Ms. Lane, Literacy, Kindergarten

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Literacy Week of February 20th

We will be continuing with Unit 7 in our Literacy Curriculum and continue to explore what plants (living things) need to survive and grow. We will also explore how living things, such as plants, are able to get what they need from their environment.


For phonemic awareness, students will continue to work on blending CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words and will work with the letters “Ee” and “Qq.”


This week for sight words, we will work on the words: “or” “if” “use” “which”

Literacy Week of February 12th

Due to the short week we will be having, students will explore books that are not in our curriculum. We hope these books will bring a lot of joy and a love for reading. 


For phonemic awareness, students will continue to work on blending CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words and will review the letters ‘Zz,’ ‘Ss,’ ‘Jj,’ ‘Ff,’ and short ‘Uu’. In addition to this, they will work on the following sight words: from, one, and are. 

Literacy Week of February 12th

Due to the short week we will be having, students will explore books that are not in our curriculum. We hope these books will bring a lot of joy and a love for reading. 


For phonemic awareness, students will continue to work on blending CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words and will review the letters ‘Zz,’ ‘Ss,’ ‘Jj,’ ‘Ff,’ and short ‘Uu’. In addition to this, they will work on the following sight words: from, one, and are. 

Literacy Week of February 5th

We will be introducing unit 7! Time is going by so quickly! In unit 7, students explore what living things, mostly plants, need to survive and grow. In addition to this, they will learn how these living things get what they need to survive from their environment. 


For phonemic awareness, students will continue to work on blending CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words and will work with the letters ‘Kk’ and ‘Ww’. We will dive deeper into what are digraphs (a combination of 2 letters that make 1 sound - example: ‘sh’). 


Lastly, students received their February sight word list last Friday. This week, we will work on: your, words, their, and how.

Literacy Week of January 22nd

We will be continuing Unit 6 and continue to explore cultures, traditions, and customs of people all around the world! To support our understanding, we will be making a craft of the traditions presented in our texts and talking in depth about what traditions are. We will also learn the sounds of ‘Uu’ and ‘Xx’. Please continue practicing sight words at home. We will be introducing the following sight words from January: “when”, “be”, “this”, and “an”.

Literacy Week of November 27th

We are starting a brand new Literacy unit this week. For the next three weeks, students will be learning about homes. We will read a variety of selections that teach us about different types of home and why homes are important. We will begin to understand why we need homes and how homes are built around the world. We will introduce the letter names and sounds for the letters Bb and Cc. We will be sending home the December sight words on Friday. Please continue to work on sight words with your kindergartener and practice these every night if you can.

Literacy Week of November 13th

This will be our last week in Unit 4, Pushes and Pulls. This week, we will identify how we use pushes and pulls to help us in our daily lives. To do this, we will read stories that are realistic fiction. Students will also be introduced to the letter Ii and the short sound it makes. In addition to this, we will also review the letters Hh, Ll, Tt, and Nn. and Ll. Please continue to work on November sight words with your kindergartener and practice these every night if you can. The sight words we will be going over in class are: up, him, and but. 

Literacy Week of November 6th

We are continuing to work on Unit 4, Pushes and Pulls. This week, we will identify the differences between pushes and pulls. To do this, we will read poems and fictional stories. We will introduce the sound for the letters Nn and Ll. In addition to this, we will practice the following sight words: girl, boy, and for. Please continue to work on November sight words with your kindergartener and practice these every night if you can. 

Literacy Week of October 30th

We are starting Unit 4, Pushes and Pulls. Our big idea for this unit is, how do things move? We will discover the answer to this question through short stories, non-fiction texts, and poems. We will introduce the sound for the letters Tt and Hh. In addition to this, we will practice the following sight words: as, have, and his. Please start the November sight words with your kindergartener and practice these every night if you can.

Literacy Week of October 23rd

This will be our last week in Unit 3. We will be thinking about “how does weather affect you?” and exploring this question through poems, short stories, and non-fiction texts. We will introduce the sound for letter A and review the sounds for letters P, D, S, and M. We will continue working on our October sight words. This week we will be working on: we, am, and as. We will be starting our November sight words this week as November will be a shorter month. Look out for November sight words in Friday folders. Please read the sight words at home for a couple of minutes each night with your student.

Literacy Week of October 16th

We will continue to work on Unit 3 in our curriculum. In Unit 3, we will be learning about the weather! Students will learn and discuss how weather changes and affect the environment through a variety of texts. In addition to this, students will be introduced to the sounds of the letters ‘Dd’ and ‘Pp’. We will be working our October sight words with the words “is” “at” and “in.” Please read the sight words at home for a couple of minutes each night with your student.

Literacy Week of September 25th

In Literacy, we are starting a new unit! In Unit 3, we will be learning about the weather! Students will learn and discuss how weather changes and affect the environment through a variety of texts. In addition to this, students will be introduced to the sounds of the letters ‘m’ and ‘s’. We will finish working on our interactive journals with our remaining letters. We will be introducing our October sight words with the words “has” “you” “of” and “to”. I will be sending home the sight words for the month of October in Friday folders this Friday. Please read the sight words at home for a couple of minutes each night with your student.

Week of Sept. 11 (Literacy)

We will continue Unit 2 this week and discuss how we can show kindness to others through short stories and poems. In our interactive journals, we will be identifying the letters Qq, Rr, Ss, and Tt. In our sight word journals this week we will be writing short sentences with the following sight words: 'see', 'go', 'had', and 'he'.

Week of Sept. 4

Hello Family, 
 
This week we will be starting Unit 2. In this unit we will be answering three essential questions (see below). We will also be introducing short sentences this week, continue adding to our interactive alphabet journal, and practice with rhyming words. 
 
Essential Questions:
  • What does it mean to be kind?
  • How can we be kind?
  • Why should we be kind?
 

Week of August 28th

Hello Families, 
We will be wrapping up Unit 1 this week. The essential question for this unit is, "what is school all about?". We will continue adding to our interactive alphabet journals.