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Monday, December 19, 2011

A Pat On The Back

It is always fun to celebrate our success in the classroom and fun way to do this is to give the children a "pat on the back." that lasts all day long!  I think Dr. Jean was the one who I got this original idea from (Teachers: Isn't she amazing?)

Here is picture of a few kids that were super readers this past week and earned a pat on the back!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas List

We have been working on writing lists of things. Today we wrote lists of Christmas Words. Our "kid-writing" (sounding out words) has really begun to grow. The children wrote all of their words independently!

Here are a few pictures of some of their work:




 I have uploaded the worksheet if anyone would like to use it at home for more practice(parents) or in your classroom (teachers.) It's not fancy but it saves time, which we all could use at this time of year!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Magic of the Season

This week I began the elf on the shelf. the box is wrapped with fancy paper, a note from santa and a spray of holiday air freshener . As the kids walk in there is nothing more than the pure joy and magic of the season. Here is the unedited version of them discovering the elf. Listen to their voices, its amazing what magic there is...

Friday, December 2, 2011

Snow

The First Snowfall of Kindergarten!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Leveled Reading

At parent conferences we talked a lot about "leveled reading" Below are a few resourced that explain leveled reading and how you can support it at home. Click on the link for an article:

Learn About Leveled Reading | Scholastic.com


Check out the chart below to see where your child should be to be considered to be "on grade level" you can use this as a guide when choosing "just right" books for them to read independently.

Reading A-Z Correlation Chart

Reading A-Z
Level
Ages Grade Fountas & Pinnell Reading Recovery DRA
Level 4 - 6 K A 1 A-1
Level 4 - 6 K A 1 A-1
Level 4 - 6 K B 2 2
Level 4 - 6 K C 3-4 3-4
Level 4 - 7 1 D 5-6 6
Level 6 - 7 1 E 7-8 8
Level 6 - 7 1 F 9-10 10
Level 6 - 7 1 G 11-12 12
Level 6 - 7 1 H 13-14 14
Level 6 - 7 1 I 15-16 16
Level 6 - 8 1 J 17 18
Level 7 - 8 2 J 17 18
Level 7 - 8 2 K 18 20
Level 7 - 8 2 L 19 24
Level 7 - 8 2 M 20 28
Level 7 - 8 2 M 20 28
Level 7 - 8 2 M 28 28
Level 7 - 9 3 N 30 30
Level 8 - 9 3 N 30 30
Level 8 - 9 3 O 34 34
Level 8 - 9 3 P 38 38
Level 8 - 11 4 Q 40 40
Level 9 - 11 4 Q 40 40
Level 9 - 11 4 R 40 40
Level 9 - 11 5 S 40 40
Level 9 - 11 5 T 40 40
Level 9 - 11 5 U-W N/A 50

Second Quarter is Here!


Goals for 2nd Quarter

·       Math
CCount to 100
·       Count backward from 15
·       Reads #0-30
·       Writes 0-30
·       Make and describe a 2 part pattern
·       Names penny, nickel, dime and value
·       Adding families 0,1,2,3,4 (oral and written)
·       Begin to subtract


Writing
·       Use sound and spelling strategies to write sentences
·       Begins to demonstrate knowledge and use of complete sentences






Reading
·       Knows all letters and sounds
·       Applies sound knowledge to sound out words
·       Is building a sight word vocabulary, knows at least 25 words at this time
·       Begin to read simple text and notice patterns in reading