ELA (English Language Arts)
Ms. Carla joins us on Monday mornings to give instruction in our handwriting program Handwriting Without Tears. As I mentioned above, we were introduced to Mat Man. We have now moved onto the "Froggy Jump" capital letters (B, D, E, F, M, N, P, R)- this means that these letters start with a big line down and then froggy jump back to the top. I will be sending home handwriting activity bags. Your child will be able to teach you our program. :0) Also be on the lookout for our letter book bags coming home. Please make sure your child does his/her best work.
We are learning:
how many that would be
how to write the numeral
how to write and read the word
how that number looks on a ten frame and on dice
deciding if it is odd or even
what one less and one more would be
what that number looks like with tally marks
finding that numeral on a number line
Counting is also applied daily during our morning meeting (kid counter, lunch counter, numeral writer) as well as during Meeting Math when we count how many days we have been in kindergarten a variety of ways.
You can have fun at home counting- count chairs, steps, set the table and count out plates/forks/cups...
When your child counting beyond ten please pay attention to your child's speech. Encourage your child to get his/her mouth ready when saying numbers like three, thirteen, thirty- noticing how very different the mouth is compared to saying four, fourteen, fifteen.
Thursday, October 22nd: field trip to Helen Carson Wildlife Sanctuary (Cranberry/beaver Bog)
Friday, October 30th: Halloween Assembly (more info to follow)