Kindergarten News Sanders St.
Week Of December 21th
Highlights from last week....
In Math, we continued our unit on measurement. Weight this week.
In Social Studies, we learned about how different people celebrate holidays in December and how they relate to light. We learned about Christmas in Canada, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah. Both classes came together to enjoyed latkes. Our friends were hesitant to try them at first, but then LOVED them after they tasted them.
In our Second Step program, we continued to learn about our own feelings.
We read several fun Hanukkah books. During these read alouds we practiced some of our strategies that we are learning in our retelling unit.
A peek at our learning this week....
This week we really practiced recognizing beginning and ending sounds, rhyming words, writing words using letter sounds and tapping out words. We will be sending home a set of flashcards for you to practice over vacation.
In Reader's Workshop, we will learn a strategy of using multiple clues when we come to a tricky word. A strategy that good readers use is to think about what we read. When we sound out the letters in the word and the word we say doesn't make sense or sound right, we will learn that we need to stop and do some reading work. We need to ask ourselves, "Does that make sense?", "Does that sound right?" and "Do the letters match?"
In Math, we will have some review centers.
In Social Studies, we will learn about how different people celebrate holidays in December and how they relate to light. This week we will be discussing Christmas and discuss the light of giving.
In our Second Step program, we will continue to learn about our own feelings.
We will read several fun books about Christmas. During these read alouds we will be practicing some of our strategies that we are learning in our retelling unit.
Holiday Book Swap
December 23 is a half day. The kids will be dismissed at noon. There will be lunch provided.
Many parents are asking what the class needs for supplies. We could use some Clorox Wipes and paper towels. Thank you in advance.
Please practice letters and sounds with your child nightly! Thank you!
We hope you all have a great vacation!!!