Week 14- Reindeer

December 10, 2018 by Miss Morrison

This week our theme will be reindeer.  Often, children’s only exposure to reindeer will have been Santa’s flying reindeer.  To be able to engage in an informational study of reindeer without lessening the magic of Christmas, I will differentiate between MOST reindeer and Santa’s special reindeer. During this nonfiction study, we will introduce many nonfiction text features such as maps, diagrams, and headings.

We will also be reading a funny story called The Great Reindeer Rebellion. While still practicing our previous comprehension focuses, we will also be comparing texts more formally.

Your child will be bringing home a Retell Bracelet that they can use during their homework time to practice this oh-so-important skill!

We will be exploring onset and rimes for phonemic awareness.

We are continuing to work on writing informational booklets to share facts. Our kinders did a fantastic job with this new genre of writing last week!

We will be wrapping up our math unit on comparing numbers to 10.

Students will continue to learn about Forces and Motion with our next STEM Challenge- Race Car Ramps!

 

HOMEWORK

Reading:

10 minutes each night. Reading can include reading stories, the poems in the binder, sight words, and working on alphabet sounds and letter names.

SIGHT WORDS SHOULD BE STUDIED EVERY NIGHT (especially those that still have not passed list 1)

Math:

Remember, math should be done for 10 minutes.

Optional IXL objectives:

Review previous skills, particularly those from sections C and G.