Themes for the month of April will include: Flowers Bloom, Bunnies and Chicks, Insects, Down On The Farm
Phonics - correct letter formation, letter sounds, listening for that sound at the beginning, middle, end of words, writing words, segmenting,
Word Families, Syllables - parts of words
Reading - Skills taught will include: Decoding
Reading Skills include: When I come To A Word That I Don't Know, I:
Concepts of Print: directionality and tracking with a pointy finger
"Popcorn" sight words
"Popcorn Words" are the Kindergarten sight words that "Pop" up most often in text. We also write these words often. Popcorn words are meant to be memorized, so that when a child sees them, they can be read very quickly without "sounding out"
Writing - Skills taught will include : Directionality - words are written and read from left to right and top to bottom. Spacing - leave one finger space in between words. Correct letter formation - Letters are written from top or middle line to the bottom line.
Informative Writing - Facts about Farm Animals: Cows, Hens, Pigs, Sheep, Duck
Math - Geometric Solids : Cube, Cone, Sphere, Cylinder
Theme of the Week : Down On The Farm!, Cows, Little Red Hen, Earth Day
We will focus on writing words and sentences.
We will continue the focus on the following, when writing:
Reading Skill : Read simple sentences that contain sight words and cvc words.
Phonics Skills : Listen for beginning, middle, ending sounds, blending, segmentation
Concepts of Print : Setting, Front/Back cover, Title, Title page, Author, Illustrator, Characters
Sight Words: ALL Color Lists
Writing Skill Of The Week : "kid spelling", Phonetic Spelling
Facts about the COW
Math Skill Of The Week: Pearson Math Topic 13 Geometric Solid Shapes - Cube, Cone, Sphere, Cylinder
Homework April 17th - 21st
Monday - Let's Read
Tuesday - Raining Sightwords/Sunflower Math
Wednesday - Word Family Sort
Thursday - Earth Day Writing/Earth Day Facts
April 17th Mrs. Sandoval Returns
April 21st Talent Show 6pm
April 22nd Earth Day
April 26th EdWin Awards 9am
April 28th SomeBunny Special Dance
May 2nd Parent Appreciation Event 1:30pm
May 12th Kindergarten Performance
When Kindergarten students begin to learn how to read and write, there are strategies that are taught to help the students find success. These strategies include :
Phonetic Writing "Kid Spelling"
The “Kid Spelling”/Phonetic writing process involves using the following strategies:
We have started to learn Diagraph and Dipthong Blends. /th/, /sh/, /ch/, /ar/, /er/, /ea/ etc. The students are now starting to use these blends when writing.
The Reading Process includes:
Please use these strategies for writing and reading at home with your child.
Kindergarten students will need to bring a snack everyday, unless there is a special occassion when Mrs. Sandoval will provide snack. We have a very limited amount of time (20 minutes) allotted for eating and playing. Please pack one or two food items, and one drink. Examples include: 1/2 apple slices, juice 1/2 sandwich, a small bottle of water, crackers, cheese, or fruit snacks. Please try to limit the amount of sugary snacks. Please also remind your child that they are not allowed to share food with others. We do have a number of children with severe food allergies.
Our "drop off" zone is located in the bus lane off San Antonio Drive.
Please pull along side the curb (please drive up as far as you can go) and drop your child off. Please do not get out of your car. This will impede the flow of traffic.
Your child will walk through the gate and meet me at our designated line up spot. After lining up, we will walk into class together.
Please make sure that your "White Kindergarten Bus Lane" placard is visible at all times.
Our "pick up" zone is located at the front of the school. Once you enter the lot, Please be sure to drive AROUND the tall yellow cones to the right. PLEASE DO NOT CUT IN FRONT OF CARS BY, BYPASSING THE LINE, AND NOT FOLLOWING THE FLOW OF CARS.
I will walk the students out through the double office doors at the end of our school day. We will line up on the red line, and I will walk each child to their car and help them get in. Please drive up as far as you can go. I will walk your child all the way down the lane to you. Please do not get out of your car. Please continue to help your child practice BUCKLING their seat belts all by themselves.
Our first day of school has come and gone it surely was a blast! We sang along with Pete The Cat and wished the day would last! We used crayons and scissors to color and cut. We tried our very best! Our pictures so colorful, our writing so neat, so different from the rest. Our parents helped to comfort us with encouraging words and hugs. Our teacher knew we were one of a kind, when she saw us sitting quietly on the rug. Time flew by and before we knew it, the end of the day had come. Our very first day of Kindergarten, was rockin, and oh so fun!