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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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Snacks this month

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Kindergarten End of Year Goals

Reading Level for End of Year Report Card
Independent means at 96% accuracy or greater on an unfamiliar text with good comprehension
  • E = Reads an independent D or higher
  • S = Reads an independent C 
  • N = Reads an independent B or lower
Reading Skills
  • Can decode CVC, CCVC, and CVCC words
  • Recognizes that new words are created when letters are added, deleted or changed.
  • Knows 48 Report Card Sight Words
Writing Skills
  • Can write 3-5 sentences about a topic
  • Uses capital at the beginning of a sentence and punctuation at the end
  • Uses appropriate spacing between words
  • Able to read their own writing 
  • Legibly writes own name, uppercase and lowercase letters
Math Skills
  • Reads, writes and represents numbers 0-20
  • Counts to 100
  • Adds with objects or pictures
  • Subtracts with objects or pictures
 

Weekly Update - February 26th-29th

Upcoming Events:

No school Friday, March 30th

Zoo Field Trip - April 12th

 

Reading:

  • Reading expository (non-fiction) text and discussing how and why the author grouped and organized information
  • 4th 9 weeks sight words-or, come, do, have, all, out, be, saw, from, went, this, her
  • Secret stories introduced:
    • -er/-ir/-ur  
    • -ed at the end of a word can say ed, t, or d
  • Decoding and reading words with the CVC, CVCC and CCVC patterns  (c=consonant, v=vowel)
  • Changing sounds in words to make new words - for example: say the word big, now change the /b/ to a /p/
Writing:
  • Writing 3-5 sentences about a topic- expository 
  • Using appropriate space between words
  • Using letter/sound and secret stories to stretch out words and write the sounds heard
  • Writing words with the CVC pattern
  • Using punctuation at the end of a sentence
  • Re-reading what you have written to see if it makes sense 
  • Editing writing for beginning capital, ending punctuation, and word wall words spelled correctly
Math:
  • Adding sums to 10 using objects or pictures
  • Solving addition word problems
  • Counting backward from 20

Weekly Update - March 19th-23rd

Upcoming Events:

Egg Hunt - March 29th

Zoo Field Trip - April 8th

 

 

Reading:

  • Reading expository (non-fiction) text and discussing how and why the author grouped and organized information
  • 4th 9 weeks sight words-or, come, do, have, all, out, be, saw, from, went, this, her
  • Secret stories introduced: au/aw, or
  • Decoding and reading words with the CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) pattern
Writing:
  • Writing 3-5 sentences about a topic- expository 
  • Using appropriate space between words
  • Using letter/sound and secret stories to stretch out words and write the sounds heard
  • Writing words with the CVC pattern
  • Using punctuation at the end of a sentence
  • Re-reading what you have written to see if it makes sense or needs corrections
Math:
  • Adding sums to 10 using objects or pictures
  • Solving addition word problems
  • Counting backward from 20
Character Trait:  Sincerity: honesty of mind; freedom from hypocrisy

Zoo Field Trip - April 12th

If you are interested in being a chaperone for the zoo field trip please let me know. 
  • Chaperones must have passed a background check during the 2017-2018 school year
  • Chaperones must provide their own transportation to the zoo
  • Chaperones must pay the $19 adult zoo admission
  • Chaperones may not bring other children to the field trip

Weekly Update - Feb. 26th - Mar. 2nd

Upcoming Events:

Kindergarten Music Program - Friday, March 2nd at 1:45

 

Reading:

  • Reading expository (non-fiction) text and identifying the topic and recalling important information from the text.
  • 3rd 9 weeks sight words - we, me, up, am ,so he, she, with, was, his, on, they
  • Secret stories introduced: Mama e, (silent e) 
  • Decoding and reading words with the CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) pattern
Writing:
  • Writing 3-5 sentences about a topic- expository 
  • Using appropriate space between words
  • Using letter/sound and secret stories to stretch out words and write the sounds heard
  • Writing words with the CVC pattern
  • Using punctuation at the end of a sentence
  • Re-reading what you have written to see if it makes sense or needs corrections
Math:
  • Graphing - creating and interpreting various kinds of graphs
  • Pie graphs, bar graphs, pictographs, line graphs
Character Trait:  Fortitude -strength of mind that enables a person to encounter danger or bear pain or adversity with courage

Weekly Update - February 12th -16th

Reminders:

Valentine's Party Wed, 2/14 at 1:45

No school on Friday 2/16 or Monday 2/19

Reading:

  • Reading expository (non-fiction) text and identifying the topic and recalling important information from the text.
  • 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
  • Secret stories introduced: Sound Blender - for example tr, fl, st, spl, 
  • Listening to 3 sounds and blending the 3 sounds to make a word -     /p/ /i/ /g/ pig
Writing:
  • Writing 3-5 sentences about a topic- expository 
  • Using appropriate space between words
  • Using letter/sound and secret stories to stretch out words and write the sounds heard
  • Using punctuation at the end of a sentence
  • Re-reading what you have written to see if it makes sense or needs corrections
Math:
  • Counting to 100
  • Counting by 5's and 10's to 100
  • Exploring a 100 chart
Character Trait:  Compassion: ability to share another's feelings or ideas

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: qu, oy/oi
  • Listening to 3 sounds and blending the 3 sounds to make a word -     /p/ /i/ /g/ pig
Writing:
  • Writing 3-5 sentences about a topic- expository 
  • Using appropriate space between words
  • Using letter/sound and secret stories to stretch out words and write the sounds heard
  • Using punctuation at the end of a sentence
Math:
  • When given a number, identify the number that is ONE MORE than the number from 0-20.  
Character Trait:  Integrity: acting according to a sense of right and wrong

Weekly Update - January 30th- February 2nd

Valentine Mailbox instructions and student list for Valentine cards will come home in folders on Tuesday. Mailboxes are due Feb. 9th.  Cards can be brought Feb. 9th-14th.

Permission slips for a FREE dental screening here at school will come home on Wednesday.

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: ey/ay, al/all
  • Blending onset (beginning sound) and rime (the rest of the word) to produce a word - /j/+ /am/ =jam
 
Writing:
  • Writing 3-5 sentences about a topic
  • Using appropriate space between words
  • Using letter/sound and secret stories to stretch out words and write the sounds heard
Math:
  • Identifying numerals 11-20
  • Writing numerals 11-20
  • Making sets 11-20
  • Identifying sets as more, less or equal 
  • Counting to 100
Character Trait:  Common Sense- thinking before acting; using good judgment

Weekly Update - January 22nd-26th

Students who  practice reading their take home readers make greater gains in their reading levels than students who do not read at home. The more consistent the practice the better.  Aim for 3-5 times a week. As with any new skill - the more you practice, the better you get.  Reading the take home reader with your child should take 5-10 minutes. It is the best way to help your child be successful at school.  

 
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: -ow/ou, sneaky y says /e/ or /i/ at the end of words 
  • Blending onset (beginning sound) and rime (the rest of the word) to produce a word - /j/+ /am/ =jam
 
Writing:
  • Writing 3-5 sentences about a topic
  • Using appropriate space between words
  • Using letter/sound and secret stories to stretch out words and write the sounds heard
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:  Commitment - keeping a promise, or striving purposely toward a goal.

Class Pictures

Class pictures are tomorrow. An order form went home last week.  You can also order and pay online at MY.LIFETOUCH.COM.  The campus code is RW017055G0.  Write the payment code on your order form and turn in.