|Reading-We will be working on learning letter names and sounds through ZooPhonics and Orton Gillingham. We will continue to work on ending sounds and medial sounds. Students will begin blending and segmenting sounds in three sound words.
Students need to know 40 letter names, 20 letter sounds, and 30 sight words at the end of third quarter.
|Writing- We are working on writing complete sentences using an upper case letter at the beginning, proper spacing between words, and an end mark. This quarter, students will create a non-fiction, informational animal report.
|Math- This quarter, we will work on learning three dimensional shapes, beginning addition skills, and comparing objects based on size.
|Social Studies- We will learn about wants and needs.
|Specials- Students will experience Art, Music, P.E., Science, and Spanish on a daily basis. We rotate through specials using a A-D schedule.
|How Can I Help At Home?- Please read with your child for 15-20 minutes per week. Begin working on sight word flashcards and log into your child's RAZ kids account 2-3 times per week.
We have found that many parents have expressed a desire to know kindergarten expectations , so that they can better prepare their child. It would be very helpful to have you work with your child on the areas we have listed below in order for your child to experience the greatest amount of success this year.
1. Recognize numbers 0-10 on a flashcard (by the end of the year, they must recognize and write to 20 and beyond)
2. Count orally to 10 (by the end of the year, they must count to 100)
3. Use flashcards 0-10 to match the number with the same amount of counted objects (Example: card #5, the student puts 5 fruit loops on the card)
4. Practice counting a group of objects and the child picks the appropriate flashcard with the correct number
5. Recognize and write their first and last name capitilizing only the first letter
6. Know as many capital and lowercase letters and their sounds as possible
7. Read to your child. This is a strong predictor of future reading success. Be sure to discuss and ask your child questions about the story.
8. Know how to hold a book correctly, turn the pages, and find the title
9. Practice tying shoes, zipping coats, and putting on their shoes/boots correctly
10. Take care of personal toileting, fastening and unfastening zippers, snaps, and buttons
11. Read books that rhyme and identify the rhymes as this is a strong predictor of reading success
12. Recognize 10 basic colors (red, blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, black, white, pink, gray) and basic shapes (circle, square, triangle, rectangle, hexagon)
13. Hold a pencil/crayon correctly. Work towards coloring neatly inside the lines without scribbling
14. Know right from left, top from bottom, over from under, above from below
15. Teach your child how to hold scissors correctly and how to cut on a straight or curvy line. Use old magazines and have your child carefully cut-out pictures going around the object. Children without these experiences tend to chop things to bits!