Sunday, March 27, 2016

March 28 - April 1

I hope everyone enjoyed their Spring Break and is ready to begin the last few monthes of Kindergarten! 

We are Learning About:

sight words:  of, so
said, good, make, play, they, for, will, be, this, find, is, how, are, now, you, what, with, me, come, my, we, go, see, a, I, the, like,  to, can, and
Phonics:  short e
Reading:
Reading Strategies:  make your finger match the word,
                                 look at the Pictures (Eagle Eye)
                                check the first letter of the word (lips the fish)
                                 look for letter teams in the word (chunky monkey)
                           stretch out the sounds in the word (stretchy snake)Comprehension Skills: inferring, problem/solution
Themes: Horses
Math: Counting on to 10 and counting back using fingers

Important Dates:

April 1:  Spring Celebration 
April 11-15:  Book Fair
April 22:  School Carnival
May 6:  Minimum Day
May 27:  Kindergarten Memorial Day Performance at 10:30
June 3:  Minimum Day
June 9:  End of Kindergarten Celebration at 10:00
             Minimum Day
             Last day of school

Spring Celebration:

We will be celebrating Spring this Friday and I would love some parent help from 9:00-11:00.  We will be making Peep Houses, Spring crowns and other fun activities on Friday.  Let me know if you can make it!

Reading Groups:

Our reading group routines will change this week.  In the past, most of the students have brought home paper books and have collected them in their book boxes all year.  These books have supported the sight words of the week.  Beginning this week, students will bring home a BOOK BAG each night (a gallon ziploc bag) labeled with their name.  They will read their book at home that night and return it in the BOOK BAG the next day. These books DO NOT go in their book boxes at home.  If your child does not bring back his/her book bag the following day, they will not bring home a new book until it has been returned.  Remember, we want all students to reach the Kindergarten benchmark reading level of 5.  They MUST be reading EVERY night.  

These books belong to the school and lost books need to be replaced in order to keep the sets complete.  Lost books cost $5.  Thank you for your support!



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Sunday, March 6, 2016

March 7- March 11

sight words:  NO NEW SIGHT WORDS THIS WEEK
said, good, make, play, they, for, will, be, this, find, is, how, are, now, you, what, with, me, come, my, we, go, see, a, I, the, like,  to, can, and
Phonics:  short o

Phonemic Awareness:  phoneme segmentation
Reading:
Reading Strategies:  make your finger match the word,
                                 look at the Pictures (Eagle Eye)
                                check the first letter of the word (lips the fish)
                                 look for letter teams in the word (chunky monkey)
                           stretch out the sounds in the word (stretchy snake)Comprehension Skills: inferring, problem/solution
Themes: dinosaurs
Math: Ordinal Numbers
Student of the Week:  Tyler

Important Dates:

March 11:  Minimum Day & 3 Piggy Opera performance
March 14-25:   Spring Break

Assessments

As Spring Break approaches, I will be assessing students.  Here are some of the things I will be assessing:
Letter ID
Letter Sounds
Number Writing
Kindergarten Sight Words
Reading Levels (end of kindergarten reading level is 5) 

It is important that your child know all of his/her letters, sounds and as many sight words as possible.  I will be sending home a "report" that shares your child's assessments with you before spring break.  

3 Piggy Opera Play

We will have our play on March 11.  It will be at 11 am in the cafeteria.  This is a minimum day so all students may go home following the play.  We will be starting PROMPTLY at 11 am. 

Homework

The only homework this week is to read nightly and continue practicing sight words.  No need to check the homework tab this week.  I  did not update it.  There is no packet and no share homework this week!  





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