Daily Subjects and Events
The children are learning through exploring, centers, and whole group activities. Students who have mastered skills will be offered opportunities to develop new skills.
Here are some of the skills and concepts they will be taught. *Math Workshop: Students will learn about counting, recording information, graphing, sorting, numbers between, place value, problem solving addition and subtraction. JFK Kindergarten will be using a hands on math program called Math Investigations. We will learn addition and subtraction facts to 5.
*Fundations Phonics: This is a phonics program students will be taught to help learn letter names, sounds, correct letter formation, spelling, and phonemic awareness. *Writing: The children will learn how to become a writer through units of study: Weekend News, Letter books, lists and labels, how-to, and opinion *Reading: Children read independently once they have settled in and choose a book to take home. We complete Fun papers while small group work can be done. We use Interactive Read alouds to focus
on story elements: setting, characters, problem and solution. Try discussing these with your child when reading a library book. We will work on sequencing: first, next, last. In January, we will be doing Guided Reading picking books that are appropriate for each child. The children learn reading strategies such as, picture clues and word chunks. We will be using a program called "Good Readers Great Habits". The children will be taught to memorize these 26 high-frequency words: like, see, it, come, up, we, can, go, look, at, here, is, me, my, am, and to, this, in, on, of, I, a, was, of, said. I have added some sight words and will send that list home.
*Science: 20 minute lessons several times a week over the course of the school year. There are 3 units: Push and Pull, Weather, Animals and Living Things
*Computer lab: We will visit the computer lab three times a week. Each session will be for about a 20 minutes to use a literacy program called Lexia. Other important times of the day... *Quiet Time: The children listen to a story on Tumblebooks or listen to quiet relaxing music while they rest for 20 minutes. It is right after lunch. *Recess: A 25 minute recess occurs at the playground. Rainy day recess is board games or floor puzzles. In the event it is 32 degrees or colder
we will have indoor recess. *Afternoon choice time: 30-35 minutes.