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# Week 8-Bats

October 9, 2019 by Lauren Kelly

Welcome to 8th week of kindergarten:

This past week we learned about Pumpkins and their life cycles. This week, we week our theme is Bats. Students will learn about what Bats can do, what Bats have on their body, and what Bats are. Students will read, write, and create drawing, diagrams and art projects about bats. We will also be starting math chapter 3 about numbers 6-10, as well as counting to 10 and in reverse.

For Language Arts this week, we will continue learning about on-set rhyming words, word families, and working with our sight words. The sight words that we will work with in class that show up often in our weekly poem are the words: are & some.

Sight word activities to help study weekly sight words:

-Sight word Detective:  For each sight word, write down the sight word with one letter missing. Your child has to tell you the missing letter and then tell you the sight word.

– Roll and Write-Have your child roll a dice and write a sight word the amount of times specified.      – When you have your child write sight words, mix it up and have them write it in pencil, crayon, marker, highlighter, or any other writing choice. Also, you can create a writing sand tray for \$2 from the dollar store. All you need is 1 cookie tray and 1 bag of colored sand. Dump the sand in the cookie tray and your child can write their sight words with their finger or the eraser end of a pencil.

For math this week we will be starting to explore the numbers 6-10. Students will need to know how to read, write, and create the value for the numbers.

HOMEWORK this week: 20 minutes nightly- 10 minutes of reading and 10 minutes of math on ixl.com. For math students are asked to work on any Kindergarten modules from A,B,or C.

Reminders:

•  Box Tops: Oasis is collecting box tops to earn books and curriculum for the school. The class with the most box tops will earn a popcorn party. Please send in any box tops that you have. They do not have to be neatly cut out. Just send them to school with your student in a sandwich baggie.
• Sight Words: Please make sure to be cutting out the sight word sheet that comes home & study them with your student each night! There will be a 1 on 1 quiz on Thursdays. Knowing sight words helps your child to be a better reader.
• Headphones: If you haven’t yet, please send in a pair of headphones for you student. The headphones we use everyday during “Listen to Reading” center during Daily 5 Literacy Block.

Halloween Party: Our class will have a fun Halloween party on Thursday the 31st from 12:30-1:50 p.m.  *3 parent volunteers are needed to run a fun center rotation during this time. Please email me if you would like to help out! ***Students are allowed to wear their Halloween costumes on this day. But no masks, weapons, or full face make-up is allowed.