Weekly Classroom News

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    Classroom News

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

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    Welcome to 2023!!!

    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!

     

    100th Day of School 

    We will be celebrating our 100th Day of School is on Thursday,

    February 2nd. Please send in something that has 100 things on it. For example: a piece of paper with 100 stamps, pictures, or stickers. Your child may also bring in something that has the numeral "100" on it.

     

     Valentine's Day Letter

    Valentine's Day letters are going home Monday, January, 30th.

     

     Please return all Library Books every Monday.

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

     

     

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    ¡¡¡Bienvenido al 2023!!!

    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!

    100º día de clases

    Estaremos celebrando nuestro día número 100 de clases el jueves,

    2 de febrero Por favor envíe algo que tenga 100 cosas. Por ejemplo: una hoja de papel con 100 sellos, imágenes o calcomanías. Su hijo también puede traer algo que tenga el número "100".

    carta de san valentin

    Las cartas del Día de San Valentín se enviarán a casa el lunes 30 de enero.

     Devuelva todos los libros de la biblioteca todos los lunes.

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

    ¡Gracias!

    señorita divina

     

     

    100th Day of School

    Thursday, February 2nd is the 100th Day of School.

    Each child is asked to bring in one hundred items such as: 100 pennies or 100 ribbons.

    Be creative!

     

     

    Dear Parents,

     

    Before we know it, Valentine’s Day will be here! Each child is invited to send Valentine cards to their classmates and school faculty.

    Attached to the letter I sent home are the sheets with name labels. Please cut and paste these name labels on the front of each envelope. 

     

    NO HANDWRITTEN ENVELOPES PLEASE!!

    NO CANDY PLEASE!

     

    These labels will make the job of sorting and delivering the mail easier for the postal workers as they are used to seeing this kind of printing. 

    The children do not need to write a card for each teacher. Although some children do like to write a card to each teacher, so I included their names.

    Please send your child’s cards on or before Wednesday, February 8th. Placing the cards in a small bag will help keep them from getting lost along the way! 

     

    Thank you for your cooperation with this special event! 

    Miss Diviney

     

    Guided Reading Books

    Guided Reading Books will begin on Friday, January 6th. 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 23 and 24

    1/30- 2/3 and 2/6 - 2/10

     

     

     

    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 make 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: can, on, of, a, and, do, go, me, like, he, to, I, is, it, in, just, keep, play, chop, up, be, by, run, for, not, play, ran, saw, 

     

     

    Upcoming sight words: 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, 

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Other sight words practiced are: 

     

    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, Ch, 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, Ch, 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, Ch, Uu, Bb, Rr, Ff, Nn, Ee, Ss, 

     

    Identifying the word families such:

     

    Identifying the blends such as: 

     

     

     

     

    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 read the punctuations

     

     

    Writing Workshop

    Learning to draw happy, sad, mad, and scared faces.

    Learning how to draw a person.

    Learning to generate ideas to write about

    Learning to write personal narratives (real life stories of their own).

     

    List and Labels

    We are introducing Functional Writing: such as letters, postcards, magazines, catalogs.

     

     

     

    Math

     

    Topic 8 - More Addition and Subtraction

    Decompose and represent numbers to 5

    Related facts - fact families

    Reasoning

    Fluently add and subtract to 5

    Decompose and represent numbers 6 through 10

    Solve word problems: both addends unknown

    Find the missing part of 10

     

     

    Topic 9 - Count Numbers to 20 

    Count and write numbers 11 to 20

    Count forward from any number to 20

    Count to find out how many

    Reasoning

     

     

     

     

    Science

     
     
    Summary of the Week:
    The students will brainstorm a list of living things. This list will be used in later lessons as students discuss the characteristics of all living things. 
    All living things need food, water, air, and shelter.
    They grow, change, respond, and reproduce.
     
     
    Vocabulary:
    living: something that is or was alive and shares characteristics with other living things
    nonliving: something that has never been alive and does not share the characteristics of a living thing 
    respond: reacting to the environment 
    reproduce: when living things make more living things
     
     

    Social Studies

     

    Identify the day, month, season, and count the number of school days

    Identify the pattern of pictures for the month

     

    Summary of the Week:

     

     

    Vocabulary Words:

     

     

     

     

     

    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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