What’s Happening in Mrs. Geiser’s
Kindergarten



January 22nd - January 26th

Monday is day
4 - We have Computers
Tuesday is day 5 - We have Gym
Wednesday
is day 1 - We have Art
Thursday is day 2 - We have Music
Friday is day 3 - We have Library

January Birthdays

Thursday, Jan. 4th - Morgan Jones
Friday, Jan. 12th - Kyla Gavin


Students of the Month for January

Ilyza Hunsicker
Alexander Inhoffer


School Behavior

Remember:
Eyes Watching
Ears Listening
Voice Quiet
Body Still

Focus, Listen, Use Your Self Talk, Be Assertive

We are Currently focusing on Emotions we have and how to cope with them.  Also how to
help others who are experiencing them.

B.R.A.V.E Student Behavior
I will...
Be safe
Respectful
Attentive
Very Responsible
Exceptional

Reading/Language Arts

Rhymes - Listen for and identify words or picture words that rhyme.
Letter Recognition/Review - Letter Recognition A, a - Z, z.  
Letter Review , M, m ,S, s, A, a, T, t, C, c, P, p and N, n.
New Letter  -  F, f, B, b

Making words from the _at word family - at, bat, cat, fat, hat, mat, pat, rat, sat, vat.

Making words from the _ap word family - cap, gap, lap, map, nap, rap, sap, tap, zap.

Concepts of Print - How do you hold a story book?  Where is the Front Cover, Back Cover,
Title, Title Page?  How do you turn the pages?  How do we track and read the words?  
Left to Right.  Top to Bottom.  Words - What is a word.  Can we point to a word in a
book?  How do we know where one begins and ends?

High Frequency Words - Reviewed and tested -
I, like, the, and, see, we, a, to, come,
me, with, my
New words - you, what, are, now

Isolate beginning sound of words - Students begin to separate beginning sound from word.  
They just have to isolate the beginning sound.  They do not need to know what letter
makes that sound.  For example:  Given the word cat.  Students will say it starts with
/c/.  Given the word dog.  Students will say it starts with /d/.

Blend  and Segment Onset and Rime - Take the beginning sound of a word add the
remaining part of word, what do you get.  For example:  /b/ + /all/, What do you get?  
ball.  Take the word dig.  How would you segment that into onset and rime?  /d/ + /ig/.

Blend Phonemes -  Blend three sounds into words - /c/ - /a/ - /t/ into cat,
/p/ - /i/ - /g/ into pig.  
Practice blending and spelling short a words.

Ending Sound - What do you here at the end of the word?

The five vowels - Letters that are the five vowels - a, e, i, o, u - what are their short
vowel sounds.


What is the middle vowel sound? - When given a word.  Student practices isolating the
middle vowel sound.


Count Words in Sentences - How many words are in sentences - Use cheerios or fruit loops
and have children slide and count how many words are in a verbally given sentence.

Grammar

Nouns - Students will be learning that nouns name people, places, and pets.

Verbs - Action Words - They are words that say something we can do.

Review verbs in the past tense.  (made, sewed, played, jumped, visited, saw, leaped,
sang, took, etc)


Describing Words - describe how something looks, feels, sounds, tastes, or smells.
Color Words:  red, green, yellow, orange, blue, black, white, and purple.
Number Words - one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten
Size and Shape - big, little, huge, small, teeny, tiny, gigantic, square, circular, triangular,
diamond.

Subject of a sentence - Who or what is the sentence about?

Story Themes

Stories will be read that relate to  animal bodies
and animal homes.  How do animals use
their different body parts?
 Where do different animals make their homes?

Math

Test - Chapters 1 - 4 on Monday
Beginning Unit 5 - Numbers to 20

Double Ten Frame - Use with pennies or any small objects you can use to practice counting  
using one-to-one correspondence

Counting Game One Counting Bubbles

Game Two Comparing Values

Counting Game Three Numerical Order

Estimation Game

Parents, please remember to read with your child each night.  List stories read on the  
May reading list.  At least one story a night.  You can read your child's favorite
stories more than once if you like.  

Please check your child's folder each evening for school and classroom information as well
as new word cards in their Sight Word Envelopes and
return them both each day.  Sight
words are found on this website if misplaced. Please click on the kindergarten box below
and it will link you to the proper page on this sight to print them.
Click for Free
Touchpoint Placement
Charts