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1 Newsletter August 22-26, 2016 Contact: Ms. Sobh or (678) This Week We Are Everyday Mathematics: 1-6 Reading, ordering, comparing whole numbers; one more and one less 1-7 ing by 1 and 5, using tally marks to organize and predict data 1-8 Represent numbers using tally marks, make predictions about he outcomes of dice rolls Handwriting Without Tears: Draw and write personal experiences Respond to literature Letter formation Language Arts: Unit 1 School Listening for first, middle, last, or missing sounds 1-9 forward by 1s, order whole numbers, use a calendar to answer questions about days, weeks, months and dates 1-10 objects by 1s and 5s, represent numbers using tally marks, compare pairs of whole numbers Read Alouds: Wolf! Syllables and Word Parts Phonological and Awareness Names, rhymes, listening, classifying, and rhythm Reminders and Notes Science: Living and Nonliving Things Social Studies: Homework begins this week! Homework instructions can be found in the agenda. Homework will be placed in the bring back side of the binder. Your child will begin their homework after snack each afternoon. Be sure to review and check it at home each night. We Are A Family at Home

2 Newsletter August 22-26, 2016 Contact: Ms. Sobh or (678) This Week We Are Everyday Mathematics: 1-6 Identify attributes and sort objects using attributes 1-7 Introduce volume through sand and water play 1-8 Introduce bar graphs using age and birthdays 1-9 Introduce patterns through multisensory activities 1-10 Color patterns Handwriting Without Tears: Draw and write personal experiences Respond to literature Letter formation Language Arts: Unit 1 School Listening for first, middle, last, or missing sounds Read Alouds: Look Out Kindergarten, here I Come!, One, Two, Buckle My Shoe, One Hungry Monster, Boomer Goes to School Science: Songs 10 Little Ducklings Phonological and Awareness Names, rhymes, listening, classifying, and rhythm Living and Nonliving Things Social Studies: We Are A Family at Home Reminders and Notes Homework begins this week! Homework instructions can be found in the agenda. Homework will be placed in the bring back side of the binder. Your child will begin their homework after snack each afternoon. Be sure to review and check it at home each night.

3 Skills for the Week Whole Awareness Beginning Sounds Calendar Letter Names Pp, Qq, Rr, Ss, Tt * Month, Day of the Week, Date, * Weather Check *School Days *Assign weekly jobs how many days we have been in Kindergarten Lesson Plans Kindergarten- Ms. Sobh Week: August Vocabulary Antonyms Fluency Pause for Punctuation Comprehension Skill: Understanding Characters Strategy: Infer/ Predict Language Arts Nouns for Places Narrative Writing Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday * Month, Day of * Month, Day of * Month, Day of the Week, Date, the Week, Date, the Week, Date, * Weather Check * Weather Check * Weather Check *School Days *School Days *School Days how many days we have been in how many days we have been in how many days we have been in * Month, Day of the Week, Date, * Weather Check *School Days how many days we have been in

4 Whole Whole and Small s Social Studies/ Science Apples Math Read Apples for Everyone by Jill Esbaum and do an apple investigation OBJ: To explore the properties of apples. Activity 1.13 Comparing Body Heights to Objects Getting to Know Numbers: 9 OBJ: To provide practice with comparing lengths. Read Apples by Ken Robbins and do an apple experiment: What keeps an apple from turning brown? OBJ: To introduce the scientific method. Activity 1.14 Reviewing Numbers Getting to Know Numbers: ing Book OBJ: To reinforce counting and recognizing numerals Read The Seasons of Arnold s Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons and complete a diagram of the seasons of an apple tree OBJ: To explore how apple trees change throughout the Activity 1.15 Shape Puzzles Comparing Numbers OBJ: To provide experiences with manipulating and combing shapes. Read Out and About at the Apple Orchard by Diane Mayr and have an apple taste test OBJ: To compare and contrast different varieties of apples. Activity 1.16 Exploring Ten Frames Exploring Shape Combinations OBJ: To use ten frames to explore numbers and number relationships through 10. Read The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall and make apple pies OBJ: To follow a recipe. Project 1 We Live Here Mural OBJ: To enlarge and enrich children s awareness of numbers and their uses in a variety of contexts. Journeys Whole Lesson 2 Going to School Essential Question: Why do we have rules at school? -Begin with a Song: We ve Got the Whole Class, T106 Awareness: -Speaking and Listening: Establish Routines for Transitioning, T124 Awareness: -Speaking and Listening: Play Simon Says T140 Awareness: Beginning Sounds, -Speaking and Listening: Talk About Manners, T152 OBJ: Explore ways -Speaking and Listening: Establish Routines for Small- Work, T162 OBJ: Explore ways

5 Daily Language - Opening Routines - Oral Vocabulary - Awareness Beginning Sounds, T118 OBJ: Isolate and pronounce the beginning sound in a word. Beginning Sounds, T126 OBJ: Isolate and pronounce the beginning sound in a word. T142 OBJ: Isolate and pronounce the beginning sound in words. to be respectful to our classmates. to problem solve when working in small groups. Word Work - Letter Names - High-Frequency Words Skills and Letter Names: Pp, T119 p.9 Introduce Words to Know: like, T120 p.10 names Aa-Oo. write the letters Pp. Read this week s high-frequency word by sight. Read Aloud Book: Friends at School, Letter Names: Qq, T127 p.11 Words to Know: like, T129 names Aa-Pp. write the letters Qq. Read this week s high-frequency word by sight. Introduce the Big Book, T Letter Names: Rr, T143 p.12 Phonics & Fluency -Concepts of Print: Book Handling, T144 names Aa-Qq. write the letters Rr. Identify book parts. Develop book handling skills. Follow pictures from left to right, and page by page. Student Book: We Go to School, T145 Letter Names: Ss, T154 p.14 names Aa-Rr. write the letters Ss. Vocabulary Strategies: Letter Names: Tt, T164 p.15 names Aa-Ss. write the letters Tt. Extend the Topic: Domain-Specific

6 Strategies - Reading - Fluency - Comprehension T108 -Model Fluency, T108 -Thinking Through the Text, T Respond to the Read Aloud Book, T OBJ: Listen and learn about children at Ask and answer questions about a text. Practice making inferences about a text. Discuss and make inferences about a text. Explore the reasons for school rules. Explore an author s purpose for writing. Read the Big Book: How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? T Respond to the Big Book, T OBJ: Build background for How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? Introduce the comprehension skill and strategy. Learn new words from How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? Listen to a story about dinosaurs who go to Explore the reasons for rules at Show understanding of the characters in a story. Dig Deeper: How to Analyze the Text -Understanding Characters: reread the Big Book, T147 p.13 Your Turn: Write about reading, T148 Enrich Vocabulary: Talk About School, T149 OBJ: Develop oral language skills to tell a story and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas about it clearly. Develop book handling skills. To understand a story s characters and why they behave as they do. Use information in text to understand characters. Write a response to a story. Talk about school rules. Antonyms, T155 Connect to the Topic: Informational Text: My School Bus, T156 OBJ: Identify antonyms. Make connections from text to text, text to self, and text to world. Vocabulary, T165 Independent Reading, T165 -Reading Log OBJ: Identify reallife connections between words and their use. Use words learned from reading and being read to. Read with a purpose and understanding.

7 Whole Small s Grammar and Writing Writing Prompt: Draw and write about your friends at Small s Options for Places, T122 Labels, T123 OBJ: Use nouns for places. Dictate labels. Vocabulary Reader: At School, T174 Word Study: Match Letter Pairs, T102 OBJ: To expand students vocabulary. To match uppercase and lowercase letters. for Places, T138 Labels, T139 OBJ: Use nouns for places. Dictate labels. Differentiate Comprehension: Understanding Characters; Infer/ Predict Strategy, T176 Comprehension and Fluency: Talk About Dinosaurs, T102 OBJ: Use the infer/ predict strategy to understand the characters in a story. Tell stories about dinosaurs using pictures. Ask and answer questions about rules at for Places, T150 Labels, T151 OBJ: Use nouns for places. Dictate and trace labels. Differentiate Awareness & Fluency: Beginning Sounds; Pause for Punctuation, T Leveled Readers: SR: My Backpack, T180 OL: Show and Tell, T181 A: Helping Mr. Horse, T182 OBJ: Practice reading skills. for Places, T160 Labels, T161 -Focus Trait: Word Choice OBJ: Use nouns for places and people. Dictate or write labels. Differentiate Vocabulary Strategies: Antonyms, T184 Think and Write: At School, T102 OBJ: Identify opposite words. Draw and talk about for Places, T166 Labels, T167 Focus Trait: Word Choice OBJ: Use nouns for places. Dictate or write labels. Options for Reteaching: Beginning Sounds; Letters Pp, Qq, Rr, Ss, Tt; Understanding Characters, T OBJ: Review beginning sounds, letter recognition, and understanding characters.

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