October 30, 2019

We can't believe that October is almost gone!

We have been learning lots and here is what is coming in the next couple of weeks. 

We will continue reviewing the letters S, B and H as we add the first vowel Aa, the Nn and  the Pp. We will start with our online reading program. Please wait for instructions from your child's teacher to log in. As you read with your child, please make predictions about the story based on the title and the illustrations. Also acknowledge the author and the illustrator of the book. Help your child with the more challenging words but ensure that they give it a try when sounding the letters. After reading, have a conversation discussing your predictions and making connections with other stories, real life, etc. 

Math continues to be an ongoing exploration of number sense, patterns and shapes. Students are able to count 1-10+, recognize 1-10 digits, and identify shapes. Please take every opportunity to speak with your child about the numbers and shapes as seen in their authentic environments., at home, in the neighborhood,  while driving, etc. 

We continue learning the colors in Spanish. 

Please continue to visit the following sites to practice:

Los Colores

Las Figuras Geometricas

Figuras geometricas 2

Muchas gracias!

October 16, 2019

We are so delighted with the great abilities that our students have and their readiness to learn! As we continue exploring the program of studies, these are the activities that we are working on:

For the next couple of weeks, the Kindergarten students will continue reviewing the letter M, L and F sounds. We will also begin working with the following letters:  S, B and H. We will continue focusing on identifying the initial and ending sounds in familiar and new words that begin with the letters of the week, as well as practicing printing. Please take some time practicing the letter sounds at home.

In Math, we are practicing recognition and printing of the numbers 1-10 and building number sense. We are learning to represent numbers in various ways such as: using manipulatives, tally marks, pictures, etc.  We are learning to recognize and name geometrical shapes in English and in Spanish. We are seeing the math around us and exploring the world through the eyes of math.

In physical education, we continue practicing our motor skills while having fun! We are practicing jumping, skipping, balancing, throwing and catching.

We continue exploring and learning about different professions in the community. We have talked about what we would like to do when we grow up.

 

The following are some more Spanish songs to listen and practice at home together!

Sra. Fleischer’s class:

Los Colores

 

Las Figuras Geometricas

 

Figuras geometricas 2

 

Los Numeros

Rojo, Amarillo, verde y azul –Sra. Gálvez-Castro

Veo algo azul—Sra. Gálvez-Castro

¡A ordenar!—Sra. Gálvez-Castro


October 2 

Dear parents, 

We continue practicing subitizing (ability for quick visual number recognition) and also exploring the concepts of adding and subtracting as they relate to common classroom routines (for example during attendance we discuss: we have 22 students in our class, if two of them stayed home, how many students do we have in the classroom today?). We will continue developing number sense by practicing and adding patterns to our math centers.

 

For the last couple of weeks, we have been exploring the letter sounds for the letters M and L. Collecting words that begin and end with those sounds and practicing printing them. We will continue to explore new letters and practicing the visual recognition of the entire alphabet!

We are looking at sequencing as we review our daily routines and talk about life cycles and the weather.

 

In physical education, we are practicing motor skills while having fun! Skills such as jumping, skipping and balancing are part of our everyday practice.

We are also exploring professions and community workers. Please share with your child some details about your profession/occupation that they could share with the class.

Our students are also learning design thinking through empathy. We will be soon exploring the necessary skills to identify issues and how to design solutions. We have a bright bunch!

 

Here are a few of the songs that we are listening to and learning in class. Please play them at home too ;)

 

Saco una manita. Sra. Fleischer's class

 Buenos dias, buenos dias. Sra. Fleischer's class

Este dedito compro un huevito. Sra. Fleischer's class

¡Hola!—Sra. Gálvez

¿Cómo está el clima?—Sra. Gálvez-Castro

Un pulpito—Sra. Gálvez



Bienvenidos to Kindergarten!

Hola Padres!

It is with great pleasure that we share with you the wonderful things that we are working on in Kindergarten!

We have been learning how sounds and letters are the building blocks of literacy by working on alphabet recognition activities and phonemic awareness exercises. We are particularly learning the sound /m/ and the letter “M”. Students will be practicing how to write the capital “M” and lower case and “m” as they also learn to identify /m/ sounds in a variety of familiar words. Next in our list are the letters “L” and “F”. Stay tuned!

Also supporting literacy, we have been learning lots of Spanish through everyday routines and greetings. We have learned songs that are not only fun but that teach our students important vocabulary, such as, the days of the week, the months, greetings, body parts, etc. All that in just a couple of weeks! Our Spanish songs are also a fun way of learning numbers, colors and motor skills… and many other things, really… the sky is the limit! These kinders’ passion for learning Spanish is unique! In the next couple of weeks, we will continue developing other listening and speaking skills to support building a strong foundation for language learning. In particular, we will learn and reinforce vocabulary (both in English and Spanish) regarding school and self-identity, celebrating the uniqueness of all of our class members.

Mathematical Literacy is also a big part of our daily routines. Students are working on recognizing and naming numerals from 1 to 10 in both languages of instruction. We will continue building number sense by sorting objects in sets of specific quantities, printing digits, etc.

We are also pleased to announce (although we are sure that you have already heard from your child…) that our kindergarten classes have music lessons. The music curriculum teaches students to appreciate music and to feel comfortable when performing in front of an audience, but most importantly, they are learning to have fun with music!

As you may realize, the diversity in our classrooms is huge in many areas. Please be assured that we will do our best to personalize learning and provide our students with the challenges that their individual developmental stages require. In order to support our kinders learning, please encourage your child to practice reading environmental printing as you drive around with them, writing their name, counting objects, etc. Every bit of practice helps!

Gracias and we look forward to a wonderful 2019-20 school year!

Sra. Galvez y Sra. Fleischer

Kindergarten

October 30, 2019

We can't believe that October is almost gone!

We have been learning lots and here is what is coming in the next couple of weeks. 

We will continue reviewing the letters S, B and H as we add the first vowel Aa, the Nn and  the Pp. We will start with our online reading program. Please wait for instructions from your child's teacher to log in. As you read with your child, please make predictions about the story based on the title and the illustrations. Also acknowledge the author and the illustrator of the book. Help your child with the more challenging words but ensure that they give it a try when sounding the letters. After reading, have a conversation discussing your predictions and making connections with other stories, real life, etc. 

Math continues to be an ongoing exploration of number sense, patterns and shapes. Students are able to count 1-10+, recognize 1-10 digits, and identify shapes. Please take every opportunity to speak with your child about the numbers and shapes as seen in their authentic environments., at home, in the neighborhood,  while driving, etc. 

We continue learning the colors in Spanish. 

Please continue to visit the following sites to practice:

Los Colores

Las Figuras Geometricas

Figuras geometricas 2

Muchas gracias!

October 16, 2019

We are so delighted with the great abilities that our students have and their readiness to learn! As we continue exploring the program of studies, these are the activities that we are working on:

For the next couple of weeks, the Kindergarten students will continue reviewing the letter M, L and F sounds. We will also begin working with the following letters:  S, B and H. We will continue focusing on identifying the initial and ending sounds in familiar and new words that begin with the letters of the week, as well as practicing printing. Please take some time practicing the letter sounds at home.

In Math, we are practicing recognition and printing of the numbers 1-10 and building number sense. We are learning to represent numbers in various ways such as: using manipulatives, tally marks, pictures, etc.  We are learning to recognize and name geometrical shapes in English and in Spanish. We are seeing the math around us and exploring the world through the eyes of math.

In physical education, we continue practicing our motor skills while having fun! We are practicing jumping, skipping, balancing, throwing and catching.

We continue exploring and learning about different professions in the community. We have talked about what we would like to do when we grow up.

 

The following are some more Spanish songs to listen and practice at home together!

Sra. Fleischer’s class:

Los Colores

 

Las Figuras Geometricas

 

Figuras geometricas 2

 

Los Numeros

Rojo, Amarillo, verde y azul –Sra. Gálvez-Castro

Veo algo azul—Sra. Gálvez-Castro

¡A ordenar!—Sra. Gálvez-Castro


October 2 

Dear parents, 

We continue practicing subitizing (ability for quick visual number recognition) and also exploring the concepts of adding and subtracting as they relate to common classroom routines (for example during attendance we discuss: we have 22 students in our class, if two of them stayed home, how many students do we have in the classroom today?). We will continue developing number sense by practicing and adding patterns to our math centers.

 

For the last couple of weeks, we have been exploring the letter sounds for the letters M and L. Collecting words that begin and end with those sounds and practicing printing them. We will continue to explore new letters and practicing the visual recognition of the entire alphabet!

We are looking at sequencing as we review our daily routines and talk about life cycles and the weather.

 

In physical education, we are practicing motor skills while having fun! Skills such as jumping, skipping and balancing are part of our everyday practice.

We are also exploring professions and community workers. Please share with your child some details about your profession/occupation that they could share with the class.

Our students are also learning design thinking through empathy. We will be soon exploring the necessary skills to identify issues and how to design solutions. We have a bright bunch!

 

Here are a few of the songs that we are listening to and learning in class. Please play them at home too ;)

 

Saco una manita. Sra. Fleischer's class

 Buenos dias, buenos dias. Sra. Fleischer's class

Este dedito compro un huevito. Sra. Fleischer's class

¡Hola!—Sra. Gálvez

¿Cómo está el clima?—Sra. Gálvez-Castro

Un pulpito—Sra. Gálvez



Bienvenidos to Kindergarten!

Hola Padres!

It is with great pleasure that we share with you the wonderful things that we are working on in Kindergarten!

We have been learning how sounds and letters are the building blocks of literacy by working on alphabet recognition activities and phonemic awareness exercises. We are particularly learning the sound /m/ and the letter “M”. Students will be practicing how to write the capital “M” and lower case and “m” as they also learn to identify /m/ sounds in a variety of familiar words. Next in our list are the letters “L” and “F”. Stay tuned!

Also supporting literacy, we have been learning lots of Spanish through everyday routines and greetings. We have learned songs that are not only fun but that teach our students important vocabulary, such as, the days of the week, the months, greetings, body parts, etc. All that in just a couple of weeks! Our Spanish songs are also a fun way of learning numbers, colors and motor skills… and many other things, really… the sky is the limit! These kinders’ passion for learning Spanish is unique! In the next couple of weeks, we will continue developing other listening and speaking skills to support building a strong foundation for language learning. In particular, we will learn and reinforce vocabulary (both in English and Spanish) regarding school and self-identity, celebrating the uniqueness of all of our class members.

Mathematical Literacy is also a big part of our daily routines. Students are working on recognizing and naming numerals from 1 to 10 in both languages of instruction. We will continue building number sense by sorting objects in sets of specific quantities, printing digits, etc.

We are also pleased to announce (although we are sure that you have already heard from your child…) that our kindergarten classes have music lessons. The music curriculum teaches students to appreciate music and to feel comfortable when performing in front of an audience, but most importantly, they are learning to have fun with music!

As you may realize, the diversity in our classrooms is huge in many areas. Please be assured that we will do our best to personalize learning and provide our students with the challenges that their individual developmental stages require. In order to support our kinders learning, please encourage your child to practice reading environmental printing as you drive around with them, writing their name, counting objects, etc. Every bit of practice helps!

Gracias and we look forward to a wonderful 2019-20 school year!

Sra. Galvez y Sra. Fleischer

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