Ms. Debra Bennett Kindergarten Teacher

Contact Info

dbennett@aloysius.org

JANUARY  2020

Here’s what’s happening in Mrs. Debra and Mrs. Sharon’s class:

READING & PHONICS:
In October we began working in our small reading groups. This helped to develop procedures and routines so that I can effectively differentiate reading instruction and work with students on a 1-1 basis and in a small group setting. Each student is placed in a group where he/she is challenged and is also successful in reading. My primary goal is to have your child develop a love for reading as they learn how to read while working on increasing comprehension, developing vocabulary and appreciating different types of texts. This month I will be reassessing each student to check on their progress and will adjust the groups as needed. Please contact me if you have any questions.

REVIEW OF TAKE HOME PROCEDURES: Each day that a book is brought home, have your child read it to you or another adult. You need only sign the sheet once daily. Have him/her write 2 words from the story (try harder words as time goes on). Celebrate their reading as they are very proud of their accomplishments. If you have any questions or concerns, as always, I am available.

Current Sight Word List: I, a, to, little, is, have, the, am, yes, no, red, like, at, one, two, three, four, five, we, my, he, for, was, see, and, on, black, brown, orange, yellow, green, she, can, an, me, with, purple, white, gray, pink, blue, look, you, that, of, up, all, go, too, are, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, zero, they, do, play, said, but, will, very, be

MATH:
In math we are counting to 100 by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s. We are learning to identify odd and even numbers, solving addition and subtraction equations and will compare lengths using non-standard units of measure. We will be celebrating our 100th day of school in Jan. (more info coming soon).


SOCIAL LIVING:
In January, we will study winter, bears, penguins, hibernation and learn about Antarctica and the Arctic. We will have a special hibernation day during naptime later this month (more info coming). Just a few of the stories that we will be reading this month include: The Mitten, Polar Bear, Polar Bear, Little Penguin’s Tale, No Time Like Snow Time, If You Could Go to Antarctica and Snowmen at Night.

I hope everyone had a restful and blessed holiday spending time with family and friends. A big thank you to all of our parents for making our Christmas party such a huge success. Everything was perfect and the kids had a great time. A special thanks to our Room Moms for organizing it all. You are the best!

IMPORTANT DATES
January 21: Class pictures
January 17: All school mass; Report cards issued
January 20: MLK Day- no school
January 22: Grandparents Day for PreK/K
January Birthdays:
Jan. 7: Skylar
Jan. 27: Brant
Jan: 30: Millie

REMINDER: All students should have a change of clothing in their booksacks

 

LINKS

Kindergarten Sight Words

DAILY SCHEDULE

7:45-7:55             Prayer, Pledge, Music

7:55-8:10             Journals/ Handwriting Without Tears

8:10-8:25             Movement and Calendar Math

8:25-8:45             Phonics

8:45-9:05             Recess and Bathrooms

9:05-9:50            Lang. Art/Reading Groups/ Independent Learning (15 min.)

9:50-10:20           Centers

10:20-10:45       Lunch

10:45-12:10         Centers (Monday:  Spanish 11:50-12:10)

12:15-12:35       Snacks/Recess

12:35-1:05           Enrichment

1:05-1:30            Social Living/Science/Math Practice

1:30-1:45               Religion

1:45-2:35               Restime

2:35-2:50               Pack-up/Story time

2:50                        Dismissal