Here is what we are learning about this
We are continuing to learn new sight words
as we learning to read a variety of stories.
We are practicing retelling stories from
beginning to middle to end.
We are reviewing the role of the author and
illustrator as well as discussing the characteristics of stories.
We are also continuing to review a new
letter and sight word each week.
*You can practice at home by having your
child read books to you. You can ask
them about the characters, setting, and their favorite part. You can incorporate writing by giving them a
piece of paper and having them draw a picture and write about it. If they bring it in to school, we will give
them an extra homework point.
We are celebrating our 100th day of kindergarten on February 10th. We are going to be having fun by doing a variety of activities surrounded around the number 100.
We are beginning our measurement unit. We will be measuring how long items are and how much items weigh. We will be learning about temperature using a thermometer. We will be learning about time using analog and digital clocks.
We are continuing to build a strong mathematical foundation by working with numbers up to 20. We are counting and creating sets of objects,
identifying and writing numbers from 0 to 20 using manipulatives and others.
We are playing a variety of games and using
a multitude of strategies to build number sense. We are using ten frames, double ten frames,
number bonds, and much more. I have been
posting some of these methods on class dojo through video and will continue to
post videos so you can see how we use them and can extend their use at home
through games as you desire.
*You can practice by having your child count
toys, cereal, beans, anything really.
Make sure they say one number as they point to or touch one item. You can use flash cards or play board
games. We play a lot of games with dice
so using dice at home will help build their automaticity.
The students are learning and practicing writing their first and last name neatly.
We are continuing to draw pictures and writing
sentences that describe real life experiences as well as describing picture
prompts. We will work on making complete sentences and adding details to our sentences.
*You can practice by having your child write
about anything. Some examples are: their
favorite toy, what they want to do when they grow up, what they want to do over
the weekend, what they did at a birthday party or park. They need to use their sounds as they stretch
the words for spelling. It is important
that you do not help them with the spelling.
It is developmental for them to hear only the beginning and ending sound
and maybe some in the middle. As we work
on strategies at school, they will start to learn how to spell words
correctly. We love seeing their writing
as they hear it because it helps us to know what to help them with in the
classroom. You can put their at-home
writings in their folder and send it to school and we will give them extra
homework points on Class Dojo as well.
We are learning about the importance of taking care of our teeth and body.
We are learning about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, as well as the role of the president.