Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Friday, March 23, 2018


Opinions...Kindergarteners have A LOT of them!  We have started opinion writing.  The kids will be writing their opinions about so many things.  We started with two books:  Duck...Rabbit and Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.  You can watch short videos of both books below.  One big word we're using is BECAUSE.  The kids have no trouble telling their opinions...but we want to know WHY they think that way.  

In Duck...Rabbit, the kids had to tell if they thought the shape was a duck or rabbit and their reason.

In Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, the Pigeon gave lots of reasons why he should drive the bus.  The kids had to decide if he SHOULD drive the bus and why.

Ask your child his/her opinion about the books!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Practicing Sight Words

We've been practicing reading our sight words like crazy.  The kids are working to read with good fluency (reading like they're talking) instead of reading like robots.  We have been reading some of these turkey feathers sight words in school.  Our class turkey feathers have 25 words.  This one has 50 words for extra practice!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

We are really looking forward to seeing all of our families at conferences.  We are talking all about the things that have amazed us during the first quarter of school.  Highlights were in our newsletter.

Here are some things that your child can look forward to for the 2nd quarter of school:

· Tracking print with 1-to-1 correspondence
· Recognizing that words are represented by a specific sequence of letters & are separated by spaces
· Identifies all capital & lowercase letters
· Recognizes if words rhyme
· Pronounces, blends, segments syllables
· Blends letters to make simple words
· Produces all 23 consonant sounds
·  Reads 30 or more sight words & reads level B or higher.
· Telling beginning, middle, end of stories including character/setting
· Writing stories that include beginning, middle & end—spelling words phonetically.

· Describes the changes in day/night sky

· Count to 100 by 1s
· Count as many as 20 objects in a line, rectangular array & pair with a number
· Describe attributes of objects (length, width…)
· More/less
· Sort objects into categories and count those objects.

Social Studies
· Identifies & describes Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day & Thanksgiving
· Identifies & explains the bald eagle &  Statue of Liberty

We’re looking forward to a great quarter!!