Week of August 12-14
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All About Me Board
Every student will get to tell the class all about themselves through use of the All about me bulletin board. We will ask that you send in 1-2 posters decorated with pictures of your child's family, friends, and favorite things. A schedule will be coming soon.
The curriculum we use is Envision Math. Students will also learn about: numbers through 30, understanding the concept of and practicing addition and subtraction skills, 2-and 3-dimensional shapes, money, measurement, and data. Students have lots of hands-on time during math and centers with manipulatives.
Our Bible curriculum is Positive Action. Kindergarteners will learn more about God’s work and character as they study the lives of major Bible characters. Stories and lessons highlight biblical doctrines, scriptural principles, and character traits. We will focus on God's amazing story from the very beginning, as well as God's plan for us.
Kindergarteners learn Psalm 139:1-18, one verse at a time. We believe this passage of Scripture is vital for our sweet little ones to know without a doubt how much God loves them so that it sticks with them throughout their lives. We will practice our verse every day in class but also need students to practice with you at home. By the end of the year, you'll have it memorized too!
Memory verse: Psalm 139:1-18 "O Lord, You have searched me and You know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down. You are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue, You know it completely, O Lord! You hem me in behind and before; You have laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. Where can I go from Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence? If I go up to the heavens, You are there. If I make my bed in the depths, You are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there Your hand will guide me; Your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, 'Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me," even the darkness will not be dark to You; the night will shine like the day for darkness is as light to You. For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful. I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth, Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are Your thoughts, O God. How vast is the sum of them. Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with You."
We use ABeka Social Studies curriculum, which will introduce your child to simple geography concepts and the beginnings of American history. Your child will learn interesting facts from different countries, meeting children around the world, and understanding the roles of different community helpers.
We use ABeka Science curriculum, along with supplemental materials. We will focus on God’s world. Your child will be introduced to concepts such as health, seeds, animals, the seashore, weather, and seasons. Meanwhile they'll learn that God has given His entire world a specific purpose.
Phonics, Handwriting, and Reading
We use ABeka Phonics curriculum. In the first 9 weeks, we will review letter sounds, focus on short vowels and begin learning beginning blends, which is the first consonant and short vowel of a word.
We will practice Phonics and decoding skills one-on-one and in small groups. We will utilize our skills-based groups to meet individual needs.
We urge you to read to your child every day for at least 10 minutes. This increases their vocabulary, spelling, and conversational skills, but most importantly encourages a love of reading.
We teach D'Nealian handwriting. We use handwriting sheets and also practice writing in our journals. In our journals, we will practice talking through ideas and practice answering a question of the day.
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We hope to be able to have in-person guest readers on Friday mornings very soon, but until then, we'd love to still have our guest readers be able to share the books they love in recordings. Let us know if you'd like to share a video for you reading a book for the class.
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