Luanne Toye

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We have begun addition and will begin to use signs in addition sentences. The children will learn to read the + and = signs and use them when writing a number sentence.
The children have been using + - and = as they learn about numbers 11-19.

Sight words should be practiced frequently. Working on automatic word recognition will assist beginning reading. The children should also recognize all upper and lower case letters.

Reminder - Box Tops for Education are collected throughout the year. Keep the Box Tops coming in.


                         Breakfast is served each morning in class.

Children should bring a healthy snack to school each day.

Kindergarten lunch on full days begins at 12:35.




Special Schedule


Monday - Music and Phys. Ed.

Tuesday - Phys. Ed.

Wednesday - Art and Media

Thursday - Spanish

Friday - Computers






Learning News

A list of homework ideas was sent home in an effort to provide the parents with ideas for reinforcement of school activities the children are or will be working on. Together we can make learning progress.

Language Arts - The children read in small group and practice letter sounds and blending several times a week.  Through small group work the children are acquiring the skills needed for beginning reading to occur. Letter sounds, decoding(sounding out) skills, sight word reading and using picture cues are some of the skills being taught to help them read. Reading comprehension is taught daily either with teacher read aloud books or with their small reading groups.
sight words - ran, that, with, have, get, for, he, she, me, you, want this,said, big, come, so, red, at, play,have, I, like, the, go, see, and, not, of, is, in, yes, on, am, no, do, an, red, can, we, a, in, to.


The letters  - recognition of all letters should be worked on. Quickly recognizing their letters will assist with word recognition.

A helpful activity is to have the students review the letters, both upper and lower case, and read them as quickly as possible so that naming them becomes automatic.


Sight Words
The importance of sight words and high frequency words - these words are the most commonly occurring words while reading. Learning sight words and recognizing them quickly assists the students in understanding what they read. They won't need to slow down to figure them out.


Concepts to be reviewed - Children often enter school with knowledge of the concepts of print such as turning pages from the front to the back of the book, proper book handling, following words from the left side to the right side of the page and returning to the left side. They also can review who the author and illustrator is and their role in creating a book.

Writing - The children continue to practice putting sentences to an illustration. They are beginning to look at each other's work and give a suggestion that will "Make It Better"! 


Math - Learning to compare objects by size and weight is now being taught. The children are learning how to measure length, height, weight using counting cubes and a balance scale.
Addition skill begin with joining groups to find out how many there are in all. They learn to read the number sentence and use the + and = signs.
Counting to 100 is the goal for many students. The students can use a number chart to assist them as they practice. Recognizing patterns as they count through the decades will assist them with this skill.