Kindergarten News

12/4/15

December 11th- Gingerbread Day

December 18th- Holidays Around the World

December 23rd- Early Dismissal

December 24- January 3rd- Winder Break

Box Tops

Just a friendly reminder that we are always collecting box tops! Send them in to the class and then the class with the most box tops wins a pizza party at the end of the year!

Sight Words

We have learned these sight words! Have your son/daughter look for them at home or in the environment!


  • a
  • I
  • the
  • and
  • like
  • is
  • see
  • go

Writer's Workshop

We continued writing Personal Narratives: 3 page stories about something that has happened in your life.


Encourage your son/daughter to write their own personal narrative at home!

Reader's Workshop

We talked a lot about Important Events within our Star books this week! When reading at home, ask questions like: What's important on this page? What is not so important? After reading, what was the most important part of the book?


Next week, we begin our next unit of study about revisiting songs, poems, nursery rhymes

and favorite big books to practice print strategies and fluent reading. This is a GREAT time to start re-reading old nursery rhymes :)

Math

This week in math, we...

  • Practiced Tricky Number Stories (Maya had 2 rocks, Diego gave her rocks and now she has 5. How many rocks did Diego give Maya?)
  • Graphed Pattern Blocks
  • Played a "ten bean spill" game where they added up to 10.
  • Identified shapes
  • Worked on Number Writing

Fundations

Letters of the Week:


  • w-wind-/w/
  • v-van-/v/


Letters Previously Taught:


  • t-top-/t/
  • b-bat-/b/
  • f-fun-/f/
  • m-man-/m/
  • n-nut-/n/
  • i-itch-/i/
  • u-up-/u/
  • c-cat-/c/
  • o-octopus-/o/
  • a-apple-/a/
  • g-game-/g/
  • d-dog-/d/
  • s-snake-/s/

  • e-Ed-/e/

  • r-rat-/r/

  • p-pan-/p/

  • j-jug-/j/

  • l-lamp-/l/

  • k-kite-/k/
  • h-hat-/h/



Activities Completed in Class:

1. Echo/Find Letters

2. Sky Write/Letter Formation

3. Student Notebooks

4. Word Sorts

5. Word Play

Gingerbread Week

We will be spending the next 2 weeks (this past week and next) reading various Gingerbread books. So far we have read The Gingerbread Boy, The Gingerbread Bear, The Gingerbread Baby, the Gingerbread Girl, and The Gingerbread Kid.


Next week we will be reading more and ending the week with making our own gingerbread man! I hope he doesn't run out of the oven! :)

Mystery Reader

Want to be a Mystery Reader?

Sign up to be a mystery Reader by going to the link above! {it is now on shutterfly}


Mystery Readers are scheduled for Thursdays at 3:00. If this time does not work for you, email me and I can try to work something out!

SCHOLASTIC

Whether kindergarteners are just looking at the pictures, pointing out letters, or even identifying words, having books for children to look at is ideal to helping them become a beginning reader AND start to have a love for reading!

Follow the directions below to purchase books. Your purchases will also give our class “points” which I can redeem for books and activities to use in our classroom!

REGISTER at www.scholastic.com/bookclubs

ENTER the class activation code LYXLB

CHOOSE from hundreds of print titles, award winning authors, value packs, and educational games and activities

SUBMIT the order to me, the teacher.

EARN more free books for you and our classroom

Thanks for supporting our classroom library!