In math we will continue to work on:
- Representing a number in a variety of ways
- Creating and identifying sets with more, less, or an equal number of objects
- Strategies for counting large amounts
- Compose and Decompose Numbers (Add and Subtract)
- Counting to 100 by 10's to 50 by 5's and to 20 by 2's
- Place Value
Reading Language Arts
During the month of January the children will be reassessed in the area of reading.
During the whole group portion of our literacy block, we will work on:
- Rhyming words
- Blending sounds
- Changing initial sounds to make new words (man, can, pan, etc.)
- Reading and spelling new sight words
- Understanding setting
- Understanding characters
- Fiction vs. Non- fiction
- Text Features (Index, Captions, Table of Contents)
Already Introduced - the, I, a, like, can, see, to, is, it, in, this, on, here, you, at, go, said, am, and, look, come, up, me ,my
New Words - they, went, are, have, came, where
Sight Word Football
Football K Cards
Football 1 Cards
Football 2 Cards
Print out 2 sets of the K cards or 1 set of both pages of the other cards. You will also need one page of tackle/touchdown cards. Cut apart the cards. Put all cards in a can. To play, pass the can. Students take turns drawing a card and reading the word/solving the problem. If they get it right they may keep the card. The can moves to the next person even if they get it right. If someone draws a tackle card, he may take one card from another player. If he gets the touchdown card, all players must give him their cards. When a game over card is selected, everyone counts their cards and the winner is the one with the most cards.
- Locations using directional words
- Maps: Physical and Human Made Features
- Adapting to the Environment
- Animal Life Cycles
- Plant Life Cycles
- Comparing and contrasting life cycles
- External Features Needed for Survival
The children will be visiting the library each week. Please discuss with your child where the book will be kept at your home. Please return the library books the day before your child goes to the library. This allows time for the media assistant to check the books in.
Kalavritinos - Books returned on Thursday
Kaz - Books returned on Monday
Stewart - Books returned on Friday
Seo - Books returned on Friday
Show and Tell Topics for January
January 2 - 5 -
Sense of Touch Show and Tell
Bring in an item in a bag that we cannot see through. We will reach into the bag and try to guess what it is using only the sense of touch.
January 8 - 12 -
Listening Show and Tell
Bring in an item that makes a sound. Be sure it is in a bag so we can't see it. Make the sound and we will guess what it is. You may shake it, push a button, etc. Be sure we can tell what the item is if we listen carefully.
January 16 - 19 -
Martin L. King, Jr.
Bring in something interesting about Martin Luther King, Jr. (book, picture, interesting fact)
January 22 - 26 -
No Show and Tell
January 29 - February 2 - Free Choice
February 5 - 9 - Valentine Boxes
- Find an empty shoebox.
- Wrap the shoebox in paper.
- Ask Mom or Dad to cut a rectangular hole in the top. Make sure the hole is large enough for the Valentine cards to fit through.
- Clearly print your name under the rectangular hole on the top of the box.
- Decorate the box.
your box and tell how you made it.
Please Note: If your show and tell day falls on a holiday, you can pick any day that week to bring in your show and tell.
April 12 – Glen Echo Puppet Theater (NO chaperones
January 2- School resumes
January 15- No School- Martin Luther King Jr. birthday
January 25 - Early release day - School ends at 12:55
January 26- No School- Professional Day for teachers
March 26 -April 2 - Spring Break
May 2 and 3 - NO School for Kindergarten Students (Orientation)
Please make or purchase a valentine card for each student in the class. Students should clearly write the name of a classmate on the envelope and sign the valentine card. We will send an email with an attached class list at the end of January. The completed valentines should come to school between February 9 and 13. The children will put them into the boxes that were brought in for show and tell.
Each student will be decorating a box for Valentine's Day. Please refer to the show and tell topics above for specific directions.
Instructional Learning Sites
Place Value Practice to 20
Sight Word Match
Beginning Map Skills
Learning Planet - Counting
Mouse Trap Strategy Game
Life Cycle Sequencing
Number Order - Set the minimum to 0 and the maximum to 10. When that is too easy, change the maximum to 20, then 30.
Balls and Boxes - See how much you can improve your memory
Sight word match
Sight word practice
Number puzzle 1-20
Number puzzle 1-100
Gingerbread man count
Montgomery County Libraries
Click Kids (on left)
Click Kid's E-Library (top right)
Click Book Flix
Click Enter Book Flix
Enter Library Card Number
Choose a story to hear!
Mrs. Wendy Kalavritinos | Mrs. Pouneh Kaz | Ms. Soraia Seo | Mrs. Julie Stewart