Armadillo’s Orange by Jim Arnosky
Point to and ask what the letter is: Review of the letters A-Z.
Name the letters in the days of the week.
Ask what sounds the letters make: Emphasis on the sound of “t.”, “m”, “a” and “s”.
We are beginning to blend the following words: Sam, mat, at, am and Tam.
Practice reading these words.
I am the little to a
Mom dad cat dog man have is
Words to practice using around the house:
Armadillo, tortoise, grubs, burrow, rattlesnake, insects
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 it 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.
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 proper nouns.
We are learning about nouns for more than one.
We will practice printing our first and last names.
Practice making the strokes going down.
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.
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.
We are learning to be good friends.
We are Learning about Community Helpers.
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.
We are practicing doing the Sign of the Cross.
We are working on the following prayers: Bless us, O Lord
Glory to the Father
We are learning about Sarah and Abraham.
We are learning about yesterday, today and tomorrow.
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 how to get to the Literacy Online Games on our Holy Family Kindergarten website.