What’s Happening in Mrs. Geiser’s
Kindergarten



April 23rd - 27th

Monday is day 4 - We have Computers

Tuesday is day 5 - We have Gym

Wednesday is day 1 - We have Art

Thursday is day 2 - We have Music

Friday is day 3 -
We have Library

Monday(April 3
0th) is day 4 - We have Computers
Also school store during lunch


April Birthdays

Friday April 13th - Charlie Smith

Saturday April 21st - Kaitlyn Plummer

Sunday April 29th - Taylee Keck

Students of the Month for April

Andrea Roussell
Ediel Rodriguez

School Behavior

Remember:
Eyes Watching
Ears Listening
Voice Quiet
Body Still

Focus, Listen, Use Your Self Talk, Be Assertive

When emotions get the best of you and you are frustrated or overwhelmed, take some  
deep breaths and do your best.

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

Learn how to wait - in line, your turn, to talk.

How can you learn to wait?

Reading/Language Arts

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

Letter Recognition/Review - Letter Recognition A, a - Z, z.  
Letter Review , M, m ,S, s, A, a, T, t, C, c, P, p, N, n and F, f, B, b, I, i, G, g, R, r,
D, d,O, o, X, x, J, j.
New Letter  -  E, e

Making words from the _at word family - at, bat, cat, fat, hat, mat, pat, rat, sat, vat.

Making words from the _ap word family - cap, gap, lap, map, nap, rap, sap, tap, zap.

Making words with the _it word family - bit, fit, hit, kit, lit, mitt, pit, quit, sit, wit.

Making words with the _id and _ip word families - bid, did, hid, kid, lid, mid, rid, dip,
hip, lip, nip, pip, rip, sip, tip, whip, ship, chip
.

Making words with the _ot and _op word families - bot, cot, dot, got, hot, jot, lot, not,
pot, rot, tot, bop, cop, hop, mop, pop, top.

Making words with the _et and _ed families - bet, get, jet, let, met, net, pet, set, vet,
wet, yet, bed, fed, led, red, wed.

Concepts of Print - How do you hold a story book?  Where is the Front Cover, Back Cover,
Title, Title Page?  How do you turn the pages?  How do we track and read the words?  
Left to Right.  Top to Bottom.  Words - What is a word.  Can we point to a word in a
book?  How do we know where one begins and ends?

High Frequency Words - Reviewed and tested -
I, like, the, and, see, we, a, to, come,
me, with, my, you, what, are, now, is, of, how, 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, now, said, good, was, ate, then, could, .  

New - she, when, all, her, over, some  -Review of all words - Please study these with
your child.  We do review and do word practice each day.  However, practicing at home
helps them become words read well.

Isolate beginning sound of words - Students begin to separate beginning sound from word.  
They just have to isolate the beginning sound.  They do not need to know what letter
makes that sound.  For example:  Given the word cat.  Students will say it starts with
/c/.  Given the word dog.  Students will say it starts with /d/.

Blend  and Segment Onset and Rime - Take the beginning sound of a word add the
remaining part of word, what do you get.  For example:  /b/ + /all/, What do you get?  
ball.  Take the word dig.  How would you segment that into onset and rime?  /d/ + /ig/.

Blend Phonemes -  Blend three sounds into words - /c/ - /a/ - /t/ into cat,
/p/ - /i/ - /g/ into pig.  
Practice blending and spelling short a words and short i words.

Ending Sound - What do you here at the end of the word?

The five vowels - Letters that are the five vowels - a, e, i, o, u - what are their short
vowel sounds.

What is the middle vowel sound? - When given a word.  Student practices isolating the
middle vowel sound.

Substitute phonemes - Take the word map - replace m with s - now what is the word?
(sap) - replace p with t - now what is the word? (sat)

Count Words in Sentences - How many words are in sentences - Use cheerios or fruit loops
and have children slide and count how many words are in a verbally given sentence.

Grammar

Nouns - Students will be learning that nouns name people, places, and pets.
Proper Nouns - Nouns that name specific people and pets.  Capital letters in the beginning
of these nouns.

Verbs - Action Words - They are words that say something we can do.
Review verbs in the past tense.  (made, sewed, played, jumped, visited, saw, leaped,
sang, took, etc)

Pronouns - Using pronouns correctly in sentences in place of a noun. (he, she, it, we, they)

Describing Words - describe how something looks, feels, sounds, tastes, or smells.
Color Words:  red, green, yellow, orange, blue, black, white, and purple.
Number Words - one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten
Size and Shape - big, little, huge, small, teeny, tiny, gigantic, square, circular, triangular,
diamond.

Subject of a sentence - Who or what is the sentence about?

Story Themes

 
How things Grow.  What steps can someone follow to plant and grow flowers?



Math

Unit 9 - Composing and Decomposing Numbers to 10.  How many different ways can you
add two numbers to make four and five, six and seven.

Parents, please remember to read with your child each night.  List stories read on the  
March 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