October 20, 2023
Saturday, October 21st: Fall Festival
Thursday, October 26th: Pumpkin Patch Field Trip
Thursday, November 2nd: Math Night
Word Wall Words
Please help your child learn to recognize the sight words. These are words that they will come across frequently as they read and will want to write them as an author. You can, of course, simply use the flash cards that were provided. However, your child will enjoy other means to learn these words.
In the above activity, Nalani is working on a sequencing sheet that is making a jack-o-lantern. Sequencing is an important skill often used in retelling stories.
We are continuing to practice writing our name properly. Please help your child with the correct letter formation when writing their names. We want all our kindergartners to write their first and last name all by themselves.
We learned a chant this week: Bippity Boppity Brew, Let's Make an Alphabet Stew! Students took turns pulling an alphabet letter from the cauldron. They had to name the letter, make the letter sound and name the corresponding picture from our ABC Linking Chart. What a fun way to learn letters and their sounds!
We matched rhyming picture cards to practice our rhyming.
Ary'Onna is doing a terrific job making matches!
During Writers Workshop we are learning how to write a nonfiction book with facts that we have learned. We studied snappin turtles, taking note of all the interesting facts, and each child wrote one fact about them. At this point, they receive a lot of guidance. Soon they will write a book (of three pages) on a subject of their choosing.
During Shared Reading we are noticing the patterns in the stories. We enjoy reading familiar stories on the Smartboard.
Trevor is doing a terrific job following the print on this page.
In math, we are sorting and categorizing. You can reinforce this skill at home by having your child sort a variety of items at home and ask them to explain how they did it. For instance, they could sort matchbox cars, books, dolls, office supplies, buttons, etc..
As readers we are using our pointer finger to tap under each word. Please have your child point under each word in their weekly Reading A-Z book, as well.
This week in science we have been learning about push and pull.