Class News 10/28/21

October 28, 2021 Class News 

We had a short but terrific week learning together in kindergarten! Your children are working hard and having fun! A highlight was dressing up in our Halloween costumes and having Star 101.5 and the Houserman’s join our class Wednesday morning! Take a peek at all we did this week:

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 the letters /d/ and /f/.  We cut our “sort” cards, sorted them by beginning sounds, glued them on a graphic organizer and lastly drew and spelled our own words that begin with d and f. We are working on our “best guess” spelling, meaning they write whatever letters they hear! Take a look at your child’s spelling coming home in their Friday folder.

Literacy Centers: This week we continued reading groups, sight word center, independent library center, and iPad center. In our phonics group, students “wrote the room.” They carried clipboards as they wrote different Halloween words around the room. In reading groups, we continue to observe picture clues and word clues to make predictions about what the story will be about. We are also practicing reading and writing CVC words and sight words in our reading group books. Thank you to Miss Rachael for volunteering during centers this week! We are so excited to welcome parent volunteers into our classroom and appreciate all the help!

Writers Workshop: On Wednesday, we spent time writing about what we were going to be for Halloween. Students were so excited to share about costumes and festivities! Ask them about “compliments” and “noticings” during writer’s workshop share time. We continue to work on finger spaces, writing with lowercase letters, and using punctuation at the end of our sentence.

Math: Students were excited to practice estimating with candy corn! We had one large class jar full of candy corn! Students made their best guess as to how many candy corn were in the jar! I then counted the candy corn under the document camera while students used a 1-120 chart to follow along with me. Ask your child how many candy corn were in the jar! We continue to focus on “one more” when counting numbers 1-10. We are also working hard on problem solving in our math journals. Students love to critically think about questions, solve them independently, and share with the class under the document camera!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Step: This week we learned that paying attention can help us be kind and get along with others! We can pay attention in class, to our friends, and to our family! Ask your child how their body should look while paying attention!

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:

  • Friday, October 29th – No School, parent/teacher conferences via Zoom (Students do not attend)
  • Monday, November 1st – All Saints Day Mass, Dress Uniform
  • Thursday, November 11th – Veterans Day blessing, Dress Uniform
  • Friday, November 12th – No School, Veterans Day Observance
  • Monday, November 22 – Thanksgiving Mass, Dress Uniform
  • Wednesday November 24 – Friday, November 26th – No School, Thanksgiving Holiday

Best,

Miss Williamson