Kindergarten Happenings October 9th - October 13th 2017 Combined First and Second see bottom of the page
Story of the Week: Armadillo's Orange
Amazing Words: armadillo, burrow, tortoise, rattlesnake, grubs, insects
Phonics: Distinguish the sound /S/
Review initial /p/ and /a/
Comprehension Skill: setting, character,
Language: Nouns for more than one, proper nouns
High Frequency Words: have, is, little, am
Question of the "Week: Why do animals dig?
Science: Students find out facts about their sense of smell. They will have an opportunity to smell a variety of scents some pleasant and some not so pleasant.
Art: Students will be researching bat facts and make a bat out of paper to go with their bat facts writing.
Math: Chapter 12 - Three
First grade chapter 2 subtraction
Writing: Journal writing, about the weekend events and topic writing
We are reading in class and practicing writing words and starting to copy sentences off of the board.
JOHNNY APPLE SEED DAY
Johnny Appleseed Day was a great success. Thank you for the apple donations!
THIS WEEK’S THEMES
Treasure Chest items .99 Cent Store items work great.
LANGUAGE ARTSThis week in language arts we are starting our unit on phonics. We are learning about the sound /s/. We will be working with /s/ at the beginning and end of words along with blending words with /s/. In addition, we will be working on rhyming, sequencing, and writing strategies.
The following lists are sight words your child should be able
to identify by November. Please practice daily during the week.
yellow blue orange
black red purple
pink brown white
green have the
I am little
a to is
like my we
If your child can consistently read the above sight words, please feel free to study the next set of sight words. These
are the next set of words that student’ s will need to know by March.
for he me
she with look
see of they
you are do
that one two
three four five
from here go
KINDERGARTEN SHARE DAYS
Thursday and Friday
Students are encouraged to bring in something that can be perceived by 3 of our 5 senses.
An example could be a ball. You see it, you hear it bounce, you feel it.
Please have your child be prepared to talk about that item. Remember share must fit in a small lunch bag. Students are trying not to bring in repeats by developing their listening skills!
Please practice our share script and clues at home:
"Good morning class my name is__________, I've brought something to share. I will now give you three clues. Student shares the clues (it is used with your vision, it starts with an M, etc.) and then says "I will now take three guesses." "Thank you, class, for letting me share." Your kindergartner should be able to speak a bit about their share. I will help the first couple of weeks for share and then I would like your children to try it on their own.
THE AMAZING SIGHT WORD CLUB
I have a very special treasure chest for completing all of the sight words and phrases that use the sight words.
First Set of Sight Words: yellow, blue, orange, black, red, purple, pink, brown, white, green, have, the, I, am, little, a, to, is, like, my, we.
Second Set of Sight Words: go, for, he, me, she, with, look, see, of, they, you, are, do, that, one, two, three, four, five, from, here.
Third Set of words: as, said, it, was, what, come, can, where, and, this, at, has, not, on, up, had, did, in, her, his
“How do you spell 'love'?" - Piglet
"You don't spell it...you feel it." - Pooh”
― A.A. Milne
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