Kindergarten Teachers: Ms. Lavoie, Ms. McClure, Mrs. Kennedy, Ms. Christiansen and Ms.Eastman
Kindergarten Content Focus Phonics
Names and sounds of letters of the alphabet
Reading and spelling CVC (consonant vowel consonant - i.e. dog) words
Identifying beginning sound in words
Counting the number of words in sentences
Identifying number of syllables
Identifying rhyming words
Segment sounds (ie What are the songs in dog? d-o-g)
Blending sounds - blend the sounds d-o-g what is the word? Dog
Sight Words: Please practice your student's sight words daily and make sure they keep their sight word ring in a safe place and bring them to school daily.
Kinder Comprehension Strategies:
Re-telling a Story
5 W's - Who, What, Where, When, Why
Main idea and details
Connections of people, events, and ideas in a non-fiction text
Quarter 1: Counting 1 to 10
Quarter 2 : 2D and 3D Shapes
Quarter 3: Adding and Subtracting
Quarter 4: Counting to 100 by 1's and 10's
We are a Boys Town school and use boys town to teach co operation and social skills!
We are really excited about taking your children on a journey through reading, writing, spelling, math, science, and social studies. By the end of the year your son/daughter will know all his/her letters and sounds, be able to blend words and will even be reading sentences. In addition, you will see them go from just writing their names to writing several sentences using inventive and actual spelling. Students will share their ideas and writing with the rest of the class. Students will start the year recognizing numbers and counting, and by May they will be adding and subtracting. In language arts and math, the students will have the opportunity to work independently, as a whole group and in small groups. You will see your sons and daughters grow so much in so many ways this year - academically and socially. We are looking forward to a great year!