## Kindergarten

### Math

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

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

### Sight Words

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

Tackle/Touchdown 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.

### Social Studies

• Locations using directional words
• Maps: Physical and Human Made Features

### Science

• Animal Life Cycles
• Plant Life Cycles
• Comparing and contrasting life cycles
• External Features Needed for Survival

### Library Books

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

1. Find an empty shoebox.
2. Wrap the shoebox in paper.
3. 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.
4. Clearly print your name under the rectangular hole on the top of the box.
5. Decorate the box.

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.

### Field Trips

April 12 – Glen Echo Puppet Theater (NO chaperones needed)

### Important Dates

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)

### Mini Notes

Valentine Project

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.

Starfall

ABCYA

Balls and Boxes -  See how much you can improve your memory

Sight word match

Sight word practice

Describing words

National Zoo

Counting games

Number puzzle 1-100

Five Frame

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!