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Dear Families,

I am so excited to have your child in my class this year.  I want you to keep you updated about what is  going on here in room 124.  I will communicate information to you in two different ways.  For quick and short text updates I use Remind.  For information longer than 140 characters I use this website.  

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Weekly Update - January 10th - 12th

 

Remember to read your take home reader. These books come home Monday through Thursday. Have your child read the book to you.  Sign the log and return the book.  The more we practice reading - the better readers we become! Our goal is that every student is reading independently at a level D or higher by the end of the year. Practicing sight words count as reading.  You  can include that on the reading log as well.

 
Reading: 
  • Learn about the features of  procedural text (how to do something)
  • 3rd 9 weeks sight words - we, me, up, am ,so he, she, with, was, his, on, they
  • Letters and sounds - using our knowledge to read and write CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words
  • Breaking words down into syllables
  • Secret stories introduced: vowel and the sounds they make 
  • Blending onset (beginning sound) and rime (the rest of the word) to produce a word - /j/+ /am/ =jam
 
Writing:
  • Writing a story with a beginning, middle and end
  • Using appropriate space between words
  • Using letter/sound correspondence to stretch out words and write the sounds heard
  • Writing procedural texts
Math:
  • Identifying numerals 11-20
  • Writing numerals 11-20
  • Making sets 11-20
  • Identifying sets as more, less or equal 
  • Counting to 100
Character Traits:  Flexibility, Resiliency, Common Sense, Integrity

Weekly Update - December 4th-8th

Progress reports are in the binders tonight.  Please sign and return tomorrow.
 
Upcoming Events: Class Christmas Party on Dec. 22nd at 10:30am.  You can sign up to send supplies by clicking this link.
 
 
Remember to read your take home reader. These books come home Monday through Thursday. Have your child read the book to you.  Sign the log and return the book.  The more we practice reading - the better readers we become! Our goal is that every student is reading independently at a level A by December.
 
Reading: 
  • Identifying a main event in a story
  • 2nd 9 weeks sight words - it, here, said, go, in, for, can, no, are, of, an, that
  • Letters and sounds - using our knowledge to read and write CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words
  • Breaking words down into syllables
  • Secret stories introduced: long and short vowels
  • Blending onset (beginning sound) and rime (the rest of the word) to produce a word - /j/+ /am/ =jam
 
Writing:
  • Writing a story with a beginning, middle and end
  • Using appropriate space between words
  • Using letter/sound correspondence to stretch out words and write the sounds heard
  • Correctly spelling sight words in writing using word wall or picture dictionary
Math:
  • Decomposing Numbers - different ways to break apart a number from a whole into two parts. 
    • 10 (whole) can be 9 (part)  and 1(part)
    • If the whole number is 10 and I know one part is 9, then the missing part is 1.
    • If the whole number is 8 and I know one part is 6, the missing part is 2.
Character Traits: Problem Solving

Weekly Update - Nov. 27th - Dec. 1st

Remember to read your take home reader. These books come home Monday through Thursday. Have your child read the book to you.  Sign the log and return the book.  The more we practice reading - the better readers we become! Our goal is that every student is reading independently at a level A by December.
 
Reading: 
  • Identifying a main event in a story
  • 2nd 9 weeks sight words - it, here, said, go, in, for, can, no, are, of, an, that
  • Letters and sounds - using our knowledge to read and write CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words
  • Breaking words down into syllables
  • Secret stories introduced: wh, th, long and short a,long and short e
  • Blending onset (beginning sound) and rime (the rest of the word) to produce a word - /j/+ /am/ =jam
 
Writing:
  • Writing a story with a beginning, middle and end
  • Using appropriate space between words
  • Using letter/sound correspondence to stretch out words and write the sounds heard
Math:
  • Decomposing Numbers - different ways to break apart a number from a whole into two parts. 
    • 10 (whole) can be 9 (part)  and 1(part)
    • If the whole number is 10 and I know one part is 9, then the missing part is 1.
    • If the whole number is 8 and I know one part is 6, the missing part is 2.
Character Traits: Effort

Weekly Update November 13th

Remember to read your take home reader. These books come home Monday through Thursday. Have your child read the book to you.  Sign the log and return the book.  The more we practice reading - the better readers we become!
 
Reading: 
  • Identifying a main event in a story
  • 2nd 9 weeks sight words - it, here, said, go, in, for, can, no, are, of, an, that
  • Letters and sounds - using our knowledge to read and write words
  • Generate a word that rhymes with a given word
  • Breaking words down into syllables
  • Secret stories introduced:-ing, sh, ch
Writing:
  • Writing a story with a beginning, middle and end
  • Using appropriate space between words
Math:
  • Composing Numbers - different ways to make a number
    • 3 and 4 make 7
    • 6 and 1 make 7
    • 7 and 0 make 7
Character Traits: Curiosity
 

Report Cards

Report cards are in your child's binder today.  Please keep the copy of the report card, but sign and return the envelope.

Weekly Update: October 23rd-27th

Picture day is Friday
 
Take home readers are in your child's binder Monday through Thursday night.  Have your child read it to you and sign the book log. The more we practice - the better we get!
 
Reading: 
  • Identifying characters in a story and the reasons for their actions
  • 2nd 9 weeks sight words - it, here, said, go, in, for, can, no, are, of, an, that
  • letters and sounds - all letters and sounds have been introduced
  • Tell me a word that rhymes with ____
  • Noticing sight words we know in books we are reading
Writing:
  • Drawing a picture to tell a story
  • Adding details to picture to tell more of the story
  • Writing  1 to 2 sentences about the picture using sight words and beginning sounds.
  • Sharing story with a partner
Math:
  • Identifying numerals 0-10
  • Counting sets of objects 0-10
  • Writing numerals 0-10
  • Identifying one more or one less than a given number
  • Recognizing common arrays such as numbers on dice 0-10
  • Identifying numbers on dice, dominoes and ten grids
Character Traits: Empathy
 
  • capacity for participating in another's feelings or ideas

Take Home Readers

Your child will begin bringing a take home reader to practice this week.  It will be in a clear pocket in his or her binder.  Have your child read the book to you and sign the log.  You will get new books Mondays through Thursdays.  No books go home on Fridays.  Each book is about 8 pages.  It should take less than 10 minutes to practice.
  • Have your child touch underneath the words as he or she reads.
  • Encourage your child to look at the picture to help figure out unknown words.  
  • If a word or a book is too hard, read it to your child.
Students who practice their readers at home typically move through the reading levels faster than students who do not practice at home.
 
The kids are so excited about their reading.  I can't wait for them to share their books with you.

Important Dates:

Thursday Night 10/19 - Math Science Night - Book Fair open late

Friday -  Donuts with Dad 7:30 AM  Book Fair open early

Picture Day -  Friday 10/27

Red Ribbon Week - Fun Dress up all week -10/23-10/27

Storybook Dress up - 10/31 

 

Zero the Hero Capes

This week our first group of students received their Zero the Hero capes! 
Capes are earned when a child can count to 100 on their own with no errors.  Zero gives them a letter of congratulations and they get to pick a cape.  The cape is theirs to keep.  Capes are given out all year long.  If your child has earned his or her cape by the 1st week in February it can be worn to school on the 100th day. Have fun counting!

Weekly Update Oct. 9th - 13th

We have had a great week in room 124.  I'm so proud of my students.  They have been working hard.
 
Reading: 
  • Identifying characters in a story and the reasons for their actions
  • 1st 9 weeks sight words - the, a, like, I, to, and, see, look, my, is, at you
  • letters and sounds - all letters and sounds have been introduced
  • Giving a rhyming word to a given word - producing rhyming words
  • Noticing sight words we know in books we are reading
Writing:
  • Drawing a picture to tell a story
  • Adding details to picture to tell more of the story
  • Writing  1 to 2 sentences about the picture using sight words and beginning sounds.
  • Sharing story with a partner
Math:
  • Identifying numerals 0-10
  • Counting sets of objects 0-10
  • Writing numerals 0-10
  • Recognizing common arrays such as numbers on dice 0-10
  • Identifying numbers on dice, dominoes and ten grids
Character Traits:  Courage
 
  • Strength to act even when afraid or uncertain

Weekly Update - October 2-6

Reminder: Friday Dismissal is at 12:50
 
Reading: 
Sight word pages and Letter/Sound flashcards were sent home in a red folder this week.  They are yours to keep at home to practice.
  • Identifying characters in a story and the reasons for their actions
  • New sight words - look, at, you
  • letters and sounds - Cc, Rr, Bb, Ee
  • Giving a rhyming word to a given word - producing rhyming words
  • Procedure for individual Book Bags and increasing our reading stamina to 5 minutes
Writing:
  • Drawing a picture to tell a story
  • Adding details to picture to tell more of the story
  • Writing or dictating 1 to 2 sentences about the picture
  • Sharing story with a partner
Math:
  • Identifying numerals 0-10
  • Counting sets of objects 0-10
  • Writing numerals 0-10
  • Recognizing common arrays such as numbers on dice 0-10
Character Traits:  Friendship
 
  • Treating others the way you want to be treated,
  • Using kind words, kind actions and including everyone.

Weekly Update - September 25-29

 
Reading: 
Sight word pages and Letter/Sound flashcards were sent home in a red folder this week.  They are yours to keep at home to practice.
  • Identifying characters in a story
  • New sight words - to, the, like
  • letters and sounds - Tt, Hh, Gg, Oo, Kk
  • Identifying if a pair of words rhyme or don't rhyme
  • Procedure for individual Book Bags and increasing our reading stamina to 3 minutes
Writing:
  • Drawing a picture to tell a story
  • Writing or dictating 1 to 2 sentences about the picture
  • Sharing story with a partner
Math:
  • Identifying numerals 0-5
  • Counting sets of objects 0-5
  • Writing numerals 0-5
  • Recognizing common arrays such as numbers on dice 0-5
Character Traits:
  • Initiative: taking action; originating new ideas
Social Skill:
  • Using an "I Message" to solve problems, for example "I don't like it when you bump into me in the line."
  • How to respond to an "I Message" - for example stop the behavior and say give an apology.

Nance Kindergarten Orientation 2017

If you weren't able to attend Parent Orientation you will be receiving a red folder on Monday that contains the information that was given out.  The folder and resources inside it are yours to keep.  
 
You can view my presentation here.
 
 
If you have any questions, please let me know.

ABC Mouse

We have a free ABC Mouse account for our classroom.  It is available for your to use at home too.  You can access ABC Mouse on a computer, tablet or phone.  
 
Password: nance124
 
Other websites we use are: ABCYA.com and Starfall.com