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Week 4

 

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Animal Babies in the Grasslands-Jennifer Schofield

Phonemic Awareness  

Point to and ask what the letter is:  Review of the letters A-Z.

Name the letters in the days of the week.

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Ask what sounds the letters make:  Emphasis on the sound of “t.”, “m”, “a” ,“s” and “p”.

We are beginning to blend the following words:  Sam, mat, at, am and Tam.

We are working on the “at” and “am” family words.

High Frequency Words  

Practice reading these words.

I                 am            the            little      to     a    we     my    like

Mom           dad           cat         dog          man   have    is

Vocabulary Development                             

AMAZING WORDS!               

Words to practice using around the house:

Calf, grasslands, cub, pup, joey, foal

Text Comprehension 

We are learning about characters in this book.  We are discussing similarities and differences between the characters.

We will discuss the sequence (first, next, last) of the story in the books that you read to your child.

We will be discussing a problem in the story and how it is solved.

We are discussing when and where the story takes place.

Predict what could happen in the book before you read to your child and by looking at the cover.

We are learning to retell a story by looking at the pictures.

We are learning about our story through the use of graphic organizers.

Concepts of Print 

We are learning that new topics begin with a heading.

Grammar  

We are reviewing that nouns name people, animals, places, and things.

We are learning about proper nouns.

We are learning about nouns for more than one.

Handwriting  

We will practice printing our first and last names.

Practice making the strokes going down.

Phonological Awareness       

We are learning that rhyming words are words that sound the same except at the beginning.

We are listening for the beginning sounds in words.

We are looking at the number of syllables in a word.

Writing 

We are learning that sentences begin with a capital letter and end with a period.

We are learning to dictate sentences.

The children are completing sentences.

We are writing our names the “Kindergarten” way.  (large letter and then small letters for the rest)

We are labeling our work in our daily journal.  We are using nouns for people in captions.

We are beginning to revise and edit by checking our work. 

We are learning to respond to literature.

Listening and Speaking 

We are practicing responding to literature.

We are learning to expand our vocabulary.

We are learning to leave messages.

We are learning about announcements.

We are listening for directions.

Social Studies 

We are learning to be good friends.

We are learning about family traditions and customs.

We are learning about the basic needs of animals.

Science   

We are learning about animals and their environments or habitats.

We are learning about different kinds of water.

We are learning about ocean environments.

We are observing the effects of weather.

We are learning about bird nests.

Religion 

We are practicing doing the Sign of the Cross.

We are working on the following prayers:    Bless us, O Lord

                                                                       Glory to the Father

                                                                       Hail Mary

We are learning about Joseph.

Math Investigations      

We are beginning to learn how to make our numerals correctly 0-30.

We are learning about yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Computers

We are learning to log on by ourselves.  We are learning to type in our user name and password.  We then log on to internet explorer.  We are learning how to get to the Literacy Online Games on our Holy Family Kindergarten website.