Frey Kindergarten Team

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January 21-24

Remember to Practice Frey’s Big 3 everywhere you go: Do your best, Be kind, Make good choices.

Here is what we are learning:

This weeks sight words:  him, here, help, make

Writer’s Workshop: We will continue to write our “How -To” books. As we write, we are working on punctuation, capitalization, letter formation, and proper spacing. Our focus this week will be to try to write more books each week by writing “faster, longer, and stronger!” We will also encourage our Kinder writers to begin reflecting on their writing and to set goals to create their best information writing. We will share an Information Writing Checklist for them to use to help them decide if their writing has everything it needs, or if some revision and polishing need to happen.

Reader’s Workshop:  When you are reading at home with your child, does he or she make a mistake in their reading but keep on going without noticing? Fear not! This is actually VERY typical with early readers. Therefore, this week we will teach the Kinders that readers monitor for meaning and structure, and if their reading doesn’t make sense or sound right, they must fix it up.

Over the past couple of weeks, one of our main focuses in reading has been using “Pattern Power!” This week we will take it a little farther, but teaching our Kinders that readers also use patterns to better understand their books so they can talk about them.

In Math: We will continue to work on comparing numbers to 10, identifying one more and one less, counting on from any given number, and counting to 100 by 1’s & 10’s. We will also begin thinking about making combinations to 5 to support the standard that Kinders will fluently know basic addition and subtraction facts to 5.

Science:  The standards we will work on this 9 weeks in science are living and non-living organisms and identifying and describing Earth materials-soil, rocks, water, & air.

Social Studies: We will be learning about several national holidays this 9 weeks –We will learn about Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Presidents Day and describe the people and/or events such as MLK, Washington, Lincoln,  & our current President Trump. We will also identify several American symbols including the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and the White House.

 

Important Dates to Remember

January 30-McDonald’s Spirit Night

February 2-Groundhog Day

February 14-Valentine’s Day

February 17-21-Midwinter Break

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Week of January 13

Happy Birthday to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  who’s birthday would have been January 15th. Enjoy your day off on Monday. Here is a little video you can watch with your child and share things you know about MLK – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xXZhXTFWnE

Remember to Practice Frey’s Big 3 everywhere you go: Do your best, Be kind, Make good choices.

Here is what we are learning:

This weeks sight words:  play, when, too, but

Writer’s Workshop: We will continue to write our “How -To” books. As we write, we are working on punctuation, capitalization, letter formation, and proper spacing. We have learned that “How-To Writing” tells us what to do in steps, has a number and picture for each step and may have labels that teach.

Reader’s Workshop:  We are still using our superpowers to increase our reading stamina now that we are reading bigger books with bigger words. We are also learning how to locate the patterns in our books and how the pattern changes.

In Math: We will continue to work on comparing numbers to 10, identifying one more and one less, counting on from any given number, and counting to 100 by 1’s & 10’s.

Science:  What are living and non-living organisms? We are also will be identifying and describing Earth materials-soil, rocks, water, & air.

 

Social Studies: We will be learning about several national holidays this 9 weeks –We will learn about Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Presidents Day and describe the people and/or events such as MLK, Washington, Lincoln,  & our current President Trump. We will also identify several American symbols including the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and the White House.

Important Dates to remember: Please note the Movie night on January 17 has been cancelled. 

January 10th – Don’t forget to check ParentVue for your child’s report card. We no longer will be printing them and sending them home.

January 15- Science Fair Projects are Due

January 17- 100th Day of School

January 20- Martin Luther King Jr Day (no school)

January 30-McDonald’s Spirit Night

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Happy New Year!!!

We are so excited to be back from our break.  Ready for a new year of learning and fun!

Reading – We will be tackling more challenging books, and continuing to use patterns to help read almost every page 

Phonics – We will continue blending CVC words, rhyming words, and continue working on our uppercase letters.

Writing – Writers will plan the kind of writing they will write.   We will be working on How To writing.

Sight Words – new, from, if

Math – We will work on comparing numbers, less than, equal to and more than.

Important Dates to remember:

January 10th – Check ParentVue for your child’s report card. 

 

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FUNdrasier at Sparkles!

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December 16-20

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What’s happening in Kindergarten:  

Reading –  Keep reading and learning! We are focusing on: Main Idea/Topic   Retelling main topic/key details of the story Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text

  Phonics – Blending CVC words; rhyming words; Short vowels; onset and rime (word families) We have learned how to write all of the lowercase letters. We will continue practicing these letters, while also learning how to correctly writing uppercase letters.

Writing – We are wrapping up our the current unit of study in writing, “Writing for Readers.” Focus:  Ending with Feelings  The holidays are a great time for your children to practice writing about true experiences with details!

Sight Words – down, will, her

Math –   Review all measurement concepts – length, height, weight, capacity  

Important Dates to remember:

December 19 – Welcome Winter-students are allowed to wear pajamas,

no donation needed to wear PJ’s

December 19–Early release – students dismissed 2 hours early

December 20–Early release – students dismissed 2 hours early

December 23-January 3–Winter break

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Happy New Year!   See you in 2020!

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Week of Dec. 2nd

December 2-6

Reader’s Workshop:

This week in Reader’s Workshop we will begin practicing retelling stories we already have heard..

Writer’s Workshop:

Our main focus in Writer’s Workshop this week is rereading and revising our writing. One strategy we will teach that will help with this skill is telling our Kinders that when a writer rereads their writing, they picture what happened in their mind and then put what they picture onto the page. The premise this week is adding a strong beginning to our writing.

Phonics:

We are introducing the “tap it out” strategy for sounding our CVC words.

Sight words: do, or, more, jump

Math:

We have begun teaching nonstandard measurement using snapcubes, paperclips, and other materials in the classroom.

Please continue to work on counting to 100 and writing to 20.  

Social Studies:

We will begin learning about holidays around the world.

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November 18-22

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November 18 – 22

Reader’s Workshop:

This week in Reader’s Workshop we will begin paying close attention to not only print, but reading the punctuation to make our voices sound more fluent and expressive. We will also look closely at how many of our books in Kindergarten have print that follows a pattern, and how we can use “Pattern Power” to help with our reading.

One of our standards for this nine weeks is that Kinders will identify the period, question mark, and exclamation point. This skill will be integrated in reading and writing.

Writer’s Workshop:

Our main focus in Writer’s Workshop this week is rereading and revising our writing. One strategy we will teach that will help with this skill is telling our Kinders that when a writer rereads their writing, they picture what happened in their mind and then put what they picture onto the page. The premise this week is how we can take a story that is complete and make it even better.

Phonics:

This week we will finish introducing all of the lowercase letters by adding qu (those letters are always together) and z. When we return from Thanksgiving we will begin tackling the uppercase letters.

Sight words: all, ran, got, away

Math:

We will wrap up our work on comparing numbers. We will look at sets of objects and numerals and determine which is more, less, or equal.  

Please continue to work on counting to 100 and writing to 20.  

Social Studies:

We will continue learning all about Thanksgiving. We will also focus on the standard that Kinders will correctly use words and phrases related to chronology (now, long ago, before, after, past, present, future, etc) by discussing the differences between the first Thanksgiving and now. 

Dates to Remember

Please remember that the Kindergarten Feast Day is this Tuesday! (2nd and 4th grade feasts are that day as well).

If you and your family are planning to eat with your Kinder, please remember that the cost for an adult meal is $4. Because of the long lines number of families joining us, it would be extremely helpful if you could add money to your child’s account in order to pay for your lunch. Cash will also be accepted. Credit cards will not be accepted.

Here are the Kindergarten times:

10:40-11:20 Cireddu (tables 1 and 2)-line 1

10:40-11:20 Fleming (tables 3 and 4)-line 2

10:50-11:30 Rutledge (tables 5 and 6)-line 1

10:52-11:32 Scarpinato (tables 7 and 8)-line 2

11:00-11:40 Silvers (tables 9 and 10)-line 1

11:02-11:42 Vaughn (tables 11 and 12)-line 2

Feasts for 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades will be on Wednesday, November 20. Kindergarten will be eating in the classrooms that day. Please do not plan to come eat with your child since we will not be in the cafeteria and to allow more parking for the families of the grades feasting that day.

Thank you so much!

Image result for melonheadz free clipart thanksgivingHave a safe and restful Thanksgiving holiday!

 

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Reader’s Workshop:

We will be wrapping up unit on  reading super powers – pointer power, picture power, reread power, sound power,  and  snap words power (words we recognize in a snap – sight words). We are learning that super readers don’t give up we use Persistence Power!! We will be sharing our favorite” Reading Super Power” with a little celebration and a mystery reader. Please wear your house shirt on Wednesday.

Writer’s Workshop:

We will be working on writing true stories readers want to read.  This will entail making sure your pictures are helpful when telling the story and our writing is easy to read. Ensuring writers have a clear narrative with a beginning, middle, and ending. We are working on using a checklist to help us become better writers. 

Phonics:

We will be adding new letters to our list – y & x.  Practice those sounds. We are having some trouble with the Y sound.

Sight words: eat, are, brown

Math:

We will be working on comparing numbers. We will look at sets of objects and determine which has more or less. How can we make a set equal to another set?

Please continue to work on counting to 100 and writing to 20.  

Social Studies:

We are learning all about Thanksgiving, and our 5 senses.

Dates to Remember

 All bald eagle projects are due!!!

Food drive is Nov 4th – Nov 15th 

Canned green beans,   cranberry sauce,   stuffing,   gravy,

canned pumpkin pie filling,   canned sweet potatoes,

graham cracker crust,    mashed potatoes,

macaroni and cheese,   canned corn,    misc. green vegetables

Veterans Day – November 11th.  Thank you to all who have served in the Armed Forces or are currently  serving.  Our kindergarteners thanks you! If you have a picture of a Veteran you would like us to display near our “Thank You Veteran” sign, please email or send in your pictures. Pictures will then be placed in your child’s portfolio which you will receive at the end of the year.

Wednesday, November 13-Reading Super Power”  celebration and a mystery reader.

Please wear your house shirt or house color on Wednesday.

Smencils Sale on Friday, November 15th  ($1 Christmas scents will be available)

*Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast is Tuesday, November 19th

Hello Fall

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November 4-8

The days are getting shorter, the weather so much cooler,

and our Kindergartners are growing and doing so much learning.

NH Fall Foliage

Check out what we’re doing this week:

Reader’s Workshop:

We will continue practicing snap and sound powers to perfect our reading skills.   Super readers put powers together!

Writer’s Workshop:

We will be working on writing true stories readers want to read.  We will work on using our vowels in words, as well as using the word wall as a resource.   This will make our writing readable.  

Phonics:

Letter sounds – v,w

Sight words:   funny, run, day

Math:

We will continue counting to 100 and writing numbers to 20.  Also, we will be working on numbers that are one more and one less.  We will also begin finding the pattern of teen numbers in a 100 chart (each teen number starts with a 1 and the second number goes up by 1 for each consecutive number). 

Science:

We will begin studying night and day.  

Reminders: 

Due November 8:  Bald Eagle Research projects!

No school on November 5 – Election Day 

Bingo Night – November 7 – 6-8

 

Who’s ready for a little Kick Ball?

Frey will be holding a canned food drive to collect food for our Frey families in need as well as the Center for Family Resources located in Cobb County. The class who collects the most cans will get to play in a kickball game against an All-Star Team.

ALL STAR TEAM:

Mr. D., Mrs. Faklaris, Mrs. Cole, Ms. S. Jones., Mr. Wilson, Mrs. Sherman

With SPECIAL GUEST PLAYERS:

Tyler Stephenson from the Cincinnati Reds

Taylor Trammell from the San Diego Padres

Jordan Bell from Atlanta, SC National Independent Soccer Association

Joe Elmore from the MMA

Special guest umpire

Please only send in food that has been requested. Any food sent in that is not on the list will not be counted towards your child’s class totals.

The following items are being requested: Canned Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce, Stuffing, Gravy, Canned Pumpkin Pie Filling, Canned Sweet Potatoes, Graham Cracker Crusts, Macaroni and Cheese, Mashed potatoes, Canned Corn, Cornbread Mix, Misc. Canned green vegetables

Food Drive Dates: November 4th – November 15th

Winning Class will be announced on the morning Announcements, Monday November 18th. Game will be held Friday November 22, 2019.

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October 28 – Nov 1

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WHOOO is ready to keep learning in Kindergarten?   We are!!!

Reader’s Workshop:

We will be continuing with our reading superpowers – pointer power, picture power, snap word power,  partner power   ~    super readers put powers together!

Writer’s Workshop:

We will be working on writing true stories readers want to read.  We will work on rereading our writing; using spaces between words;  and how checklists can help writers make powerful stories.  

Phonics:

Letter sounds – l, h, k

Sight words:   little, so, big, black, orange

Math:

We will continue counting to 100 and writing numbers to 20.  Also, we will be working on numbers that are one more and one less.

Social Studies:

We will recognize who Veterans are and why we celebrate them on Veterans Day.

 

Fall Centers – October 31 – wear a costume for a $5 donation to RALLY

(no masks, weapons, or scary costumes please)

 

Bald Eagle Research projects coming home.  We can’t wait to see the facts you find!

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