September 25, 2015
This Week in Kindergarten
This week in Kindergarten students focused on making predictions in reading. A prediction is thinking about what might happen and using clues from the story to make a good guess about what will happen next. We read a few fall stories and practiced using our "schema" to help us make predictions. We will continue practicing this skill next week. In writing, we continue to focus on using sight words to write simple sentences. Students were also introduced to pictionaries to help them write "tricky words." In math, students practiced identifying and writing teen numbers using counters and ten frames. They also learned about patterning using two or three different colored counters. Ask your child how to make an AB, AAB, and ABC pattern at home. Students should be using real objects to practice this at home.
Fun Run Update
Next Week in Kindergarten
We will begin our study of forces in motion. This unit is fun and the students will get to enjoy going outside to learn about push, pull, slide and fly! Please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.
Due to the Fun Run we did not assess on "Where we live." We will ask the children their address, city, county, state, county, continent, and planet Monday. There is a flip book on their folder to help you can also go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_9uZnzf7eM to sing "We All Live Together."
Mark Your Calendar
October 7- Little Caesars Spirit Night
October 8- End of Term
Suggested Kindergarten Apps for Home
Sight Words by Little Speller: sight words, nice parental controls
Kids Crosswords: spelling skills, sight words, and word recognition
PBS Kids: access to shows and other content
Little Patterns: creating and continuing patterns
ABC Letter Tracing: fine motor skills, letter recognition and letter formation