Kindergarten News

Monthly Updates From Ms. Delloiacono's Classroom :)

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Check Out What We Learned In December!

Fundations (December)

*Letter-Keyword-Sound and Letter Formation for the letters: v, w, y, x, z, & q

*Sight Words: go, am, & me

Reading Workshop (December)

Reading Unit of Study: Revisiting Songs, Poems, Nursery Rhymes and Favorite Big Books to Practice Print Strategies and Fluent Reading

1) Readers use what they know about how rhythm and words go together to “read” and/or sing their songs, poems, nursery rhymes and big books.

2) Readers use their voices, faces and body gestures to read/sing/act out their songs, poems, nursery rhymes and big books carefully and with expression in storytelling reading partnerships/groups.

Writing Workshop (November-December)

Writing Unit of Study: Storytelling and Writing About Events from Our Lives

1) Writers plan for and write their narratives with a sequenced- beginning, middle, and end inside of 3-page booklets (versus list and label books that are not narratives).

2) Writing is based on true events from writers’ lives.

3) Narratives stick to one event at a time and have words that match the pictures.

4) Kindergarteners write for their readers by representing initial sounds and attempting to represent ending letter sounds for words that match their pictures.

5) Writers attempt to spell all word wall words accurately in their personal narratives.

6) Writers use spaces to make their writing clear for their readers.

Math (December)

*Children sort, count, compare, and graph pattern blocks by shape.

*Children use ten frames to explore number pairs that add to 10.

*Children participate in a cooperative movement activity to deepen their understanding of shapes.

*Children write and represent numbers as they begin to make individual number books.

*Children compare and describe objects of varying lengths.

*Children use positional language to follow and give directions for an obstacle course.

*Children create matching representations for a number between 5 and 10.

*Children discuss and analyze different representations of numbers they created.

* Children practice numeral recognition, counting, and one-to-one correspondence as they play a game.

*Children represent how successive numbers refer to quantities that are one larger in various ways.

*Children use number cards to practice numeral recognition, sequencing numbers, and matching sets and numerals.

*Children roll dice and record rolls to practice counting and number writing and to explore probability informally.

*Children play a game to practice number recognition and explore number relationships (greater, less).

Social Studies (December)




*New Year's