Wish List of Books:
Monsters Mind your Manners
My First Day
At this very moment
Tell me why elephants have trunks
Will I have a friend?
Splendid Friend, Indeed
It’s Time for School Stinky Face
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Who writes books : authors
Who illustrates books: illustrators
What’s an illustration: a picture
Who writes Poems: Poets
What are rhyming words; words that sound the same
What are syllables: Units of Sounds in a word (ask them to clap kin-der-gar-ten)
What is this: . (a period) what is it for? “to stop..take a breath”
Which page do we begin reading on? The left
Where do we start writing on a page? The top/ left side
They each should know their very own “beginning sound” (ask them!)
Ask them: the three sounds an “o” makes
What sound does “t” make?
What sound does “m” make?
We are doing a lot of “turn and talk” with partners…..reflecting on topics we have discussed. This is good collaboration work with our classmates. Ask them: " who is your partner?"
We are writing all of our classmates names and drawing detailed pictures for them when they are the King or Queen of the day! Everyone will have a turn. Make sure to read the wonderful books they are bringing home; especially made for your child.
What does a pattern look like?
What is sorting? How do we do that in class with the bears and other items?
When we have a group of 10 (we call this a “whoo hoo”) and we add 1 more..what do we have?
At Beresford, we are counting! Counting Collections is becoming a regular practice in many of our classrooms!
Why is counting important? Counting provides the foundation for understanding numbers and for computation skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division).
Counting teaches children:
the names of numbers
the sequence of numbers
efficient and accurate counting strategies
It’s easier to keep track of groups of ten, than to count 170 single objects!
skip counting (5-10-15-20 )
how to count on from a number (129, 130, 131 )
how to count groups of objects
how to represent or record what they’ve counted
What should children count?
Everything!! Buttons, rocks, candy, seeds, hair clips, toys, books, pencils, crayons, blocks, flowers on the wallpaper, etc.
Older kids can count unopened boxes of items. Paperclips come in boxes of 100. If I have 15 boxes plus 26 loose paperclips, how many do I have?
How can you help at home?
· Count out objects out loud together
· Provide objects to count: cereal, macaroni, sunflower seeds, pennies
· Look for opportunities to count. Examples: Count while picking up Legos or toys. Count the number of tiles on the floor while waiting for an appointment. Count items in the grocery cart. Count items in the kitchen. Count the books on the bookshelf or toys in the toy box.
Have fun with it!!!
Days of the week (ask them to sing the song)
Months of the year (ask them to sing the song)
Ask them: "How many months in a year?"
And of course, ask them: How to be an active listener and learner. See if they can tell you what three things makes a student an active listener
Thank you, as always, for your support!
8:20 morning phonics work
8:45 Calendar/Agenda/Question of the Day
9:00 Phonics/Readers Workshop
11:30 Writer’s Workshop
12:30 Independent reading
12:45 Pack up
12:55 Read Aloud
1:05 Dismissal: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
12:40 Dismissal: Wednesday
*Book Bags due back every Friday*
September 25-29-Book Fair
September 27-Science/Family Night
October 9-22-Fall Break
October 27-Arata Farms Field Trip
October 31-Fall Faire/Early Dismissal @12:40pm
November 6-9-Parent Conferences-Early Dismissal all Week @ 12:40pm
November 10- No School-Veteran's Day Holiday
December 22-Jan.8-No School/Winter Break
January15-No School-Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday
February 7-LIFESKILLS Day #2
February 9- Walking Field Trip to Post Office
February 19-No School-Presidents' Day Holiday
February 26-March2-Literacy Week
March 16- San Jose Discovery Museum Field Trip
March 28-Fun Run
March 30-Minimum Day Early Dismissal @ 12:40pm
April 2-15-No School-Spring Break
March 28- April 8-Spring Break
May 9-Founder's Day/Talent Show
May 17- Elkus Ranch Field Trip
May 23-Art Show
May 28-No School-Memorial Day Holiday
May 29-June 1-Student Led Conferences-Minimum Day Release all Week @ 12:40pm
June 8-Dance Party
June 21- Last Day of School-Minimum Day Early Dismissal @12:40pm