Kindergarten Class

Kindergarten Homework Assignments (22) 2017

March 6th -March 10th

 

International Night Friday, March 17th:  Celebrating the wonderful diversity of our NHA community, this is one of the biggest events here at New Hope. Come join us!! Buy your tickets ahead to reserve a space. Look for the ticket selling table by the front door. 

Classroom snack and water donations needed: We are on our last case of water bottles and we have eaten most of the snacks parents have sent in. We could use refills on both. If you haven’t sent in a case of water or snacks now is your chance to help out our classroom stash. J 

Field Trip, March 21st: “ Gus Goes Green” We are going “on a STEM adventure at the Publick Playhouse”. The program will show how we can use engineering solutions to solve problems in our  environment. We will need 2 chaperones for this trip. 

 

 

What is happening in Kindergarten?

 

This week we are still learning the “ar” sound. The motion involves putting a hand over one eye, like a pirate eye patch and saying “arr” like a pirate. Some examples are “far”, “hard”, “arm”, and “start” for thear “ sound.

We are also reviewing all “r” controlled vowels like “or”, “er” and “ir”, in addition to “or” and “ar”. Whenever “r” follows a vowel it makes the vowel say a different sound. 

Math:  We are working on double digit adding again this week. We will not do problems that involve carrying to the next place.  The goal is for the children to understand that you can only add 10’s to 10’s and units (or one’s) to units. We are also learning about money. Last week we examined the penny and learned the nickname “Lincoln” for pennies and how to write the C sign for money. 

Reading:  Many of the children are close to completing the Red Book in class. They will take the Unit test this week and afterwards they will be ready to begin working in the Blue book. The Blue Book will be coming home with your child each day for reading practice. All of the children moving into the Blue book will also work on doing “Accelerated Reader” quizzes. When taking an AR quiz the child reads a picture book on their own reading level. Next the child takes an online quiz on the contents of the book to check for their comprehension. Usually the quizzes are 5 questions. In the beginning your child may not do very well on the quizzes because they have to learn to give answers based on the book instead of guessing or giving their own opinion.

 

Social Studies:  We are still working on Black History stories. This week we are learning about some lesser known but very important people from the Civil War era. By the end of the week we will start looking at segregation and the Civil Rights Movement. We will review Dr. King’s work with a deeper understanding of why it was important.

 

Monday 3/6

1.      Read a page or two from your reading book (or a book of your choice) and GET IT SIGNED so you can go up a step.

2.      Review the signs for each sound from you letters and sounds book.

3.      Help Mom measure 1 cup of something for dinner or measure out one cup of juice or milk for a snack.

4.  Doubles practice.

 

CHW:    “The Seth’s Bath” (Story # 22) Please read this story to your parent(s) (or with your parent if you need the help). Color the first page of the story any way you like.

 

Tuesday 3/7

1.      Read a page or two from your reading book (or a book of your choice)  and GET IT SIGNED so you can go up a step.

2.      Review your phone number and address. Be ready to tell them both to Mrs.Karen.

3.       Paper Paleontology.

4.       Months of the year.

 

.                       CHW:  Write your own Dinosaur story. Make it 3-5 sentences long. I will display these in the hall. Please make it look nice and color the dinosaurs.

 

Wednesday 3/8

       1,   Read a page or two from your reading book (or a book of your choice) and GET

 IT SIGNED so you can go up a step.

        2.  Do and You.

        3.  Draw a tree in the Winter. Draw a tree in the Spring. Write one sentence telling

             about your trees. Make sure to start with a capital letter and end with a period.

 

 

CHW:  Punctuation Marks. We have looked at these marks in class. See if you can figure out what each one means and draw a line to the definition. Parents can help you read the definitions.

 

 

Thursday 3/9

1.      Read a page or two from your reading book (or a book of your choice) and GET IT SIGNED so you can go up a step.

2.      Double Digit Addition.

3.      Add a book to your March Book It list.

 

CHW:    Long Vowel Words. Long I with a silent e. 



 Kindergarten Homework Assignments (21, 2017)

February 27th – March 3rd

 

 The Science Center. I heard from the children that they loved the dinosaurs, the Children’s Playroom, and learning about bugs. The children also enjoyed the exhibit on the human body- especially laying on a bed of nails! (Ask your child)  Our thanks go the many parents that helped chaperone us:  Arthur’s Mom, Mrs.Summerville: Sydney’s Dad, Mr. Kenan; Myra’s Mom, Mrs. Thomas: Deona’s Dad, Mr. Tucker; Osevae’s Dad, Mr. Omoike; Ethan’s Mom, Mrs. Price and Rachel’s Grandmother, Mrs. Davis (?).

 

Spirit Week: Some photos of Spirit Week will be popping up in Bloomz. If you have an opportunity please check out our classroom door. NHA’s mascot is the tiger. Each child drew a tiger by themselves to decorate our classroom door. 

 

What is happening in Kindergarten?

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Last week’s new sound: “au, al, and aw” is used in words like:

 Au                              aw                               al

 August,                      awful                          talk

 automobile                 awkward                    walk

 laundry                      awesome                     chalk                          

 

We had an interesting discussion about how some short o words can sound a lot like “au” words. The difference is small but you can hear it and feel it in the way your mouth forms the sound.

 

The last sound we will learn is made by “ar”. The sign is made by putting a hand over one eye and pretending to be a pirate saying, “arr”. Some words with an “ar” sound are “car”, “star”, “far” and “part”. We will learn the “ar” sound this week and review other “r” controlled vowels like “or”, “ir” and “er”.

 

Stories about Famous Black Americans:  We are still reading about several famous African Americans.This week we will focus on Frederick Douglas and the Civil War era.

 

Math:  We reviewed and practiced counting up addition last week. This week we will learn about double digit addition without carrying. We will also review place value and numbers. I will emphasize that 10s have to be added to 10’s and 1’s have to be added to 1’s. We are learning about money with the Saxon math program. When you see Saxon math exercises come home the folders please look them over and keep them. Some of the lessons are very easy for us so we double up on them some days.

 

Reading:  Please help your child to keep practicing reading at home. It really makes a difference and helps your child develop fluency. Your child can read to you on the way to school, or while you make dinner….in other words while you are doing your routine your child can read aloud to you.  Then quickly initial and date the reading log or book log so I can see that your child read.

 

We are doing more writing in our journals and we are learning about all the punctuation marks that are used in reading and writing: periods, question marks, exclamation marks, commas, hyphens and quotation marks.   

 

Science, New Unit on Dinosaurs:  This week we are saying “goodbye” to the birds in science and moving on to learning about dinosaurs. We will learn about some of the different types of dinosaurs and the different habitats of dinosaurs. We will examine the scientific theories on what happened to the dinosaurs. The children will learn that some living creatures can become “extinct”. Following the unit on dinosaurs we will look at our modern world and the impact of people upon the environment and all living creatures.

 

Monday 2/27

1.        Have your parent sign and date in the tracker that you read a story

     from your reading book, or use the independent reading tracker log.

2.  Make a table. Count the dinosaurs and make a table showing how

     many dinosaurs you find of each type.

      3.  Short vowel sound: E

      4. Jen’s Web (Story # 21) Please read this story with your parent.

          With your parent’s help, write a sentence telling what Jen hopes to

          catch in her web and draw a picture.

 

CHW: “Jen’s Web (Story # 21) Please read this story to your

parent(s). Write a sentence, on your own, telling what Jen hopes to

catch in her web

 

Tuesday 2/28

1.      Have your parent sign and date in the tracker that you read a story from your reading book, or use the independent reading tracker log.

2.      Learning My address: Write down your address on the paper provided. Copy it one time. Ask Mom or Dad to see if you can remember it when you get ready to go to bed. (Parents it helps children to memorize their address if you can make a sing-song jingle with your address.)

3.      Color the American Flag in the correct colors and wind it onto a straw. We will put these up in the hall.

 

Chw: Words with oo

 

Wednesday3/ 1

1.      Have your parent sign and date in the tracker that you read a story from your reading book, or use the independent reading tracker .

2.      Color and cut out both dinosaur sides. You may stuff it at home

          or bring the pieces to stuff here at school We will do 4 of these over

          the next few weeks and make a dinosaur mobile out of them.

3.       Short Vowel Sound: i

4.      Adding 10’s Cut and paste. Use the ten bars to show the problems.

 

Thursday 3/2

1.      Have your parent sign and date in the tracker that you read a story from your reading book, or use the independent reading tracker log.

2.   Read a book to (or with) your parent and write it down on the March

      BookIT  form. This is the last month we will do the Book It list.

3.   Doubles Addition Practice.

5.      Make a list of “aw”, “al” and “au” words. Make at least 2 for each but see how many more you can think of.

 

CHW: Write 2-3 sentences using an “au” sound word from your list in each sentence. See what kind of funny story you can write. Illustrations, optional.