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This Week 

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April 23-27, 2018

Dates to remember:

April 23-Last day for Kids Kan donations

April 26-Science and Health Night at HSES   5:30-7:00

               *There will be door prizes!

               *This event is a lot of fun!

May 16-Kindergarten Field Day-   This is a students only  event.  Field day T-shirts

               are on sale until April 27.  They are $7.00.

 

PHONICS

*blends/digraphs

*rhyming

*segmenting

MAKING MEANING

*read nonfiction texts

*identify main topic

*identify text features of nonfiction texts

*identify key ideas in the text

 

BEING A READER

*discuss familiar books

*choral and echo read familiar books

*listen carefully

*share partners' thinking

 

BEING A WRITER

*explore words through hearing, discussing, and writing poems

 

MATH

*decompose/compose 0-10

*find numbers that make 10

 

SCIENCE

*butterfly life cycle

*plants

*weather

 

April 16-20, 2018

Dates to remember:

April 17-MKAS testing  Please talk to your child about taking his/her time and thinking about the answers.

April 18- Kindergarten field trip to Memphis Botanic Gardens (students only)

April 20- progress reports go home

April 20- The Kids Kam Food Drive ends.  Please donate if you can.

April 26-Science and Health Night at Hope Sullivan  5:30-7:00

               This is alot of fun.  There will be lots of door prizes!

*Please Note: 

                       The P.E. department is selling Field Day T-shirts to raise money

                        for equipment, etc.   Field Day will be in May.  Please keep in

                        mind that Field Day is a student-only event.

 

Phonics

*blends

*cvc words

*segmenting and blending words

 

Being a Writer

*poetry

*generating descriptive words

*Write sentences using correct capitalization and punctuation.

 

Making Meaning:

*hearing and discussing a nonfiction book

*wondering about the book

*retelling key details from the book

*exploring text features

*hear and discuss a fiction book

*compare and contrast fiction and nonfiction books about butterflies

 

Being a Reader:

*read and discuss poems

*chorally read poems

*echo read poems

 

Math:

*solve addition problems with an unknown (all positions) to 10

*review and assess

 

 

 

April10-13, 2018

Dates to remember:

April 18th- Field trip to Memphis Botanic Gardens

**Please send in money for this as soon as possible.**

April 20th-Progress Reports go home

April 26-Science and Heath night at HSES     5:30-7:00

 

Phonics

*word families

*BME sounds in CVC words

*blends

Making Meaning

*listen to expository nonfiction books

*identify key details

*explore text features

Being a Reader

*listen to and discuss a book

*echo read

*explore picture glossary of book

*choral read

Being a Writer

*explore poetry

*visualize what we hear in poems'

*illustrate and write about it

Math

*addition and subtraction

*continue with decomposing numbers

 

 

 

April 3-6, 2018

Dates to remember:

April 18- field trip to the Memphis Botanic Gardens

              * Your child will need a sack lunch on this day.

              * Your child will need to wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothes

                because there will be alot of walking.

              * We will not need chaperones on this trip.

Phonics:

cvc words, rhyming

Making Meaning:

*nonfiction texts

*wondering

*retelling

*identify main topic

*compare 2 texts

Being a Reader:

*listen to a book

*discuss and share

*echo read

*clap and count syllables

Being a Writer:

Read aloud:  books about vegetables and/or other foods

*generate facts about foods

*write facts about foods

Math:

*compose and decompose numbers

*write, count, & represent numbers 16-20

*addition and subtraction within 10

 

 

March 26-29, 2018

Dates to remember:

*Please send an egg carton with 12 candy filled plastic eggs. 

  We will have an egg hunt on Thursday.  Your child will collect his/her eggs in

  the carton.  Please do not send a basket.

Phonics:

*beginning, middle, & ending sounds in words

*rhyming words

*word families

Making Meaning:

*read aloud: Trains

*nonfiction texts-  identify main topic, retell key details, make text-to-self connections

Being a  Reader

*echo read

*choral read

*share ideas

Being a Writer

*read aloud:  I Want to be a Chef

*Using question words

*interview and write about their partner

*use correct punctuation

Math:

*count, write, represent, and compare numbers to 20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 5-9, 2018

Dates to remember:

*Spring pictures will be taken on Wednesday, March 7!!!

This is Dr. Suess Week.  Each day is a special dress up day.

Monday------Fox in Socks  (wear funny socks)

Tuesday-----Cat in the Hat  (wear a hat)

Wednesday-Favorite Color Head to Toe

Thursday----Wacky Tacky Thursday

Friday-------Favorite Book Character

 

Making Meaning

Being a Writer

Being a Reader

We will incorporate a wide variety of Dr. Suess texts into our lessons across the curriculum.  We will focus :

*wondering and predicting

*compare and contrast

*visualizing

*story elements

*rhyming words

*word families

*retelling

*writing facts

*writing opinions

Math

*draw and build 3D shapes

*compose simple shapes to make larger shapes

*review addition and subtraction

 

 

Feb. 26- March2, 2018

Dates to remember:

Friday, March 2, 2018- Kindergarten Spring Program

    10:00am                              Our class is Group B

    Please make plans to come!

 

Friday, March 3, 2018- Read Across America Day

 

Week of March 5-9, 2018

This is Dr. Suess Week.  We have a dress-up day each day.

Monday, March 5- Fox in Socks Day

                                 Wear funny socks!

Tuesday, March 6-Cat in the Hat Day

                                  Dress as the Cat in the Hat or wear your favorite hat!

Wed., March 7-      Wacky Wednesday

Thurs., March 8-    Favorite Color Head to Toe

Friday, March 9-     Dress as a favorite book character

 

PHONICS

*word families

*rhyming

*beginning, middle, end sounds

MAKING MEANING

*We begin a new unit on "Making Connections" with expository nonfiction.

*read aloud:  Doctors Help  and A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper

fiction/nonfiction

*text to self and text to text connections

BEING A WRITER

*telling more

MATH

*decomposing numbers 0-5

*subtraction and addition

 

 

 

 

 

February 19-23, 2018

Dates to Remember:

Monday, Feb. 19- No school

Phonics

*review all letters/sounds

*word families with short a and short e

*blend letters to decode CVC (consonant vowel consonant) words

Writing

*telling more in their stories

*capitalize first letter of a sentence

*punctuation at the end of a sentence

*space between words

 

Math

*continue addition and subtraction

*decompose numbers to 5

 

Making Meaning

*read aloud:  Brave Norman

*wonder about the story

*answer questions about key details in the story

*retell the story

 

Being a Reader

*read aloud: poem  "I'm a Yellow-bill Duck"

*listen to and discuss poem

*chorally and echo  read poem

*discuss rhyme and repetition

 

Being a Writer

*read aloud:  Cookie's Week

*contribute to a shared story

*visualize and write about weekly activities

*reread and add to story

*use word wall

*use approximated spelling

 

 

 

 

 

February 12-16, 2018

Dates to remember:

Wednesday, February 14-  Bring valentines today!  Please do not write individual names on the cards.  Just have your child write "From (name)".  Please have the cards signed before you send them to school.

Friday, February 16-  Kindergarten Black History Day

Students will go to all 9 kindergarten rooms for 9 special lessons about a famous black American.

 

Making Meaning

read aloud:  A Letter to Amy

*answer questions about story to understand key details

*wonder about the story

 

Being A Reader

*read aloud:  Fish Eyes

*listen to and discuss a story

*turn and talk to partner

 

Being A Writer

*contribute to a shared story

*visualize and write about topics they choose

*capitalization and punctuation

 

Phonics

*word families

 

Math

subtraction

addition

review

 

 

 

February 5-9, 2018

Dates to Remember:

Feb.8-    class pictures                                                                                      Feb. 8- Bring a stuffed bear to school today!  Your bear will spend the night at school!  It will be here for our "Bear Day" on Friday.   You will receive a letter explaining everything.

Feb. 9--  Kindergarten Bear Day

Making Meaning

*read aloud:  Brave Bear

*wonder about the story

*answer questions about the story

*read independently

Being A Reader

*read aloud:  review poems

"One, Two, Buckle My Shoe",  Windshield Wipers", "Just Watch",  and "It Fell in the City"

*Chorally read poems

*rebuild part of poem

 

Being A Writer

*contribute to a shared story

*visualize and write about what they choose

*reread and add to stories

*learn the prompt: "I found out..."

 

Phonics

*beginning, ending and middle sounds in words

*word families

Blends:  bl, st

 

MATH

*subtraction and addition word problems within 5

*review 3D shapes

 

 

 

 

 

              

 

January 29- February 2, 2018

Dates to remember:

Jan. 30-   Family Math and Literacy Night  6:00-7:30

 

Being A Reader

Read aloud:  Poems

*listen to poems read aloud

*chorally read poems

*echo read poems

*listen for rhyming words

 

Making Meaning

Read aloud: Brave Bear

*hear and discuss a story

*wonder about the story

*answer questions to understand the story

 

Being A Writer

Read Aloud:  I Have Feelings

*hear and discuss good writing

*write about feelings

*use the word wall

*write left to right with space between words

 

Phonics

*vowels

*word families  

 

Math

*subtraction

*review addition

*count to 100

*numbers 11-15

 

 

January 22-26, 2018

*Lost & Found-  We will have all lost & founds items out this week.

*We will keep you posted about snow make up days.

Dates to Remember:

Jan. 23- Fundraisr ends

Jan. 25 (Thursday)- 100th Day of School                                                                   Jan. 30- 6:00-7:30  Family Literacy and Math Night

Being a Reader

*Listen to story

*Chorally read

*echo read

*Pay attention to punctuation in story

 

Being a Writer

*Listen to story

*approximate spelling

*use a word wall

 

Making Meaning

*Listen to story

*visualize what is being read in the story

*use think, pair, share

Science

*seasons

*winter

 

January 15-19, 2018

No school due to inclement weather.

 

Jan. 8-12, 2018

Jan. 9-Fundrasier begins

Jan. 15- No school  Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 18-  The 100th Day of School!

 

Being a Reader

read aloud:  Millions of Snowflakes

*Listen to story

*discuss punctuation in story

*echo read story

 

Being a Writer

read aloud:  My Friends

*list friends and write about them

*write from left to right with spacing between words

*approximate spelling

*use a word wall

Making Meaning

read aloud:  Cats's Colors

*learn "think, pair, share"

*practice how to visualize a familiar story

Math

*count orally to 60

*count by tens to 100

*review previous skills

Science

*season of winter

 

 

Jan. 4-5, 2018

Happy New Year!

Welcome back!  I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas holiday!

Thursday  Jan. 4   and Friday  Jan. 5:

*We will review our rules and procedures.

*We will make a new social contract.

*review numbers 0-10

*review addition within 5

*review shapes (2D and 3D)

*review counting and working with numbers

*review sight words

*review alphabet/sounds

*review reading strategies

*discuss season of winter

 

 

 

Dec. 11-15, 2017

Dates to remember:

!2-11            wear your favorite Christmas scarf, tie or jewelry

12-12           be a present

12-13           wear your favorite Cristmas socks

12-14           Poloar Express Day-  wear your favorite Christmas pajamas

                      Kindergarten Christmas Parties at 1:00

12-15           wear your favorite Christmas shirt

 

Making Meanig

*Read Aloud:  various Christnmas books

*retell story

Being a Reader

*Read Aloud:  poems

*choral and echo reading

 

Being a Writer

*write what they want for Chritmas

*write about favorite thing about Christmas

Math

review and assess

 

 

 

 

Dec. 4-8, 2017

Dates to Remember:

Dec. 4-Bring $1.00 for popcorn on Tuesday, Dec. 5

Dress-up Days:

12-4                 wear green

12-5                 Santa Day

12-6                 Favorite Christmas Movie Character Day

12-7                 Reindeer Day

12-8                 Frozen Friday-wear blue and white

*Please send in the $3.00 for the Christmas party and treats for the Christmas treat bags.

*Christmas party is Thursday, Dec. 14 at 1:00.

Making Meaning

read alouds:

The Three Little Pigs

*retell a story with events in correct sequence

 

Being a Reader

*listen to a story

*use illustrations to help understand and discuss the story

*choral read

*echo read

Being a Writer

*generate ideas about what they like to eat'

*draw and write about what they like to eat

Math

*positional words

*identify 2D and 3D shapes

*addition to 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov. 27-Dec.1, 2017

Dates to Remember:

Mon.     11-27--Wear Red Day

Tues.    11-28- Elf Day

Wed.     11-29-Jingle Bell Day

Thurs.    11-30- Christmas Sweater Day

Fri.         12-1- Pay $1.00 to wear a hat. 

Kindergarten Christmas parties will be on Thursday, Decemebr 14 at 1:00.

Making Meaning

*hear & discuss a story

*Answer questions about key details in story

*retell sequence of events in story

*identify rhyming words

*identify syllables in words

 

Bein g a Reader

*listen to and discuss a poem

*act out poem in a responsible way

*choral read and echo read poem

*identify action words

Being a Writer

*write and draw about the classroom

Phonics

*rhyming words

*syllables

*beginning and ending sounds

 

Math

*sort and classify objects by size & weight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov. 13-17, 2017

Dates to Remember:

Nov. 13- Please bring a coffe can or a large can to make a drum.

 Being a Reader

Read aloud:

*listen to a poem

*choral read and echo read poem

*clap and count syllables in words

*beginning sound /w/

*explore alliteration in a poem

Making Meaning

read aloud

*Maisy's Pool

*answer questions about key details and main events

*discuss problems in story

*retell a story (beginning, middle, end)

*make text to self connections

Being a Writer

read aloud:  Freight Train by Donald Crews

*learn to use word wall

*letter/sound relationships

*write from left to right

*write about things they like

Phonics

*review alphabet and sounds

*practice beginning sounds of words

Math

*measure with nonstandard units

*height and length

*weight

*shorter/taller

*shorter/longer

*lighter/heavier

Count "how many?"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 6-10, 2017

Dates to Remember:

Nov. 7-  " Turkey with Dressing" project due

Nov. 10-progress reports

Special Note:

*Please send a coffe can( or any large can) for your child to use to make a Native American drum.  This will be a part of our Thanksgiving unit.  Please send it by Nov. 13th.

Being a Reader:

read aloud:  Barnyard Banter

*identify rhyming words

*choral reading

*echo reading

*high frequency (sight word) review

*New words:  by, here, come, where

Please practice sight words nightly.

 

Making Meaning

*read aloud:  Pumpkin, Pumpkin by Jeanee Titherington

*make text to self connections

*retell the sequence of events in a story

*answer questions to understand the story

Vocabulary words:  allow, frustrated, decide, practice

 Being a Writer

*read aloud:  I Love My Hair! by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

*hear and discuss good writing

*generate ideas and write about themselves

*write from left to right

*letter/sound relationships

 

Phonics

*review all ltters/sounds

*count syllables in words

*beginning sounds of words

Math

*solve addition to 5

*review previous skills

 

 

 

 

October 30-Nov. 3, 2017

Dates to Remember:

Oct. 31- No costumes today

Nov. 2-6:00-7:00 pm-Campfire Stories/Book Fair

Nov.3- 1:00pm- Kindergarten Grandparents Day

Phonics-*review all letters/sounds of alphabet

                *work with beginning sounds in words

Sight Words:

                 *review he, she, can't, isn't, to, get, with, down, up, the, look, in, like,

                   the, a, I, and, are, you, me, my, have, ALL COLOR WORDS

                 *NEW:  come, mom, go

Being a Writer

                *Read Aloud:  Round is a Mooncake by R. Thong

                *notice writing from left to right

                *explore letter/sound relationship in writing

                *speak clearly and listen to each other

                *write about shapes and colors

Being a Reader

                 *Read Aloud:  I Went Walking,  Hands Can, & Gossie

                 * reread familiar books

                 *review & discuss  pattern in story

                 *chorally and echo read story

                 *play rhyming game

                 *count words in a sentence

Making Meaning

                 *Read Aloud:  Say Hello by Jack Forman

                 *Identify key  details and important ideas in story

                 *make text to self connections

                 *answer questions to understand the story

Math

                 *represent addition to 5 with objects, fingers, and drawings

                 *solve addition to 5

Science/Social Studies

                  *grandparents

 

 

Oct. 23-27, 2017

Dates to Remember:

Red Ribbon Week

Oct. 23-Tacky Day

Oct. 24-Dress like your favorite decade.

Oct. 25-Wear ORANGE to show Charger spirit and to support "No Bullying".

Oct. 26-Hero Day

Oct. 27- Pay $1.00 to wear your Halloween costume.

Nov. 2-Campfire Stories Night  (more info to come)

Nov. 3- Kindergarten Grandparents Day at 1:00 p.m.  (letter will go home this

             week about this )

BEING A READER

*read aloud:  reveiw poems and songs we've learned,

                         "Itsy Bitsy Spider", "The More We Get Together", Ten Galloping

                          Horses", & "Five Little Monsters"

*learn to use a pointer

*choral reading

*echo reading

*rhyming words

*use hand motions for poems

*sight words:  get, look, in, with

MAKING MEANING

*read aloud:  I Was So Mad by Mercer Mayer

*text to self connections

*compare and contrast characters in stories

*answer questions about key details in a story

*vocabulary words:  whirl, scrambled, determined, proud

BEING A WRITER

*read aloud:  Red is a Dragon

*letter/sound relationships

*draw and write about objects of various colors

NEW SIGHT WORDS:

get, look, in, with

MATH

*count to 20

*count from a given number to 20

*count, represent , and compare objects to 10

*represnt addition to 5 with fingers, objects, and drawings

*review 2D and 3D shapes  Focus:  rectangle

SOCIAL STUDIES

community helpers

 

 

 

 

October 16-20, 2017

Dates to Remember:

Oct. 19-  Open House from 6:00-7:00

Week of Oct. 23-27, 2017 is Red Ribbon Week.  We will have dress up days as follows:

Monday-               Tacky Tourist Day

Tuesday-               Choose your favorite decade

Wednesday-         wear ORANGE for Charger Spirit

Thursday-              Hero Day  (community, super, or personal)

Friday-                    Pay $1.00 to wear a halloween Costume

 

*Friday, Oct. 27- We will have Community Helper Day in the morning and Trunk or Treat in the afternoon.

Being a Reader

read aloud:  poems      "Ten Galloping Horses" and "Five Little Monsters"

                      *choral reading

                      *echo reading

                      *use hand motions

                      *identify rhyming words

Making Meaning

read aloud:   When Sophies Gets Angry--Really, Really Angryby Molly Bang

 

                   *listen to a story

                   *answer questions about key details and important ideas

Being A Writer

read aloud:  City Signs by Zoran Milich

                    *explore words around them

                    *draw and write about places they would like to go

Handwriting

                        *first and last nanes

                     *letters C, O, Q, G

Phonics

                                             *review all letters/sounds

Math

                                             *count to 20

                     *represent and write numbers to 10

                     *count to 20 from a given number

                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 9-13, 2017

Dates to Remember:

Oct. 9                No School

Oct. 10              Twin Tuesday

Oct. 11              Stoplight Day  (wear red, yellow, or green)

Oct. 12              Dress like it is 1967!  HSES opened its doors in 1967!

Oct. 13              Field trip to Kidz Kountry Farm

                           *bring a sack lunch

                            *wear tennis shoes (We will walk ALOT!)

                            Money for school pictures due today

                            Southaven High School Homecoming tonight

Oct. 19               Open House    6:00-7:00

Being a Reader, Making Meaning. and Being a Writer:

We will focus on the same skills as last week, but we will read a variety of books about farms.

Math

*We will review all skills.

*

 

Social Studies/Science                Farms

 

Oct. 2-6, 2017

Dates to Remember:

Oct. 2                 Wear blue to "Stomp Out Bullying"

Oct. 3                 Deadline to turn in field trip money

                             Money MUST be in by 9:00 a.m.

Oct. 9-13             Southaven High School Homecoming Week

                             We will have dress-up days this week to support the Chargers.

Oct. 9                   No school

Oct. 10                 Twin Tuesday

Oct. 11                 Stop Light Day- wear red, yelow, or green

Oct. 12                 Dress like it is 1967

                              Hope Sullivan first opened in 1967!

Oct. 13                 Field trip Kidz Kountry

                              We will our class shirts  (They will be here by then)

Oct. 19                 Open House

 

READING

Being a Reader

Read aloud:  Gossie by Olivier Dunrea

                   *listen to and discus a story

                   *choral and echo reading

                   *text to self connections

Being a Writer

Read Aloud:  When I Get Bigger by Mercer Mayer

                   *hear and discuss a story

                   *write and draw about what they will do when they get bigger

Making Meaning

Read Aloud:   Whistle for Willie  by Ezra Jack Keats                                               *                   * hear and discuss a srory

                    *answer questions about key details in story

                    *make text to self connections

                    *practice IDR (Individualized Daily Reading)

Math

                                            *sort and classify by attributes

                    *Assessments on all skills taught so far

Science

                         *5 senses

Social Studies

                          *farm

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 25-29, 2017

Dates to Remember:

9/29- Dress up like Johnny Appleseed.  Wear overalls, jeans rooled up, plaid or flannel shirt, and have a seed satchel.  We will make hats in class.

10/9- No school

10/13- Kindergarten field trip to Kidz Kountry Farm

              This is the only field trip this year when we will need parent chaperones. 

               Please try to attend if possible.

10/19- Open House

READING

Being a Reader

Read Aloud:  What is Round? by Rebecca Dotlech

*listen to and discuss a book

*learn procedure for echo reading

*chorally read the book

*sort words by 1st letter

Handwriting-  letters T, l, & L

Making Meaning

Read Aloud:  Friends at School byRochelle Bunnett

*text to self connections

*answer questions about key details in story

*begin IDR (individualized Daily Reading)

Vocabulary Words

pedestrian, passenger, eager, assortment

Being a Writer

Read Aloud:  Titch by Pat Hutchins

*hear and discuss good writing

*draw and write about their families

Math

*Continue to review 2D and 3D shapes and numbers 0-5.

*work on measurement

*comparing numbers

Science

*5 senses

Social Studies

Johnny Appleseed

Apples

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 18-22, 2017

Dates to Remember:

*9-20       yearbook pictures

*9-29       dress like Johnny Appleseed

*10-13     Field trip to Kidz Kountry Farm

                  This will be the only field trip this year when we will need parent

                   chaperones.  Please try to attend if possible.

*10-19      Open House   (more info to come)

Being A Reader

*Read Aloud:  Hands Can by Cheryl Willis Hudson

*choral read

*identify rhyming words

Making Meaning

*Read Aloud:  Flower Garden by Eve Bunting

*make text to self connections

*answer questions about key details in the book

*listen respectfully to the thinking of others and share their own

Being A Writer

*Read Aloud:  I Love School!

*hear and discuss good writing

*generate and visualize ideas about kindergarten

*draw and write about what they like about kindergarten

Math

*count orally to 10

*work with numbers 0-5

*identify 2D and3D shapes

*compare numbers 0-5

*measurement

Science

*seasons

*5 senses

 

September 11-15, 2017

Dates to Remember:

*9-20     yearbook pictures

*9-29     dress like Johnny Appleseed

10-13     Kindergarten field trip to Kidz Kountry Farm

                Please try to attend if at all possible.  This will be the only field trip this

                year when we will need parent chaperones. 

SPECIAL NOTE:

The Fall Festival that was scheduled for September 30 has been postponed until the spring.

READING

Being a Reader-

Read aloud:  There is no read aloud book this week.  We will practice singing and choral reading the song "The More We Get Together".

Making Meaning-

Read Aloud:  Cat's Colors         Students will

*make text to self connections

*ask and answer questions about key details

*listen respectively

*practice "turn to your partner"

Being a Writer

Students will

*hear and discuss poems

*draw and write about what they can do

MATH

*count orally to 10

*indentify and sort 2D and 3D shapes

*work with numbers 0-5

SCIENCE

*seasons

 

 

 

September 4-8, 2017

DATES TO REMEMBER:

9/5   progress reports

9/7   Chick-Fil-A  Family Night

9/20  yearbook pictures

9/29  Dress like Johnny Appleseed!

9/30  HSES Fall  Festival  10:00-1:00

10/13    Kindergarten Field trip to Kidz Kountry Farm(More info coming soon!)

SPECIAL NOTES:

*Please send $5.00 and the order form for your child's class shirt if you have not done so.

READING

(Being a Reader)  

*The read aloud this week is I Went Walking.

Goals

*listen to and discuss a story

*listen carefully

*chorally read a story

*learn and find the words I, see, & a

MAKING MEANING

*read aloud:  If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Goals:

*answer questions about key details in a story

*listen responsibly

PHONICS

Letters:  Oo, Xx, Zz, Jj, Qq, Yy, Uu

WRITING

*first names

MATH

*identify 2D shapes

*review numbers 1-5

*count orally to 10

SCIENCE

*seasons

 

 

 

 

August 28-Sept. 1, 2017

Special Notes:

*Thank you so much to those of you who participated in the school fundraiser!

*PTO membership drive ends August 31st.  Cost is $5.00.

Reading

Being a Reader

*Students will learn and practice the procedure for choral reading. We will learn "The Itsy Bitsy Spider".

*practice independent reading and independent word work

*learn procedure for independent writing

*SIGHT WORDS:  the,  and, a  (review I, see, can, have, to)

 

PHONICS

Learning Letter Names

*letters : Gg, Ee, Bb, Hh, Kk, Ww, Oo, Xx

Math

*count and work with numbers 1-5

*compare numbers 1-5

*different ways to show numbers 1-5 (tally marks, 5-frame, sets/arrays)

*shape:  rectangle

 

 

 

August21-25, 2017

Special Notes:

*Please sign and return the form you received about our classroom being a peanut free classroom.  

*As you know, we  will not be going outside at all on Monday.  We will talk about  the eclipse and do some learning activities about it.

*Students will take the MKAS assessment this week.  Our class will take it on Tuesday.  Please encourage your child to do his/her best.

*snack:  Please send one easy to eat snack and water(no juice, etc.).

*August 21-first day parents can eat lunch with students

*Kindergarten lunch starts at 11:55.

*August 24-Family Literacy and Math Night  6:00-7:30

                     PTO meeting at 5:00

*PTO membership drive continues through August.  Cost is $5.00.

*Fundraiser ends August 25.  Please try to partcipate.  Funds will be used to enhance our playground!

READING

Being a Reader:  This week, students will hear alphabet books read aloud and learn to particpate in shared reading.  Students will also begin to learn proper behaviors for independent work and sharing thoughts with a partner. 

Read Aloud Text: the alphabet

SIGHT WORDS:

Review these:                              New words:

I                                                       to

see                                                   have

can

 

PHONICS

We will learn these letters this week:  Ll, Cc, Dd, Mm, Aa, Pp, Ff, Vv

WRITING

Write first names

MATH

*count orally 1-10

*identify numbers 1-5

*make sets 1-5

*write 1-5

*shape-square, rectangle

 

 

August 7-11, 2017

Welcome to Kindergarten!  We've had a great first two days of school!  I know that this will be a wonderful year!

Here are some things that we will be working on this week.

READING

Being a Reader-shared reading with the bok, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom*read alouds with different books about kindergarten and building community with our class

PHONICS

We will learn letters Ll, Oo, and Gg this week.

Monday-Ll

Tuesday-Oo

Wednesday-Gg

Thursday/Friday-review

WRITING

*write first names

 

MATH

*count orally to 10

*identify numbers 1-5

*work with numbers 1-5

*shape of the week:  circle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 9

9:30-10:30

12:00-1:00

2:00-3:00

May 11--Field Day for students. Pleasedo these things for your child:

*wear class shirts (dark turquise with Dr. Suess)

*wear tennis shoes

*If you want your child to wear sunscreen, please apply it at home before he/she comes to school.

*Send $3.00 by May 9 if you want the PTO snackpack.  A note and order form for this was sent home last week.

PHONICS-SIPPS   The last day for SIPPS is May 10.  After that, we will work on foundational skills;

READING

&revisiting the reading community

 

 

 

 

 

May 1-5, 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017 is the resceduled date for THURSDAY NIGHT LIGHTS at the SHS football field, from 6:00-7:00.  This is the kick off for our Summer Reading Program.

May 9-Digital Download Day- Come and download free books for your child.  Hours:

9:30-10:30

12:00-1:00

2:00-3:00

READING

*expository nonfiction

*text features of a nonfiction text

*wondering about the text, asking questions, retelling key details

*Read Aloud:  Dolphins

PHONICS

SIPPS

WRITING
*writing opinion pieces

MATH

*word problems-addition and subtraction

*decompose numbers 15-20

*review 2D and 3D shapes

*ways to make ten

 

 

April 24-28, 2017

Special Notes:

Remember:  This week is Book Fair!  Bring your money on Thursday!

Thursday, April 27

10:00a.m.- PTO meeting in the cafeteria

6:00-7:00-Thursday Night Lights at SHS football field

This event kicks off the Summer Reading program.  Please try to attend.  It is a lot of fun!

May 9-Digital Download Day      Come and download free books for your child!  Hours to do this are:

9:30-10:30

12:00-1:00

2:00-3:00

READING

*expository nonfiction

*wondering, asking and answering questions, retelling key details

*read aloud:  The Sun

WRITING

*understand what an opinion is

*write opinion pieces

PHONICS

*SIPPS-individualized phonics instruction

MATH

*word problems with addition and subtraction

*review all skills

April 17-21, 2017

NO SCHOOL on Monday, April 17, 2017.

READING

*expository nonfiction

*text features

PHONICS

*SIPPS-individualized instruction

WRITING

*writing opinion pieces

MATH

*word problems

*review all previous skills

April10-14, 2017

NO SCHOOL on Friday, April 14, 2017.  (Good Friday)

*Easter Bunny pictures will be taken on Monday, April 10.

READING

*Using Text Features

   (Expository Nonfiction)

*retell key details in texts

*use wondering

*make connections to texts

PHONICS

*segmenting words

*rhyming words

*word families

*blends

WRITING

*identify and discuss what an opinion is

*generate  opinions

*write opinion pieces

MATH

*decompose numbers 11-20

*add/subtract within 10

*review 2D and 3D shapes

*count orally to 100 by ones, tens, and fives

 

 

 

 

 

April 3-7, 2017

Money due by 9:00A.M. on April 3.

Friday, April 7-Field Trip to Botanic Gardens

Your child will need to:

*wear his/her CLASS SHIRT that day

*wear TENNIS SHOES that day.

*bring a SACK LUNCH that day (NO LUNCHBOXES)

 

READING

*Review wondering using expository texts.

*Our read aloud will be A Tiger Cub Grows Up.

PHONICS

*SIPPS_individualized phonics instruction

Writing

*exploring poetry

MATH

*numbers 16-20

*addition within 10

*decomposing numbers to 10

*number bonds

March 27-31, 2017

READING

*Review wondering using expository nonfiction texts

  Our read aloud wil be A Harbor Seal Pup Grows Up.

WRITING

*exploring poetry

MATH

*numbers 16-20

*using 5 and 10 frames

*additon and subtraction

*shape review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 20-24, 2017

READING

*Wondering about expository nonfiction texts

WRITING

*Exploring poetry

MATH

*addition/subtraction

*2D and 3D shapes

*Numbers 16-20

 

March 6-10, 2017

READING

* continue reading Dr. Suess books

*rhyming

*story elements

*fiction/nonfiction

*wondering

PHONICS

SIPPS- individualized phonics instruction

WRITING

*interview a friend and write about him/her

*write about favorite Dr. Suess book

MATH

*review and assess 3rd 9 weeks skills

 

 

 

February 27- March 3, 2017

READING

This is Read Across America Week.  We will focus on Dr. Suess books and on rhyming.  We will have dress-up days as follows:

Monday-Cat in the Hat Day- wear a favorite hat

Tuesday- Daisy Head Maizy Day- crazy hair day

Wednesday-Fox in Socks Day- wear funny socks

Thursday-Sneetches on Beaches Day- wear tropical clothes

Friday-WEAR CLASS SHIRT for our program.  Our program is at 1:30.  Please come if possible.  Please bring in your pictures of things that rhyme.  We will place them in our "pockets" that we make here at school. Wocket in My Pocket Day

MATH

*model 3D and 2D shapes

*decompose numbers to 5

*addition and subtraction

*count sets

WRITING

*write about a friend they "interviewed".

*write about what they would do if the Cat in th Hat came into their house

*write about their favorite Dr. Suess book

 

Feb. 20-24, 2017

READING

*nonfiction texts

*identify  main topic and ideas

*features of nonfiction books

WRITING

*write facts about trains

*write facts about grapes and raisins

PHONICS

SIPPS-individualized phonics instruction

MATH

*addition and subtraction within 5

*2D and 3D shapes

*decompose numbers to 5

 

 

 

 

 

feb. 13-17, 2017

Valentines Day

We have 22 students in our class. Please have your child only sign his/her name on valentine cards. (ex. "From Johnny")  Please do not have them put a greeting on each card. (ex.  "To Ann  From Johnny")  You may send these completed cards anytime this week.  Please send them by Monday, Feb.13.

Black History Day

We will have a Black History Day on Friday, Feb. 17.  Students will rotate to each of the 9 Kindergarten teachers for a lesson on an important historical figure.

 

Reading-

*Read Aloud: Trains nonfiction text

*author/illustrator

*text features

Phonics

SIPPS

Writing

*write about jobs they might want to do

Math

*decompising numbers to 5

*addition & subtraction within 5

 

 

 

 

Jan. 30- Feb.3, 2017

Groundhog Day

February 1-Have your  child predict what they think the groundhog will predict on Feb. 2. On Feb. 1st have them come to school dressed in the colors of the type of weather they predict.  If they think that the groundhog will say 6 more weeks of winter, they will come dressed in fall/winter colors.  If they think he will predict an early spring, have them come dressed in light/spring colors.  We will compare our predictions to the what the groundhog actually predicts on Feb. 2.

 

Reading

We are working with nonfiction texts.  Your child should be able to:

1.  Tell the difference between fiction and nonfiction texts.

2.  Tell what they learned from a nonfiction text.

3.  Identify the main topic and tell key details.

4.  Identify text features of a nonfiction book.

At Home:

Read the book in the R.E.D. folder each night.  The red folder with the bok inside comes back on Friday.

Phonics

SIPPS- individualized phonics program

Writing

We are working on witing facts. 

At home:

Write a complete sentence.

Math

We are working on addition and subtraction.

 

 

January 23-27, 2017

Reading

We will begin a unit on nonfiction.  Your child should be able to:

*Tell the difference between fiction and nonfiction texts.

*Tell what they learned from a nonfiction book.

*Identify the main topic and tell key details from a book.

*Identify text features of a nonfiction book.

AT Home:

Read the book from th R.E.D. folder each night.  The R.E.D. folder with the book inside comes back to school on FRIDAY.

Phonics

individualized phonics instruction

Writing

We are working on "telling more" in our writing.

At Home:  Have your child write a complete sentence using a capital letter at the beginnibg and a period at the end.  We are only working on "telling" sentences right now.

Math

We will introduce subtraction this week.  Continue to work on:

*addition within 5

*count orally to 100

*count by tens to 100

*work with numbrs 11-15 in various ways

*identify all shapes (2D and 3D)

*concept of adding "one more"

At Home:

Write numbers 0-20.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 16-20, 2017

Dates to remember:

Jan. 18-100th Day!  Please bring in your collections of 100 things.

Reading

*Our read aloud book is Brave Norman.

*We will continue "wondering" about texts as a way to think deper bout the text.

*Sight wordss:

  have, home, said

Phonics

SIPPS

Math

*count orally to 100

*count to 100 by 10s

*addiing with 5

 

 

January 9-13, 2017

Dates to remember:

Jan. 9-report cards

Jan. 16-no school

Our fundraiser began last week.  Please participate if you can at all.

SIPPS- individualized phonics instruction

Reading-Making Meaning read aloud this week is A Letter to Amy.  Our unit in Making Meaning for the next 3 weeks will be about thinking deeper about texts we read by "wondering" various things abbout the text.

Sight Words:

little, put, they, what, do

Writing:

We are working on shared writing this week.

Math:

*count orally to 60

*count by tens to 100

*addition within 5

*numbers 11-15

*adding one more

 

 

 

 

 

January 2-6, 2017

Jan. 5- Fundraiser begins

Jan. 6- Report cards go home.

PHONICS-individualized instruction with SIPPS

READING-

read aloud:  Brave Bear*answer questions to understand the the text

*wonder about the text

*read independently

NEW SIGHT WORDS:

they, little, put, what

MATH

*count orally to 60

*addition to 5

*adding one more

*using a number line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 12-16, 2016

PHONICS-SIPPS (individualized phonics instruction

READING (Making Meaning)- review vocabulary

                                                    read bear books , 

WRITING-write about Christmas

MATH-  review shapes, addition within 5, measurement, and comparison

 

 

 

 

December 5-9, 2016

*Please send in $3.00 for the Christmas party and treats for the Christmas goody bags.  Thank you!

Phonics-SIPPS  individualized instruction

Reading (Making Meaning)-This week is a review week of vocabulary words.

Writing-(Being a Writer)

Read Aloud-I Have Feelings

*draw and write about feelings

Math

*recognize and name 2D and 3D shapes

 

 

November 28-Dec.2, 2016

Phonics- SIPPS individualized instruction

Reading

*visualizing what they hear

*poetry

*read poem "Umbrellas"

*practice sight word nightly

*listen to your child read every night

Math

*addition strategies

*2D and 3D shapes

 

 

 

 

  

Dates to Remember:

Thursday, Nov. 17- Community Helper Day-(students only)

Friday, Nov. 18-Native American PowWow Day-(students only)

Friday, Nov. 18-Progress Reports go home

Reading

*Please practice sight words each night.

*visualizing

*retelling a story in sequence

Phonics

*blending letters/sounds to make words

Writing

*write about Thanksgiving

Math

*solving addition problems within 5

*measuring

 

 

 

 

 

Nov. 7-11, 2016                                                                                               Dates to Remember:

 

Nov. 8-Parent Conference Day-  No school for students.

Special Note:

Please send in a coffee can or similar can.  We will use them to make drums for our Native American PowWow.  If you have any extras, please send those also. 

 

PHONICS

SIPPS

*blend letters/sounds to make CVC words

 

READING

*read aloud:  Cat's Colors

*visualize what is heard and read

*answer questions to show understanding of key details and main events in a story

 

MATH

*represent addition to 5

*solve addition to 5                                                                

Review writing numbers 0-10, counting sets and making sets to 10

*review making AB or ABC patterns

*review measurement

 

 

 

 

October 31- Nov.4, 2016

Dates to Remember:

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016- Grandparents Day  1:00

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016-Family Campfire Reading Night  6:00-7:00

Friday, Nov.4-Field trip to Kidz Kountry Farm

Phonics

SIPPS groups

Reading

*ask and answer questions about key details and main events

*name job of author and illustrator

*retell a story in correct sequence

*Please practice sight words every night.

*read aloud this week:  Charlie Needs a Cloak

Writing

*read aloud:  Lunch

*write about foods

*write first & last names

MATH

*represent addition to 5

*solve addition to 5

 

 

 

 

October 24-28, 2016

Dates to Remember:

This is RED RIBBON WEEK.  We will say "NO!" to drugs by doing the following:

Monday-dress in red, white, and blue

Tuesday-dress as a rock star or in school colors

Wednesday-dress as a superhero

Thursday-dress in a tie or tie dyed shirt

Friday-Pay $1.00 to wear your Halloween costume.

BOOK FAIR is Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 2016

Wed., Nov. 2-Kindergarten Grandparents Day

Thur., Nov. 3-Campfire Stories 6:00-7:00

Fri. Nov. 4- Kindergarten field trip to the farm

Phonics

All students attend SIPPS class.  We will review all letters and sounds.

Reading

Please practice the sight word list each night.

Read Aloud:  Maisy's Pool

*ask and answer questions about  key details in the book

*make text to self connections

*tell what the author and illustrator do

Math

*count, write, represent, & compare objects to 10.

 

 

October 17-21, 2016

 

Dates to Remember:

This week is national School Bus Safety Week.

Oct. 19- wear orange to "Stomp out Bullying"

Oct. 20- wear pink for cancer awareness

-Oct. 21- Shoeboxes for Soldiers due today!!!  The class with most wins a pizza party!!!

Nov.4-    Field trip to the farm!

Phonics

We begin SIPPS this week.

Reading

*Read aloud this week:  Pumpkin, Pumpkin

*retell a story

*sequence events

*ask and answer questions about a text

Writing

*Read aloud this week:  Freight Trainwrite about things they like

*Write first and last names

Math

*identify numbers 0-10

*work with numbers 0-10

*compare numbers 0-10

*identify flat 2D shapes and solid 3D shapes

 

October 10-14, 2016

Dates to remember:

Oct. 13- Make up picture day

Oct. 14- Kindergarten field trip to Kisz Kountry Farm

Oct. 14-report cards go home

*The field trip class shirts are in our classroom.  We will give them to students on Friday before the field trip.  We will send the shirts home with students Friday afternoon.

*Please send a sack lunch with your child on Friday.  We will send home brown paper bags on Thursday for you to use for this purpose.

*Please have your child wear comfortable shoes on Friday.  We will walk alot that day. Please,  no flip flops or sandals that day.

Phonics

*alphabet letter/sound review

*initial sound review

*rhyming word review

Reading

*read aloud: Say Hello

*Ask and answer questions about key details in the text

*make text to self connections

Writing

*read aloud" I Love My Hair!

*write about themselves

*write first and last names

*write letters of alphabet

Math

*number recognition 0-20

*strategies to count to 20

 

October 3-7, 2016

Dates to Remember:

Oct. 3- Wear blue to "stomp" out bullying.

Oct. 5- Field trip money is due by 9:00 a.m. today.  Please get your money in before this time.

Oct. 10-Columbus Day-  no school

Oct. 13- school make up pictures

Oct. 14- Kindergarten field trip to Kidz Kountry Petting Farm

Oct. 14-Report cards go home.

Phonics

Review all letters and sounds.

*Focus on:

M-Uu, Vv

Tu- Ww, Xx

W- Yy

Th- Zz

F- review u-z

Reading

*read aloud book- I Was so Mad by Mercer Mayer

*answer questions about text

*identitfy author and illustrator and tell roles of each

*identify parts of book(front cover, back cover, title page, & spine)

Writing

*write about shapes

*write first and last names

*write alphabet

MATH

*REVIEW WEEK IN MATH

*counting orally to 10

*counting on from a given number

*writing numbers 0-5

*counting sets

*creating sets

*location & position

*comparing

*sorting by attributes

 

 

 

 

September 26-30, 2016

We will learn about apples and Johnny Applseed's birthday this week.  Students may dress as Johnny Appleseed on Friday, September 30. 

DATES TO REMEMBER:

*Oct.3- Wear BLUE to "Stomp Out Bullying".

*Oct. 5- Fundraiser items will be here.

*Oct. 10-NO SCHOOL-Columbus Day

*Oct.13-School make up pictures

Reading

*answer questions about a text

*identify author and illustrator

*read sight words:  all color words, name, I, a, like, the, my

Writing

*write first name

*draw/write about colors

*write letters of the alphabet

Phonics

*work on identifying all letters and sounds

*Focus on these leters:  Kk, Ll, Mm, Nn, Oo, Pp, Qq, Rr, Ss, Tt

Math

*identify 2D and 3D shapes

*count and make sets to 5

*write numbers 0-5

*demonstrate different ways to show a number(ex. 10 frame, tally marks, numeral, number word, sets)

*count orally to 40

 

September 19-23, 2016

 

 

*Friday, Sept. 23-Picture Day!

PHONICS

Review all letters and sounds.

Focus on Ff, Gg, Hh, Ii, Jj

READING

Read Aloud:  Whistle for Willie

*make text to elf connections

*ask and answer questions about key details in the text

WRITING

Read aloud:  City Signs

Write about what we see in our environment

Math

*count orally to 20

*recognize and write numbers 0-5

*make sets to 5

*sort and classify by attributes

*identify shapes (circle, square, rectangle, triangle, hexagon, cone, sphere, cube, and cylinder)

*

 

 September 12-16, 2016

 

*Tuesday, Sept. 13 is Family Math Night 6:00-7:00

*Friday, Sept. 16- progress reports go home

 

Reading

*ask and answer questions about books we read

*understand the parts of a book:  front cover, back cover,, title page, and spine

*know what the author and illustrator of a book do

*We will begin IDR (Individualized Daily Reading) this week.  This is a time when students quietly read to themselves for a specified number of minutes.

Phonics

*Monday-letter Yy

*Tuesday- Letter Zz

*Wednesday- review letters Aa, Bb, & Cc

*Thursday- review letters Dd & Ee

*Friday- review letters a-e

Math

*sorting by color, shape, and size

*orally count to 20

*recognize numbers 0-5 and create sets to match

*work with numbers 0-5 in a variety of ways

September 6-9, 2016

This is Spirit Week.  We will dress up each day!

Tuesday is Tropical Tuesday.  Wear your favorite tropical clothes.

Wednesday is Matheletes vs. Atheletes.

Thursday is Pajama Day.

Friday is Spirit Day.  Wear orange and blue.

September 15 is Family Math Night.

 

Reading

*ask and answer questions about a story

*tell what the author and illustrator do

*make text to self connections

Phonics

Tuesday- letter Uu

Wednesday-  Letter Vv

Thursday-  Letter Ww

Friday-  Letter Xx

Wriitng

Write about things they will do when they get bigger.

Math

*count orally to 20

*write and work with numbers 1-5

*count matching sets 1-5

*review position and location words

*New skill:  measurement

 

August 29-Sept. 2, 2016

Dates to remember:

8-31-last day for PTO membership

9-1-16- fundraiser ends

Reading-We will read Cat's Colors. 

                 *text to self connections

                 *answer questions about story

Words- recognize color words

Phonics- M- letter  Pp

                T-  letter Qq

                W- letter Rr

                Th- letter Ss

                 F-  letter Tt

Writing- write about our families

Math-

*count orally to 20

*recognize numbers 1-5

*identify location and position

 

 August 22-26, 2016

Dates to Remember

8-31-16    PTO membership money due

9-1-16      fundraiser ends

Reading-We will read If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.

Our focus will be:

*hearing and discussing a story

*building comprehension

*answering questions about the story

*vocabulary words are creature(animal), imitate(copy what someone or something is doing), companion(a friend you like to do things with), and explore(look around carefully to see what you can find out).

Phonics

Monday-       letter Kk

Tuesday-       letter Ll

Wednesday-  letter Mm

Thursday-     letter Nn

Friday-          letter Oo

Writing

Write about kindergarten.

Math

*count orally to 10

*show ways to represent numbers 1-5

 

 

 

August 15-19, 2016

 

We will work on learning proper procedures.  We will spend time building our classroom community through games and sharing.

We will begin learning the alphabet this week.  As was explained in the letter that went home on 8-5-16, we will begin a program called ABC Bootcamp.  We will teach a letter per day over the next 26 school days. Your child is invited to bring one small item each day  that begins with letter that we are learning that day. 

August 15-19, 2016

Phonics

Mon.-    letter Ff

Tues.     letter Gg

Wed.      letter Hh

Thur.     letter Ii

Fri.         letter Jj

Reading

*author

*illustartor

*front and back cover

*title page

Learn procedure for gathering for reading time.

 

Math

*count oraly to ten

*recognize and write numbers 1-5

 

 

 

August 8-12, 2016

Phonics/Alphabet

Monday-Aa

Tuesday-Bb

Wednesday-Cc

Thursday-Dd

Friday-Ee

Colors

Mon./Tues.-yellow

Wed./Thur.-blue

Friday-review red, blue, yellow