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Week 1

 

Literature Book for the Week

 

book cover of 

Dig Dig Digging 

by

Margaret Mayo

Dig Dig Digging  Margaret Mayo

Phonemic Awareness

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

Phonics

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

We are beginning to blend sounds.

High Frequency Words

Practice reading these words.

I                 am            the            little      to     a

Mom           dad           cat         dog          man

Vocabulary Development 

                                           

 

 

 

Words to practice using around the house:

Scooping, squelching, spinning, swooshing, gobbling, rumbling

Text Comprehension

We are learning about characters in the books that we read.  We are discussing similarities and differences between the characters.

We are learning to classify and categorize how certain things are alike in the story.

Talk about the sequence (first, next, last) of the story in the books that you read to your child.

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

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

Grammar

We are learning about nouns for places and things. 

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.

We are beginning to blend words.

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. 

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.

Social Studies

We are learning to be good friends.

We are learning are learning about community helpers.

We learn about how people in the community cooperate.

We are learning about family traditions and customs.

Science

We are learning about the properties of rocks, soil, and water.

We are learning how machines help people.

We are learning how things move.

We are discussing what pipelines are.

We are learning about dinosaurs.

We are learning about coconuts.

We are observing the effects of weather.

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  Abraham.

Math Investigations

We are learning about the numerals 1-10.

We are learning the number words zero-ten.

We are counting to 100 or above.

We are writing our numbers correctly to 10.

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 to go to favorites and click on the two sites listed below.

We will be working on rhyming words. 

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bll/reggie/index.htm

http://pbskids.org/sesame/elmosworld/index.html

We will be working on beginning sounds.

http://www.kiddonet.com/gb/flash/phonics/Intro.html

http://pbskids.org/lions/videos/hungup.html

http://www.starfall.com/n/level-k/index/load.htm?f

http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/flash/phonics/index.htm

Ten Frames

http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=75