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Week 1- Starting School

August 19, 2019 by Miss Morrison

Week 1- Starting School 

The beginning of Kindergarten is largely about learning new routines and school expectations, as well as becoming familiar with our room, teacher, and classmates. 

This week, we will be reading about Froggy’s First Day of School. Students will be learning about how to “read the pictures” of a book. This is a way for beginning readers to thoughtfully interact with a book even if the text is not yet accessible to them.  Thinking and talking about what we see characters “thinking, feeling, and doing” is a valuable way to begin to raise reading comprehension. 

In math, we will explore different math manipulatives. These are tools that help us solidify understanding while having hands on fun. 

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I still have my fingers crossed to receive a few more Million Words or Less notes (remember they can be as long or short as you like). I have thoroughly enjoyed reading all of the ones that have been sent. Thank you! 


Normally we will have a homework sheet that you will need to sign off that they did their 10 minutes of reading. We will not start this until next week. But I would highly encourage that you still read with your child this week!! (10 minutes a day, have them maybe practice reading the pictures which they should all know how to do from today)

Reading: Read with your child for 10 minutes each night. Enjoy discussing the story with your child. Take things slow and encourage your child to describe what they notice in the pictures and to share what they are thinking about the characters. 

Log in to ixl using the login info in their binder. After logged in make sure to click on the tab on the top of the page that says math. Then click on kindergarten. Here you will see all the different assignments. The ones posted on these weekly blog posts will be the ones I would like you to try for the week. 
Remember, math should be done for 10 minutes. 

Optional IXL objectives: 
Monday- A.1 Identify numbers – up to 3 
                A.2 Learn to count to 3 
Tuesday- A. 3 Count pictures – up to 3 
                     A.4 Count shapes – up to 3 
Wednesday- A. 3 Count pictures – up to 3 
                     A.4 Count shapes – up to 3 
Thurs- A.5 Count using stickers – up to 3 
           A. 6 Count on ten frames – up to 3 

Optional math extension: Count small objects with your child. Have them move each object as it is counted. Have them count as high as they can. Some ideas for objects are cereal, pennies, tiny toys (Shopkins or Hot Wheels or LEGO pieces or whatever your child has a bunch of). 

Your child will also get to decorate a paper for the front of their binder. This is open ended and totally up to you and your child. Some options are stickers, drawings, photographs, or some combination. Your child can decorate the binder page whichever night you choose.