Thursday, October 29, 2015

Falling in Love with Reading & Math!


We continue to practice sight words often in Kindergarten.  One fun way that we're practicing is reading the words in context of sentences. Here are some sentences we've been practicing.

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We have been working super hard on counting to 100.  If your child uses these songs, it would be fun AND give good practice!



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Monday, October 26, 2015

Counting to 100


We've been working SO hard learning to count to 100.  The big obstacle is the "next" group of 10 (i.e. 39 to 40...49 to 50...).  We've used the song "Over the Hump & Jump" to practice those numbers that end with a "9".  We hope this song helps you out!

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Reading Sight Words

We're having SUCH fun reading sight words.  We added some extra fun with a seasonal flair! 
Check out the PowerPoint below.

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

"Fall"ing in love with Kindergarten!

We're so happy that temperatures are feeling a little cooler!  It sure makes recess nicer for the kiddos!  Please remember that conferences are next week.  The kids get out 2 hours early.  We can't wait to share how the kids have grown!

Here are a couple fun chants to help your child with Teen Numbers.  We enjoy these chants in the classroom!!


Numbers in the Teens Start With a 1




Numbers in the Teens Have a Group of 10


Here are two great songs.  One helps with letter sounds.  
The other is great for not only reading sight words but spelling them too!




What do the Letters Say?




Sight Word Say & Spell Rap

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sight Word Practice

We're working very hard to practice our sight words.  Kids should to be able to read sight words in isolation without having to sound them out.  At the same time we're working on sight words in isolation, we're trying to find them and read them in books.   

You'll hear your child talk about having good fluency - reading like we're talking.  Below are a couple things to practice.  The first one "pops" the sight words in isolation.  The second one shows the words in phrases.  Have fun!


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Sight Word POP



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Sight Word Phrases



Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Fieldtrip to Pettit Creek Farms



We're SO excited to go to the pumpkin patch on Friday, October 9!  The kids are looking forward to exploring!  This will be the first pumpkin patch that many of our kids have visited!!  If you'd like to check out their website, click here:  http://www.pettitcreekfarms.com/.  Please make sure that your child wears shoes that can get dirty, as we'll be walking all around the farm!

No worries . . .We'll share pictures of what we saw!!



Coming Up:  

We can't wait to share your child's progress at our Fall Conferences - October 19-23.  Please make sure that you've returned your schedule form to confirm that you'll attend!  At the conference, you'll receive your child's report card and celebrate with the great progress that your child has made.

Don't forget that students are released 2 hours early during conference week.  Please make sure to be at the bus stop or in the car line 2 hours early.  We will continue to have ASP as usual.