Here's a look at what we will be learning over the next few weeks:
Reader's Workshop: We are reading up a storm at school and at home. I'm so proud of how they are enjoying reading to each other and how well they read independently. Please have your child color in one leaf on their new log every night they read with you. They will be rely on the pictures cues and have may have even memorized their book. Those are the first steps in reading! Please encourage them to use their "pointer power" to point under each word as they read, use their "reread power" to fix a mistake, and their "picture power" to make the text match the picture. I also encourage you to continue to read books to them. This exposes them to vocabulary and story lines that are above their level. Ask them about the sequence of events, problems/solutions, and character traits. This will help them become better readers.
Writer's Workshop: We are working on a book about our family. We are using the word wall to spell our sight words correctly and then stretching out sounds to attempt to spell them. Getting our thoughts on paper and enjoying it is our main goal.
Fundations: Our letters this month are: e,r,p,j,l,h,k,v,w. Our sight words are: run, me, jump, and, like, he, she, we, and to. Please review them often. Index cards make inexpensive and sturdy flash cards.
We are now in Topic 3 where we are learning about the numbers 6 - 10. You can help at home by counting often with your child and pointing out the numbers all around us. In Topic 4 we will focus on comparing numbers 0 - 10.
We will be learning about the first Thanksgiving and discussing our family traditions. Please remind your child the special things you like to do to celebrate and what you are thankful for.
11/6 School Picture Day
11/19 - 11/21 Parent Teacher Conferences - Please sign up in the Parent Portal - 1:55 Dismissal
11/19 10:00 - 10:40 American Education Week Visitation
11/22 9:45 - 10:45 Thanksgiving Breakfast - families invited
Here is a look at our daily schedule. It will vary slightly to accomodate for our specials:
9:25 - 9:35 Welcome/get settled
9:35 - 10:00 Morning Meeting
10:00 - 10:30 Writer's Worshop
10:30 - 10:40 Bathroom Break and Movement Activity
10:40 - 10:50 Storytime
10:50 - 11:30 Reader's Workshop
11:30 - 12:00 Lunch
12:00 - 12:40 Math
12:40 - 12:50 Bathroom Break
12:50 - 1:20 Recess
1:20 - 2:00 Specials
2:00 - 2:40 Science/Social Studies/Health
2:40 - 3:20 WIN (Small group instruction)
3:20 - 3:30 Pack up/Dismissal
Monday- 1:20 - 2:00 Media with Mrs. Brenner
Tuesday - 12:10 - 12:50 Art with Mrs. Zhang
Wednesday - 9:30 - 10:10 Gym with Mrs. Pfluger
*Please wear sneakers*
Thursday - 1:20 - 2:00 Music with Mrs. Noble
Friday- 12:10 - 12:50 Technology with Mr. Struthers
Ways to keep us on track:
*Please arrive to school on time
*Have your child use the bathroom before leaving the house
*Send in a labled sweatshirt or sweater to keep in closet because the temperature can vary
*Dress your child in sneakers or closed shoes as we will go out on the playgroud when the weather permits
*Clean out the red folder nightly
*Read with your child daily
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to email me at email@example.com.
For my former friends... Here's the link to our video yearbook Kindergarten Memories 2018 - 2019
Specials: 12:50 - 1:30