History - Social Science
Why do we follow rules?
Who are good citizens?
What can we learn from stories?
Read the newsletters that we have read together in class and talk about them as a family. Complete the Weekend Homework as a family and everyone signs the bottom
We have been learning about our school and the important people that help us here.
Come in and check out our school map!
Our Academic Language
respect, emotions, citizens, honesty, courage, determination, responsibility, and patriotism.
We will be reading stories and folklore about Americans and world history. We will learn beliefs and related behaviors of characters in stories from times past and understand the consequences of the characters' actions.
Citizen and Characters: Abraham Lincoln, Betsy Ross, Nelson Mandela, Ruby Bridges, Benjamin Franklin, John Henry, Robin Hood, Robinson Crusoe, Johnny Appleseed (You can look for books on these people or characters and find out more)
Books we will be reading: Honest Abe, Ruby Bridges, The Empty Pot, The Hole In the Dike, What About Me, Our Neighbor Is A Strange, Strange Man, The Crow and the Pitcher, Johnny Appleseed, Goldilocks, The Tortoise and The Hare, Anansi and the Moss- Covered Rock
Join us in our journey on learning more
Our Math Focus
Pull out the TEN FRAMES and play games!
we will be practicing two ways of counting 10's ( eleven, twelve, thirteen.... and 1- ten 1-one, 1-ten 2- ones, 1-ten 3- ones)
Practice modeling correct number formation!
Go outside with a paintbrush and water and teach your child how to make 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 on the sidewalk!
( Parents: Make sure you model the numbers first, you are working on making sure the numbers are facing the correct direction, so modeling is the key)
Can you do this? Create a number story!
If you needed 3 apples for pie and 4 apples for juices, how many apples do you need to take from the basket?
if you were carrying 10 strawberries, and 3 dropped, how many would you have left in your basket?
What kind of number story can you make from these picture?
Your child maybe able to count to 100 but can he/she identify a number out of sequence? Play games like Sorry, Uno, Dominos to help them learn!
34 (switch them around) 43, which is greater? How do you know?
61 (switch) 16, which is less? Show me how you know?
Math Academic Vocabulary: Compose , decompose, estimate, adding, plus, take away, subtract, before, after, greater then, lesser then, fewer, the same, equal to, between, volume, capacity
MRS. ERVIN'S CLASS
FRIENDSHIP / AMISTAD
What is "FRIENDSHIP"?
Where can we find the true meaning of it?
How does friendship FEEL?
What does it LOOK like?
What does it SOUND like?
What is your own definition of "Friendship"?
(Talk about this as family)
¿Qué es la "Amistad"?
¿Dónde podemos encontrar el verdadero significado?
¿Cómo se siente amistad?
¿Qué te parece?
¿Cuál es tu propia definición de "Amistad"?
(Hablo de esto como familia)
What is Kindergarten?
The Teddy Bear's Picnic
Our Language Art Focus
1) Work on naming all capitol and lower case letters out of order
2) Work on saying the sound of upper and lower case letters out of order
3) Match or say as many words that start with the letter you see or are shown
4) Create rhyming words
5) Work on identifying beginning and ending sound of a word
guide your child to ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
guide your child to identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
guide your child to describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
* Work on the formation of upper and lower case letters
*Work on sounding out and writing the letter that matches the sound to make words
* Work on leaving finger space between to words
A good way to start these is to work on your child's first and last name: teach each letter name , sound, correct way to make the letter and start using lower case. Make this fun, use play dough, shaving cream, a paintbrush and water, but model first!
Start small and add on!
Rainbow Letters to work on:
a, s, m, t, r
i, b, h, n, v
o, d, c, f, g,
u, k, l, q, z
Rainbow Words to work on:
I, me, am, can, see, and, go, to ,for, like
be, by, have, in, it, my, on, out, the, think, you
we, he, she, are, went, is, here, play, because
what, that, not, at, or
Just a thought
Asking more directed question, rather then open ended question, will help you learn more about our day. You might ask
"Can you teach me a song you sang today?"
Yosemite's Summer Vacation
Come make a splash with me in Kindergarten!
“The miracle of children is that we just don’t know how they will change or who they will become.”
― Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child's True Potential
You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back. ~William D. Tammeus
It's not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can't tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself. ~Joyce Maynard
Room 2's Daily Schedule
Enrichment 8:45 - 9:20
Circle 9:20 - 9:50
Groups 9:55 - 10:40
Recess 10:45 - 11:05
Core Study 11:05 -11:50
Lunch 12:00- 12:40
Story/Choice 12:40- 1:35
Links to Learning
Mrs. King Paddle boarding in Alaska