Mrs. Birkland's Kindergarten Class
WE HAD A GREAT WEEK! TAKE A LOOK BELOW TO SEE WHAT WE HAVE BEEN UP TO.
We are back! This week we began to learn about the long vowel sounds. This week we focused on the sound for Long A, like Cake on a Plate. We learned the three most common ways to make the long Aa sound, a_e (a_ bossy e), ai_, and _ay. We are just exposing them to the ways for writing purposes. Now when they ask how do you spell "way", I could say, what sound do you hear at the beginning? /w/. then what do you hear at the end? /long a/. It is the 3rd choice for long A. They would look at the chart and know it was ay! As for identifying the sounds, this quarter, they only need to know that a can make 2 sounds. short a /a/ like in cat. and long a like in ape or cake.
Letters and the Sounds We have studied
Sight Words We have practiced-PLEASE PRACTICE AT HOME!!!
Quarter 2 Words: are, as, like, by, he, she, will, go, all, it, of, to, up, do, at, look, had, was, so, have, for
Writer's Workshop-Small Moments
Grade Cards Go Home Next Week
I sent home a yellow page with our 3rd quarter objectives. You can slide it into one of the sleeves in side of your child's folder as a safe place.
Three Minutes of your time could help me a lot!
Snack and Share
*Please remember that we are a peanut free classroom. Check out the peanut free snack list for acceptable snacks.
Just a Few Reminders
- As it is starting to get chilly outside, please dress your child in layers (jacket, short sleeves, etc.) Our rooms are warm and I don't want your child to be too hot inside and cold outside! DON'T FORGET A JACKET/COAT!
- Please go through your child's backpack every evening to see their accomplishments and charge their iPad!
Specials Schedule for next week
Mrs. Amy Birkland
Lunch Time 11:51-12:16