Phonics and Reading
We are going to begin our kindergarten reading adventure with ABC Bootcamp. After the first couple days of school, we will begin our bootcamp experience by learning all 26 letters in 26 days. I know that this may seem fast for some, but we will be singing, reading, writing, and drawing about the letter of the day. My goal with ABC Bootcamp is to make sure all students have been introduced to each letter so that we can work on blending and building words. I do not expect that all students will have all 26 letters mastered by the end of the 26th day, but I know that some will. I will be assessing students prior to and after bootcamp to determine where we are and what we still need to do. I am really excited to get us started in our reading adventure!
During writing time the students will be working on writing simple stories. They will be adding details to their pictures and with a quicker introduction of sounds hopefully that will also help in our spelling of words in our writing.
We will be spending the first few weeks of the year working on the unit "Understanding Counting" The goal for this unit is that the students can count to 5 with one to one correspondence. They will also be working on making the numbers through 5 and comparing two groups of things that have five or less in them. If your child already knows how to count to five, I would spend time in conversation asking about ways to make each number. For example if I have three flowers and 1 is red and the rest are blue how many are blue. This will be a challenge for many, but a great activity to help them eventually make connections to addition.
For theme we will spend a little bit of time daily talking about different science, social studies, or math topics. In August we will begin discussing colors and will then spend a few days working on some shape activities. This is a fun time for students to create and explore!
This year is going to be filled with so many wonderful learning opportunities! I am truly excited to see what fun we can have learning and becoming our best selves. I will do my best to keep you updated as we move through these topics, but please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have regarding any concepts that we are covering.