Kindegarten
  • October: What is Kindergarten is studying?


    ELA: Unit of Study- Building Classroom Communities 

    Essential Question: What does good behavior look like?

    Resources:

    The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

    The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

    Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate

    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. 

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin Jr. 

    If you Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff

    Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus

    Spot Goes to the Park by Eric Hill

     

    Unit of Study: School Community

    Essential Question: Why do school communities have rules?

    Big Idea: Students understand that they must  follow rules at school and in the classroom to be responsible citizens.

    Resources

    Little Bears (Mondo)

    No, David! by David Shannon

    Itch!, Itch! (Mondo)

    David Gets in Trouble by David Shannon

    Let’s Sing It!(Mondo)

    Poor Dog Bright! (Mondo)

    Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard

    Who Lives in the Sea? (Mondo)

     

    Writing: Narrative Writing

    • Students will learn how to draw clear and detailed pictures to tell a story. In addition, students will also label their pictures to give the reader more information about their pictures.

     

    Go Math!: 

    Chapter 2: Using their knowledge of numbers 0 to 5 students will compare numbers.

    • Use matching and counting strategies to compare sets with the same number of objects, when the number of objects is one greater than, when the number of objects is one less than
    • Make a model to solve problems using a matching strategy
    • Use a counting strategy to compare


    Chapter 3: Students will represent, count and write numbers 6 to 9.

    • Model and count objects
    • Represent a number with number names and written numeral
    • Use a drawing to make 10 from a given number
    • Count forward from a given number
    • Solve problems by using the strategy make a model and act it out

     

    Common Core Learning Standards:

    K.CC.C.6 - Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g., by using matching and counting strategies.

    K.CC.A.3 - Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).

    K.CC.B.5 - Count to answer "how many?" questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects.

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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:
    Letter(s) of the Week:  Please complete the assigned letter worksheets and review the letter(s) of the week with your child daily.  
    Math sheet: Please complete the assigned Math worksheets. Practice counting, recognizing, and writing numbers up to 5.
    Reading: Your child should be reading every day for 10-15 minutes.  You may 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 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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