Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break.
This month we will focus on learning the sound that each letter in the alphabet represents. We will begin to blend and de-code words on the Blending Board using our letter cards as a large group activity. This is a great way to teach pre-reading and writing skills. We will be de-coding real and made-up words using the Orton Gillingham Reading Method. We also practice tapping and pounding out sounds and words and then spell the words on white boards or in our ABC books. In Math, we will be finishing up patterns and sorting and moving on to Geometry. The themes for this month will focus around; Animal study (Children's choice), Winter/Snow and Nutrition .
100 Nights of Reading Celebration!
Mrs. Davies, our librarian, has been working hard to prepare for the Super Reader Assembly. Each child who has been credited with 100 nights of reading in his/her reading log book will receive a bag of great prizes, a tee-shirt and formal recognition in front of an audience! All are welcome to attend. It starts at 1:00.
This month your child will bring home the Show and Tell bag for an item of your child's choice. Your child should think of three clues to share with the class so that we can guess what is in the bag. Clues could be: beginning letter of the object; colour; it rhymes with; you use it for; words that describe what it is made of... etc.
Classroom Bookbag Home reading
Next Wednesday, your child will bring home a zip-lock bag of books. These are not library books. The bag of books can be kept at home all week. It contains 5 to 7 books that you and your child can read throughout the week. Every Wednesday, please return the collection of books, with the Sticker Chart Recording paper, back to school.
Note: Inside the bag, there will be a record sheet that I use to keep track of the different bags of books your child has had in the past. It is also the only way we can identify if your child has returned his/her books. Please make sure this sheet remains in the bag and is returned with the books; you will not need to mark this sheet or keep track at home.
Starting next week, your Kindergarten child will participate in a different Science experiment every Tuesday until March Break. Your child will be engaging in a variety of simple experiments that require prediction and the creation of a hypothesis.
Some important dates:
January 100 Nights of Reading Assebley
January 10 Whole school attends Beauty and The Beast at the Cultural Centre
January 26 Professional Day (No school for students)