Kindergarten - Mrs. Ali Fried

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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!

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 ali Fried



  • First Day of Distance Learning is August 17th!