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Class News September 11-15  
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READING

How can your senses help you learn?  Weekly Standards

·      Define the author as the person who writes the story and illustrator as the person who makes the pictures and explore how illustrations relate to the text that they found in.

·      Compare and contrast similar texts.

·      Recognize and produce rhyming words.

·      Ask and answer questions to understand text.

·      Connect Ss to /s/ as in sun, sock

·      Name all upper and lowercase letters.

·      Blend 3-phonemes to say word such as /s a t/ to sat.

·      Sight Words: see, we, am, little, the, I, can, a

·      Use sight words to make sentences.

·      Classify nouns as people, places, and things.

 

HANDWRITING

Have your child practice his/her first name.  Your child should be able to print Ss by the end of the week.  Your child should be familiar with the three lines: top, middle, and bottom. Please download practice sheets from www.handwritingworksheets.com .  Remind your child about correct placement on the lines.

 

MATH

Write and count numbers to 10.

Compare objects by length, width, and height.

Classify items with similar traits.

 

SOCIAL SCIENCE

Identify and use the Engineering Design Process to create a name sculpture.

Recognize and describe the effects of the sun on objects.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

September 19th – Fall Pictures (Wear your best school uniform.)

September 28th – Grandparents’ Day (All grandparents are invited to story-time and make a handprint craft.)

September 5th – Fundraiser Kick-Off

 

HOMEWORK

Please read at between 10-15 minutes every evening.  Record on the weekly log.  Complete assignments listed on the calendar.  Review sight words and weekly letters and sounds for 5 minutes.  Homework will be graded on Friday.

 

DIBELS PRACTICE

 

Letter Naming

Have your child name as many letters as he/she can in one minute.

 

M

o

A

p

q

b

m

c

D

F

T

M

a

E

G

H

i

b

z

d

e

A

W

M

S

T

Y

A

m

h

M

a

C

H

E

 

Letter Games 

Make two sets of flashcards, one uppercase and one lowercase.  Match UC/LC letters.  Put six sets face down and have your child play “Memory” to match them.  Name each letter as it is revealed.

 

First Sound Fluency

Have your child tell you the beginning sound in each word below.  If your child repeats the word, say “You gave me the word, just say the first sound.”

 

mad

table

mask

pig

slum

nest

mug

mist

ant

ample

big

must

 

 

HANDWRITING ASSESSMENT

 

Your child will need to be able to write A, M, P, S, a, m, p, s, and his/her first name with correct line placement and formation to receive a satisfactory grade on this assessment.  You can help me prepare your child by printing D’Nealian practice sheets from www.handwritingworksheets.com.

 

Choose D’Nealian, 5/8” inch, paragraph options.  This will allow you to type the letters that we are learning.  Practice makes permanent.  If your child tires of pencil and paper, please use other means such as Play Dough, markers, shaving cream, etc.  Practice makes permanent.  We will be working on mastering formation at school as well

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Grandparents' Day Celebration  
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                      Your child’s grandparents are cordially invited to

Kate Shepard’s

Kindergarten

Grandparents’ Day Celebration

Thursday, September 28th,

from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

in your child’s classroom.

 

We will read a story, make a craft, and enjoy cookies and lemonade.

Please complete and return the slip below so that we will know

how many guests to expect. If grandparents aren’t available, please contact your child’s teacher to discuss having another guest.


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