• January: What is Kindergarten is studying?


    Unit of Study: My 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.


    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)


    Unit of Study: Polar Bears and Penguins

    Essential Question: How do animals adapt to their physical environment?

    Big Idea: Students understand that animals grow and change over time.


    What Comes First? (MONDO)


    Narrative Writing:

    Draw a picture, dictate, and/or write about a time you had fun.

    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.

    Informational Writing:

    Students will learn how to name their topic and write facts about their topic.


    Eureka Math:

    Module 3: Comparison of Length, Weight, Capacity, and Numbers to 10 

    Students will: 

    • compare length and height using taller than and shorter than 
    • compare weight using heavier than, lighter than, and the same as
    • compare volume using more than, less than, and same as
    • compare using more than, fewer than, same as


    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.7 – Compare two numbers between 1 and 10 presented as written numerals.

    K.MD.A.1 – Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.

    K.MD.A.2 - Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has "more of"/"less of" the attribute, and describe the difference. For example, directly compare the heights of two children and describe one child as taller/shorter.

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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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