Maillet's Kindergarten Newsletter

Week Of January 26th

Highlights from last week....

Wow! We are moving along with our reading! I have sent home your child's most current reading level. They should be at a Level C by now. Please read the books I send home with your child nightly. The more they read, the better readers they will become.

In Phonics, we learned about wh, sh, ch, th and ck. They learned that these two letters make one sound. We learned the sound and searched for words in text to practice sounding them out. They are really doing great!

In Reader's Workshop, we continued with the strategy of using multiple clues when we come to a tricky word. A strategy that good readers use is to think about what we read. When we sound out the letters in the word and the word we say doesn't make sense or sound right, we will learn that we need to stop and do some reading work. We need to ask ourselves, "Does that make sense?", "Does that sound right?" and "Do the letters match?" Because this is a newly introduced skill, we will be working on this skill for a few weeks before we can move on. If your child masters this skill before we move on, I will work with them independently to challenge them at their level.

In Math, we continued to compare using words more, less, fewer, same as and equal. We did not get a chance to complete our second round of MAP testing to check our progress. As soon as I know the dates, I will forward them to you.


In Social Studies, we learned about Martin Luther King Jr. and diversity. We read several books on Martin Luther King Jr and diversity. We read The Box of Crayons that Talked and acted it out. Please see the performance below.


In our Second Step program, we continued to learn about our own feelings.


We read several non fiction books about states of matter and talked about the components of non fiction books.
The Crayon Box That Talked

A peek at our learning this week....

This week we will be a busy week of assessments! Hopefully, the weather will cooperate and we will miss the snow!

In Phonics, we are going to continue learning about digraphs (wh, th, ch, sh, and ck) and practice working with them in text.

We have also been practicing writing our first and last name on our work. Please reinforce this at home as well.

In Reader's Workshop, we will continue with the strategy of using multiple clues when we come to a tricky word. A strategy that good readers use is to think about what we read. When we sound out the letters in the word and the word we say doesn't make sense or sound right, we will learn that we need to stop and do some reading work. We need to ask ourselves, "Does that make sense?", "Does that sound right?" and "Do the letters match?" Because this is a newly introduced skill, we will be working on this skill for a few weeks before we can move on. If your child masters this skill before we move on, I will work with them independently to challenge them at their level.

In Math, we will continue to compare using words more, less, fewer, same as and equal.


In Science, we are going to be learning about magnets.


In Social Studies, we will learn about important American symbols. We will learn about the flag, the national anthem, the president and the words to the Pledge of Allegiance.

In our Second Step program, we will continue to learn about our own feelings.


We will read several books about America.

More information

BOOK ORDERS
Your book orders have shipped and will hopefully arrive this week!

SUPPLIES NEEDED
Many parents are asking what the class needs for supplies. We could use some Clorox Wipes and paper towels. Thank you in advance.

FLASHCARDS

Please practice letters and sounds with your child nightly! Thank you!



Thank you!!