Ms. Debra Bennett Kindergarten Teacher

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December 2018

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


We will continue to review letter-sound identification and vowel teams this month with only a few new sounds added.  This is to help the students become proficient in what they have learned and to strive for automaticity and fluency.  The class is doing a great job of using their skills to decode words.

We will continue working in reading groups 3 times a week (schedule permitting) and are striving to complete independent activities. Have your child read to you each night when the book is brought home.  Sign, date and write the name of the book and have them write 2 new words. It is very important that their books are returned each day!!!  I know that many students can read through some of the stories quickly but we are also working on comprehension and writing skills along with higher order thinking skills.

Please make this a fun at home activity as the kids are very excited about reading.  If at any time you have questions, feel free to contact me.

Current Sight Word List:  yes, no, I, am, like, likes, my, have, the, little, is, for, a, we, he, to, orange, black, red, green, yellow, brown, purple, white, gray, pink, blue, at, and, look, me, she, with, see, you, are, of, an, can, was, they, look, will, on, up, do, be, all, go, too.


In math we are counting to 100 and beyond by 5’s, and 10’s.  We are very good at finding the number that comes before, after and between.  Of course, we are also counting the days until Christmas. We continue to work on grouping by 10’s, parts/whole, and counting on.


In December we are learning about Advent and waiting for the coming of Jesus.  Each day we light the advent wreath and add to our Jesse Tree during our prayer service.


DID YOU KNOW? We have a kindness elf in our class?  He encourages small acts of kindness at school and at home.


Class Wish List:   Dramatic play center supplies:  Small boxes (jewelry boxes), Christmas package bows, and tape.



December 7:  All school mass @ 8:00 please support the food bank 

December 14:  Pajama Day (more info coming soon)

December 20:  Class Christmas Party 1:10  

December 21:  10:00 dismissal

Jan. 7:  return to school


December Birthday:  Sutton – Dec. 26


Kindergarten Sight Words





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