Kindergarten

 

Hello. I am very excited to be your child’s teacher. I look forward to getting to know you and your child. Your child will be learning and adjusting to new routines and tasks that are expected in Kindergarten. Some of these tasks include the following: holding pencils correctly, turning pages of their books and finding the correct page, writing their names on all their papers, following directions, etc. Many of these tasks we take for granted, but in Kindergarten it does take effort from the children. 

Kindergarten is an exciting and important year. Your child will be learning reading and math skills that will provide the basis for future skill development. The children will also show tremendous growth this year not only academically, but socially, emotionally and spiritually. It’s going to be a wonderful year! 

Some of the things we will be learning about during June:

Reading/ELA
The Superkids Club.
Phonemic Awareness and Phonics: Zz/z/, Long Vowel Sounds
Handwriting: Upper and Lowercase Zz
Writing: Correct Spacing, capitalization, and punctuation in sentences
Grammar- Plural ending –s, Distinguish between singular and plural nouns
*Review of letters, letter-sounds, & Capitalization for names
*Printing our names with proper letter formation (First letter capitalized and the rest lowercase)
*Proper letter formation (We use the Zaner-Bloser manuscript handwriting style)
*Illustrating a picture and dictating/writing a sentence to go with it.
* Story Elements, Drawing Conclusions, Sequencing, Ask & Answer questions about a story
*Recognize and produce Rhyming Words.
*Orally blend sounds to form words, e.g., given the sounds /k/. . ./a/ . . ./t/, blend to make cat
*Consonants and Short Vowels sound review.
*The students should be practicing their knowledge of letter sounds to make, blend and read decodable words. For example, cot, cat, can, man, mat, etc.

*Some of the memory words we will be working on this month are: I, a, the, of, no, for, Supernoodle, put, to, like, said, you, was, with, are. These words need to be memorized & practiced on a consistent basis at home. Recognizing memory words automatically blending sounds together to read words is the key to becoming a fluent reader. Doing so will increase reading fluency.
* We will practice the proper formation of capital and lowercase letters as well as printing the letters the correct way on the primary writing paper. We use the Zaner-Bloser Handwriting style.

Math- Addition and Subtraction facts within 5.

Science - * Lifecycles (Hatching Chicks) The students patiently waited and observed the growth and development of embryos inside fertilized eggs. We put our eggs in our incubators on April 30th. It takes 21 days for the embryo to grow and on the 21st if it is healthy enough it should hatch on the 21st day. Between May 20th-22nd we had 12 chicks successfully hatch out of their eggs.

Social Studies -  *Patriotic Symbols of the United States  *Flag Day

Religion -  *God and God’s special gift to us is Jesus

Important Dates:
*June 14th-Flag Day
June 14th- Field Day
June 17th- Field Trip
*June 18th – Graduation Closing Ceremony 1:00pm

Birthday’s:
June26th-Eve
July 1st- BellaRose
July 2nd- Alayah
July 15th - Billy
August 27th - Lincoln

Ms. Karla Menchette - Lead Teacher    kmenchette@cawb.org         Mrs. Patty Dils  - Aide

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The Kindergarten classroom is an exciting place to be. It is a place where children grow spiritually, academically, socially and find that learning is fun.

We have a strong academic program in Kindergarten. Reading, Phonics, Writing and Language take up a big part of our day. The children also have a daily Math and Religion lesson. In addition to our daily lessons, the students will be exposed to Science and Social Studies. We won't forget many special and fun activities throughout the year.  Thanksgiving Feast, Gingerbread Man Unit, Christmas Pageant and Hatching chicks from eggs are just a few of the special times for the Kindergarten class.

Children that are ready for more challenging work are advanced and those that need a little extra help are given individual instruction.

Kindergarten students will also take part in our special subjects.  During the week, the class will participate in Art, Spanish, Physical Education, Computer, Music and Library Class.

This is an important time in a young child's life. We want to provide a secure and happy environment that will promote a love of learning and a classroom where each child will succeed and be proud of their accomplishments.

Some  great learning sites:

http://www.starfall.com
http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/SumSense/sumadd.html
http://www.oswego.org
http://illuminations.nctm.org 
http://www.funbrain.com

Mrs. Patty Dils Aide

Miss Karla Menchette - Kindergarten
kmenchette@cawb.org