Luanne Toye

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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                         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 - We are beginning with letter/sound review. Direction while reading is being taught. Reading comprehension is taught daily either with teacher read aloud books or with their small reading groups.
sight words -  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. The children are learning to listen to letter sounds in a word to identify the word. They are also beginning to sound out short words.

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 have now begun using sight words in sentences. The can put some words together to convey meaning. For example, I can. I see. I like. They can draw a picture to complete their sentence. 


Math - We are beginning the unit on number recognition to 20 with corresponding amounts. The children should be able to  recognize numbers to 10 and show corresponding amounts. The children will also begin comparing 2 groups of objects using the words more/less than while showing amounts that are 1 or 2 more/less than a given number.