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Kindergarten 2 – Blessing

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December 8, 2018                                                                              

Important Dates:

  • Monday: Gym. Wear gym uniform.
  • Wednesday: Library and Show and Tell- letter Dd
  • Thursday, December 13: Dress down day for K-2.
  • Friday, December 14: Christmas Concert at the main Church (not the school).  Please arriver no later than 6:15.  The show starts at 6:30.
  • More parent information can be found online at www.stjaneschool.com/parents

**NEW SCHEDULE FOR HOMEWORK**  Written homework will now be sent home on Mondays and Wednesdays and books will be sent home on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

This is what we worked on this past week:

RELIGION We continued to talk about preparing our hearts for the birth of Jesus during Advent.  The second purple candle will be lit this weekend.  We celebrated the feast of St. Nicholas on Thursday.  He left us a candy treat in our classroom.

MATH:  We worked on identifying the numbers 11-14.  We will continue up to the number 20 in the next few weeks.  Your child should be able to recognize and write the numbers 0-20.

Please continue to practice “quick recall” of math facts.

We have learned how to “subitize”.  This is the skill of being able to recognize the numbers 0-10 in various forms.  Including: ten frames, number words, fingers, tally marks, and dots.

At this time, your child should be able to count to 100.

LANGUAGE ARTS:  The letter of the week was Oo.  We concentrate on one letter a week, however, we practice all letter sounds on a daily basis.

Your child is now reading several stories a week during our “small group” reading time.  It is so important that your child know the letters and the sounds and be able to identify the words from our word wall when reading.  The children should be using their “reading finger” to point at each word as they read.  We have also been focusing on the ending marks on a sentence.  The period, question mark, and exclamation mark.  We continue to identify nouns and verbs.  A noun is a person, place, or thing and a verb is an action word.

We are writing in our journals about 4-5 times a week.  The kids are doing such a great job.  We are focusing on using a capital letter at the beginning of the sentence, space between each word, and an ending mark to end the sentence.  Encourage your child to write at home.

WORD WALL:  I, red, can, yellow, blue, green, the, orange, we, purple, see, black, a, like, brown, zero, one, two, to, go, and, three, four, five, you, do, six, seven, eight, nine.  Practice these sight words on a daily basis.  Take the words off the ring and shuffle them around.  It’s very important to not fall behind on this.  This will help your child to become a successful reader.

CENTERS:    IPADS / LISTENING / WRITING / WORD WORK / MONTHLY ART- poinsettia / MATH- magnetic tangrams / ABC WORK / LETTER ART- octopus

SOCIAL STUDIES:  We started a booklet about Christmas Symbols.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK:  Isabella C.

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Have a nice week,

Mrs. Blessing