Mrs. Birkland's Kindergarten Class
WE HAD A GREAT WEEK! TAKE A LOOK BELOW TO SEE WHAT WE HAVE BEEN UP TO.
This week we were introduced to the long Ee and Long Ii choices. We are getting better at understanding the terms long and short vowel and identifying them. Ask your child if they can name short sound for a. the long sound for a...and so on. How did they do? This quarter they need to identify the sounds for all the consonants and the long and short vowels.
No new words this week!
Letters and the Sounds We have studied
Sight Words We have practiced-PLEASE PRACTICE AT HOME!!!
Quarter 2 Words: are, as, like, by, he, she, will, go, all, it, of, to, up, do, at, look, had, was, so, have, for
Writer's Workshop-Small Moments and FLEX Group Time
Also, during our writing time, this week, and for the next few weeks, we are moving to different classrooms to work on writing, right where we are at. Our goal is for all kids to be able to sound out CVC words like rat, bed, mop, tin, mud, etc on their own. This might seem strange, but the kids progress in this order: being able to hear and write beginning sounds, then ending, and lastly middle sounds. Those vowels can be so tricky. So, some kiddos are working on still getting that beginning and ending sound. Some are working on perfecting those vowels, and some are already there. So, two classrooms are working beyond on digraphs-ch,sh,th and blends, and then even working on writing long vowel words.
Because we are trying to fit such important learning in a 3 week blast of time, some of us are getting homework as extra practice on the skills for their room. So, thanks for being on the lookout for yellow homework envelopes and helping your kiddo review the work we are doing in our rooms.
Also, just a reminder of what the things mean on the grade card:
3-met the goal
2-making progress towards the goal/ getting close/ might need some assistance
1-an area that needs lots of work still/ even with help, still struggles with the concept
some fun from our week in guided reading centers
DId you check this video out yet?
Just a Few Reminders
- As it is starting to get chilly outside, please dress your child in layers (jacket, short sleeves, etc.) Our rooms are warm and I don't want your child to be too hot inside and cold outside! DON'T FORGET A JACKET/COAT!
- Please go through your child's backpack every evening to see their accomplishments and charge their iPad!
Specials Schedule for next week
Dates to Remember
29th-100th Day of School!!!
9th and 11th-Parent Teacher Conferences Sign up here
12th-Valentine's Day Party
12th and 15th-No School
Mrs. Amy Birkland
Lunch Time 11:51-12:16