Kindergarten with Mrs. Kalny

Thanksgiving is around the corner. We will be focusing on this special holiday up until Thanksgiving recess.   Winter is approaching, please practice with your child, zipping, buttoning & how to put on their jackets. It is just me at dismissal time, some days I cannot get to all of them. Thank you! Have a wonderful, blessed & Happy Thanksgiving! :)        

Math: Chapter 4 focuses on numeral 10.  They will learn the many ways to make 10.  They will also need to know to identify in word form "ten."   Discuss the many ways to make 10.  Ask them about it, see if they remember the days lesson! You can use pennies, quarters, macaroni anything, for counters. The counters we use in school are red on one side & yellow on the other, only. We also use connecting cubes as well.  
Science: This week: Plants, what they need to grow. Parts of a plant. (Coincides with our Literacy story of this week & parts of a pumpkin we learned last week)   

Social Studies: End of this week. Where we Live. We ran out of time to complete this weeks, please send home what they completed in SS, (address) They will be practicing their address/phone number for handwriting. 

 ELA: This week: Thanksgiving stories will be focused on this week, preparing for Thanksgiving. We will continue with our weekly literacy stories next week.   Focus-characters in a story, setting of a story, genre: Informational Text.  High frequency words, Dolch word list. They should be able to identify these words in a sentence. Discuss sentences are made of words, words are made of letters. Letters make sounds to form words. Sentences begin with an uppercase letter & end with a period, exclamation point or question mark. We have also been discussing what words are nouns in a sentence. They need to know this. Proper nouns as well are being discussed. 

Religion: God is Our Creator: God Made Us.  Thanksgiving, the Pilgrims & the religious reasons for them coming to this country.  Ordinary Time, Advent. Liturgical Calendar- Church calendar. 

Handwriting: Letters, E, e, F,f, G, g, review alphabet. Review letters, C, e, f- lower & uppercase.     Always begin at top line or dotted line for lowercase letters. Be sure you are noticing how your child holds the pencil, we remind them every day the proper way to hold one. Be sure they are forming letters correctly. 
For incoming Kindergarten students 2018/2019 school year link for summer work, click here to download.  Summer K Packet.  Click here for book report page.     

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Monday: Art
Tuesday: Library/Computer
Wednesday: Physical Education
Friday: Library/Computer & LOTE