Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Good morning KT!  Happy Tuesday.  

Hope this finds you all well and happy.  Today's weather will be better than yesterday.  Get out and enjoy the sunshine.  Let's start off the day a new way... Click on the link below and send our class a photo of you smiling.  This will be a wonderful way to begin this day.  After you open the link press the + to add your photo and comment.  Looking forward to seeing all of your smiling faces today. 

Padlet - Show me your smile

This week's Kindergarten Challenge is:
Do you know your address? (house #, street, town, & state)

You have gym today.  Click below to see what Mr. K has planned for you today.
 Gym with Mr. K

You also have music.  Click below to see what Mr. Natoli has planned for you.
Music with Mr. Natoli

Morning Routines - (oral)
What day is today? month? year? season?
What kind of weather is it today?  Does it feel cooler or warmer than yesterday? 
Would you say it is a "lion" or a "lamb" day?

*Today is day 123... pick someone to count back and forth with.  You do not need to start with 1.  Start with a bigger number so that it doesn't take so long.  How about starting with #88?  Ready... GO!

Today is a blue link day.  How many more days until we get to 10 (a red link)?  Think about it - what is #3's best friend? (7)  

KT News -
Today's KT News

No need to print it out ... just read it and see if you can find these words... 

me- 1
for - 2
it - 1
do - 2
can - 1

Reading Workshop-
Set a timer for 8 minutes.  Read the books in your book pouch.  Remember to use your reading strategies to help sound out unknown words.  Use your pictures and words (sounds) to help too.  If you tried and are still stuck on a word please ask for help. 
Remember what good readers do... 
*Good readers read the same stories over and over.
*Look at the pictures.
*Point to the words.
*Look at the letters/sounds in words to figure out words they don't know.

Go on Raz Kids and read for at least 10-15 minutes. 

Thank you to all who have read me a story.  If you haven't, please record one for me today.  Hit the record button, read and then hit the record button again to end.  My goal is that your child sends me 1-2 recordings a week.  It is imperative that I hear your child reading orally because it is virtually impossible for me to guide them in their reading otherwise.  This will help me identify strengths and weaknesses in reading.  If you don't get a message back from me chances are I didn't receive your recording and we together can trouble shoot why that is.  I will check everyday and send messages the same day or next morning.  

Math - 
*Log into Happy Numbers for 10-15 minutes.  

*Pick one activity from the Math Choice Board or the Math Packet.

Literacy -
Read these words (sound out each sound and blend to read each word).

 map  lap  gap  sap  rap

What do these words do? (they rhyme)
Can you think of 2 words that rhyme with big? (orally)

Phonics - 
What sound does /Pp/ say? Name 3 things that begin with Pp.
What sound does /Tt/ say?  Name 3 things that begin with Tt.
What sound does /Uu/ say? Name 3 things that begin with Uu.
If you printed the alphabet cards or the chart ... you can practice all sounds like we do everyday.

Your new letter/sound this week is Ee /e/ - for "Ed" the elephant - e is tricky because it sounds similar to an i but actually says /eh/ as if you don't like something and are shaking your head back and forth and scrunch up your nose /eh/   Because E is a vowel it also can say it's own name /eee/  

Can you think of anything that begins with e? (escalator, elevator, exit, envelope, elk, egg, eggplant, eagle, easel, eat, eleven)

Remember uppercase E is a "Frog Jump Letter" and to make lowercase e - hit the ball, run around the bases - show someone how you make each the right way.

Click to play the letter Ee song below.

Letter Ee Song

Sight Words - 
Practice your word lists on the ring.
Practice the sight word slide show.

When your child misses 2 in a row... STOP.  Do not proceed.  Take those two words and write them on a post it, index card or paper and hang them up. Practice these two words everyday for a week.  Once your child seems secure in them, then go back to slide show or word ring.  This will help more than going over the list over and over and getting stuck on same words.  We are looking at automaticity - think quality over quantity.  

Red Words

Do you know all the RED words on your chart?  If not practice the ones that are still tricky.
If you do, your new word is:


Load and tap it out.  
Find a red crayon.  Write she three times in a red crayon and say each letter as you write.  s-h-e she... s-h-e she...s-h-e she.  Turn the paper over.  Take a pencil... can you remember how to write it without looking.  Try it.  
See if you can write this sentence.
(Parent dictate this sentence orally)

She is my mom.

Tell your child to pound it out and write it.  After he/she is finished ask...

Did you underline the word she in red? Did you remember an uppercase at the beginning?  A period at the end?  Do you have spaces between your words?  If your child has any mistakes it is OK to show them and correct them together.   

Send me a picture of your red word work today. :)

Read Aloud -
Enjoy this story about Spring

When Spring Comes

Science, SS, Health - choose 1 activity from the choice board on the home page OR tell me three things you know about spring - you can draw them or video to tell me.  

Happy Learning today!  Enjoy some fresh air if you can.  xo