# Classroom News

• Important News This Week for Kindergarten:

First, I can't stress enough how valuable and important it is to read with and to your child every day. You can even go to Youtube and search "stories for Kindergarten read alouds" and they will read the stories to them.  Always ask them questions after they listen to a story, some examples are:

-What hapened first? Next? Last?

-Who were the characters in the story?

-What was the problem in the story? How was it solved?

-Does the story or characters remind you of other stories we have read? How?

High Frequency Word List: (words taught so far)

I, like, the, and, see, we, a, to, come, me, with, my, you, what, are, now, is

New this week: how, of, so, many, where

The students have been working hard to read and write new words and sentences. You can help them practice these skills.

-Write down a 3 letter word or a simple sentence using some of our high frequency words and have them read it to you.

- Give them a word to write. Don't be afraid to try longer words. They may not get it correct, but they should be writing down all the sounds they hear in the word. It's good practice!

- Give them a sentence to write using a combination of High Frequency Words and other words, as well.

- Have them write a sentence about the best part of their day.

-They can write a story about a pet, their family, an animal, a toy or anything that interests them.

Don't forget to go to Lexia to practice these and many other skills daily. See the Resource page if you need a reminder how to get there.

Math News:

Don't forget to go to Moby Max to practice our skills daily. See the Resource page if you need a reminder how to get there.

In math we will have been practicing addition and story problems. We have been solving math word problems and writing the equation and completing a number bond to go along with it.  I have been very proud at how well they have been doing with this skill. You can make up math problems for them and have them write the equation and answer.

For example: Max's dog hid 4 bones in the yard and 3 bones in his doghouse. How many bones did he have in all?

The students can draw a picture (we just use simple circles) to find the answer and then write their equation

4 + 3 = 7

You can get to our complete math program, including the teacher's lessons and workbook pages by going to www.engageny.org.

Once you get there, go to the search engine in the top right and type in "Kindergarten Math Module 4". It will take you to our current lessons.

For very kid-friendly videos for each lesson that we've done so far in this Module, click on the links below. Each one is between 5 and 12 minutes long and gives a fun mini-lesson and great examples. If you look on the Module Worksheets sent home, you will see the lesson # written on them so you will know which video to watch.

Important News this week for first grade: