Kindergarten with Mrs. Kalny

    Fall has arrived! Woo, woo, my favorite season! 
What a great time all had at the farm! Pony rides, hay rides, feeding all sorts of animals! Reptiles, rabbits, chicks and alpacas. So many animals to see & learn about. We really ourselves & brought home a pumpkin too! Math:
We are moving into Chapter 2. It is a shorter chapter. Vocabulary they need to know are "greater & less." They are comparing numbers from 1 to 5. Assessment coming!
Science: Began last week, the focus this week was on what scientist do: Observe, compare, & sort. Next week we will focus on tools that they use.  
ELA: The students are really enjoying the stories we have been reading every week.  We are discussing the genre's of the stories & all the story elements. So far we have learned about the setting of a story, characters & sequencing. We are also reviewing the vocabulary terms from each story & the high frequency words as well. We began phonics pages & handwriting. Review with them when they are tracing & writing at home, vertical & horizontal lines. We will be moving onto backward circle lines and slant lines next. All these terms will be used in class when learning how to write their numbers & letters. Please be sure they are starting their letters at the TOP line, never at the bottom. Lowercase letters also, some begin at the top line as well, or the dotted line. Please be aware of how they are forming them & remind them as I do in school. Thank you!! :)
Social Studies: We started our social studies Studies Weekly magazine & they really seem to enjoy reading along & completing the last page on the back. Please send these back to school after signing them so I know that you have seen how they did. We do Social Studies on a daily basis as well, through calendar and through some of the stories they read in ELA (Big Books, etc, weekly) Please review the days of the week, after & before, and the months of the year, as well. I am noticing many of them have difficulty following which day comes next & which day came before. We discuss yesterday was the past, today is the present & tomorrow is the future.
I am adding on slowly more subjects each week; religion was started and we have covered how God has created the World & now the focus is on water.  It is a demanding curriculum for the students at this age. With your help, I am sure they will do fine.
Please be sure they are completing their homework every night. Whatever pages I send home, must be completed & sent back the next day in their red folder. They are graded on homework as well. Any incomplete homework pages results in a zero in my grade book & can reflect on their grade, come report card time. Please continue to read with your child every night! It's so important for them. Thank you for your cooperation & understanding & for your child, they are all special!  

For incoming Kindergarten students 2016/2017 school year link for summer work, click here to download.  Summer K Packet 

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Monday: ART
Tuesday: GYM
Wednesday: LIBRARY



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