Mrs. Krahn & Ms. Miszewski
December 11, 2020
With our Thanks!
The Snow is on its Way!
A few more hints about winter weather:
- When wearing boots: if your child does not keep gym shoes here at school, please do not forget to have your child bring shoes to school every day!
- Unless your child can tie his/her own shoe laces at this time, please provide shoes that slip on or have velcro closures.
- Be sure to label all of your child's belongings. Many gloves, boots and snow pants look alike and it's hard to tell them apart.
- Rather than trying to fit them into their backpack, many children have found it easier to pack snow pants and boots in a separate bag, such as a plastic-coated reusable shopping bag.
- Paper folders tend to get wet and tear during the winter time. You may want to consider getting your child a plastic folder instead.
Literacy (Phonics, Reading and Writing)
We have really been working hard as readers and writers. Our knowledge of letters and sounds is really coming together as we learn how to decode more words. Our new phonics program has introduced us to many small words and word chunks such as an, at, in and on. We have learned how to add a letter to the beginning of the word chunk and then change it into new word. For example, after learning to read the word am, we figured out how to read jam, ram, Sam and Pam.
In writing we have been working on getting our thoughts onto paper by stretching out the sounds in the words we want to write. We are also working on putting spaces between our words to make our writing easier for ourselves and others to read.
Many of our students have had an explosion of the words they are able to read. It is very exciting! 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.
During Math Workshop, we have been exploring the attributes of 3D shapes. We have been finding 3D shapes in our classroom, drawing 3D shapes and comparing 3D shapes.
If your child is not able to count to 100 independently, please be sure to provide time at home to practice this with your child. Another 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 links below to read the School District of Waukesha Kindergarten Math Moment for the months of November and December.
Monday, December 14th - Noodles & Company Dining Night
Thursday, December 17th - Papa Murphy's Dining Night - Sunset Location
Wednesday, December 23rd - Friday, January 1st - Holiday Break (Return to School-1/4/21)
Wednesday, January 13th - Panera Dining Night
Monday, January 18th - No School - Staff Development Day
Monday, January 18th - Culver's Dining Night
Monday, January 25th - No School - Staff Development Day
Thursday, January 28th - Papa Murphy's Dining Night