What's Kickin' in Kindergarten
Unit 4-Exploring Families and Traditions
We will also be focusing on the differences between non fiction and fiction text.
Through Narrative writing, students will write about an event in their lives. We are still working on finger spaces between each word and a capital letter at the beginning of each sentence. Don't forget the period!! :)
Building on basic retelling of a familiar story, this unit focuses on introducing the differences between literary and informational texts (though not necessarily by name). Students explore characters, setting, and events in both literary and informational texts by asking questions about unknown words, characters, settings, and events. Students extend their skills of comparing and contrasting. Students learn to ask questions when they lose their way in following the story. Celebrations from students’ own heritage will be encouraged as part of the information gathering.
PHONICS, SIGHT WORDS, VOCABULARY, AND READING STRATEGIES
This week in Phonics...
Students will work on building CVC (consonant-Vowel-Consonant) words with the short a, i, o sounds (mat, cat, lap, fit, pin, mop, cot, hot)
Sight Words-Please make sure that you are completing the Fluency Folder every night and reviewing all 1st Quarter Sight Words as well as previous 2nd Quarter Sight Words.
Week 1: do, he, she
Week 2: be, play, said
Week 3: are, here, was
Week 4: on, did, get
Vocabulary Words for Unit 4:
relative-a member of your family
holiday-special day of celebration
Reading Strategy: Students learn different strategies to help with reading:
Eagle Eye-look at the picture to help decode tricky words
Lips the Fish-get your mouth ready to sound out words
Stretchy Snake- Stretch the words out to make it easier to sound out
Chunky Monkey-Look for word chunks to make sounding words out easier
Skippy Frog-skip a tricky word and come back to it
This week's strategy is Tryin' Lion-
We will continue to focus on this strategy while using it together with the other ones. Students will try to reread the sentence . Try a word that makes sense.
Your child has either already highlighted this word in their book or is coming home with a book that still needs to be highlighted :)
Math Topic 7-Understanding Addition
December 23-January 5: Winter Break- NO SCHOOL
January 6- School Resumes