Friday, March 20, 2020

Friday, March 20, 2020-Chalk Your Walk!

I posted this photo to our class Instagram ot_kindergarten. If you have chalk, go outside and draw some pictures or write a note to me and your friends! Send me a picture of it. I will post the photos to our Instagram and webpage :) 
*Please keep track of any written work and place in folder that was sent home- date work.

*Take time throughout the day for snack, lunch, recess, playtime, brain breaks, & fresh air!

*During this social distancing and school closure period, I encourage you and your child(ren) to continue to find ways of connecting with friends and family. Make a phone call, enjoy a video chat, write an e-mail, or send a note! 

*Please note that this schedule can be spread throughout the day and is not meant to be done in one sitting or in any particular order. I have emailed an “editable homeschooling schedule” that may help you organize your day.

Morning News: click the link March 20, 2020 KC News 

*We read the morning news together every morning. One student points to the words and reads the news while the rest of the class follows. Please have your child read the news and find sight words in the news. If you have a printer, you can print the news and have them highlight sight words on paper. If you don't have a printer, your child can just point to the sight words that they find in the news!

Sing the Friday song and the March song to your families!

“Today is Friday, Today is Friday. All day long, all day long. Happy happy Friday, Happy Happy Friday! All day long, all day long!” 

This is March. The wearing of the green. Leprechauns and Shamrocks. On St. Patrick’s Day are seen. (each line is echoed)

What day was yesterday? What day is tomorrow? What kind of weather is it outside today? 


- Students will practice RED WORDS. Red words are words we can READ and SPELL. Red words are now attached to your child's word list that comes home every day. Use the Red Word poster you made to practice being the teacher! Grab a “pointer” (kitchen spoon or ruler) and “arm tap” your red words. *Practice the tricky ones!- has, his, was, she


- Students will review sight word lists. Please have your child read and practice his/her sight word lists. Students should recognize and read sight words while reading books from their book pouches. Below is a link to our "sight word powerpoint", which we use in school to practice words. Please review sight words using the powerpoint. 

Sight Word Powerpoint Link

*If your child is having trouble with any sight words, don’t keep going! Stop and “master” the ones they know first. *Ways to get better at sight words- arm tap them, rainbow write them (write over and over using 3 different color crayons), and find them in books while reading!

Reading Workshop:

- Find and write three sight words you read in one of your books today.   

- Who is your favorite character in one of your books? Why did you like that character?

- Keep making connections to stories you read.

Reflection - i.e.- I liked "Sara" because she helped her friends.

Connection - i.e. "Sara" helped her friend when he lost his hat and once my friend “Joey” helped me when I dropped my pencil box in the classroom.

- Please read a story to your child each night before bed. Continue to fill in your blue log “Read to Make a Difference” in your folder for as many minutes you read.

*Find sight words while you are reading

*Use strategies to figure out unknown words

*Look at print - the word begins with b (bunny not rabbit) 

*Use pictures to help

*Sound the word out in “chunks”


Library- please direct your child to Mrs. Straubinger’s webpage to find fun and exciting activities for today! Click her e-Learning tab for Kindergarten assignments! You can even read with Mrs. Boyce! Ms. Straubinger also has a tab that’s called “Kindegarten”. Under that tab she has AWESOME links to different websites you can explore. I will share some of them here too!

Literacy Center play and learn

Mo Willems

Writing Workshop:

- Today, write a letter telling me why you like spring! Ask me why I like spring!

Sentence starter: I like spring because…

Ideas: the weather is warmer, I can ride my bike outside, flowers start to bloom... 

- Your child will continue to practice writing strategies already taught. I refrain from telling them how to properly spell everything so that they will become confident, independent writers. Please continue to do so. Any writing they do will help keep the stamina for writing.


- In writing workshop students have been writing letters to express feelings through writing.

- Students have learned the parts of a letter: date, greeting, body, closing/signature.

- Telling sentence: uses a period.

- Asking sentence: uses a question mark and needs an answer. 




- Use 10 of your counters for "Ways to Make 10".  Take your red and yellow counters, put them in a cup, shake, and toss them onto the table. When they land, sort them on the table by color. Figure out how they make 10! Do you have 4 red counters and 6 yellow counters? Do you have 5 red counters and 5 yellow counters? Do this a few times to get different ways to make 10! 


Additional math resource:

Science, Social Studies, Health:

- Happy Spring! Draw me a picture of what SPRING looks like- flowers budding, rain, animals coming out of hibernation, birds, bunnies, sunshine, grass, etc. 


- Check out the Cincinnati Zoo or the San Diego Zoo for a home safari! 

Cincinnati Zoo San Diego Zoo

- On Tuesdays, please direct your child to Mrs. Gambuti’s Launch Pad webpage where you will find Science lessons/activities. Her name can be found on the TBD website teacher drop down (just like you found mine).



Handwriting: (Handwriting Without Tears Orange Workbook)

- Handwriting Without Tears is offering free use for 90 days of their HIIT tools that we use in our classrooms. Simply click “create an account” for a free 90 day access! Link below:  

*If I have not heard from you or received any pictures via email yet, please reach out to me by Friday! I want to make sure everyone is successfully e-Learning at home! Thank you!