Ms. McMillan's Newsletter
WEEK OF May 23rd
On Thursday we read the book We Are Going On A Bear Hunt and made maps of how they traveled from their house to the bear cave! The children did a great job on this project.
The Turtle Hospital
Skyping with the Turtle Hospital.
We're Going On A Bear Hunt
Our mapping project of we are Going on a Bear Hunt.
Pretend Birthday Party
Riley, Mia, and Otis enjoying having a pretend birthday party during developmental centers.
What we are learning about this week
Daily 5- we continue to work on Read to Self, Read to Someone, Work on Writing ,Word Work and listening to reading
we also are working in our small guided reading groups
during our focus lessons we are working on retell, phoneme segmentation(sounding out consonant-vowel- consonant words) and the purpose an author writes a story,
beginning sounds, and answering questions about key details in a text
please make sure that your child is reading nightly and going over sight words
remember to have your child point to each word when he/she is reading to you
We also finished our end of year benchmark on reading levels and sounds. We will be sending home a copy soon.
Fundations- we have been learning how to tap and read consonant-vowel-consonant words and the correct way to write capital letters- we are also learning about diagraphs (wh, ch, sh, th, and ck) the children are learning that diagraphs go together to make one sound (ex. math)
please work with your child on counting numbers 1- 100 and (more and less)-
decomposing numbers (14 = 10+4)
adding and subtracting numbers with fluency to 5
how many ways can you add numbers to make the numbers( 4,8,5,10)
We have completed the end of year math assessment.
Soc. Studies- mapping activities
This was the last week for nightly reading books to go home. Please continue to read to your child nightly and have them read to you.
We have no May birthdays in our class.
Mon. May 30- Memorial Day (no school)
Fri. June 3- field day
Mon. June 6- variety show
Tues. June 7- Kindergarten graduation (9:00 in the gym) light breakfast in room 152 following the ceremony
Wed. June 8- last day for students (early dismissal)
Vera and Jolie working hard on putting a puzzle together.
Britton, Edgar, Jake and Seamus working together in Lincoln Logs.
Fabian enjoying Myon books.