Monthly Archives: January 2018

Frosty Temps call for Authentic Learning! 1/8/18-1/12/18

Those frigid temperatures seem to be leaving us for a bit, which is a good thing! Though when the temps go down, we turn up the learning in Kindergarten! This week we are beginning to take many of our skills we learned from the fall and put them into practice. I am already pleased by the results!

As we begin more formal reading instruction, remember, not every child walks or talks at the same time. This is a developmental process. For some, it comes quickly because of their memory and for others, it can take more direct instruction of concepts. The best help you can be is be a ROLE MODEL reader to your child and reward their successes as they begin their reading journeys.

Here’s what we are learning this week:

English/Language Arts

  • Sounding out (tapping out) CVC words
  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
  • Writing in our Journals

Math

  • Teen numbers, teen partners
  • describing shapes

Science

  • Changes in Water

Social Studies

  • Learner skills
  • Thinking with your eyes/empathy
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Happy 2018! Week of 1/1/18-1/5/18

Welcome back! It seems like everyone had a great break and something fun to share at our Morning Meeting this morning. The bitter cold made it a bit harder to get out of bed when the alarm went off this morning, but seeing all the smiles and happy faces coming in made it better!

January is a great time to “hunker down” and get to work on our skill building from all the hard work your children did this fall. This week we will begin to work on making words, reading sight words and continuing our math numeracy skills with larger numbers as we get closer to the 100th Day of School!

STAY WARM!!!! Hopefully this cold, cold weather goes away soon!

Here’s what we are learning this week:

English/Language Arts:

  • Shared Reading text: The Mitten by Jan Brett
  • Fundations Unit 2 week 1
  • Introduction of CVC words (mat, cat, rug, etc.)
  • Review of Uppercase letter writing

Math

  • Combinations to 10
  • Calendar math
  • numbers 1-31
  • Counting by 10s and 1s to school day

Science

  • New Unit: Changes in Water
  • Weather

Social Studies/Social Thinking

  • Review and practice of classroom rules
  • Kind words with friends

Happy New Year!

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