What’s Happening in Mrs. Geiser’s
Kindergarten



June 5th - June 9th

Monday i
s day 5 - We have Gym
T
uesday is day 1 - We have Art
Wed. is Water Fun Day
Please Dress for the Weather
Pack Extra Dry Clothes and Towel
Apply Sunscreen at Home before coming to School

Thurs. is day 3 - We have Library
Fri. is day 4 - We have Computers

Early Dismissal - 1PM
Monday June 12th - Last Day for Students
Early Dismissal - 1PM


June Birthdays

None

School Behavior

Remember:
Eyes Watching
Ears Listening
Voice Quiet
Body Still

B.R.A.V.E Student Behavior
I will...
Be safe
Respectful
Attentive
Very Responsible
Exceptional

Reading/Language Arts

Rhymes - Listen for and identify words or picture words that rhyme.

Beginning Sounds - What is the beginning sound of a word?  Do we know the letter that
makes that sound?  Can you think of another word that has the same beginning sound?

Final Sounds - What is the sound you hear at the end of a word?

Medial Sounds - What is the vowel sound you hear in the middle of a word?

Blending - Given all the sounds in a word the student will blend them into a word.  For
example given /c/, /a/, /t/ the student will blend that into /cat/. Testing on reading/
decoding short a words.  Words like can, fan, man, hat, cat, sat, pat, tap, map, lap,
bag, rag, etc..
.

Segmenting - Given a word in picture form or recited the student will break that word into
parts.  Given the word box.  The student will break the word into /b/, /o/, /x/.

Phoneme substitution - taking a part of the word and subtituting a letter.  For example:  
Take the word cat and change the c to a p (or the /c/ to /p/)  you would change cat into
pat. Substituting the final sound in a word.  For example:  Take the g of of the word hog
and replace it with p, you would change the word hog into hop.

Counting how many sounds are in a word.

Letters: This Week the letters are L, l, W, w, V, v, Y, y and Q, q.  Which words begin
with these letters sounds?  What are some other words where these letters are in the
middle or at the end of the word?
Short u words (cup, bud, mud, nut, hut, rub, etc...)  
Review M, m, S, s, A,a, T, t,C, c, P, p, N, n, F, f, B, b, D, d, R, r, G, g, I, i, O, o,
Y, y, E, e, J, j, X, x, Z, z and U, u. What words begin with these letters? Can you say
the sound that these letters make? Can you write these letters? Can you identify these
letters when presented?  You can Google Mimi Mouse Song for M, Sammy Seal Song for S,
Andy Apple Song for A, Tiggy Tiger Song for T, Calli Cat Song for C, Pippa Pig Song for
P, Nyle Noodle Song for N, and Fifi Fish Song for F, Benny Bear Song for B, Iggy Iguana
Song for I, Gertie Goose Song for G, Reggie Rooster Song for R, Dudley Duck Song for D,
Ozzie Octopus, Yetta Yo-Yo, Mr. X-ray, Jumping Jill, Zelda Zebra,  Hattie Horse,  Keely
Kangaroo, and Umbi Umbrella.  Sing along with your child.  Have Fun!
What Letters are vowels?  What is the sound each vowel makes?  
What letters are consonants?  

Writing - Students are being graded each marking period on how they write their name.  
Marking Period Three will include grades on writing their first and last name.  
In Marking period three we will begin our five star editing system.  This is where we check
for 5 elements in our writing.  We check for (1)capital letters in the beginning of
sentences, (2)punctuation marks at the end of sentences, (3)spaces between words, (4)if
the writing is on topic/ makes sense, and (5)neatness.  We are focusing on organizing our
writing when we tell a story.

If you are interested in making worksheets to practice at home go to
www.handwritingworksheets.com.

New words this week:  have, help, one, every, ask, walk, look, saw, very, put, their,
out,  off, take, our, too, day, show.

Review past words:  I, like, the, and, see, we, a, to, come, me, with, my, you,what, now,
are, is, how, of, so, many, where, find, this, from, came, but, on, will, be, into, that,
your, who, go for, here, they, soon, up, make, play, them, say, give, new, said, good,
was, ate, then, could, she, when, all, her, over, some, he, no, away, by, must, there,do,
down, went, little, just, only.
 
Continue reading and writing  number words (one, two, three, four, five) and color words
(red, green, blue, yellow, orange, purple, brown, black).  You can find songs that sing how
to spell these words if you Google Kindergarten Color Songs.  
These are words students
are expected to read upon sight.  They will be getting two new words a week for the next
few weeks.  Later in the year they will get up to six words a week.  They will have a little
vanilla envelope sent home that will contain them and this will be sent home for review
and practice each night in thier folders.

Phonics Readers Tested.  When a reader is sent home, please practice reading them.  
They will be tested the next week.

We will read stories that focus on Friendship and Learning New Things. Why is it
important to help your friends?  What do children learn in Kindergarten

This week we focus on Story Structure and Main Idea with Supporting Details.

Math

Unit 12 - Measurement

Fill in Numbers to 100


Parents, please remember to read with your child each night.  List stories read on the  
May reading list.  At least one story a night.  You can read your child's favorite
stories more than once if you like.  

Please check your child's folder each evening for school and classroom information as well
as new word cards in their Sight Word Envelopes and
return them both each day.  Sight
words are found on this website if misplaced. Please click on the kindergarten box below
and it will link you to the proper page on this sight to print them.
Click for Free
Touchpoint Placement
Charts