Class News 11/11/21

November 11, 2021 Class News

We had another wonderful week in Kindergarten! We have been working hard, having fun and learning new things!

Sight Words: Our two sight words this week: with and his. 

Phonics: During our Words Their Way phonics lesson this week we learned the letters /l/ and /k/.  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 l and k. 

Literacy Centers: We continued reading groups, phonics center, and iPad center. In reading groups, we continue to read our decodable books, taking picture walks to begin so that we can make predictions about what the book may be about! In reading groups, we are also identifying and describing the “characters” – (people or animals in a story). In the phonics center, students created Thanksgiving sentences! They had four Thanksgiving themed sentences they were asked to create. They used cards to create these sentences and copied them onto a recording sheet when they were done! Students continue to read along with Bible stories and trace letters at the iPad center.

Writers Workshop: This week, we read the book “Arthur Writes a Story” and continued to write our own stories in our writing journals! In order to spell words, students are working on pulling apart words in order to hear every sound in the so they know what letters to write down. At home, when your kids ask you how to spell something, remind them to sound it out and put down every sound they hear. We are working on using capital letters to start a sentence, finger spaces between words, writing mostly lowercase letters, and punctuation at the end of a sentence! We also started a Thanksgiving project. We are making placemats to use at your Thanksgiving dinner! Students wrote the prayer before meals, “Bless Us O Lord” and will be water coloring a placemat in the coming weeks. We will laminate and send home soon for you to enjoy at home!

Math: We finished up Chapter 2 and continued to practice our ordinal numbers. We are also using the words “one more” and “counting on” which will help us when we begin to add numbers! We are continuing our work on problem solving prompts, showing at least three different ways to answer a given question. We discuss that we can all end up with the same answer, but may get to that point in all different ways!

Social Studies: We read a story about Veteran’s Day and then colored our own mini-book about Veteran’s Day! We are thankful to be free to sing, go to school, play, and many more things! 

Religion: This week we spent time re-focusing our intention and reverence during our afternoon prayer when we ask our Guardian Angels to watch over us. “Angel of God, my Guardian Dear…” We are also practicing prayer and expressing gratitude by taking a few seconds at the end of every day to thank God for 2 things. It is wonderful to hear the things the students are thankful for each day. Sometimes I hear things as simple as “Thank you God for the jump rope at recess today.” We will continue to practice the act of thanking God for all of our blessings, big and small.

Common Core Standards we’re working on:

  • I can read common sight words.
  • I can count to 100 by ones and tens.
  • I can count forward beginning with a given number within the known sequence (instead of starting at 1)
  • Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g., by using matching and counting strategies.
  • 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 tell how the words and pictures go together in stories.
  • 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 help my class learn about a subject and then write about it.
  • I can print lots of upper and lowercase letters.
  • I can write numbers from 0-20.

Important Dates:

  • 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