What’s Happening in Mrs. Geiser’s
Kindergarten





December 11th - December 15th


Monday is day 5 - We have Gym
Tuesday is day 1 - We have Art
We are going to see CoCo at Mahoning Valley
Cinema in the Morning - Please arrive on time

Wednesday is day 2 -  We have Music
Thursday is day 3 - We have Library

Holiday Music Concert
Grades 1st and 2nd Performing
Family Welcome 1:30PM

Friday is day 4 - We have Computers
Monday ( Dec. 1
8th ) is day 5 - We have Gym

December Birthdays

Antonyo Santiago - Tuesday, December 12th
Alexander Inhoffer - Saturday, December 16th
Andrea Roussel - Sunday, December 24th

Students of the Month for December

Charlie Smith
Ethan Lilly


School Behavior

Remember:
Eyes Watching
Ears Listening
Voice Quiet
Body Still

Focus, Listen, Use Your Self Talk, Be Assertive


We are Currently focusing on Emotions we have and how to cope with them.  Also how to
help others who are experiencing them.


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.
Letter Recognition/Review - Letter Recognition A, a - Z, z.  
Letter Review , M, m ,S, s, A, a, T, t, C, c and P, p.
Test on Unit 2.

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.

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
Testing this Week.
New words
come, me

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.

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


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.

Verbs - Action Words - They are words that say something we can do.

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

Stories will be read that relate to s
easons.  How does the weather change in different
months and seasons
?

Math

Unit 3 - Numbers Six to Ten - How to read write, count, and represent numbers 6 - 10

Testing for Unit Three this week.  Please review writing numbers 0 - 10.
Begin Unit 4 - Comparing and Ordering Numbers 0 - 10.  This unit will take a given
number and ask, What is 1 more than that number, What is two more than that number?  
It will also ask, What is 1 less than that number, What is 2 less?



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