Sunday, October 25, 2015

October 26-30

We have an extremely busy week in kindergarten this week. Some major events/activities we have this week are:

  • Community Helper family project sharing (Tuesday-Friday) *If your child is scheduled to present their October family project on Monday it will be changed to Tuesday because I will not be in class tomorrow. Sorry for the inconvenience. 
  • ClassDojo Kindergarten monthly prize: On Wednesday, all students that have received their 40 point certificate for the month of October will be participating in the popcorn and pajama day. Those students are allowed to wear pajamas to school on Wednesday and students must bring their own popcorn to eat during a short movie at the end of the day.  
  • Field Trip to the Farm- Thursday is our field trip to the farm. Please dress warm as the high is only low 50s. Chaperones should be at school by 9am. We will leave shortly after that. Chaperones, do not plan to take your child home when we return around 1:30-2. You may pick them up at dismissal like normal.
  • Halloween party- On Friday we will have a Halloween party in the afternoon. Students may wear costumes but NO MASKS ARE ALLOWED. Do not send candy/food with your child to pass out. This is not allowed. Thanks.
Due to all these activities we will be using this week as a review/assessment week for skills covered thus far. We will also be doing some fun Fall and Halloween themed activities and stories. 

Mr. E


Whip and nae nae (part 3)

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Whip and nae nae (part 1)

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Fight song (part 2)

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Fight song (part 1)

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Kitchen free play (part 2)

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Kitchen free play (part 1)

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Sunday, October 18, 2015

October 19-23

Reading
Our book of the week is Abuela. We will be focusing on setting and making connections. We will also read other books about family members and families.

Phonics
We are learning letters Bb and Nn this week.

Writing
We are learning to label our illustrations this week. We will read a book about signs and discuss why signs/labels are important.

Math
We are learning all about number 9 and pairing items. Also, the students will be introduced to math vocab "one more" and "one less".

Social Studies
Community, community, community!!!

We have a walking field trip on Wednesday so please dress your child accordingly. Let me know if you can chaperone (chaperones should be at school by 10:15 on Wednesday).

This week is Healthy Week at LaSalle II! Thursday is a special breast cancer awareness $1 jeans day and Friday is the Track-a-thon. Friday after school is also the Healthy Family Fest on the playground.

Mr. E

Monday, October 12, 2015

October 13-16

Reading
Our book of the week is Miss Bindergarten Takes a Field Trip with Kindergarten. This will give the kids an idea of what our community field trip will look like next week. Our focus will be connecting illustrations to the text. We will also reading books about other community helpers. Students will characterize and classify and continue to work on the comprehension strategy of making connections to their life as well as connecting to other texts.

Phonics
Letter Ii is the focus this week. We will continue to do rhyming, initial sounds, and blending CVC words.

Writing
Student will hear the book When I Get Bigger and we will make a classroom book about what we want to do when we get bigger.

Math
All about numbers 8 and 9, sorting, calendar, and patterns.

Social Studies
Students will get to meet and hear from real community helpers and learn about what a community is.

Check out classdojo and this blog for pictures, videos, and updates during the week.

Mr. Edwards

Monday, October 5, 2015

October 5-9

Reading
We are reading stories about how children around the world get to school. Our reading skill this week will be to identify illustrations and tell how they support the text. We will be discussing author vs. illustrator too. Our comprehension strategies this week are drawing conclusions and making connections.

Math
We will continue to master numbers to ten as we focus on numbers six and seven this week. We will also continue using math vocab such as same, different, color words, and shape words.

Writing
Students will write about what they like to do with their family this week. The students will each publish a page and we will make another classroom book (that is why you aren't seeing their focus writing every week).

Phonics
Letters Ss and Cc is our focus this week. We will learn the sounds and do some sorting of items with their beginning sound. We will also continue to learn about rhymes and start blending sounds to read CVC words.

Science
Five senses and feeling fabrics. Pumpkins.

Social Studies
School around the world. Introducing talking and sharing during Second Step.

Mr. E