Weekly Update (May 14)
Thank you all for sharing your children with me this year and helping to make Teacher Appreciation Week so great for me! You all deserve appreciation as well! Thank you for all you do! You are raising THE BEST!
We are continuing to review and practice blending phonemes, decoding (sounding out) simple words, segmenting words into sounds, and rhyming. We are also manipulating phonemes by deleting the initial sound, creating new words by changing the initial sound, segmenting compound words, and decoding more difficult words.
Here are the sight words that we should be able to identify in a “snap” for the 4th Nine Weeks (in addition to the first 36 from the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd nine weeks):
or come do have all out be saw from went this her
We have now learned all sight words for the kindergarten school year. I will start to teach first grade sight words but of course, student will not be expected to know any of those this year for the final report card.
We will review all reading strategies we have learned this year and continue to apply them.
We will continue learning about persuasive writing/the last genre of writing for the year. They will use their opinion to influence or persuade others that their choice is best. This should also be a fun unit. We will study different types of texts (signs, ads, posters, commercials, menus, letters, reviews, greeting cards, lists) and attempt to write them.
We will continue measurement along with reviewing addition and subtraction. On report cards, students will need to be able to give an example of a measurable attribute of a given object, including length, capacity, and weight.We will compare the length of different objects to see which is longer, shorter, or the same length. We will use pattern blocks to measure different classroom objects as well.
Please continue to practice addition and subtraction with your student at home.
The students will learn about different environments (oceans) and how plants and animals have parts that help them to live in each environment.
We are in the home stretch. Please continue to practice reading nightly.
May 14: Remember all books in purple folders are due Monday, May 14. Thank you so much for reading with your children at home and keeping up with all the books. I know it can be a lot with books, daily folders, Wednesday folders etc... You all ROCK!
Monday 14: Library Books due
May 14 and 15: No lunch visitors-STAAR Testing
May 24: Yearbook Distribution-I will pass them out at the end of the day to those students who purchased one
May 28: Student/Staff Holiday-Memorial Day
May 29: Any Extra Yearbooks will be sold today! First come, first serve
May 30: End of Year Party 2:40-3:25
May 31: Last Day of School for Students-Early Release at 12:50