Weekly Classroom News
Here is a list of what we are learning in school:
Week of Respect
October 2nd - October 6th
Monday, October 2nd - Wear Blue to "BLUE Out Bullying"
Tuesday, October 3rd - Wear your favorite sweatshirt - "Stay warm and be kind"
Wednesday, October 4th - Wear your favorite hat - Hats Off to Respect - "We Belong Together"
Thursday, October 5th - Wear your pajamas - "Don't SLEEP on Respect"
Friday, October 6th - Wear Chester Spirit OR Red
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.
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.
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.
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.
Los niños se decepcionan cuando no pueden sacar un libro nuevo.
Guided Reading Books
Guided Reading Books will begin on day, January th. 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.
Please remember to return all Library books every Friday.
Your child may not take out a book until he or she returns one.
Please check out my Supply List for essential Kindergarten materials.
Weeks 4 and 5
9/25 - 9/29 and 10/2 - 10/6
SEL - Social Emotional Learning
We are practicing these 4 steps to great learning:
Voice Quiet (Lips Quiet)
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.
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:
Upcoming sight words: can, of, on, and, do
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
Identify Capital and Lowercase letters: Cc, Oo, Aa, Dd,
Identify the following letters and their sounds: Cc, Oo, Aa, Dd,
Identifying the letters and their sounds: Cc, Oo, Aa, Dd,
Identifying the word families such: Upcoming
Identifying the digraphs such as: Upcoming
Identifying long vowel sounds such as: Upcoming
Identifying long vowel word families.Upcoming
Identifying digraphs and blends.Upcoming
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
Using inferencing as a reading strategy
Launching the Writing Workshop
Generating ideas to write about
Write about special memories
Add or change things in his or her story
Compare groups to 5 by counting
Compare numbers to 5
Problem solving: model with math
ScienceWeek 1Summary of the Week:
Weeks 1 and 2
Summary of the Week:
What science and engineering is and what scientists and engineers do.
Describe what science and engineering are and how they can be a scientist and engineer by safely using tools, observation with their senses, adopting positive mindsets, and working together in a group.
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