This Week In Kindergarten: (11/11-11/15)

Class notes:

  • Show and tell: student choice
  • Please email me a picture of your child as a baby or toddler. We will be using these to help our discussion on how things change from the past- students will try to identify the student who is pictured and discuss how they have changed.
  • Thank you to all who donated/raised funds for the Tiger Trot. We had a great time and will enjoy using the shade canopies on the primary playground!

Important Dates:

  • 11/14: Library Visit
  • 11/20: Kindergarten Thanksgiving lunch in the Café: 10:40-11:20 (This year reservations are not needed!)
  • 11/22: Dress Down Day $1
  • 11/25-11/29: Thanksgiving Break

IB Unit 3- Where We Are in Place and Time: Past and Present

ELA:

  • This week we start our 3rd IB Unit, where we are in place and time. K teachers dressed up from different decades to begin our conversation on how things change over time. We will also have a museum walk set up that classes will go through to see a variety of artifacts. If you have any interesting items at home from your ancestors (or your own past ) , this would be a great time to share them with your child. We will be reading a variety of texts that show how things: clothing, school, etc change over time.
  • We are also going to spent Monday discussing Veterans Day; we have a power point showing soldiers from a variety of ages, and the book Hero Dad.
  • Phonics: reviewing rhyming words, reviewing consonant sounds while blending in cvc words- cvc words are closed syllable and end in a consonant- the vowel is short. Words like go are open syllable and the “o” is long and says its name.
  • Sight words: List B- students should recognize 25 sight words by the end of 2nd quarter)- we, with, make

Writing:

  • Learning how to write: draw, label, touch and retell.
  • Writing information: Who is my Hero? Writing about yourself: past, present, future.

Math:

  • Number sense numbers 0-20. Counting groups of objects to 20 in different formations, array, scatter, line, circle.
  • Identifying what number come next and before, using a 100 chart.
  • Comparing numbers using vocabulary: greater than/, less than/fewer, and equal to/the same.
  • Count to 100

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