What We’re Learning:
SEM Theme for the Month: Computer
Phonics: We are learning 2 phonics this week. Hh which has 1 sound: /h/ as in hand and Ff which has 1 sound, /f/ as in fang. It will be helpful if you review this sound with your child this week, especially as you see it in words! Also, be sure to check out the Phonics tab (under Resources) for tips and tricks to help your child learn this sound- especially check out the video posted with hand signs for each sound (it helps A LOT).
Sight Words: This week we have 2 sight words: in & is. Make sure and check out the Sight Words tab (under Resources) for tips and tricks to help your child learn these sight words!
Math: We will be working with numbers 9-10 in different configurations.
Science/History: This week we will begin our next unit, investigating non-living things. On Friday, we will be making “pet” rocks. Please send your child to school with a small rock that they can decorate. Please do not send the rocks before Friday:)
Writing: We will use mostly pictures and some letters and words to write about the letters Hh and Ff.
Handwriting: We will continue using the concept of sky, fence, and ground to help with handwriting. We will practice correctly writing the letters Hh and Ff (upper and lowercase).
Centers: This week we begin our “practice centers” so students can learn the routine and expectations. We will be doing simple things like using dry erase boards, playing with play dough, coloring, etc. to learn how to do centers!
SEM Activities: This week we will be using computers to learn about the letters Hh and Ff, our sight words, in & is, science, and math!
Events/Activities Coming Up:
Kindergarten starts at 8:20am and ends at 11:10am. On Fridays, Kindergarten ends at 10:10am. Thanks for being on time!
Reading Quiz: This week, your child will be quizzed on Dd, Ee, Tt, Oo, a, and, to, of. Make sure your child can read these sight words when they see the word and say ALL the sounds for each letter when they see the letter!
Spirit Week: As part of Anti-Bullying month, we have a Spirit Week this week (October 2-6)! Here’s the schedule-
Monday: crazy hair day
Tuesday: any school colored shirt with dress code bottoms
Wednesday: crazy socks
Thursday: favorite team jersey/shirt with dress code bottoms
Friday: spirit dress! (jeans and spirit shirt)
Photos on the Blog!: Check out the Photos and SEM tab for some photos of your cute kids and some of the fun things we’ve done so far! 🙂
Grades: Make sure to be checking graded papers as they come home as well as your child’s grades in Aspire! Also, if your child does an assignment incorrectly, I will go over it again with them and help them correct it, but that will not change their grade.
Homework: Spelling (with spelling groups), math, and reading homework this week! Make sure to check the Homework blog post for more details!
Volunteer Calendar: Here is the link to the Volunteer Calendar: Mrs. Hogenson’s Class- Volunteer Calendar (you can also find it on the blog under the Parent Info tab>>> Volunteer Schedule). Thanks for helping!
Superhero of the Week Schedule: The Superhero of the Week schedule has been posted on the blog, in case you lost the paper (Parent Info tab>>> Superhero of the Week). Make sure you are ready for your child’s week! They need to bring a poster on the first day of their week. I’m so excited to get to know more about my little superheroes!
Field Trip: We are going on a field trip to the Hogle Zoo on April 26! Mark your calendar if you’d like to come! If you would like to be a chaperone for the field trip, you MUST have a background check completed. If you would like to pay for yourself and attend just for fun, background check is not necessary. I will be asking for chaperones and giving more details as we get closer to the date! Also, it might be best if you don’t mention it to your child yet, as it is so far away, it can be hard to wait:) We will be sure to tell them as it gets closer!
We are currently in need of the following items:
-hair gel (for sensory activities)
That’s all for this week! Email, text via Remind, or comment if you have any questions!