Week 19- Dassies

January 28, 2019 by Miss Morrison

Our learning this week will center around dassies. We will read both a nonfiction text and the story The Three Little Dassies by Jan Brett. You may be wondering what dassies are. They are small mammals, also known as rock hyrax. They are interesting and adorable and they will be helping your child strengthen their comprehension and discussion skills.

We will be writing reports about dassies this week. Our pages will include information about their habitat, diet, adaptations, and fun facts.

Our Desert Habitat research project is just around the corner (we will be beginning next week). If you haven’t already, please send in a small/regular shoe box (please no extra large/boot type) if you are able. If you have an extra you don’t mind sending in, it is always appreciated as not everyone is able to send a shoe box in. We will also need sandpaper, green and blue felt, and rocks.

In math we will be continuing our unit focus on teen numbers. Developing the understanding of these numbers as “10 and some more” is foundational to strong number sense and can be a bit tricky (also some of the names are just weird so continued reinforcement can be very beneficial for our Kindergartners).

HOMEWORK

A revised homework log will be coming home. While it looks different, things are pretty much staying the same for Kindergarten. If you have any questions just let me know.

Reading:

10 minutes each night. Reading can include reading stories, the poems in the binder, and sight word fluency.

Math:

Remember, math should be done for 10 minutes each night.

Monday- D.15 Count blocks – up to 20

Tuesday-  D.16 Count tens and ones – up to 20

Wednesday- D.16 Count tens and ones – up to 20

Thursday- D.17 Write tens and ones – up to 20