Teacher: Mr. Stern and Mrs. Soma
Room #: 118

Welcome to our Kindergarten Class! Mr. Stern & Mrs. Soma are very excited to have all of your children in our classroom. We look forward  to having lots of fun learning experiences and adventures.

Here are some things you can work on at home!

Please check dojo daily! I plan on posting book read alouds, projects, and lessons!

o Math: Unit Number Sense 4: K.1 ab, K.3 ac
Counting(one to one correspondence), reading, writing, and representing numbers 0-20. Counting to 100 by ones, identify number “after/one more” from 0-100, and number “before” from 1-10 without counting.

  • Have your child help you count out food, plates, or any other object you can find at home.
  • Search Jack Hartmann on youtube for fun counting videos!

o Writing – Expressing ideas with a picture/labeling or a sentence.
Continue practice of last name; letters/letter sounds/sight words.

  • Have your child journal about different things they are doing at home.
  • Have your child turn an every day nonfiction story into a fiction story! (Add talking animals or a trip to the moon)
  • Remember to have them read the story to you when they are done.

o Reading – Unit 4: Exploring Informational Texts

  • Please continue to read the books sent home. You can also use YouTube to search for stories and starfall.com to work on sight words and letter sounds.
  • Ask them to recall the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
  • Please continue to review all sight words.
    • me,  like,  see,  a,  my,  look,  I,  can,  at, it,  in,  is,  to,  the,  we,  go,  be,  here,  this, went,  she,  he,  you,  am,  on,  up, get,  play,  for

 Studies/Science – Living and non living things.

  • Make a list of living and non living things you see at your house.
  • Point out living and non living things when reading and watching TV.
  • Have students draw a living and non living thing they see when looking out their window

Websites to use...
starfall.com
abcya.com
abcmouse.com 

https://play.dreambox.com/login/dweh/t3aa
(click on no classroom code, find my name, then have your child click on their name and their password picture)


We WILL get through this together!!!!!!





C
ommunication Folder

It's very important that your child bring their folder home and back to school every day. Please check your child's folder every night for important information.

 Please remove papers from the left pocket of the folder "Leave at home". The right pocket "Bring to School" are papers that are to be returned to school.

Attendance

Regular attendance is extremely important.
Children who are tardy must check in at the office with an adult.
Early Dismissals: Please try to limit these occasions.
Absences: please call attendance line: 703-330-9351
Please send a written excuse to school with your child when he or she returns to school. 

Snack & Lunch

Please send in a Healthy snack everyday. DO NOT send candy to school for snack. Please pack necessary utensils, we do not have them and cannot provide them. 

Please label and separate snack from lunch. Snack may be placed in a plastic of zip lock bag.

Review the lunch menu with your child as we would like them to choose something they will enjoy and eat.

Please put the lunch money in an envelope clearly marked with your child's name and the amount of money enclose. Please place it in your child's folder. 



Extra Clothes

Please keep a complete change of clothes in your child's backpack in a plastic bag that is labeled with their name. It will remain in their backpack for the entire year.

Transportation

If you are planning to change the way your child returns home at any time, you must send a written note to us. 



Thank you for sending in the supplies with your child. We will let you know when the supplies start to run low.


Here's  What's Happening in Kindergarten!

 Reading:

We are learning to identify upper and lowercase letters and their sounds.  As we read books, the children are learning to identify the front cover, the back cover, and the title. We are learning how to properly hold a book and turn the pages. As we read stories, we are learning to retell the story by sharing our favorite parts. We make predictions as well. These skills will help the children to improve their comprehension of the text. Please be sure to discuss stories with your child by making predictions and asking them to recall favorite events in sequence.

 Writing:

We are learning to write our first name by using an upper-case letter for the first letter. We are also learning that our letters start at the top and go to the bottom.  As we draw pictures to communicate our ideas, the children will begin to use their letter sounds to write a label.

Please provide time to practice name and letter writing at home. The children have enjoyed working with Playdoh to form their letters in school. This is another fun way to practice at home, and it has the added benefit of strengthening their finger muscles at the same time!

 Math

We are learning to count to 30! Each day we count our friends in the classroom, and sing songs.  As we count, we use the words double check to be sure that we have counted correctly.

Identifying numbers and how to properly form numbers is another objective. As we read and count, we are finding matching sets for each number. We will continue with the children creating sets to match a given number.

We have introduced the calendar. The children are learning the days of the week and the month. As we read the calendar, the children use the words today, tomorrow, and yesterday.

Please practice counting objects at home with your child and reading the calendar to reinforce skills taught at school.

Social Studies

We are learning about good citizenship and classroom expectations. The children will identify and describe the traits of a quality student. As the children demonstrate quality behavior, we provide reinforcement with a punch on our Charm cards.

 Science

We will be observing the seasonal changes that occur in the Fall.



Class Announcements / Welcome Announcement
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! We are off to a great start in Kindergarten.  We are currently working on routines and classroom procedures.
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Daily Schedule 
9:00 - 9:15 Morning Work 
 9:15-9:45 Calendar/morning meeting
9:45-11:12 Inquiry Block A
11:12-11:42 Lunch
11:42-12:00 Silent reading 
12:00-12:30 Recess
1:18-2:48 Inquiry Block B
2:48-3:00 Snack
3:00-3:30 Core Ext
3:30-3:35 Pack up and go home