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Week 2


Literature Book for the Week

Buy Life In An Ocean, Carol K. Lindeen, 073682099X

Life in an Ocean  by Carol K. Lindgreen

Phonemic Awareness

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


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

We are beginning to blend sounds.

High Frequency Words

Practice reading these words.

I                 am            the            little      to     a

Mom           dad           cat         dog          man   have    is

Vocabulary Development 


Words to practice using around the house:

Ocean, crab, fish, world, shell, seaweed


Text Comprehension

We are learning about characters in the books that we read.  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 are comparing and contrasting stories.  We will be looking at how they are alike and how they are different.

The children are introduced to Venn diagrams to discuss differences in sea animals.

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.

Concepts of Print


We are learning that new topics begin with a heading.


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

We are learning about nouns for more than one.


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 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.

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.


We are learning about animals and their environment.

We are learning about different kinds of water.

We are learning about ocean environments.

We are observing the effects of weather.


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 and Sarah and Isaac.

Math Investigations

We are exploring the numerals 0-10.

We are counting to 100.

We are counting by 10's.

We are learning to read our number words zero-ten.


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.

We will be working on beginning sounds.