Kindegarten
  • June: What is Kindergarten is studying?


    ELA: Unit of Study: Families

    Essential Question: How are families the same and different?

    Big Idea: Students will understand families have traditions and cultures that share common characteristics and differences that make them unique. 

    Resources

    Marvelous Me Inside and Out (All About Me) By Lisa Bullard

    Always Anjali by:  Sheetal Sheth

    Families by Shelley Rotner and Sheila M. Kelley

    What is a Family? (Poem) By Lucy Kemp Henry  

    Our Family Comes From “Round The World” (Poem) By Mary Ann Hoberman

    MONDO Focus:

    • Students will be reading fiction and nonfiction texts and focusing on C.A.P. skills
    • Students will continue making predictions, making connections, making simple inferences, identifying the main idea, and retelling a story.

     

    Writing: Opinion Writing

    • Students will use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic and state an opinion or preference about the topic.  

     

    Go Math!: 

    Chapter 9: Students will be able to identify and describe two-dimensional shapes.

    • Identify and name two-dimensional shapes
    • Describe attributes of shapes
    • Use words like alike and different to compare two-dimensional shapes 

    Chapter 10: Students will identify three-dimensional shapes.

    • Analyze and compare attributes of three-dimensional shapes
    • Identify name and describe three-dimensional shapes

    Common Core Learning Standards:

    K.G.A.2 - Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.

    K.G.B.4 - Analyze and compare two- and three-dimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices/"corners") and other attributes (e.g., having sides of equal length).

    K.G.B.6 - Compose simple shapes to form larger shapes. For example, "Can you join these two triangles with full sides touching to make a rectangle?"

    K.G.A.1 - Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as abovebelowbesidein front ofbehind, and next to.

    K.G.A.3 - Identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, "flat") or three-dimensional ("solid").

    K.G.B.5 - Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components (e.g., sticks and clay balls) and drawing shapes.

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    Kindergarten Homework, what to expect?


    Homework is a crucial part of your child's active learning process and essential to their academic progress. Please make sure that all homework is completed daily. 
    • Please remember, you are there to support your child's learning, but homework needs to be completed by your child.  
    • Please sign your child's homework daily.
    Kindergarten homework is as follows:
     
    Sight Words of the Week:  Please complete the assigned sight word worksheets and review the sight words with your child daily.  
    Math assignments: Please complete the assigned Math workbook pages daily. Practice adding, subtracting, counting, recognizing, and writing numbers up to 100.
    Reading: Your child should be reading every day for 10-15 minutes on Raz-Kids.  You may also read to your child, your child may read to you, or you can read together.  Please make sure to discuss what is happening/happened in the story with your child to ensure that they are understanding what is being read. The more you read the better you get! 
     
    The following Homework Rubric will be introduced this month:

    4: My work is complete, correct, and neat.  I also did extra work.

    3: My work is complete, correct, and neat.

    2: My work is incomplete, incorrect, and/or needs to be neater.

    1: My work is not done.

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