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Week 22-Dassies

January 28, 2020 by Lauren Kelly

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. Dassies 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 about unknown subjects.

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

Our Desert Habitat PBL unit 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 any extras you don’t mind sending in, it is always appreciated as not everyone is able to send a shoe box in. As of right now, I have only received a few boxes. 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).



10 minutes each night. 

Reading should include a variety of the following activities

– reading stories (your child should at times be the reader and at other times be the listener)

– reading the poems in the binder

– working on alphabet sounds and letter names (students have mastered sounds and names should be shifting this practice time to noticing these within their own reading and writing)

– sight word games/practice.


10 minutes each night.

This week, any objectives in the D section would be great ones to spend time on.

Your child can explore any other objectives they are interested in. Reviewing and increasing fluency in any previous skill sections is also a good use of their time. Remember, real world practice of these skills is also great for building up their foundational skills.