Friday, September 20, 2019

Week of September 23rd-27th

We have been growing and making so much progress! I am so proud of every one!!

Events:
Special Schedule:
Monday 23rd- Day 4- Gym
Tuesday 24th- Day 5- Music
Wednesday 25th- Day 6- Art
Thursday 26th- Day 7- Computer
Friday 27th- Day 8- Gym

Reminders:
Please send in your $3.00 for the Fall Festival as soon as possible.
Please continue to read 15 books a month with your child.Books logs are due on September 30th!

Please continue to practice sight words in your child’s folder. Once your child has mastered a list, you may move onto the next list. I have tested all students on list 1 this week!


What we are learning:


Reading: This week we are starting Unit 1, Week 4. The story of the week is Miss Bindergarten Takes a Field Trip with Kindergarten. The question of the week is: How do people in a community cooperate? The phonics skill is initial sounds. The comprehension skill is sequence. Our amazing words are: bakery, fire station, park, post office, library, chaperone. We are learning letters the following letters (uppercase and lowercase):Tt, Uu, Vv, Ww, Xx, Yy, Zz. The high-frequency words are: the, little.

Math: We are on Unit 6- 2D shapes and 3D solids. Our essential question for this week is: How can knowing your shapes help you make new ones?

Writing: We will continue with learning how to write letters and numbers in our handwriting without tears books.

**This week we will be reading about Johnny Appleseed. On September 26th, it’s Johnny Appleseed’s birthday and we will be doing fun crafts and activities throughout the week!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Week of September 16th-20th

We are having SO much fun in Kindergarten! We are learning so much.

Here are some updates for our classroom:

This Week's Specials:
Monday 9/16- Day 7-Computer
Tuesday 9/17- Day 8- Gym
Wednesday 9/18- Day 1- Music
Thursday 9/19- Day 2- Art
Friday 9/20- Day 3- Library (please have your child bring their library book back)

Important Dates:
September 16th- Scholastic book orders are due.
September 20th- a paid Spartan dress down day! If your child brings in $1.00, they may wear jeans and a Spartan t-shirt! Also, hearing screenings will be given this day.

Reminders:

Please send in your $3.00 for the Fall Festival as soon as possible! Thank you! Please continue helping your child with their sight words, writing their names (how to hold a pencil), and the alphabet. The more practice the better! I will begin testing sight words this week. Please continue to have your child read a book every night! They must read 15 books each month to earn a prize. Starting in October, Pizza Hut certificates will be given out each month to those students.


What we are learning:

Reading: This week we are starting Unit 1, Week 3. The story of the week is Plaidypus Lost. The question of the week is: How do families cooperate? The phonics skill is initial sounds. The comprehension skill is sequence. Our amazing words are: platypus, around, lost, found, market, groceries. We are learning letters the following letters (uppercase and lowercase): Oo, Pp, Qq, Rr, Ss. The high-frequency words are: the, little.

Math: We are on Unit 6- 2D shapes and 3D solids. Our essential question for this week is: How do we describe 2D shapes in our world?

Writing: We will continue with learning how to write letters and numbers in our handwriting books.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at ksomers@northschuylkill.net or by phone (570) 874-3661 ext. 3245, or write me a note!



Monday, September 9, 2019

Week of September 9th-13th

We had a great second week of school!!

Here are some updates for our classroom:

This Week's Specials:
Monday 9th- Day 2- Art
Tuesday 10th- Day 3- Library
Wednesday 11th- Day 4- Gym (wear sneakers!)
Thursday 12th- Day 5- Music
Friday 13th- Day 6- Art


Important Dates:
September 9th- PTO meeting @ 6:30 in NSE Cafeteria
September 10th- NSE Picture Day
September 10th- Fall Festival Volunteer Meeting @ 2:00
September 16th- Scholastic book orders are due. Orders can be placed online at scholastic.com/bookclubs using our class code: VZ4WG or send in orders and money to the teacher in your child's blue folders- cash or check made payable to Scholastic Book Clubs.


What we are learning:


Reading: This week we are starting Unit 1, Week 2. The story of the week is We Are So Proud. The question of the week is: How do school children work and play together? The phonics skill is syllables. The comprehension skill is setting. Our amazing words are: proud, preparation, cooperation, creation, float, guide. We are learning letters the following letters (uppercase and lowercase): Ff, Gg, Hh, Ii, Jj, Kk, Ll, Mm, Nn. The high-frequency words are: I, am.

Math: This week in math we will be starting Unit 6- 2D shapes and 3D solids. Our essential question for this week is: How do we classify and sort objects? We will identify 2-dimensional shapes, including circles, triangles, rectangles, and squares.

Writing: We will begin lessons this week with learning proper pencil grip and starting our numbers/letters “at the top”. Our wooden pieces used to make numbers/letters will be introduced as well.

Social Studies: We will continue learning the SPARTY rules. Since our question of the week is about children working and playing together, will we be learning about how to work and play together.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Week of September 3rd-6th, 2019

Thank you for a wonderful first week of Kindergarten! We had so much fun getting to know each other and doing fun activities!

Here are some updates for our classroom:

This Week's Specials:
Tuesday 3rd- Day 6- Art
Wednesday 4th- Day 7- Computers
Thursday 5th- Day 8- Gym (wear sneakers!!)
Friday 6th- Day 1- Music


Important Dates:
September 9th- PTO meeting @ 6:30 in NSE Cafeteria
September 10th- NSE Picture Day
September 10th- Fall Festival Volunteer Meeting @ 2:00
September 16th- Scholastic book orders are due. Orders can be placed online at scholastic.com/bookclubs using our class code: VZ4WG or send in orders and money to the teacher in your child's blue folders- cash or check made payable to Scholastic Book Clubs.

What we are learning:
Reading:
This week we will continue with the story of the week: The Little School Bus. The question of the week is: How do we live, work, and play together? The phonics skill is rhyming. The comprehension skill is character. The grammar skill is nouns. Our amazing words are: first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth. We are learning letters the following letters (capital and lowercase): Aa, Bb, Cc, Dd and Ee. The high-frequency words are: I, am. Please practice these skills with your child!

Math:
We will continue learning and practicing how to listen for signals, which volume level to use while working at centers, and rotating to centers.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Week of Augst 26th-30th

Welcome to Kindergarten!!

I am so excited to have your child in my class. I am looking forward to a fantastic school year. We will be learning a lot of new things and making memories. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me via email: ksomers@northschuylkill.net, by phone: 570-874-3661 ext.3245 or write me a note in your child's blue folder.

Here are some updates for our classroom:

EVENTS:

August 30th: We have a District Wide Pep Rally- free dress down day! Students may wear a Spartan shirt with jeans, sweatpants or shorts.
September 2nd: NO SCHOOL
September 3rd: School resumes

What we are learning:

Reading: We started Unit 1, Week 1. The story of the week is The Little School Bus. The question of the week is: How do we live, work, and play together? The phonics skill is rhyming. The comprehension skill is character. The grammar skill is nouns. Our amazing words are: first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth. We are learning letters the following letters (capital and lowercase): Aa, Bb, Cc, Dd and Ee. The high-frequency words are: I, am.

Math: We are practicing listening for specific signals for when to start, stop, or change something that we are doing in class. Also, we are practicing our volume levels. Which volume level we should be using in different scenarios.

Special Schedule:

Monday 26th- Music
Tuesday 27th- Art
Wednesday 28th- Library
Thursday 29th- PE
Friday 30th- Music

Have a wonderful week and enjoy the holiday weekend! I can't wait to see everyone back on Tuesday, September 3rd!