital and Lowercase letters: Cc, Oo, Aa, Dd, Gg, Mm, Ll, Hh, Tt, Ii, Jj, Kk, Pp, Uu, Bb, Rr, Ff, Nn, Ee, Ss,

     

    Identify the following letters and their sounds: Cc, Oo, Aa, Dd, Gg, Mm, Ll, Hh, Tt, Ii, Jj, Kk, Pp, Uu, Bb, Rr, Ff, Nn, Ee, Ss

     

    Identifying the letters and their sounds: Cc, Oo, Aa, Dd, Gg, Mm, Ll, Hh, Tt, Ii, Jj, Kk, Pp, Uu, Bb, Rr, Ff, Nn, Ee, Ss

     

    Identifying the word family such: Upcoming

     

    Identifying the digraphs such as: ch,

     

    Identifying long vowel sounds such as: Upcoming

     

    Identifying long vowel word families.Upcoming

     

    Identifying digraphs and blends.Upcoming

     

     

     

     

    Reading Workshop

    This reading unit contains mini-lessons that demonstrate how a reader thinks while they are reading.            

    There is so much more to reading than reading the words/pictures and retelling a story.

    A reader thinks, thinks and thinks as they read.

    This unit names and demonstrates the different kinds of thinking a reader does to understand the book better.

    A good reader predicts, infers, creates mental images, questions, wonders, synthesizes and talks.  

    Good readers think about the story and make predictions.

    Good readers point to words when they read.

    Good readers are good listeners.

    Good readers read a variety of genres.

    Good readers read the illustrations

    Good readers to understand the use of punctuation in a sentence

     

    Using inferencing as a reading strategy

     

     

    Writing Workshop

    Functional; Writing

     

    Writers learn to write letters, notes, and postcards.

    Writers learn to create an advertisement.

    Drawing maps

     

     

    Math

     

     

    Topic 8 - Understand Subtraction

    Explore subtraction

    Represent subtraction as taking apart

    Represent subtraction as taking from

    Use the minus sign

    Represent and explain subtraction with equations

    Continue to represent subtraction and explain subtraction with equations

    Solve subtraction word problem: take from 

    Use patterns to develop fluency in subtraction

    Use appropriate tools

     

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    Science

     
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    Social Studies

     

    Unit - 3 - Economics

     

    Weeks 22 - Needs and Wants

     

    Summary of the Week:

     

    Students will understand the differences between needs and wants. They will also be introduced to resources and how we use them to meet our needs. Students will identify the three types of resources: natural, human, and capital.

     

     

    Week 23 - Goods and Services

     

    Summary of the Week:

     

    Students will learn what goods and services are. They will learn about producers and consumers of goods and services and understand that money is used to buy and sell good and services.

     

     

    Week 24 - Economic Choices

     

    Summary of the Week:

     

    Students will learn about various economic principles including supply, demand, scarcity, and choices.

     

     

    Week 25 - Economic Activities

     

    Summary of the Week:

     

    Students will examine how goods and services are produced. Students will learn that people work to earn money in order to buy good and services. They will be introduced to agriculture and industry, and learn how they provide goods and services.

     

     

    Week 26 - Spending and Saving

     

    Summary of the Week:

     

    Students will learn about spending and saving money. They will be introduced the idea that people have to make choices when spending and saving their money.

     

     

     

     

    Second Step Program - Social Emotional Learning (SEL)  

     

    Naming our feelings: happy, sad, mad, angry, frustrated, calm, uncomfortable, excited, disappointed, lonely, surprised, and scared.

    Discuss what empathy means.

    Discuss accidents - when we hurt people by accident.

    Discuss Caring and helping.

    Learning to identify our feelings and how to solve our problems. 

     

     

    Great Listener Rules include:

     

    1. Eyes are for watching

    2. Brain is for thinking

    3. Lips are closed

    4. Ears are for listening

    5. Hands are in our laps

    6. Feet are criss cross applesauce

     

     

    Good Coloring Rules include:

     

    1. Coloring inside the lines

    2. Colors make sense

    3. Fill in the white spaces

     

     

     

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