Kindergarten News

Monthly Updates From Ms. Delloiacono's Classroom :)

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Check Out What We Learned In October!

Fundations (October)

*Letter-Keyword-Sound and Letter Formation for the letters: i, u, c, o, a, g, d, s

*Sight Words: a, I, the, and

Reading Workshop (October)

Reading Unit of Study: Practicing Storytelling with Emergent Storybooks


1) Readers make meaning of their emergent storybooks by being aware of how illustrations represent what is happening in their stories.

2) Readers work with partners to retell their emergent storybooks, including key details.

3) Readers work with partners to closely read their emergent storybooks.

4) Kindergarteners “read” with expression based on their understanding of characters within their emergent storybooks.

Writing Workshop (October)

Writing Unit of Study: Matching Our Pictures with Labels for Our Readers (1st half)


1) Writers craft label books where each page within their booklet sticks to the book’s main topic.

2) Label books include print (labels) that match pictures.

3) Writers label their illustrations and attempt to represent sounds they hear with the letter(s) that matches the sound or a mark on the paper (if they do not know the letter).

4) Writers understand purpose of an alphabet chart in service of using resources from their environment.



Writing Unit of Study: Creating Pattern Books Using Words and Phrases We Know (2nd half)


1) Writers craft pattern books where each page within their booklet sticks to the book’s main topic.

2) Writers use words from the word wall to move from writing label books to pattern books that hold a pattern with one or more high frequency words and the label item.

3) Pattern books include print (labels) that match pictures.

4) Writers label their illustrations and attempt to represent sounds they hear with the letter that matches the sound or a mark on the paper (if they do not know the letter).

5) Writers understand purpose of the word wall and alphabet chart in service of using resources from their environment.

6) Writers attempt to place spaces between words to make their writing clear for their readers.

Math (October)

*Children compare lengths and explain their mathematical thinking as they participate in a social activity.

*Children use shape names as they explore pattern blocks.

*Children use one-to-one correspondence and the cardinal principle as they engage in a counting game.

*Children take a walk to look for numbers and explore the many uses of numbers in the world.

*Children explore the numbers 0-9 to practice and reinforce early counting and numeration skills and principles.

*Children play an active counting game to develop the oral counting skills, including counting on.

*Children count, compare, and represent data about their birthday months.

*Children create concrete and paper graphs showing their ages, and use them to answer counting and comparison questions.

*Children count out objects to represent 5 in multiple ways, and informally explore addition and subtraction within 5.

*Children compose and decompose numbers and explore addition by looking quickly at dots in different arrangements.

*Children use a five frame to compose numbers in various ways and informally explore addition and subtraction within 5.

*Children use informal language to describe, compare, and contrast a variety of shapes.

*Children identify and describe shapes in the context of repeating and growing patterns.

Science/Social Studies (October)

*Bubble Investigation Unit

-Five Senses

-Observing, Testing Questions, Collecting & Recording Information


* Columbus Day

* Fire Safety

* Halloween