What are we Learning About?
This week we will be focusing on sequencing events. We will also look at a new comprehension strategy--inferencing. By using inferences you elaborate upon what you read, drawing conclusions, going beyond what is written on the page. The reader makes guesses, finds connections, and asks questions. You can practice this at home while reading aloud to your child. They can predict what might happen next, how a character is feeling, or the meaning of a word. Word games also help children develop their ability to infer. Word games such as the Simile Game or Twenty Questions are fun ways to develop your child's inferential thinking.
This week we will be introduced to the digraph wh. We have learned the following letters: a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, o, p, r, s, t, u, w, ch, sh, & th. We continue to work on correct letter formation, letter identification, letter sounds, and blending these letters together to read new words.
The kindergartners continue to work on correct letter spacing as well as uppercase letters at the beginning of the sentence and punctuation at the end of the sentence. This week we will write about things that we like.
This week we will begin a new chapter on positions. We will work on ordinal numbers as well as take our Assessment C test, which is a review of the last four chapters.
Social Studies and Science
This week we will be focusing on animals in the winter. We will begin by looking at animals that hibernate. We will delve more into what happens during hibernation.
In religion we are working on the Our Father. We will continue to practice reciting the Our Father as well as trying to understand the meaning of what we are saying.