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A Weekly Skills Agenda for the week of February 1-5, 2016

This Week in Review

Last week we celebrated our 100th day of school. Wow! Can you believe it's been 100 days of learning in kindergarten already? We began a study of space as we continued our Jan Brett author study. We read Mason's library book Hedgie Blasts Off which lead to a discussion of space travel. As we began to discuss space, we realized there were many space terms we didn't understand. We learned about comets and meteorites. Ask your child to tell you what they know about these space objects. We learned that animals were the first living things to travel to space. Your child can tell you some animals that have been to space and explain what living things are.

Important Dates and Reminders/Homework

Important Dates and Reminders:

Feb. 5-Friday Freeze

Feb. 15-Schools Closed


Review all sight words

Review number recognition 1-20

Listen for and make rhyming words

Count to 100 by 10s and 1s

Practice listening for and saying all sounds in words (ex. Shoe=sh-oo; Cat=c-a-t)

Read from reading folder, poetry folder, and Ziploc bag of books

Complete homework sheets in agenda

Our Week in Pictures

Teaching This Week...

Language Arts/Writing:

Standards #s: RLK 1-10; RIK 1-10; RFK 1a-d, RFK2d2, 3a-d; WK 2-3, 7-8; SLK 1a-b, 2-6; LK 1a-f, 2a-d, 4a, 5a-d, 6

I can:


Read and use sight words in my writing

Name the five vowels, hear them in words, and use them in writing

Phonemic Awareness:

Hear all sounds in words

Hear and make rhyming words

Concepts of Print:

Read what I write

Read from left to right (directionality)

Draw pictures to match the words


Write a nonfiction story

Use punctuation marks correctly

Use spaces between words

Use capital and lowercase letters correctly

I Can:


Standards #s: KCC 1,3, 4a-c, 5-7; KOA 2, 3; KMD2-3; KG 1-4

Counting and Cardinality:

Find hidden partners in numbers 6-8

Make number bonds with numbers 6-8

Identify numbers 10-19

Count aloud to 100 by 10s and 1s


Weather-The Sun's Effects on Earth/Can we lessen those effects?


Valentine's Party

We will have a special snack to celebrate Valentine's Day on Feb. 13. We'll make this snack during our regular snack time. Please send $3.00 by Friday, February 5. We will also give out Valentine's cards. Please have your child sign 18 cards. We will not write classmates' names on the cards. You may send these to school beginning Friday, Feb. 5.