What We’re Learning:
SEM Theme for the Month: Oral
Phonics: We are learning 2 phonograms this week, ee which has 1 sound: /long e/ as in see and gu which has 1 sound, /g/ as in guess. These 2+ letter phonograms can be tricky! 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 these sounds- especially check out the video posted with hand signs for each sound (it helps A LOT). These will both be on the Reading Quiz next week!
Sight Words: This week we have 2 sight words: a & and. Make sure and check out the Sight Words tab (under Resources) for tips and tricks to help your child learn these sight words! They will be on the Reading Quiz next week! *Advanced Words: had, by
Math: We begin our new unit this week about number pairs, and addition and subtraction to 10. This week we will cover compositions and decompositions of 2, 3, 4, and 5.
Science/History: Weather and seasons, this week we will be talking about the weather, storm safety, and meteorologists.
Writing: We will use a word web and 1 sentence to write about favorite pets!
Handwriting: We will continue using the concept of sky, fence, and ground to help with handwriting. We will review writing the letters C & D.
Centers: Centers this week will consist of silent reading, Gumball Sight Word game/CVC word practice, retelling “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?”, winter sensory play, MobyMax (phonics sections) on iPads, and snowflake pattern blocks.
SEM Activities: This week we will be using poems and speeches to learn about ee & gu, and, a, & weather.
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!
Martin Luther King Day: Remember, there is NO SCHOOL on January 15 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.! Enjoy your 3 day weekend! 🙂
Reading Quiz: This week, your child will be quizzed on eigh, ph, ai, ay, the, of, have, from. Please find a few minutes to review with your students if they have been struggling on the reading quiz. It only takes a few minutes and can really help them prepare! Make sure your child can read these sight words when they see the word and say ALL the sounds for each letter/phonogram when they see it! Advanced Quiz: eigh, ph, ai, ay, or, zero, have, from.
Spelling Test: Gold and Silver groups needs to be able to write the correct first sound. Black and White groups needs to be able to write the word family portion as well as the beginning sound correctly (pretty much the whole word). If you have any questions, let me know!
January SEM Project: Project day for this month’s Oral Project is January 25! Here’s the project sheet if you need it! Expression Style Project- Jan
Grades: Make sure to be checking graded papers as they come home as well as your child’s grades in Aspire! Quarter 2 ends on January 19 (this Friday!), if you’re concerned about your child’s grade, you need to talk to me ASAP!
Homework: THERE IS HOMEWORK THIS WEEK! It will be adjusted for the shortened week. 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). PLEASE come if you’re scheduled to. If you can’t come, let me know! Thanks for helping!
Field Trip: Remember, field trip to the Hogle Zoo on April 26! Mark your calendar if you’d like to come!
We are currently in need of the following items:
That’s all for this week! Email, text via Remind, or comment if you have any questions!