Ho! Ho! Ho! Happy Sunday Kinder Parents, I hope you are having a FANTASTIC weekend!
Upcoming Holiday Classroom Activities:
- FRIDAY, (12/15): GINGERBREAD HOUSES! – 12/11-12/15 is “Gingerbread” week. Our Kinders will end the week by creating their very own Gingerbread House. We are collecting milk cartons and need your help with edible decorations (skittles, graham crackers, candy canes…etc.).
- MONDAY, (12/18): HOLIDAY PARTY! 8:30am-10am; You are invited to join us!
- Tuesday, (12/19): BOOK EXCHANGE
- WEDNESDAY, (12/20): POLAR EXPRESS DAY! We will watch Polar Express and make hot chocolate & S’mores.
Thank you… Thank You…Thank You… a million times for signing up to make our special events possible. Mrs. L , Mrs. Suenaga, and I are amazed by your support.
TECHNOLOGY LESSON: In order to meet our technology standard, our Kinders will have a special technology lesson in the Media Center with our Media Specialist tomorrow. Be sure to ask your kinder about this experience after school.
GUIDANCE LESSON: Mrs. Harris will visit our classroom on Wednesday. : )
MEDIA CENTER: We will visit the Media Center on THURSDAY. Please make sure library books are in backpacks and are ready to be returned. Thanks for your help.
CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD –Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday…Our Kinders will travel to different Countries (classrooms) to learn about special Christmas traditions and celebrations. Our Kinders will visit Italy, France, Germany, Holland, USA, and Mexico (our class)!
NOVEMBER HOMEWORK: November Week 4(11/27-12/1) homework will be checked and homework notebooks will be sent back home. November’s Homework Calendar is in purple folders. A copy can also be found on the HOMEWORK page here on the blog.
DECEMBER HOMEWORK: December is such a busy month we (the Kindergarten Team) wanted to be mindful of your Holiday plans as a result, December’s Homework Calendar is a little different this month. Click HERE to take a look at December’s HOMEWORK Calendar. It will be placed in purple folders on Monday and will also be posted on the homework page here on the blog. Here’s a closer look at the Family Customs/Traditions Project due Monday, 12/11.
TIGER READING CHALLENGE: The directions for Biblionasium are on the Tiger Reading Challenge Page here on our blog. You will need your Kinder’s student ID# to sign in. –Visit Mrs. Crosby’s blog for more information. http://www.cobblearning.net/teasleylibrary/tiger-reading-challenge/ Happy Reading!
**There will not be a reading challenge for the month of December. Instead, students will be given a Six Flags reading log. Students who are marked as having read 6+ hours will receive a free ticket to Six Flags. Six Flags Reading Logs will be placed in student folders and will be due after Winter Break. : )
MYSTERY READERS: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080B44ACAB28ABFE3-calling –We have filled up the entire first half of the year. Yay! We look forward to having you.
Key skills and standards we are working on:
- Review: the , I , to , a, is, my, go, me, like, on, in, so, we, it, and, up, at, see, he, do, you, an, can, no, am, went, are, this, look, for, get, come, got, call, down, each, find, are, was, had, they, will, first, all, be, as, long, by, day, did, has, her, him, made, many, if, may, more
- Focus: or, not, number, out, now
*Students should be practicing their sight words every night for a few minutes. (Students are required to know 25 or more sight words at this point in the year.) *The complete list of sight words(High Frequency Words) A-H can be found on the Sight Word page: http://www.cobblearning.net/mrsrdavis/sight-word-list/
- Focus: Blending sounds to read and spell words; Listening for medial sounds; Listening for rhyming words
Students are expected to identify 52 letters and produce 23 consonant sounds …Keep Practicing. You are doing great!
Making Inferences / Connections in stories we read.
EQ: How can we use what we already know and what the book tells us to make an inference or connection to our story?
Informational Writing and strengthening our Personal Narratives
In addition to giving facts and staying on topic we will be checking for:
SPELLING: The writer wrote a letter for the sounds he heard. The writer used the room resources (word wall) to help him spell. *sight words should be spelled correctly
SPACING: The writer put spaces between words.
CAPITALIZATION: The writer used lower case letters unless capitals were needed. The writer wrote capital letters to start every sentence.
PUNCTUATION: The writer uses end punctuation in writing. (periods, question marks, exclamation points)
This week we will continue to focus on decomposing teen numbers 11-19 into a group of ten(ten ones) and some further ones and representing a number of objects 0-20 with written numerals.
We will continue subitizing -with dot cards, as we participate in daily “Number Talks” lessons.
We will continue to count to 100 by 1’s and 10’s. * Please practice counting to 100 by 1’s and 10’s with your child at home. Most Kinders have already mastered this skill. Please continue to practice counting forward to 100 by 1’s and 10’s, also try skip counting by 2’s and 5’s, count backwards from 20, 30, 40, 50 to Zero! OR try counting backwards from 100! Ask your Kinder to start and stop at a given number. Ex. Start at 10 and stop at 30. ; Start at 15 and stop at 32. Also, what number comes before and after a given number. Keep challenging your Kinder to count in many different ways. This will strengthen their number sense.
Christmas ; EQ: What makes our holiday season special to so many?
SSKG1: Describe the diversity of American culture by explaining the customs and celebrations of various families and communities.
Mark Your Calendars…
HOMEWORK is DUE on MONDAYS –Return homework notebooks.
Media Center: Thursday
Barnes and Noble Night: Tuesday, December 5
FAMILY CUSTOMS/CELEBRATION PROJECT DUE– Monday, December 11th
SANTA SHOP: December 11-14
Gingerbread Houses: Friday, December 15th
CLASS HOLIDAY PARTY: Monday, December 18th
Early Release: December 19 and 20
BOOK EXCHANGE- Tuesday, December 19
POLAR EXPRESS DAY: Wednesday, December 20th
Dress Down- 1$- Wednesday December 20
WINTER BREAK: No School Thursday, December 21st– Wednesday, January 3rd
As always, please let me know if you have questions. Have a FABULOUS week everyone.
Mystery Readers: Our Kinder Dads read amazing stories to our Kinders. Thank you Kinder Dads! You ROCK! : )
Show & Tell: FIVE SENSES Part 2!… So FUN!