Class News 10/21/22

October 21, 2022 Class News

We had another great week together in kindergarten! We were busy learning the parts of a pumpkin, going on a leaf walk, and participating in the Great Shake Out! Check out what else we’ve been up to!

Sight Words: Our two sight words this week: on and for. Next week we will learn as and are.

Phonics: During our Words Their Way phonics lesson this week we learned all about the letters /c/ and /h/. We cut our “sort” cards, sorted them by beginning sounds /c/ and /h/, glued them on a graphic organizer and lastly drew and spelled our own words that begin with c and h. Some words they came up with were ‘Halloween, haunted house, candy, and cat.’ 

Next week will be beginning sounds /f/ and /d/.

Literacy Centers: This week we continued reading groups, sight word center, independent library center, and iPad center. At our phonics center, students used magnetic letters to letter match! They placed the magnetic letter that matched the first letter in a picture. For example, students put the letter ‘a’ over the picture of the apple. In reading groups, we continue to take picture walks before we begin reading to make predictions about what our story may be about. We are also practicing reading and writing CVC words and sight words in our reading group books. Thank you to Ms. Julia, Ms. Emily, and Mr. Noah for volunteering during centers this week! We are so excited to welcome parent volunteers into our classroom and appreciate all the help!

Writers Workshop: During writer’s workshop, we compared and contrasted a pumpkin and an apple using a Venn diagram! We used pictures and words to see how they are the same and how they are different! See if your child remembers what the similarities and differences are. We also reviewed the lifecycle of a pumpkin by completing a second pumpkin life cycle! Ask your child if they remember the lifecycle of a pumpkin!

Math: In math groups, we practiced “shake and spill” where students decomposed 5 or 10 on a tens frame. We filled a cup with 10 two-sided math tokens (one side yellow, other red), shook the cup and spilled them. Then, we moved the tokens to show the number on a tens frame. Lastly, we wrote the number of yellow and red tokens to 10! We also practiced showing numbers 1-10 with tally marks, dots, words, tens frames and numeral. We created a pumpkin patch book by matching various forms of numbers on pumpkins to the matching numeral pumpkin patch. Check out your child’s pumpkin patch book in their Friday folders!

Religion: This week we learned what a safe touch is. A safe touch is a high five, a hug from your guardian, or holding hands with grandma! We continue to be Christ-centered people who pray with intention and reverence (SLE) by mastering our prayers – Guardian Angel and Prayer Before Meals. We also start each morning by praying The Our Father. Ask your child to show you this prayer at home! 

Art: In honor of Halloween, we created “mosaic candy corns!” Students riped white, orange and yellow paper to create their own unique mosaic!

Common Core Standards we’re working on:

  • I can read common sight words.
  • I can read emergent level text with purpose and understanding.
  • With prompting and support, I can ask and answer questions about key details in text.
  • I can spell simple words phonetically.
  • I can read CVC words. 
  • I can speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings and ideas clearly. 
  • I can read the words in a book in the right order.
  • I can say the most common sound for each consonant in the alphabet.
  • I can draw or write to help me share what I think.
  • I can print lots of upper and lowercase letters.
  • I can write numbers from 0-20.
  • I can understand that the last thing I count tells the number of things in a group.
  • I can name the number for each thing in a group as I count them.

Important Dates:

  • Monday, October 31st – Happy Halloween! Students may wear their Halloween Costume on this day! 
  • Tuesday, November 1st – Dress Uniform, All Saints Day Mass
  • Wednesday, November 9th – Parent-Teacher Conferences (Students do not attend)
  • Thursday, November 10th – Parent-Teacher Conferences (Students do not attend)
  • Friday, November 11th – No School, Veteran’s Day
  • Monday, November 21st – Dress Uniform, Thanksgiving Mass
  • Tuesday, November 22nd – Dress Uniform, Grandparents Day for 3rd-5th Grade
  • Wednesday November 23rd-Friday, November 25th – No School, Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Friday, December 9th – Field trip to the Children’s Theatre! Please do not order hot lunch for this day. More information to come!