Class News 9/30/22

September 30, 2022 Class News

We had another fantastic week together in kindergarten! We were busy writing letters and sight words, celebrating our families, and attending Primary Mass. 

Sight Words: Our two sight words this week were is and you. We will continue to learn two sight words per week. Next week we will learn that and it

Phonics: During our Words Their Way phonics lesson this week reviewed the letters /b/, /m/, /r/ and /s/. We cut our “sort” cards, sorted them by beginning sounds glued them on a graphic organizer and lastly drew and spelled words as a class that started with b, m, r, and s. Take a look at your child’s create page coming home in their Friday folder.

Next week will be beginning sounds /t/ and /g/.

Handwriting: This week we began using our Handwriting Without Teachers workbooks. We used these to review lowercase and uppercase letters b, m, r, and s. We also focused on and reviewed numbers 0-5! If your family chooses to do homework, I encourage you to practice letter and number formation at home! Make sure your child is using their “hat line, belt line, and boot line.”

Literacy Centers: We worked hard in our literacy centers this week! This week we continued rotating through the iPad center, independent reading center, sight word center, phonics center, and guided reading center! At the phonics center students used geoboards to create designs with rubber bands, at the sight word center students stamped the sight words we have learned so far this year and traced them. At the guided reading center we began with our letter names and sounds as a warm-up, and then continued on using playdoh to create the alphabet in upper and lowercase letters. We are starting off the year focusing on our fine motor skills during Literacy Centers! 

Math: We continue to grow as mathematicians in differentiated groups by counting, writing, and showing numbers 0-10. We love working in math groups and extending our learning through “dessert” games! This week we learned about equal to. Ask your child to show you a group of objects that are equal! We are practicing using complete sentences to explain our math thinking.

Social Studies: We explored and celebrated our unique families this week. Through various stories and student sharing we learned that every family is special and unique and that God has given us the gift of family. We created family trees with paint, handprints, paper apples and your family photo! Take a look below!

Second Step: In this week’s lesson, we learned that it’s important to practice and keep trying in order to get better at something! Students shared things they are practicing and want to get better at. Some of these included riding their bikes, learning their letters, and playing soccer. 

Common Core Standards we’re working on:

  • I can read common sight words.
  • I can read the words in a book in the right order.
  • I can recognize and make rhyming words.
  • 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 10th – Dress Uniform, All School Mass 
  • Wednesday, October 12th – Primary Mass
  • Friday, October 14th – No School, Teacher In-Service 
  • Tuesday, October 18th – Individual Portrait Day 
  • Tuesday, November 1st – All Saints Day Mass, Dress Uniform 
  • 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