12.05.2016

Schedule for the Week of December 5-9

Unit 3: Determine Text Importance/Identify Sequence of Events 
·       Letter(s): Pp
·       Phonics:
o   Identify the sound /p/
o   Associate the letter Pp with the sound /p/
o   Blend CVC words
o   Listen for words that rhyme and suggest pairs of words that rhyme
o   Spell CVC words using p and letters previously learned
·       Sight Words: you, me, come
·       Identify the sequence of events in pictures and text
·       Discuss signal words (first, next, then, after)
·       Learn strategies for analyzing questions and finding answers, clues, and evidence
·       Reflect orally on reading strategies
·       Create a sequence of events flow chart (whole group)

Writing/Concepts of Print (week 7)
Journals: Develop Concepts of Print
·       Put spaces between words
·       Write from left to right
·       Begin a sentence with an uppercase letter
·       Write some high-frequency words
·       Use end punctuation correctly
·       Share a message orally
·       Discuss periods and exclamation points
·       Develop genre awareness
 
Math:



3.6: Explore Partners Through 6 with Pennies - Objectives: find partners of numbers 2 through 6; write numerals in a repeating pattern; show teen numbers as a group of ten and extra ones. Vocabulary: pattern, teen number, switch the partners

 

3.7: More Addition and Subtraction Stories: Park Scene - Objectives: establish links between math and the real world; tell addition and subtraction stories; solve story problems; draw numbers 6 through 10 as 5-groups. Vocabulary: calculator, 5-group


3.8: Use a Balance Scale to Graph Weight - Objectives: make teen numbers using 5-groups; explore weight using a pan balance; graph to compare two weights. Vocabulary: balance, weight, heavy, heavier, light, lighter, up, down, predict, weigh

3.9: Partners Through 6 - Objectives: show partners of numbers 2 through 6; develop spatial concepts; visualize squares as sides of cubes. Vocabulary: cube, square, light, heavy, forward, backward

3.10: Explore Attributes: Shape, Size, and Color - Objectives: sort by shape, size, and color; generate shape patterns; draw numbers 6 through 10 as 5-groups. Vocabulary: rectangle, circle, triangle, square, pattern

Other News:
    • As the weather is changing, please make sure your child has warm gear to wear outside. We do go outside every day. 
    • Please send Friday folders back every week (preferably Monday or Tuesday) 
    • Next week (December 12th) we will begin to learn how other countries celebrate their holiday season!  The students will get to rotate to the other kindergarten classrooms and learn from Ms. Rasicot, Ms. Scherven, Mrs. Cotts, and then come back to our classroom and learn about Sweden and Japan. 
    • The last days before Winter Break:  Tuesday we will do fun projects/games in the afternoon!  Wednesday we will have a Pajama and Movie Party! 

    SPECIALS: (December 5 -December 9)

    Monday: Art/Music (Day 3)
    Tuesday: P.E./Media  (Day 4)
    Wednesday: Music/Art  (Day 5)
    Thursday:  Media/P.E.  (Day 6)
    Friday:  Music/Art (Day 1)

    MEDIA (Library): check out/return books every Day 6! 


11.27.2016

Schedule for the Week of November 28- December 2

Unit 2: Visualize/Analyze Character - Week 3 Objectives 
·       Letter(s): Ff
·       Phonics:
o   Identify the sound /f/
o   Associate the letter Ff with the sound /f/
o   Blend CVC words
o   Listen for rhyming words
o   Blend sounds to read and write the words in the -am, -an, and -at family
·       Sight Words: are, said, I
·       Learn/review concepts about print
·       Build fluency through choral-reading
·       Build academic and sight word vocabulary
·       Participate in whole group and partner discussions
·       Echo-read to build fluency
·       Build vocabulary through shared writing and retelling stories
·       Practice reading a rhyme with short pauses
·       Use effective pausing to make their reading sound like talking

Writing/Concepts of Print (week 6)
Journals: Develop Concepts of Print
·       Put spaces between words
·       Write from left to right
·       Begin a sentence with an uppercase letter
·       Write some high-frequency words
·       Use end punctuation correctly
·       Share a message orally
·       Discuss periods and exclamation points
·       Develop genre awareness

Math - Unit 3

3.1: 
  • Numbers 1-10 and Math Stories: Park Scene - Objectives: establish links between math and the real world; find groups of 1 through 10 and identify partners; tell addition and subtraction stories. Vocabulary: subtract, add
3.2: 
  • Groups of 10 - Objectives: explore the concept of 10-groups within teen numbers; use pennies and dime strips to make teen numbers; order numbers 1-20. Vocabulary: teen; dime strip
3.3: 
  • Explore Partners Through 6 - Objectives: find partners of numbers 2 through 6; explore reversibility of addends and doubles. Vocabulary: switch the partners, doubles, 120 poster
3.4: 
  • Addition and Subtraction Stories: Park Scene - Objectives: establish links between math and the real world; tell addition and subtraction stories; solve story problems; count groups of shapes and write the total. Vocabulary: plus sign, minus sign, equals sign

3.5: 
  • More Groups of 10 - Objectives: use pennies and Dime Strips to make teen numbers; draw numbers 6 through 10 as 5-groups; show teen numbers as a group of ten and extra ones. Vocabulary: 10-group, teen numbers
    SPECIALS: (November 28 -December 2)

    Monday: P.E./Media  (Day 4)
    Tuesday: Music/Art  (Day 5)
    Wednesday: Media/P.E.  (Day 6)
    Thursday:  Music/Art (Day 1)
    Friday:  Media/P.E. (Day 2)

    MEDIA (Library): check out/return books every Day 6! 

    Other News:
    • As the weather is changing, please make sure your child has warm gear to wear outside. We do go outside every day. 
    • Please send Friday folders back every week (preferably Monday or Tuesday) 

11.23.2016

Schedule for the Week of November 21-23!

"WE ARE THANKFUL FOR......."

"food and the earth." - Kaia
"My family." - Connor
"My baby brother." - Greta
"ice cream." - Calvin
"my brother." - Nevaeh
"wild turkeys." - Wesley
"my brother." - Tyler
"apples."  - Rory
"My family." - Shea
"Geometry Dash." - Rowen
"The people that don't have anything." - Alayna
"My aunts" - Julia
"Me and my family are going to my grandpa's hotel." - Teddy
"For the animals." - Madeline
"For my great, great, great, great grandma. She was a Dutchess. She owned a kingdom." - Cole
"My family." - Skyler

Wow!! What an amazing group of kiddos! They are Thankful for so many wonderful things!! I am very, very lucky to be their teacher!!

Look at what we are focusing on the week:

Unit 2: Visualize/Analyze Character - Week 2 Objectives 
·       Letter(s): Ii (short Ii sound)
·       Phonics:
o   Identify the sound /i/
o   Associate the letter Ii with the sound /i/
o   Listen for medial sounds
o   Listen for rhyming words
o   Blend sounds to read and write the words in the -am, -an, and -at family
·       Sight Words: cannot, have
·       Learn/review concepts about print
·       Analyze characters after reading
·       Retell story events
·       Reread stories to build fluency
·       Understand stories have a beginning, middle, and end

Writing/Concepts of Print (week 5)
Journals: Develop Concepts of Print
·       Put spaces between words
·       Write from left to right
·       Begin a sentence with an uppercase letter
·       Write some high-frequency words
·       Use end punctuation correctly
·       Share a message orally
·       Discuss periods and exclamation points
·       Develop genre awareness
 

 

Math:

2.21: Numbers 1 through 10: the -1 pattern - Objectives: build concepts of 1-10; explore the -1 relationship between numbers - Vocabulary: subtraction sign

2.23: More Numbers 1 through 10: the -1 Pattern - Objectives: build concepts of numbers 1-10; explore the -1 relationship between numbers. Vocabulary: subtract, forward, backward

2.24: Shapes in a Train Scene - Objectives: identify and count shapes. Vocabulary: rectangle, triangle, shape, pattern

Unit 2 Test

Social Studies:
Discuss Thanksgiving and talk about what we are thankful for.  

    SPECIALS: (November 21 -23)

    Monday: Music/Art (Day 1)
    Tuesday: Media/P.E. (Day 2)
    Wednesday: Art/Music (Day 3)
    Thursday:  No School - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
    Friday:  No School

    MEDIA (Library): check out/return books every Day 6! 

    Other News:
    • As the weather is changing, please make sure your child has warm gear to wear outside. We do go outside every day. 
    • Please send Friday folders back every week (preferably Monday or Tuesday) 
     


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