Kindergarten - Mrs. Ali Fried
Mrs. Ali Fried
I was born and raised in the San Mateo – Foster City school district and I have been teaching in this School District for 20 years. I taught at North Shoreview Montessori for the first 10 years, then came to Beresford. I absolutely love teaching at Beresford. I have an 20 year daughter who is attending Chapman University as a Sophmore. I also have a 17 year old son who is a Senior at HHS, Both of my children are alumni of Beresford. I have been happily married to my high school sweet heart for 23 years. Some of my favorite past-times are scrapbooking, hiking, working out and hanging out with my kids!
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What we're learning
Please make sure to attend the Monday morning announcements in the LGI
- Fiction (false) VS Non-Fiction (not false, or true)
- Fairy Tales typically start with "Once upon a time."
- Informational Text: teaches us about something
- Poems: have rhyming words, typically at the end of sentences
- Main Characters can be: an animal, person or a thing
- Noun: person, place or thing
- Verb: action
- Questions start with: Who, what, where, when , why, how, what
- Question mark : ? (needs an answer)
- Exclamation point: ! (loud communication)
- Difference between a letter, word and sentence
- Begin sentence on the left of page..write to the right. Upper case letter begins sentence.
- Spaces between words,( students have been given a spacer that they have learned how to use)
- Period at end of sentence.
- Continue using available space to write before moving down page. (return sweep)
- Illustrations match writing/topics
- Commas: , make a short pause in your reading/writing
- We've now covered all the letters and their corresponding sounds in the alphabet: practice DAILY USING YOUR ABC CHART
- Sight Words: I, a, like, the, we, go, can, see, she, is: practice writing these at home. Use them in sentences. Use flashcards!
- Re-tell Key Details
- Identify and Describe the Sequence of Events
- Make Connections Between Illustrations and Events in the Text
- Use illustrations and titles of text to make a prediction
- Form/state an opinion of a text
- Listen and Retell: Text Features
- Identify Author’s Reasons
- Quotation Marks: " " change your voice, a character is talking
- Compare and Contrast Two Texts on the Same Topic
- Read daily and use your BEAR Card questions
- Life Cycle of Pumpkins: seed, sprout, flower, green pumpkin, orange pumpkin -what can we do with a fully grown pumpkin? (make food, carve it, replant seeds)
- Plants and Animals have needs: water, food, shelter, sun. air
- We have identified and practice writing numerals 1-10
- Shapes: 2d: Recognition and formation (circle, square, rectangle, triangle, hexagon, octagon and trapezoid) 3d; (sphere, cube, cone, cylinder)
- Graphing: start bottom and record up
- Counting Collections: counting miscellaneous objects to 100. How can we count? Make a plan. Would sorting make it easier? How will I keep track of the items I've already counted (move them aside? put in a cup? ) Group by 10's, group by 5's..Record what you have counted onto a recording sheet. Draw a picture representing how you counted. Does the drawing match the actual items counted? Can you write the corresponding number correctly?
Thank you, as always, for your support!
- First Day of Distance Learning is August 17th!