Mrs. Codding's Class
We have 19 kids in our class, but please plan for the siblings who may need to come and throw in a few extras! Thank you!! We have no allergies in our class as of right now.
Early Release Day
Please also send a coat EVERY day! We go outside every day, even if it is cold!
In Reading we are really working on blending and segmenting words. Blending means we are looking at the sounds in the word we are trying to read and sliding them together to read the words (Otherwise known as "sound it out"). Segmenting means we are taking apart the words to hear what sounds are in it. This means we say the word slowly and listen for each sound (or stretching it out). An example of segmenting would be you say to your child "stretch out the word cat." He/she would then say "cat. c--a--t. cat." (They would be saying the sounds they hear, not spelling the word). This is an easy skill to practice in the car. Ask your child to stretch out different words as you are driving to see if they can hear all the sounds (not letters, sounds) Once they can master this skill verbally, it will flow over into their writing and they will become very good writers!!
We have also been working on non-fiction vs fiction books, characters in the books and problems in the story. When you get done reading with your child at night, ask them questions about the book.
"Was this book fiction or non fiction? How do you know?"
"Who were the characters in the story?"
"Was there a problem in the story? What was it? How did it get solved?"
It is a proven fact that reading with your child every day for at least 20 mins will increase their scores and reading level tremendously!!!
We have been really focusing our our kindergarten words this week. Please use the flashcards i gave you at Parent'Teacher Conferences every night. It will help us so much with our reading if we do not have to stop and sound out every word!
Please remember to read to and with your child for at least 20 minutes every night!
I try to find solutions that everyone likes
I balance courage for standing up for what I want, with consideration for what others want.
This Week Schedule
Tuesday-Music & PE
Thursday-PE & Music
Tuesday Dec 8-Cookies with Santa 6-7:30
Thursday Dec 10-Early Release day School out at 1:30
Friday Dec 11- Mercury Gym Night
Friday Dec 18 Winter Parties 10:30 am
Friday Dec 18 Early Dismissal at 11:45
Monday Dec 22-Monday Jan 4- Winter break
Tuesday Jan 5- School back in session