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April 17-21

 

Monday, April 17

Literacy:  

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending/Segmenting Phonemes T149 Blending

Word Work:  the, said

Read Aloud:  Love is a Family

Concept:  Do families change or stay the same?

Activity:  Discussion

Math:  Module 5/Lesson 1

Concept: Count straws into piles of ten; count piles as 10 ones.

Tuesday, April 18

Literacy:  

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending/Segmenting Phonemes T159 “Peter Piper” HP 23

Word Work:  go, for, said

Read Aloud: I Love You the Purplest

Concept: Are families important? Why?

Activity:  Writing Activity

Math:  Module 5/Lesson 2

Concept:  Count 10 objects within counts of 10 and 20 objects, and describe as 10 ones and _ ones.

Wednesday, April 19 1:00 Dismissal

Literacy:  Unit 9/Lesson 9

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending/Segmenting Phonemes T169  “To Market, To Market” HP 31

Word Work:  said, here, see

Read Aloud:  A Chair for My Mother

Concept:  What does your family do for you?

Activity:  Make a List of Things Your Family Does for You

Math:  Module 5/Lesson 3

Concept:  Count and circle 10 objects within images of 10 to 20 objects and describe as 10 ones and _ ones.

Thursday, April 20  

Literacy:  

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending/Segmenting Phonemes T177 Picture Cards

Word Work:  said, the, to

Read Aloud:  Weird Parents

Concept:  Some families are different.

Activity:  Venn Diagram

Math:  Module 5/Lesson 4

Concept:  Count straws the Say Ten way to 19; make a pile for each ten.

Friday, April 21

Literacy:

Phonemic Awareness:  Syllables in Spoken Words T25 Say and Clap

Word Work:  a, is, my, said, play

Assessment:  Family Assessment

Independent Reader:  My Family

Math:  Module 5/Lesson 5

Concept:  Count straws the Say Ten way to 20; make a pile for each ten.

Kindergarten News…

  • PLEASE make sure your child is dressed appropriately for our ever changing weather.

  • All Kindergartners are now responsible for tying their own shoes!

  • We will have a 1:00 dismissal on Wednesday, April 19.

Mrs. Jenison and Ms. Markwardt


 
 
March 27-31

 

Monday, March 27

Literacy:  Unit 8/Lesson 14

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending/Segmenting Phonemes T171 “To Market, To Market” HP31

Word Work:  at, an, and

Read Aloud: Snakes are Great

Concept:  Ask and Answer Questions about Nonfiction Texts (guided practice)

Activity:  Where could we find more information?

Math:  Module 4/Lesson 30

Concept: Represent pictorial decomposition and composition addition stories to 10 with 5-group drawings and equations with no unknown.

Tuesday, March 28

Literacy:  Unit 8/Lesson 15

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending/Segmenting Phonemes T179  Picture Cards

Word Work:  to, and, for

Read Aloud:  Hop In

Concept:  Ask and Answer Questions about Nonfiction Texts (modeling)

Activity:  Stop and Wonder…

Math:  Module 4/Lesson 31

Concept:  Solve add to with total unknown and put together with total unknown problems with totals of 9 and 10.

Wednesday, March 29

Literacy:  Unit 8/Lesson 16

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending/Segmenting Phonemes T25 “The Picnic” HP 37

Word Work:  I, like, a, my

Read Aloud:  Long Trip

Concept:  Ask and Answer Questions about Nonfiction Texts (guided practice)

Activity:  View Poster

Math:  Module 4/Lesson 32

Concept:  Solve both addends unknown word problems with totals of 9 and 10 using 5-group drawings.

Thursday, March 30  

Literacy:  Unit 8/Lesson 17

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending/Segmenting Phonemes T33 Picture Cards

Word Work:  have, for

Read Aloud:  Black Bear, Brown Bear

Concept: When and Why Readers Ask Questions  

Activity:  Make Anchor Chart

Math:  Module 4/Lesson 33

Concept:  Solve take from equations with no unknown using numbers to 10.

K-3 Evening with the Specials 6-6:45

Friday, March 31

Literacy:  Unit 9/Lesson 1

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending/Segmenting Phonemes T43 “Mix a Pancake” HP43

Word Work:  said, see

Read Aloud:  Alexander Who Used to Rich Last Sunday

Concept: An Introduction to Inferring

Activity:  Listening for Clues to Solve the Mystery

Math:  Module 4/Lesson 34

Concept:  Represent subtraction story problems by breaking off, crossing out, and hiding a part.

Kindergarten News…

  • PLEASE make sure your child is dressed appropriately for our ever changing weather.

  • All Kindergartners are now responsible for tying their own shoes!

  • K-3 Evening with the Specials will be held on Thursday, March 30.

Mrs. Jenison and Ms. Markwardt


 
 
March 20-24

 

Monday, March 20    Crazy Hair Day!

Literacy:  Unit 8/Lesson 7

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending/Segmenting Phonemes T117  Picture Cards

Word Work:  have, and, here

Read Aloud: The Grinch

Activity:  Crazy Hair Day

Math:  Module 4/Lesson 25

Concept: Model decompositions of 9.

Tuesday, March 21     Wacky Socks Day!

Literacy:  Unit 8/Lesson 8

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending/Segmenting Phonemes T125  “Stop and Go”

Word Work:  for, dig

Read Aloud:  Fox in Socks

Activity:  Crazy Socks Day

Math:  Module 4/Lesson 26

Concept:  Model decompositions of 9 using fingers, linking cubes, and number bonds.

Wednesday, March 22   1:00 Dismissal

Crazy Hat Day!

Literacy:  Unit 8/Lesson 11

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending/Segmenting Phonemes T141  “Notice” HP20

Word Work:  for, have

Read Aloud: The Cat in the Hat

Activity:  Hat Day

Math:  Module 4/Lesson 27

Concept:  Model decompositions of 10.

Thursday, March 23     Estimation Jars

Literacy:  Unit 8/Lesson 12

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending/Segmenting Phonemes T151 “To Market, To Market” HP31

Word Work:  go, and

Read Aloud:  The Lorax

Activity:  Estimation Jars

Math:  Module 4/Lesson 28

Model decompositions of 10 using fingers, sets, linking cubes, and number bonds.

Friday, March 24 College Shirt/Spirit Day!

Literacy:  Unit 8/Lesson 13

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending/Segmenting Phonemes T161

Word Work:  to, and, here

Read Aloud:  Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Activity:  College Shirt Day/Spirit Day

Math:  Module 4/Lesson 29

Concept:  Represent pictorial decomposition and composition addition stories to 9.

Kindergarten News…

  • PLEASE make sure your child is dressed appropriately for our ever changing weather.

  • All Kindergartners are now responsible for tying their own shoes!

  • There will be a 1:00 early dismissal on Wednesday, March 22.

  • K-3 Evening with the Specials will be held on Thursday, March 30.

Mrs. Jenison and Ms. Markwardt


 
 
March 6-10

 

Monday, March 6

Literacy:  Unit 8/Lesson 7

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending/Segmenting Phonemes T57 “Stop and Go” HP 30

Word Work:  to, and, dig

Read Aloud: The Pigeon Wants a Puppy

Concept:  Distinguishing Between Thick and Thin Questions (modeling)

Activity:  Construct a list of thin and thick questions.

Math:  Module 4/Lesson 23

Concept: Decompose the number 7 using 5-group drawings by hiding a part, and record each decomposition with a drawing and subtraction equation.

Tuesday, March 7

Literacy:  Unit 8/Lesson 8

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending/Segmenting Phonemes T65  Picture Cards

Word Work:  it, dig

Read Aloud:  The Duckling Gets a Cookie

Concept:  Distinguishing Between Thick and Thin Questions (guided practice)

Activity:  Question Sort

Math:  Module 4/Lesson 24

Concept:  Decompose the number 8 using 5-group drawings and crossing off part.

Wednesday, March 8   1:00 Dismissal

Literacy:  Unit 8/Lesson 11

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending/Segmenting Phonemes T81  Blending Activity

Word Work:  for, see, my

Read Aloud:  Forecasting Weather

Concept: Asking questions to Clarify Meaning in Nonfiction (modeling)

Activity:  Where could we find…?  (text features)

Math:  MidModule 4 Assessment

No Homework

Thursday, March 9

Literacy:  Unit 8/Lesson 12

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending/Segmenting Phonemes T91 Listen and Blend

Word Work:  to, and, here, my, see

Read Aloud:  Now I Know Birds

Concept: Asking questions to Clarify Meaning in Nonfiction (guided practice)

Activity:  Where could we find…? (text features)

Math:  MidModule 4 Assessment

No Homework

Friday, March 10

Literacy:  Unit 8/Lesson 13

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending/Segmenting Phonemes T101

Word Work:  have, like, here

Read Aloud:  Amazing Animal Babies

Concept:  Ask and Answer Questions About Nonfiction Texts to Find Out More Information

Activity:  Where could we find more information?

Math:  MidModule 4 Assessment

No Homework

Kindergarten News…

  • PLEASE make sure your child is dressed appropriately for our ever changing weather.

  • All Kindergartners are now responsible for tying their own shoes!

  • There will be a 1:00 early dismissal on Wednesday, March 8 and Wednesday, March 22.

  • There will be no classes March 13-17 for Spring Break!

  • K-3 Evening with the Specials will be held on Thursday, March 30.

Mrs. Jenison and Ms. Markwardt


 
 
February 27-March 3

Monday, February 27
 
 
 
No School
Tuesday, February 28  2:00 Dismissal
Literacy:  Unit 8/Lesson 4
Phonemic Awareness:  Blending/Segmenting Phonemes T25  “To Market, To Market” HP31
Word Work:  here, to, and
Read Aloud:  Detective LaRue
Concept:  Asking questions to clarify meaning (guided practice).
Activity:  Question and Locate
Math:  Module 4/Lesson 20
Concept:  Solve take from with result unknown expressions and equations using the minus sign with no unknown.
Wednesday, March 1 
Literacy:  Unit 8/Lesson 5
Phonemic Awareness:  Blending/Segmenting Phonemes T33  Picture Cards
Word Work:  to, and, go
Read Aloud:  A Frog in the Bog
Concept:  Asking and answering questions about word meanings in fiction texts (modeling).
Activity:  “What could we do?”
Math:  Module 4/Lesson 21
Concept:  Represent subtraction story problems using objects, drawings, expressions, and equations.
Thursday, March 2  2:00 Dismissal
Literacy:  Unit 8/Lesson 6
Phonemic Awareness:  Blending/Segmenting Phonemes T43 “Hey, Diddle, Diddle” HP 32
Word Work:  for, see, and, to, go
Read Aloud:  Gilbert Goldfish Wants a Pet
Concept: Asking and answering questions about word meanings in fiction texts (guided practice).
Activity:  “What could we do?”
Math:  Module 4/Lesson 22
Concept:  Decompose the number 6 using 5-group drawings by breaking off or removing part.
Friday, March 3
 
 
No School
Kindergarten News…
  • PLEASE make sure your child is dressed appropriately for our ever changing weather.
  • All Kindergartners are now responsible for tying their own shoes!
  • No School Monday, February 27 and Friday, March 3.
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences will be Tuesday, February 28 (3-7pm), and Thursday, March 2 (3-7pm).
  • There will be a 2:00 early dismissal on Tuesday, February 28, and Thursday, March 2.
Mrs. Jenison and Ms. Markwardt

 
 
February 20-24

 

Monday, February 20

Literacy:  Unit 7/Lesson 7

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending Phonemes T139 “First Snow” HP 26

Word Work:  go, like, me, I, here

Read Aloud:  “Last Night I Dreamed of Chickens”

Concept:  Changing your mental image to adapt to new information (modeling).

Activity:  Graphic Organizer

Math:  Module 4/Lesson 15

Concept:  Represent decomposition and composition addition stories to 8.

Tuesday, February 21  

Literacy:  Unit 7/Lesson 8

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending Phonemes T149  Picture Cards

Word Work:  here, see, my, like

Read Aloud:  “Messy Room”

Concept:  Changing your mental image to adapt to new information (guided practice).

Activity:

Math:  Module 4/Lesson 16

Concept:  Solve add to with result unknown word problems to 8 with equations.

Wednesday, February 22  

Literacy:  Unit 8/Lesson 1

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending Phonemes T159  “Touch Down”

Word Work:  here, is

Read Aloud:  Miss Nelson is Missing

Concept:  Asking questions to wonder what will happen next.

Activity: T Chart

Math:  Module 4/Lesson 17

Concept:  Solve put together with total unknown word problems to 8.

Thursday, February 23  

Literacy:  Unit 8/Lesson 2

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending Phonemes T169 “Humpty Dumpty” HP 19

Word Work:  is, to, a, my, go

Read Aloud:  Strega Nona

Concept: Asking questions to wonder what will happen next.

Activity:  Answer Questions (who, what, when, where, why, and how)

Math:  Module 4/Lesson 18

Concept:  Solve both addends unknown word problems to 8 to find addition patterns in number pairs.

Friday, February 24

Literacy:  Unit 8/Lesson 3

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending Phonemes T177  “One, Two, Three, Four, Five” HP22

Word Work:  here, is

Read Aloud:  Knuffle Bunny

Concept: Ask questions to clarify meaning or to wonder about something.

Activity:  Modeling

Math:  Module 4/Lesson 19

Concept:  Use objects and drawings to find how many are left.

Kindergarten News…

  • PLEASE make sure your child has a warm coat, hat, and mittens/gloves.  Snow will be here before we know it, and all kindergartners will need snow pants and snow boots to play on the playground.

  • All Kindergartners are now responsible for tying their own shoes!

  • No School Monday, February 27.

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences will be Tuesday, February 28 (3-7pm), and Thursday, March 2 (3-7pm).

  • There will be a 2:00 early dismissal on Tuesday, February 28, and Thursday, March 2.

Mrs. Jenison and Ms. Markwardt


 
 
February 13-17

 

Monday, February 13

Literacy:  Unit 7/Lesson 1

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending Phonemes T81 “First Snow” HP 26

Word Work:  I, see, my, like, a, to, and, go, is

Read Aloud:  “My Neighbor’s Dog is Purple”

Concept:  Creating Mental Images (modeling)

Activity:  Create a mental picture and Illustrate

Math:  Module 4/Lesson 10

Concept:  Model decompositions of 6-8 using linking cube sticks to see patterns.

Tuesday, February 14  

Valentine Party at 2:15

Literacy:  Unit 7/Lesson 2

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending Phonemes T91  Picture Cards

Word Work:  and, I, is, go

Read Aloud:  “A Pizza the Size of the Sun”

Concept:  Creating Mental Images (guided practice)

Activity: Create a mental picture and Illustrate

Math:  Module 4/Lesson 11

Concept:  Represent decompositions for 6-8 using horizontal and vertical number bonds.

Wednesday, February 15  1:00 Dismissal

 

Literacy:  Unit 7/Lesson 3

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending Phonemes T101  “Pat, Pat, Clap”

Word Work:  and, go, is, I, like, to

Read Aloud:  A Windy Day

Concept:  Creating Mental Images with Nonfiction

Activity: Create Illustration

Math:  Module 4/Lesson 12

Concept:  Use 5-group to represent the 5+n pattern to 8.

Thursday, February 16  Spring Pictures

Literacy:  Unit 7/Lesson 4

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending Phonemes T115 “Quack! Quack! Quack!” HP 29

Word Work:  here, go, I, see, is, a, to

Read Aloud:  The Windy Day

Concept: Using Sensory Detail to Create Mental Images

Activity:  Sensory/Imagery Page

Math:  Module 4/Lesson 13

Concept:  Represent decomposition and composition addition stories to 6 with drawings and equations with no unknown.

Friday, February 17

Literacy:  Unit 7/Lesson 5

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending Phonemes T123  “As I Was Walking” HP28

Word Work:  here, is, go, see, I

Read Aloud:  The Snowy Day

Concept: Sensory Detail to Create a Mental Image

Activity:  Graphic Organizer

Math:  Module 4/Lesson 14

Concept:  Represent decomposition and composition addition stories to 7.

Kindergarten News…

  • PLEASE make sure your child has a warm coat, hat, and mittens/gloves.  Snow will be here before we know it, and all kindergartners will need snow pants and snow boots to play on the playground.

  • All Kindergartners are now responsible for tying their own shoes!

  • No School Monday, February 27.

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences will be Tuesday, February 28 (3-7pm), and Thursday, March 2 (3-7pm).

  • There will be a 2:00 early dismissal on Tuesday, February 28, and Thursday, March 2.

Mrs. Jenison and Ms. Markwardt


 
 
February 6-10

 

Monday, February 6

 

Literacy:  Unit 6/Lesson 5

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending Phonemes T123 “As I Was Walking” HP 28

Word Work:  here, is, go, see, I

Read Aloud:  Rain

Concept:  Special Features in the Illustrations:  Colors and Lines

Activity:  Summarize What You Saw

Math:  Module 4/Lesson 5

Concept:  Compositions and decompositions to 5.

Tuesday, February 7

 

Literacy:  Unit 6/Lesson 6

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending Phonemes T33  Weather Words

Word Work:  like, a

Read Aloud:  Weather

Concept:  Special Features in the Illustrations:  Speech Bubbles

Activity: How do you feel about the weather today?

Math:  Module 4/Lesson 6

Concept:  Represent number bonds with composition and decomposition story situations.

Wednesday, February 8

Amy Bates comes to read to kindergarten!

Literacy:  Unit 6/Lesson 7

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending Phonemes T43  “Quack! Quack! Quack!” HP 29

Word Work:  is, it, and

Read Aloud:  Lightning!

Concept:  Introduction to Text Features

Activity:  Share 3 facts you learned about lightning.

Math:  Module 4/Lesson 7

Concept:  Model decompositions of 6 using a story situation, objects, and number bonds.

Thursday, February 9

Literacy:  Unit 6/Lesson 8

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending Phonemes T57 “Pat, Pat, Clap”

Word Work:  a, and, go, like, my

Read Aloud:  What’s the Weather

Concept: Text Features for Kindergartners

Activity:  Draw a picture of what our weather is like today.  Caption your picture.

Math:  Module 4/Lesson 8

Concept:  Model decompositions of 7 using a story situation, sets, and number bonds.

Friday, February 10

Literacy:  Unit 6/Lesson 9

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending Phonemes T65  “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” HP27

Word Work:  I, my, see

Read Aloud:  Forecasting Weather

Concept: The Table of Contents and Headings

Activity:  Model how to locate information in a book using the Table of Contents.

Math:  Module 4/Lesson 9

Concept:  Model decompositions of 8 using a story situation, arrays, and number bonds.

Kindergarten News…

  • PLEASE make sure your child has a warm coat, hat, and mittens/gloves.  Snow will be here before we know it, and all kindergartners will need snow pants and snow boots to play on the playground.

  • Second Quarter, your child will be working on Consonant Sounds, Basic Words, and Number Recognition to 20 and beyond.

  • There will be a 1:00 Dismissal on Wednesday, February 15th.  

  • Spring pictures will be Thursday, Feb 16th.

  • All Kindergartners are now responsible for tying their own shoes!

  • No School Monday, February 27.

Mrs. Jenison and Ms. Markwardt


 
 
January 30-February 3

 

Monday, January 30

Literacy:   Unit5/Lesson 8

Phonemic Awareness: Blending Phonemes T43 “Quack, Quack, Quack!” HP29

Word Work:   is, it, and

Read Aloud: Butterflies and Caterpillar to Butterfly

Concept:  Compare and Contrast Text Features and Structures

Activity:  Venn Diagram

Math:   End of Module 3 Assessment

No Homework


 

Tuesday, January 31

Literacy:  Unit 5/Lesson 9

Phonemic Awareness: Blending Phonemes T57 “Pat, Pat, Clap”

Word Work:  a, and, go, like, my

Read Aloud:  In With a Splash and No Fly Zone

Concept: Compare and Contrast Fiction and Nonfiction

Activity:  Turn and Talk

Math:  End of Module 3 Assessment

No Homework

Wednesday, February 1

Literacy:  Unit 6/Lesson 1

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending Phonemes T65 “Itsy Bitsy Spider” HP 27

Word Work:  I, see, my

Read Aloud:  Officer Buckle and Gloria

Concept:  Illustrations tell us more. Part 1

Activity:  Discussion

Math:  Module 4/Lesson 1

Concept:  Composition and decomposition to 5.

Thursday, February 2

Literacy:  Unit 6/Lesson 2

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending Phonemes T81 “First Snow” HP26

Word Work:  I, see, my, like, a, to, and, go, is

Read Aloud:  A Chair for My Mother

Concept:  Illustrations tell us more.

Part 2

Activity:  Detail/Conclusion Page

Math:  Module 4/Lesson 2

Concept:  Model composition and decomposition of numbers to 5 using fingers and linking cube sticks.

Friday, January 27

Literacy:  Unit 6/Lesson 4

Phonemic Awareness: Blending Phonemes T115 “Quack! Quack! Quack!” HP 29

Word Work:  here, go, I, see, is, a, to

Read Aloud:  Forecasting Weather

Concept: Matching Pictures to Words

Activity:  Turn and Talk

Math:  Module 4/Lesson 3

Concept:  Represent story situations with number bonds.

Kindergarten News…

  • PLEASE make sure your child has a warm coat, hat, and mittens/gloves.  Snow will be here before we know it, and all kindergartners will need snow pants and snow boots to play on the playground.

  • Please practice our list of 20 basic kindergarten words.

  • We will be FAST testing in the very near future.

  • All Kindergartners are now responsible for tying their own shoes!  Please practice at home!!!!

Mrs. Jenison and Ms. Markwardt


 
 
January 16-20

 

Monday, January 23

Literacy:  Unit 5/Lesson 7

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending Phonemes T33 “Weather Word Game”

Word Work:  a, like

Read Aloud:  No Fly Zone

Concept:  Compare and Contrast Content in Nonfiction Texts

Activity:  Venn Diagram

Math:  End of Module 3 Assessment

No Homework


 

Tuesday, January 24

Literacy:   Unit5/Lesson 8

Phonemic Awareness: Blending Phonemes T43 “Quack, Quack, Quack!” HP29

Word Work:   is, it, and

Read Aloud: Butterflies and Caterpillar to Butterfly

Concept:  Compare and Contrast Text Features and Structures

Activity:  Venn Diagram

Math:   End of Module 3 Assessment

No Homework

Wednesday, January 25

Literacy:  Unit 5/Lesson 9

Phonemic Awareness: Blending Phonemes T57 “Pat, Pat, Clap”

Word Work:  a, and, go, like, my

Read Aloud:  In With a Splash and No Fly Zone

Concept: Compare and Contrast Fiction and Nonfiction

Activity:  Turn and Talk

Math:  End of Module 3 Assessment

No Homework

Thursday, January 26

Literacy:  Unit 6/Lesson 1

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending Phonemes T65 “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” HP 27

Word Work:  I, see, my

Read Aloud:  Officer Buckle and Gloria

Concept:  Illustrations tell us more about a story. Part1

Activity:  Discussion

Math:  Module 4/Lesson 1

Concept:  Model composition and decomposition of numbers to 5 using actions, objects and drawings.

Friday, January 27

Literacy:  Unit 6/Lesson 2

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending Phonemes T81 “First Snow” HP26

Word Work:  I, see, my, like, a, to, and, go, is

Read Aloud:  A Chair for My Mother

Concept:  Illustrations tell us more.

Part 2

Activity:  Detail/Conclusion Page

Math:  Module 4/Lesson 2

Concept:  Model composition and decomposition of numbers to 5 using fingers and linking cube sticks.

Kindergarten News…

  • PLEASE make sure your child has a warm coat, hat, and mittens/gloves.  Snow will be here before we know it, and all kindergartners will need snow pants and snow boots to play on the playground..

  • All Kindergartners are now responsible for tying their own shoes!

Mrs. Jenison and Ms. Markwardt


 
 
January 9-13

 

Monday, January 9

Literacy:  Unit 4/Lesson 24

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending Phonemes T101 “Going, Going, Gone” HP25

Word Work:  go, an, at, is, to

Read Aloud:  A Dolphin is Not a Fish

Concept: Identify reasons an author gives to support a point (guided and independent practice)

Activity: Graphic Organizer

Math:  Module 3/Lesson 20

Concept: Relate more and less to length.



 

Tuesday, January 10

Literacy:   Unit4/Lesson 25

Phonemic Awareness: Blending Phonemes T115 Guessing Game

Word Work:   go, an, at, is, to

Read Aloud: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

Concept:  Retelling Fiction

Activity:  T Chart

Math:   Module 3/Lesson 21

Concept:  Compare sets informally using more, less, and fewer.

Wednesday, January 11

Literacy:  Unit 4/Lesson 25

Phonemic Awareness: Blending Phonemes T123 “Notice” HP 20

Word Work:  an, see, my, like

Read Aloud:  Birds

Concept: Retelling NonFiction

Activity:  T Chart

Math:  Module 3/Lesson 22

Concept:  Identify and create a set that has the same number of objects.

Thursday, January 12

Literacy:  Unit 5/Lesson 1

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending Phonemes T139 “Oodles of Noodles” HP 17

Word Work:  and, go

Read Aloud:  The True Story of The Three Little Pigs

Concept:  How Readers Make Text to Text Connections (Fiction)  Modeling

Activity:  Discussion

Math:  Module 3/Lesson 23

Concept:  Reason to identify and make a set that has 1 more.

Friday, January 13

Literacy:  Unit 5/Lesson 2

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending Phonemes T149 “Listen and Count”

Word Work:  and, go

Read Aloud:  Goldilocks

Concept:  How Readers Make Text to Text Connections (Fiction) Guided Practice

Activity:  Discussion

Math:  Module 3/Lesson 24

Concept:  Reason to identify and make a set that has 1 less.

Kindergarten News…

  • PLEASE make sure your child has a warm coat, hat, and mittens/gloves.  Snow will be here before we know it, and all kindergartners will need snow pants and snow boots to play on the playground.

  • Second Quarter ends on January 13.

  • There will be 1:00 Dismissals on Friday, January 13,  and Wednesday, January 18th.

  • The PBIS Reward Party will be held Friday for students who qualify.

  • All Kindergartners are now responsible for tying their own shoes!

Mrs. Jenison and Ms. Markwardt


 
 
January 3-7

 

Monday, January 2

 
 

No Class

Tuesday, January 3

Literacy:   Unit4/Lesson 20

Phonemic Awareness: Phonemes T57 “Hickory Dickory Dock” HP 24

Word Work:   at, like, an, see

Read Aloud: Hibernation

Concept:  Identify Main Topic of NonFiction  

Activity:  Graphic Organizer/2 Circle Donut

Math:   Module 3/Lesson 18

Concept:  Compare using more than and the same as.

 

Wednesday, January 4  1:00 Dismissal

Literacy:  Unit 4/Lesson 21

Phonemic Awareness: Blending Phonemes T65 Picture Cards

Word Work:  an, at, a

Read Aloud:  Spiders

Concept: Retelling Important Details from NonFiction (Modeling/Guided Practice).

Activity:  Write 3 Important Details

Math:  Module 3/Lesson 19

Concept:  Compare using fewer than and the same as.

 

Thursday, January 5

Literacy:  

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending Phonemes T81 “Notice” HP 20

Word Work:  like, to, see, I, my

Read Aloud:  Sea Horses

Concept:  Retelling Important Details from NonFiction (Guided Practice)

Activity:  Venn Diagram

Math:  Module 3/Lesson 20

Concept:  Relate more and less to length.

Friday, January 6

Literacy:  Unit 4/Lesson 19

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending Phonemes T91 “Listen and Count”

Word Work:  at, I, see, a

Read Aloud:  Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

Concept:  Identifying Argument and Evidence

Activity:  Discussion

Math:  Module 3/Lesson 21

Concept:  Compare sets informally using more, less, and fewer.

Kindergarten News…

  • PLEASE make sure your child has a warm coat, hat, and mittens/gloves.  Snow will be here before we know it, and all kindergartners will need snow pants and snow boots to play on the playground.

  • Second Quarter, your child will be working on Consonant Sounds, Basic Words, and Number Recognition to 20 and beyond.

  • All Kindergartners are now responsible for tying their own shoes!

Mrs. Jenison and Ms. Markwardt


 
 
December 19-21
 

Monday, December 19

Literacy:   Unit4/Lesson 15

Phonemic Awareness: Blending PhonemesT25 “One, two, three,…” HP22

Word Work:  I, see, my, like

Read Aloud: Catch that Cookie

Activity:  Decorate Ornaments

Math:  Module3/Lesson 16

Concept:  Make informal comparisons of area.

Tuesday, December 20

Literacy:   Unit4/Lesson 16

Phonemic Awareness: Blending PhonemesT33 Number Words

Word Work:   at, I, see, my

Read Aloud: Merry Christmas, Stinky Face

Activity:  Following Directions Activity

Math:   Module 3/Lesson 17

Concept: Compare to find if there are enough.

2:15  Winter Parties

Wednesday, December 21  

1:00 Dismissal

Literacy:  Unit 4/Lesson 17

Phonemic Awareness: Blending Phonemes T43 “Hickory, Dickory, Dock” HP24

Word Work:  I, a, an, at, my, to

Read Aloud:  Olive, the Other Reindeer

Activity:  Writing Activity

Math:  

Roll-a-Tree

 

Thursday, December 22

 

No Class

Friday, December 23

 

No Class

Kindergarten News…

  • PLEASE make sure your child has a warm coat, hat, and mittens/gloves.  Snow will be here before we know it, and all kindergartners will need snow pants and snow boots to play on the playground.

  • Second Quarter, your child will be working on Consonant Sounds, Basic Words, and Number Recognition to 20 and beyond.

  • Please help your child learn to tie his/her shoes.  Teachers will no longer help with this task after Winter Break!

Mrs. Jenison and Ms. Markwardt


 
 
December 12-16

 

Monday, December 12

Literacy:   Unit4/Lesson 15

Phonemic Awareness: Blending Onset and RimeT159 “Humpty Dumpty” HP19

Word Work:  I, see, my, like, a

Read Aloud: The Gingerbread Baby

Concept: Identifying Parts of a Story (Independent Practice)

Activity: Turn and Talk/Graphic Organizer

Math:  Module3/Lesson 15

Concept: Compare using the same as with units.

 

Tuesday, December 13

Literacy:   Unit4/Lesson 16

Phonemic Awareness: Blending Onset and Rime T169 “Rainy Day” HP 13

Word Work:   see, my, to

Read Aloud: The Gingerbread Boy

Concept:  Main Idea  (Modeling).

Activity:  Graphic Organizer/Donut

Math:   MidModule 3 Assessment

No Homework

 

Wednesday, December 14  

Literacy:  Unit 4/Lesson 17

Phonemic Awareness: Blending Onset and Rime T177 “Pat, Pat, Clap”

Word Work:  I, see, my, like, to

Read Aloud:  The Gingerbread Man

Concept: Main Idea (Guided Practice).

Activity:  Graphic Organizer/Donut

Math:  MidModule 3 Assessment

No Homework

Thursday, December 15

Literacy:  

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending Onset and Rime T25 “One, Two, Three…” HP 22

Word Work:  like, to, see, I, my

Read Aloud:  The Gingerbread Girl

Concept:  Comparing 2 Stories

Activity:  Venn Diagram

Math:  MidModule 3 Assessment

No Homework

Friday, December 16

Literacy:  Unit 4/Lesson 19

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending Onset and Rime T33 Number Blending

Word Work:  at, I, see, my

Read Aloud:  Gingerbread Friends

Activity:  Gingerbread Ornaments

Math:  MidModule 3 Assessment

No Homework

 

Kindergarten News…

  • PLEASE make sure your child has a warm coat, hat, and mittens/gloves.  Snow will be here before we know it, and all kindergartners will need snow pants and snow boots to play on the playground.

  • Second Quarter, your child will be working on Consonant Sounds, Basic Words, and Number Recognition to 20 and beyond.

  • Please help your child learn to tie his/her shoes.  Teachers will no longer help with this task after Winter Break!

Mrs. Jenison and Ms. Markwardt


 
 
Dec. 5-9

 

Monday, December 5

Literacy:   Unit4/Lesson 10

Phonemic Awareness: Blending Onset and RimeT101 “Humpty Dumpty” HP19

Word Work:  to, a, my, like

Read Aloud: The Princess and the Pea

Concept: Identifying setting (Guided and Independent Practice).

Activity: Turn and Talk/Illustrate

Math:  Module3/Lesson 10

Concept: Compare the weight of an object to a set of unit weights on a balance scale.

 

Tuesday, December 6

Literacy:   Unit4/Lesson 11

Phonemic Awareness: Blending Onset and Rime T115 “Pat, Pat, Clap”

Word Work:   see, my, an, like

Read Aloud: The Story of HalfChicken

Concept:  Identify the Problem in the Story  (Modeling).

Activity:  Discussion

Math:   Module3/Lesson 11

Concept:  Observe conservation of weight on the balance scale.

 

Wednesday, December 7  

Literacy:  Unit 4/Lesson 12

Phonemic Awareness: Blending Onset and Rime T123 Picture Cards

Word Work:  at, I, see, like

Read Aloud:  Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

Concept: Identify the Problem in the Story (Guided Practice).

Activity:  Turn and Talk

Math:  Module 3/Lesson 12

Concept:  Compare the weight of an object with sets of different objects on a balance scale.

Thursday, December 8

Literacy:  Unit 4/Lesson 13

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending Onset and Rime T139 “Humpty Dumpty” HP 19

Word Work:  like, to, see, I

Read Aloud:  Little Red Riding Hood

Concept:  Identify Solution (Modeling).

Activity:  Identify Problem/Solution and Discuss with a Partner

Math:  Module 3/Lesson 13

Concept:  Compare volume using more than, less, than, and the same as by pouring.

Friday, December 9

Literacy:  Unit 4/Lesson 9

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending Onset and Rime T149 Blending Activity

Word Work:  see, to, like

Read Aloud:  Ira Sleeps Over

Concept:  Identify Solution (Guided Practice).

Activity:  Graphic Organizer

Math:  Module 3/Lesson 14

Concept:  Explore conservation of volume by pouring.

 

Kindergarten News…

  • PLEASE make sure your child has a warm coat, hat, and mittens/gloves.  Snow will be here before we know it, and all kindergartners will need snow pants and snow boots to play on the playground.

  • Second Quarter, your child will be working on Consonant Sounds, Basic Words, and Number Recognition to 20 and beyond.

  • Please help your child learn to tie his/her shoes.  Teachers will no longer help with this task after Winter Break!

  • On the back of this newsletter are 20 Basic Kindergarten words.  Please begin practicing these with your child. The words we work on in class are listed in our newsletters.  There are a total of 50 words each kindergartner will be expected to know by the end of the 4th quarter.

Mrs. Jenison and Ms. Markwardt


 
 
November 28-December 2nd

 

Monday, November 28

Literacy:   Unit4/Lesson 5

Phonemic Awareness: Blending Onset and RimeT43 “Pat, Pat, Clap”

Word Work:  I, see, my, a

Read Aloud: Jack and the Beanstalk

Concept: Identifying characters (Guided and Independent Practice).

Activity: Graphic Organizer

Math:  MAP

 

Tuesday, November 29

Literacy:   Unit4/Lesson 6

Phonemic Awareness: Blending Onset and Rime T57 “My Teddy Bear” HP18

Word Work:  I, see, my, a

Read Aloud: The Little Red Hen

Concept:  Character Traits  (Modeling).

Activity:  Graphic Organizer

Math:   Module3/Lesson 7

Concept:  Compare objects using the same as.

Wednesday, November 30  

Literacy:  Unit 4/Lesson 7

Phonemic Awareness: Blending Onset and Rime T65 “Notice” HP 20

Word Work:  a, to, like, me

Read Aloud:  Jack and the Beanstalk

Concept: Character Traits (Guided Practice).

Activity:  Graphic Organizer

Math:  Module 3/Lesson 8

Concept:  Compare using heavier than and lighter than with classroom objects.

 

Thursday, December 1

K-4 Holiday Concert in HS Auditorium @ 6pm

Literacy:  Unit 4/Lesson 8

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending Onset and Rime T81 Word Sounds Game

Word Work:  I, a, see, my

Read Aloud:  Click, Clack, Moo

Concept:  Character Traits (Independent Practice).

Activity:  Graphic Organizer

Math:  Module 3/Lesson 10

Concept:  Compare the weight of an object to a set of unit weights on a balance scale.

Friday, December 2

 

Literacy:  Unit 4/Lesson 9

Phonemic Awareness:  Blending Onset and Rime T91 Picture Cards

Word Work:  I, see, a, like

Read Aloud:  Goldilocks

Concept:  Setting (Modeling).

Activity:  Follow Oral Directions Activity

Math:  Module 3/Lesson 11

Concept:  Observe conservation of weight on the balance scale.

 

Kindergarten News…

  • PLEASE make sure your child has a warm coat, hat, and mittens/gloves.  Snow will be here before we know it, and all kindergartners will need snow pants and snow boots to play on the playground.

  • Second Quarter, your child will be working on Consonant Sounds, Basic Words, and Number Recognition to 20 and beyond.

  • Please help your child learn to tie his/her shoes.  Teachers will no longer help with this task after Winter Break!

  • K-4 Holiday Concert is on Thursday, December 1.  Doors open at 5:30.  Concert begins at 6.  Kindergartners should be picked up after the K-2 performance is finished.

Mrs. Jenison and Ms. Markwardt


 
 
November 21-25

Monday, November 21
Literacy:   Unit4/Lesson 3
Phonemic Awareness: Blending Onset and RimeT25 “My Teddy Bear” HP18
Word Work:  I, see, my, like
Read Aloud: Tortoise and the Hare
Concept: Identifying the beginning, middle, and end of a story (Independent Practice)
Activity: Graphic Organizer
Math:  Module 3/Lesson 5
Concept: Longer than and shorter than with a 5-stick.
 
Tuesday, November 22
Literacy:   Unit4/Lesson 4
Phonemic Awareness: Blending Onset and Rime T33 “Humpty Dumpty” HP19
Word Work:  I, see, my, like
Read Aloud: The Very Ugly Pumpkin
Concept:  Identifying characters in a story (Modeling).
Activity:  Graphic Organizer
Math:   Module3/Lesson 6
Concept:  Compare the length of linking cube sticks to various objects .
Wednesday, November 23 
 
No School
Thursday, November 24
 
 
No School
Friday, November 25
 
No School
Kindergarten News…
  • Next week, temps are supposed to drop.  PLEASE make sure your child has a warm coat, hat, and mittens/gloves.  Snow will be here before we know it, and all kindergartners will need snow pants and snow boots to play on the playground.
  • Thanksgiving Break is Nov 23-25.
  • Second Quarter, your child will be working on Consonant Sounds, Basic Words, and Number Recognition to 20 and beyond.
  • Please help your child learn to tie his/her shoes.  Teachers will no longer help with this task after Winter Break!
Mrs. Jenison and Ms. Markwardt

 
 
November 14-18

 

Monday, November 14

Literacy:   Unit3/Lesson 12

Phonemic Awareness: Blending Onset and RimeT143 “Oodles of Noodles” HP17

Word Work:  I, see, my

Read Aloud: If You Give a Pig a Pancake

Concept: Making and Justifying Predictions with Fiction (guided practice)

Activity:

Math:  Module 3/Lesson 1

Concept: Compare lengths using taller than and shorter than.

Tuesday, November 15

Literacy:   Unit3/Lesson 13

Phonemic Awareness: Blending Onset and Rime T153 Picture Cards

Word Work:  I, see, my

Read Aloud: Lions

Concept:  Making Predictions about Non Fiction Texts (modeling)

Activity:  Turn and Talk

Math:   Module3/Lesson 2

Concept:  Compare length with string.

Wednesday, November 16  1:00 Dismissal

Literacy:   Unit 3/Lesson 14

Phonemic Awareness: Blending Onset and Rime T163 “Toaster Time” HP15

Read Aloud:  Lions

Word Work:  I, see, like

Concept:  Making Predictions about Non Fiction Texts (guided practice)

Activity:  Turn and Talk

Math:   Module3/Lesson 3

Concept:  Make a series of longer than and shorter than comparisons.

Thursday, November 17

Literacy:   Unit 4/Lesson 1

Phonemic Awareness: Blending Onset and Rime T173  Blending

Read Aloud: The Three Little Pigs

Word Work:  I, see, like

Concept:  Identifying the Beginning, Middle, and End of a Story (modeling)

Activity:  Graphic Organizer

Math:   Module 3/Lesson 4

Concept:  Comparing the length of linking cube sticks to a 5-stick.

Friday, November 18

Literacy:   Unit 3/Lesson 11

Phonemic Awareness: Blending Onset and Rime T181 “Pat, Pat, Clap”

Word Work:  I, see, like

Read Aloud: The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Concept: Identifying the Beginning, Middle, and End of a Story (Guided Practice)  

Activity:  Graphic Organizer

Math:     Module 3/Lesson 5

Concept:  Longer than and shorter than with a 5-stick.

 

Kindergarten News…

  • As our weather continues to be continually changing, please dress your youngster in layers.  Hats and gloves are appreciated!  Morning recess tends to be chilly!

  • There will be a 1:00 Dismissal on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

  • Thanksgiving Break is Nov 23-25.

  • Second Quarter, your child will be working on Consonant Sounds, Basic Words, and Number Recognition to 20 and beyond.

  • Please help your child learn to tie his/her shoes.  Teachers will no longer help with this task after Winter Break!

  • Hearing screenings will take place November 17 and 18.

Mrs. Jenison and Ms. Markwardt


 
 
November 7-11
 

 

Monday, November 7

Literacy:   Unit3/Lesson 6

Phonemic Awareness: Blending Onset and RimeT83 “Little Arabella Stiller”

Word Work:  I, see, my

Read Aloud: The Little Red Hen

Concept: Justifying Predictions Using Evidence

Activity: Prediction Chart

Math:  Module 2/Lesson 8

Concept: Describe and communicate positions of all solid shapes using the words above, below, beside, in front of, next to, and behind.

 

Tuesday, November 8

Literacy:   Unit3/Lesson 7

Phonemic Awareness: Blending Onset and Rime T93 Picture Cards

Word Work:  I, see, my

Read Aloud: Ladybugs

Concept:  Making Predictions about Non Fiction Texts (modeling)

Activity:  Partner Share

Math:   Module2/Lesson 9

Concept:  Identify and sort shapes as 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional shapes.

Wednesday, November 9  

Literacy:   Unit 3/Lesson 9

Phonemic Awareness: Blending Onset and Rime T103 “Pat, Pat, Clap”

Read Aloud:  Giraffes

Word Work:  I, see, like

Concept:  Justifying Prereading Predictions (modeling)

Activity:  T Chart

Math:   Module2/Lesson 10

Concept:  Culminating Task

 

Thursday, November 10

Literacy:   Unit 3/Lesson 10

Phonemic Awareness: Blending Onset and Rime T119 “Pat, Pat, Clap”

Read Aloud: Elephants

Word Work:  I, see, like

Concept:  Justify Prereading Predictions (Guided Practice)

Activity:  Partner Share

Math:   Module 2 Assessment

No Homework

Friday, November 11

Literacy:   Unit 3/Lesson 11

Phonemic Awareness: Blending Onset and Rime T127 Blending Activity

Word Work:  I, see, like

Read Aloud: Goldilocks

Concept:  Justify Prereading Predictions with Fiction (modeling)

Activity:  T Chart

Math:     Module 2 Assessment

No Homework

 

Kindergarten News…

  • As our weather continues to be continually changing, please dress your youngster in layers.  Hats and gloves are appreciated!  Morning recess tends to be chilly!

  • There will be a 1:00 Dismissal on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

  • Thanksgiving Break is Nov 23-25.

  • Second Quarter, your child will be working on Consonant Sounds, Basic Words, and Number Recognition to 20 and beyond.

  • Please help your child learn to tie his/her shoes.  Teachers will no longer help with this task after Winter Break!

  • Hearing screenings will take place November 17 and 18.

Mrs. Jenison and Ms. Markwardt


 
 
October 31-November 4

 

Monday, October 31

Literacy:   Unit3/Lesson 1

Phonemic Awareness: Blending and Segmenting T24 “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep”HP16

Word Work:  I, see

Read Aloud: Cookies Week

Concept: Making prereading predictions with modeling

Activity: Make Predictions/Partner Share

Math:  Module 2/Lesson 3

Concept: Identifying shapes as rectangles

 

Tuesday, November 1

Literacy:   Unit3/Lesson 2

Phonemic Awareness: Blending and Segmenting T32 Picture Cards

Word Work:  I, see, my

Read Aloud: Caps for Sale

Concept:  Making prereading predictions with modeling (Guided Practice)

Activity:  Make Predictions/Partner Share

Math:   Module2/Lesson 4

Concept:  Identifying hexagons and circles

Wednesday, November 2  1:00 Dismissal

Literacy:   Unit 3/Lesson 3

Phonemic Awareness: Blending and Segmenting T42 Pat Pat Clap

Read Aloud:  If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Word Work:  I, see, my

Concept:  Making Prereading Predictions (Independent Practice)

Activity:  Illustrate in Reading Journal

Math:   Module2/Lesson 5

Concept:  Directional words to describe the location of a shape

 

Thursday, November 3

Literacy:   Unit 3/Lesson 4

Phonemic Awareness: Blending and Segmenting T58 “Toaster Time” HP15

Read Aloud: The Doorbell Rang

Word Work:  I, see, my

Concept:  Justify Prereading Predictions (Modeling)

Activity:  T Chart

Math:   Module2/Lesson 6

Concept:  Find and describe shapes using their attributes

Friday, November 4

Literacy:   Unit 3/Lesson 5

Phonemic Awareness: Blending and Segmenting T66 Picture Cards

Word Work:  I, see, my

Read Aloud: Officer Buckle and Gloria

Concept:  Justify Prereading Predictions (Guided Practice)

Activity:  Partner Share

Math:     Module2/Lesson 7

Concept: Name the solid shapes

 

Kindergarten News…

  • As our weather continues to be continually changing, please dress your youngster in layers.  Morning recess tends to be chilly!

  • There will be 1:00 Dismissals on Wednesday, Nov. 2 and Wednesday, Nov. 16.

  • Second Quarter, your child will be working on Consonant Sounds, Basic Words, and Number Recognition to 20 and beyond.

 

Mrs. Jenison and Ms. Markwardt


 
 
October 24-28

 

Monday, October 24

Literacy:   Unit2/Lessons 7

Phonemic Awareness: Beginning Sounds and Words in Oral Sentences/T139

“I Love Colors” HP 10

Word Work:  First Names

Read Aloud: Why do Bedbugs Bite

Concept: Revising your Schema

Activity: Create a Web

Math:  Module 1 Assessment

No Homework

Tuesday, October 25

Literacy:   Unit2/Lesson 8

Phonemic Awareness: Beginning Sounds and Words in Oral Sentences/T149  “Rainy Day” HP 13

Word Work:  First Names

Read Aloud: Bats

Concept:  Expanding and Revising your Schema

Activity:  Schema Web

Math:   Module1 Assessment

No Homework

Wednesday, October 26  

Literacy:   Unit 2/Lesson 9

Phonemic Awareness: Beginning Sounds and Words in Oral Sentences/Name that Word

Read Aloud:  Dump Trucks

Word Work:  First Names

Concept:  Making Relevant and Useful Connections (modeled)

Activity:  Connection Chart

Math:   Module1 Assessment

No Homework

Thursday, October 27

Literacy:   Unit 2/Lesson 4

Phonemic Awareness: Beginning Sounds and Words in Oral Sentences/T169  Identify Beginning Sounds

Read Aloud: Dump Trucks

Word Work:  First Names

Concept:  Making Relevant and Useful Connections (guided and independent)

Activity:  Connection Chart

Math:   Module2/Lesson 1

Concept:  Compare lengths using taller than and shorter than.

Friday, October 28  

Literacy:   Unit 2/Lesson 6

Phonemic Awareness: Beginning Sounds and Words in Oral Sentences/T177  Guessing Game

Word Work:  First Names

Read Aloud: Pumpkin, Pumpkin

Concept:  Wrapping up Schema

Activity:  Anchor Chart (Schema)

Math:     Module2/Lesson 2

Concept:  Compare length measurements with string.

Halloween Parade @ 2:00

Kindergarten News…

  • As our weather continues to be continually changing, please dress your youngster in layers.  Morning recess tends to be chilly!

  • The Jacobson Halloween Parade will be held Friday, October 28 at 2:00.

  • If you have not yet sent PE shoes, PLEASE do so!

  • There will be 1:00 Dismissals on Wednesday, Nov. 2 and Wednesday, Nov. 16.

 

Mrs. Jenison and Ms. Markwardt


 
 
Oct. 10-14

 

Monday, October 10

Literacy:   Lessons 5 and 6

Phonemic Awareness: Beginning Sounds and Words in Oral Sentences/T25

HP8 “Blowing Bubbles”

Word Work:  First Names

Read Aloud:  Sloppy Joe

Concept: Identifying Parts of a Book

Activity: Labeling Activity

Math:  Module 1/28

Concept:  Act out result unknown story problems without equations.

Tuesday, October 11

Literacy:   Lesson 7 and 8

Phonemic Awareness: Beginning Sounds and Words in Oral Sentences/T33  Picture Cards

Word Work:  First Names

Read Aloud: The Napping House

Concept:  Supporting answers with textual evidence (modeling)

Activity:  Turn and Talk to a Buddy

Math:   Module1/Lesson 29

Concept:  Matching a numeral with a dot card and stating one more.

Wednesday, October 12  

1:00 Dismissal

Literacy:   Lesson 9

Phonemic Awareness: Beginning Sounds and Words in Oral Sentences/T43

Read Aloud:  There was a Coyote…

Word Work:  First Names

Concept:  Supporting answers with textual evidence (guided practice)

Activity:  Turn and Talk to a Buddy

Math:   Module1/Lesson 30

Concept:  Make math stairs from 1 to 10.

Thursday, October 13

Literacy:   Lesson 10

Phonemic Awareness: Beginning Sounds and Words in Oral Sentences/T57

Read Aloud: Firefighters and Stop, Drop, and Roll

Word Work:  First Names

Concept:  Reading for Different Purposes

Activity:  Verbal Comparison

Math:   Module1/Lesson 31

Concept:  Draw one more up to 10 in configurations other than towers.

Friday, October 14  *Picture Retakes*

Literacy:   Lesson 11

Phonemic Awareness: Beginning Sounds and Words in Oral Sentences/T65

Word Work:  First Names

Concept:  Identify Different Types of Texts

Activity:  Text Search

Math:     Module1/Lesson 32

Concept:  Draw one more beginning with numbers other than 1.


 

Kindergarten News…

  • There will be 1:00 dismissals on Wednesday, October 12 and October 19.

  • Picture retakes will be on Friday, October 14.

  • Thank you kindergarten families for coming to conferences.  We look forward to a great school year!

  • As our weather continues to be continually changing, please dress your youngster in layers.  Morning recess tends to be chilly!

 

Mrs. Jenison and Ms. Markwardt


 
 
October 3-7

 

Monday, October 3

 

No School

Tuesday, October 4

2:00 Dismissal/Conferences 3-7

Literacy:

Phonemic Awareness: Beginning Sounds/T123

Same Sound Sort

Word Work:  First Names

Read Aloud: Shades of People

Concept:  Similarities and Differences in People

Activity:  Venn Diagram

Math:   Module1/Lesson 25

Concept:  Count 10 objects in linear and array configurations.

Wednesday, October 5

Literacy:

Phonemic Awareness: Beginning Sounds/T139

“I Love Colors” HP 10

Read Aloud:  It’s Okay to Be Different

Word Work:  First Names

Concept:  Similarities and Differences in People

Activity:  Movement Activity

Math:   Module1/Lesson 26

Concept:  Count 10 objects in linear and array configurations.

Thursday, October 6

2:00 Dismissal/Conferences 3-7

Literacy:

Phonemic Awareness: Beginning Sounds/T149

“Rainy Day” HP 13

Read Aloud: Faces

Word Work:  First Names

Concept:  Similarities and Differences in People

Assessment:  Individual Characteristics

Math:   Module1/Lesson 27

Concept:  Count 10 objects, and move between all configurations.

Friday, October 7

 

No School

Notes from the Teachers:

  • If you have not yet done so, please remember to send $2 for your child’s class parties.

  • Please remember to return your Homeroom Parent Sign Up Sheet.

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held Tuesday, October 4 and Thursday, October 6th.

Mrs. Jenison and Ms. Markwardt


 
 
Sept. 26-30

 

Monday, September 26

Pajama Day

Literacy:

9:00 Homecoming Pep Assembly

Phonemic Awareness:Beginning Sounds/T65

Guessing Game

Word Work: First Names

Read Aloud:  How Mountains Are Made

Concept: 4 Basic Landforms (Mountains)

Activity: 4 Window Foldable

Math   Module1/Lesson 19

Concept:  Count 5-7 linking cubes in linear configurations.

Tuesday, September 27

Blackout Day (Wear Black)

Literacy:

Phonemic Awareness: Beginning Sounds/T81

Same Sound Sort

Word Work:  First Names

Concept:  4 Basic Landforms (Hills)

Activity:  4 Window Foldable

Math:   Module1/Lesson 20

Concept:  Reason about sets of 7 varied objects in circular and scattered configurations.

Wednesday, September 28

Wacky Wednesday

Literacy:

Phonemic Awareness: Beginning Sounds/T91

“Baa, Baa, Black Sheep” HP 16

Word Work:  First Names

Concept:  4 Basic Landforms (Plains)

Activity:  4 Window Foldable

Math:   Module1/Lesson 21

Concept:  Compare counts of 8 in linear and array configurations.

Thursday, September 29

Favorite Sports Day

Literacy:

Phonemic Awareness: Beginning Sounds/T101

Compare the Sound

Word Work:  First Names

Concept:  4 Basic Landforms (Valley)

Activity:  4 Window Foldable

Math:   Module1/Lesson22

Concept:  Arrange and strategize to count 8 beans in circular and scattered configurations.

Friday, September 30

School Spirit Day

Literacy:

Phonemic Awareness: Beginning Sounds/T115

What’s the Sound?

Word Work:  First Names

Assessment:  4 Basic Landforms

Math:   Module1/Lesson 23

Concept:  Organize and count 9 varied geometric objects in linear and array configurations.

2:30 Homecoming Parade

Notes from the Teachers:

  • If you have not yet done so, please remember to send $2 for your child’s class parties.

  • Please remember to return your Homeroom Parent Sign Up Sheet.

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held Tuesday, October 4 and Thursday, October 6th.

  • There will be 2:00 dismissals on Tuesday, October 4 and Thursday, October 6th.

  • There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, October 3rd and Friday, October 7th.

Mrs. Jenison and Ms. Markwardt


 
 
Sept. 19-23

 

Monday, September 19

Literacy:

8:45:  Field Trip to Public Library

Phonemic Awareness:Beginning Sounds/T149

Picture Cards

Word Work: First Names

Read Aloud:  I See…

Activity: Nature Walk Observations

Math   MidModule 1 Assessment

No Homework Tonight

Tuesday, September 20

Literacy:

Phonemic Awareness: Beginning Sounds/T25

Same Sound Sort

Word Work:  First Names

Read Aloud:  I  Hear…

Activity:  Sound Jar Investigation

Math:   Mid Module1Assessment

No Homework Tonight

Wednesday, September 21

1:00 Dismissal  

Literacy:

Phonemic Awareness: Beginning Sounds/T33

Picture Cards

Word Work:  First Names

Read Aloud:  I Smell…

Activity:  Smell Predictions

Math:   MidModule1 Assessment

No Homework Tonight

Thursday, September 22

Literacy:

Phonemic Awareness: Beginning Sounds/T43

Choose the Sound

Word Work:  First Names

Read Aloud:  I Feel….

Activity:  Touch Bags

Math:   Module1/Lesson17

Concept:  Count 4-6 objects in vertical and horizontal linear configurations and array configurations.

Friday, September 23

Literacy:

Phonemic Awareness: Beginning Sounds/T57

Same Sound Sort

Word Work:  First Names

Read Aloud:  I Taste…

Activity:  Taste Testing

Math:   Module1/Lesson 18

Concept:  Count 4-6 objects in circular and scattered configurations.

Notes from the Teachers:

  • Please empty your child’s folder nightly and return to school the following day.

  • If you have not yet done so, please remember to send $2 for your child’s class parties.

  • Kindergarten will visit the Public Library on Monday, September 19.  Each child will receive a complimentary book!

  • There will be a 1:00 dismissal on Wednesday, September 21.

Mrs. Jenison and Ms. Markwardt


 
 
Sept. 12-16

 

Monday, September 12

Literacy:

Phonemic Awareness:Beginning Sounds/T105

Name Game

Word Work: First Names

Read Aloud:  Happy is…

Activity: Writing Activity and Expression Page

Math   Module 1/Lesson 13

Concept:  Order and write numerals 0-3 to answer how many questions.

Tuesday, September 13

Literacy:

Phonemic Awareness: Beginning Sounds/T119

Same Sound Sort

Word Work:  First Names

Read Aloud:  Angry is…

Activity:  Writing Activity and The Anger Game

Math:   Module1/Lesson 14

Concept:  Write numerals 1-3.

Wednesday, September 14  

Literacy:

Phonemic Awareness: Beginning Sounds/T127

Picture Cards

Word Work:  First Names

Read Aloud:  Scared is…

Activity:  Writing Activity and This is how I look.

Math:   Module1/Lesson15

Concept:  Order and write numerals 4 and 5 to answer how many questions.

Thursday, September 15

Literacy:

Phonemic Awareness: Beginning Sounds/T133

Identify Sounds

Word Work:  First Names

Read Aloud:  Sad is…

Activity:  Writing Activity and Situation Activity

Math:   Module1/Lesson16

Concept:  Write numerals 1-5 in order.

Friday, September 16

Literacy:

Phonemic Awareness: Beginning Sounds/T143

“Beginning Sounds” Game

Word Work:  First Names

Read Aloud:  My Many Colored Days

Assessment:  Benchmark:  Identifies and shares feelings in appropriate ways.

Independent Reader:  My Feelings

Math:   MidModule Assessment 1

No Math Homework Tonight

Notes from the Teachers:

  • Please empty your child’s folder nightly and return to school the following day.

  • If you have not yet done so, please remember to send $2 for your child’s class parties.

  • Kindergarten will visit the Public Library on Monday, September 19.  Each child will receive a complimentary book!

  • There will be a 1:00 dismissal on Wednesday, September 21.

Mrs. Jenison and Ms. Markwardt


 
 
Aug. 29-Sept. 2

 

Monday, August 29

Literacy:

Phonemic Awareness:  Rhyming Words/T25

“Rhyme Time”

Word Work:  First Names

Activity:  Packet and Sidewalk Chalk Outdoors

Read Aloud:  Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Activity:  Palm Tree Names

Math:  Module1/Lesson4

Concept:  Classify items into 2 predetermined categories.

Tuesday, August 30  Picture Day!

Literacy:

Phonemic Awareness:  Rhyming Words/T31

“Blowing Bubbles” HP8

Word Work:  First Names

Activity:  Packet and Noodle Names

Read Aloud:  Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Activity:  Letter Count

Math:   Module1/Lesson 5

Concept:  Classify items into 3 categories

Wednesday, August 31

Literacy:

Phonemic Awareness:  Rhyming Words/T37

“Simon Says”

Word Work:  First Names

Activity:  Packet and Sand Writing

Read Aloud:  Chicka Chicka 123

Activity:  Graphing the Letters in our Names and Do a Dot Names

Math:   Module1/Lesson6

Concept:  Categories by count.

Thursday, September 1

Literacy:

Phonemic Awareness:  Rhyming Words/T51

Picture Cards

Word Work:  First Names

Activity:  Packets

Read Aloud:  Chicka Chicka 123

Activity:  Find the Missing Number

Math:   Module1/Lesson7

Concept:  Sort by count in vertical columns and horizontal rows.

Friday, September 2

Literacy:

Phonemic Awareness:  Rhyming Words/T57

Rhyming Game

Word Work:  First Names

Activity:  Packets

Independent Reader:  Counting Coconuts

Math:   Module1/Lesson8

Concept:  Answer how many questions to 5 in linear configurations with 4 in an array configuration.

Notes from the Teachers:

  • Please empty your child’s folder nightly and return to school the following day.

  • The kindergartners will have math homework most nights.  Please make sure to complete this with your child and return it to school in his/her take home folder.

  • Ask your child about our Bronco Pride Expectations!  

  • We have had a wonderful first week of school!  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Mrs. Jenison and Ms. Markwardt