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Sunday, November 23, 2014

We have had a busy 1st trimester in kindergarten!  In Jolly Phonics we have learned 25 of the 42 sounds.  We have learned 23 sight words and are using these words in our writing and recognizing them in our reading.  In our Michael Heggerty Phonemic Awareness program, we have been working on letter names and sounds, beginning sounds, rhyming, as well as segmenting and substituting sounds.  We have been reading Thanksgiving stories and are working on numbers to 20 during math centers.  Jeff Limberg, a Junior Achievement volunteer, started teaching in our classroom last week and will be teaching a total of 5 lessons to our class between November and January.  To learn more about the Junior Achievement program, please visit Remember, this week the students only have school on Monday, November 24th and Tuesday, November 25th.  Wishing all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving!
                                      A Peek At Next Week (and the week of  December 1-5)
Reading: Me and My Family Tree
Vocabulary: related, family tree, cousin
Phonemic Awareness: letter naming, rhyming, onset fluency, blending, identifying final and/or medial sounds, segmenting, adding & deleting phonemes, substituting phonemes, language awareness
Math: Numbers to 100
Handwriting: Jj & Qq & printing numbers 0-10
Popcorn Words: into, for, little, and
Jolly Phonics: z, w, v
Library: Mondays (book return/check out) and Thursdays

Art: Tuesdays
Music: Wednesdays and Fridays
Gym & Recess: Everyday
Things to review and practice: 
Phonics: recognition & sounds of the letters s, a, t, i, p, n, c, k, e, h, r, m, d, g, o, u, l, f, b, j, ai, oa, ie, ee, or
Popcorn words: a, I, it, in, see, big, my, like, up, run, at, on, we, me, am, did, not, is, can, but, to, too, ran
                                                              Read together :)
Reminders: Remember to check and empty green folders every night.  
Book-It reading calendars have been sent home.  Each day that you read with your child, he/she should color the pumpkin.  Calendars will be due at the end of each month.  This program will run through March. 

Report cards will be sent home on Tuesday, December 2nd.  The report card copy is yours to keep.  Please sign and return the report card envelope asap.