What’s Happening in Mrs. Geiser’s
Kindergarten



January 14th - January 18th

Monday is day 2
- We have Gym
Please send in jump rope for heart paperwork
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uesday is day 3 - We have Art
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ednesday is day 4 - We have Music
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hursday is day 1 - We have Computers
Friday is School Wide Celebration - Please Return Movie Choice Permission Slips


Birthdays

None

Student of the Month for J
anuary

Andrew Rodenbach

Behavior Lessons

We have covered Listening,Focusing, Following Directions, Self-Talk, and Being Assertive.
This week we will discuss Feelings.  

Language Arts

Rhyming - Practice rhyming with your child.  Read stories with rhymes from authors like
Dr. Suess and Sandra Boynton.  Discuss how rhymes sound the same at the end of the
words.  Practice writing these letters Capital and Lowercase.

Letters - Review Letters Aa - Z, z.  As you ride in the car, go for walks, and read books
together, look for these letters.  Discuss the short vowel sounds of a, as in alligator, e as
in elephant, i as in iguana, o as in octopus, u as in umbrella.  We have focused on Mm, Ss,
Aa, Tt, Cc
, P,p A, a.  This short week we will discuss N, n.

We have discussed the sound of ch, sh, t
h and wh.  We have talked about words that
begin with these sounds.  
We will also begin looking at words that end with these sounds.

High Frequency Words - A little pamphlet was sent home with High-Frequency words to
study for Unit 1.  I am also sending home word cards on card stock this week to be cut
apart and begin studying so your child can read them upon sight.  I will also be sending
home little story readers that include these words for your child to practice reading.  
Students have been introduced to the words
I, like, the, and, see, we, to, a,come, my,
me
, with, you, what  so far.   Please look for these words in stories that you read at
bedtime.  Point to them and see if your child can read them.  P
lease refer to the study
packet I sent home that goes up to lesson 18.  
 If you feel your child is ready to work
ahead
.  Please do so.   There are over 80 high-frequency words that need to be learned
this year.  

Handwriting

Writing their first name with a capital letter in the beginning and the rest of the letters
lowercase.  Please practice writing name this way.  Students often get in the habit of
writing their name in all capital letters and this is very hard to break.
On January 21st we
will begin writing first and last names.

Also practice writing letters that were taught.  Capital A - Z and lowercase a - z.  They
will be graded on how they write the letters M, m, S, s, A, a, T,t,  C,c, P,p
, A, a, and
N, n
.


Math

This week we c
ontinue working with numbers 6-10.  We will practice counting, representing,
reading, and writing number
s 6 - 10.  6 - 9 we will be learning touchpoints as well.  See  
touchpoint cards below.





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