Mrs. Krahn & Ms. Miszewski
October 2, 2020
As a reminder, conferences are virtual this year. We will be in contact with you in the upcoming weeks to give you information about the procedure we will follow. We look forward to talking with you soon.
Language Workshop is a time during the day when we dive deeply into books. We work on one book each week, really thinking about the different components of the story. Some of these components include figuring out unknown words, using the illustrations to help tell the story, character development, major events and problem/solution. With the books we read last week and this week, we finished up our first Language Workshop unit about community. Through their words and actions, our students are really showing their understanding of the importance of being a positive member of a community!
Being able to identify all uppercase and lowercase letters and produce the sound that each letter makes are very important foundational skills for all of the reading and writing activities we do in kindergarten. Recently we have been working hard at identifying the beginning sounds of words. We also have been introduced to some sight words through our new phonics program. At this time, the words have been introduced are: I, can, to & see. It is important for Kindergartners to master all 40 Kindergarten Sight Words so that they have a strong foundation for reading. We will continue introducing sight words as the year progresses. Below you will find a list of all of the words we will be learning plus a few extra words that will come up in their reading. It never hurts to practice at home! :)
Click on this link to see the 40 words (plus an additional 6 important words) that kindergartners are expected to be able to read by the end of the year.
Unit 2 focused on identifying whether the quantity of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the quantity of objects in another group. Unit 3 focused on counting skills within 5 and writing numerals correctly.
One of the Kindergarten expectations is that students are able to count to 100 by the end of the school year. This is a skill that can only be achieved through practice. If your child is not able to count to 100, a great time to practice is while you're riding in the car. See how far your child can count independently and then join in during the tricky parts.
Please click on the link below to read the School District of Waukesha Kindergarten Math Moment for the month of October.
Your help is needed!
- Wednesday, October 7: Pizza Ranch Dining Night
- Wednesday, October 14: Culver's Dining Night
- Thursday, October 15: Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, October 20: Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, October 21: School Picture Day
- Wednesday, October 28: Early Release at 1:40 p.m.
- Thursday, October 29: No School - Fall Break
- Friday, October 30: No School - Fall Break