Ms. Higgins' Classroom Newsletter
Message from Ms. Higgins
Thank you all for making Valentine's Day and 100th Day a great success!
Just a reminder-we are a Peanut Free classroom. Any questions or concerns, please reach out to me, Mr. Friedrich, or Mrs. Elliot (Nurse)
Enjoy the weekend!
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This Week In Kindergarten...
Writers' Workshop-Small Moments
We are introducing our next unit, Small Moments! We will be "zooming in" on one detail that occurs during the day: snack time, morning meeting, etc.
We have been reading several books to help prepare us as we write our own Small Moments:
Wave By Suzy Lee
Knuffle Bunny By Mo Willems
Students continue to read their "Just Right Books". These are books students should be able to read comfortably and independently.
Our Reading Strategies:
1. Look at the Front Cover and Pictures
2. Stories are composed of Pictures and Sentences
3. Use the Beginning Letter and Picture
4. Use the Ending Letter and Picture
5. Use ALL the letters and the pictures
6. Look for word families or special sounds (sh, ch, ing, ck, wh)
7. Looks Right, Sounds, Right, Makes Sense
*Encourage students to use one of these strategies when reading rather than giving them the word. This will help build their independence as a Reader.*
Students use RAZKids once a week. I love seeing the students' weekly reports and seeing the progress they make at home as well! If you need their Log In information, please e-mail me.
Unit 2 introduces tapping and blending C-V-C words. It is important for students to be able to isolate the sounds in these three letter words. It helps them manipulate sounds to create and read new words. The Unit 2 Introduction letter is in this weeks homework packet. Please e-mail me if you need another copy.
- mat, map, sad, sat, sap, lip, lit, fit, wet, bet, job, nog, tug, hut, pup, gum