Kindergarten Learning Guide

September 21-25, 2020

Ms. Parsley and Miss Harrison's Class

IMPORTANT NEWS AND REMINDERS

If you have not already done so, please use the sign-up sheet (attached in this newsletter) to sign up for a time to bring your child to the school for KRA testing. KRA testing is not the same as Star Testing.


Interim reports will be coming home on September 24. Please make sure that all "DUE BY FRIDAY" assignments have been uploaded into Seesaw. If you are having trouble accessing Seesaw, please let us know. Also, make sure your child is spending at least 15 minutes per day on Lexia and Dreambox.


There will be no music lesson this week.


Parents: Please make a name puzzle for your child. To do this, simply write your child's name on a piece of paper and cut out each letter. Place the cut apart letters in a Ziploc bag. We will be using these this week. We will still be using the blue and white letter cards this week as well; however, the letter cards do not contain capital letters that will be necessary for spelling names.

Click Here for the KRA Sign Up Sheet

Please click on the grey rectangle above to sign up for a time to bring your child to the school for face-to-face testing. The KRA is a state-mandated test that all kindergarten students in the state must take.

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Click Here for Help with Technology

Click on the rectangle above to be linked directly to a padlet page with several "how to" videos to walk you through the steps to sign into student email, seesaw, clever, etc.

IMPORTANT PLATFORMS AND PROGRAMS

STUDENT INFORMATION FORM/PARENT CONTACT FORM

Please click on the box below and complete the requested information.

DAILY SCHEDULE

Below is our daily e-learning schedule. We will follow this schedule each time we log into Microsoft Teams for class.
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WEEK AT A GLANCE

This section will inform you of our learning goals for the week. Knowing your child's learning goals will better help you help them outside of class time.
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WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD BE WORKING ON EVERY DAY?

ELA


Read books and use the pictures to talk about the characters, the setting, the problem/solution in the story. Track print from left to right, top to bottom, and front to back. Practice recognizing the letters of the alphabet (upper and lowercase). Talk about things that are the same and different with the way the letters are shaped (some are tall, some have straight lines, some have tails, etc.).


Practice name writing using correct letter formation. Remember, only the first letter is capitalized.


Sight words for the week: but, had, in, of, she


Practice the ball words (sight words). Each month we will focus on a different list of words using a sports theme. This month, we are learning our baseball words. Please see picture below for a list of all twenty words. Each week, we will focus on four or five words. Please practice these words at home by finding them in books, writing them, making flash cards, etc. The homework includes a sight word choice board. Please feel free to use the activities suggested to practice previously-learned words as well. Remember, these words must be memorized because they often don't follow the general rules of phonics and cannot be sounded out. Please DO NOT try to practice all 20 words at the same time. Go at your child's pace. If four to five words per week is too much, drop back to two or three. On the other hand, if they are ready to move on to more words, please feel free to work ahead.


LEXIA


Please encourage your child to do their best on LEXIA every day. This is a great program to build early literacy skills in a fun and engaging way. Students should plan to spend about 15 to 20 minutes each day on LEXIA. LEXIA is a required part of daily instruction.


MATH


Practice counting from 1 to 20 every day. Go farther if your child is ready. Practice number writing from 1 to 10.


Log into DREAMBOX every day for 15 to 20 minutes (required). This is an adaptive software program that will adjust to your child's needs while it teaches basic math skills in a fun and engaging way. Please allow your child to work independently.

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DAILY MATERIALS

Please make sure your child has his/her supply bag readily available during live instruction.


We will be using the following items daily:


  • pencils, crayons (or markers/colored pencils)
  • paper (paper can be found in the binder pockets and at the end of the packet)
  • dry erase boards, dry erase markers, and an eraser (old socks work well)
  • books (many can be found inside the supply bag)
  • iPad/charger


This week for shared reading, your child will need their Poetry Notebook. We will be reading "Hickory Dickory Dock."


Parents: Please make a name puzzle for your child. To do this, simply write your child's name on a piece of paper and cut out each letter. Place the cut apart letters in a Ziploc bag. We will be using these this week. We will still be using the blue and white letter cards; however, they do not contain the capital letters that will be necessary for spelling names.

DUE BY FRIDAY

ELA HOMEWORK

Using Seesaw:


  • Complete the Rain, Rain, Go Away" activity that was sent to your child in Seesaw. You will see a red circle above the 'Activities light bulb." Touch this Activities tab and the assignment will open for you.
  • Complete three (3) activities from the Sight Word Tic Tac Toe Choice Board that was sent to your child in Seesaw. Please upload each of the three activities you complete into Seesaw for my review.


MATH HOMEWORK


Using Seesaw:


  • Take a picture of 3 items that weigh more than your shoe and 3 items that weigh less than your shoe. Use the microphone to record yourself explaining how you know which items weigh more and which weigh less.

SHOUT OUTS!

A BIG thank you goes to our parents for be willing (and so very patient) with all of this new technology. We wouldn't be able to access Seesaw or Big Ideas Math without you. Thanks for all that you do.

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VISITING OUR LIBRARY

Just click on the picture below, and it will take you to our virtual library with Ms. Staley. Once on the page, just click on one of the images and explore!

PERSONALIZED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Click on the links to access websites.


This section contains a number of websites that will be used throughout this school year. Usernames, passwords and instructions on how to access and use each will be given soon.


Lexia (ELA) - https://www.lexiacore5.com/register



Dreambox (Math) - https://play.dreambox.com/play/login?requested_url=%2F

Reading A to Z - https://www.kidsa-z.com/main/Login?_ga=2.189647851.1788714672.1597877248-277159416.1597877248


  • When you log-in you may need to enter your teacher's username (rparsley0).


Big Ideas MATH - https://www.bigideasmath.com/BIM/login

Destiny Discovery Education - https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/29828