Weekly Classroom News


    Classroom News

    Here is a list of what we are learning in school:



    Patriotic Performance

    Our Patriotic Performance will be on Thursday, May 23rd, at 9:15 am in our Dickerson School Cafeteria.

    Please have your child wear a White shirt. It may have an American Flag on it or the colors red, white, or blue.

    Parents and Grandparents are invited to attend.

    Please leave enough time to get parking.


    Field Day 

    Our Kindergarten Field Day will be on Monday, June 3rd, from 9:00 - 11:00 am.

    Please contact Mrs. Rodriguez if you would like to volunteer for this fun day.

    The rain date will be on Wednesday, June 5th, from 9:00 - 11:00 am.


    Grove Street Park/Picnic Trip

    Our End of the Year Trip will be at Grove Street Park on Monday, June 10th.

    I will send out more details at a later time. 

    Our rain date will be on Wednesday, June 12th.


    Permission slips and medical forms were sent home on Wednesday, May 22nd and should be returned on or before Friday, May 31st.


    Please bring a blanket to sit on and your child's lunch. If your child is bringing his or her lunch to school. He or she will carry it to the park.

    Grandparents are welcome to come.


    The children may leave whenever you wish to go home. All children must be signed out by a parent before leaving the park.



    Sight Words

    Please keep practicing sight words from List A and you can begin practicing sight from List B and C


    Library Books

    Please return all Library books on Friday



    Welcome to 2024!!!

    At this time of the year, we should be able to identify our letters and their sounds. We have been practicing our sight words by identifying them by sight and writing them.

    We are learning to write new words by stretching out the sounds and writing the letters to match those sounds.

    We have been working on the neatness of our handwriting and the correct sizing of our letters.

    We are starting to practice our addition and subtraction math facts.

    You may review addition facts and start to review subtraction facts at home.


    Guided Reading

    We have also officially started Guided Reading the

    1st week of January.

    Books will be sent home in a plastic bag with your child's name on it every Friday. The book or books are to be read over the weekend as many times as possible. 

    (at least 5 times for each book) and are to be returned the following Monday.

    Please do not eat or drink while reading these books.

    Thank you!


    ¡¡¡Bienvenido al 2024!!!

    En esta época del año deberíamos ser capaces de identificar nuestras letras y sus sonidos. Hemos estado practicando nuestras palabras de uso frecuente identificándolas a primera vista y escribiéndolas.

    Estamos aprendiendo a escribir nuevas palabras estirando los sonidos y escribiendo las letras para que coincidan con esos sonidos.

    Hemos estado trabajando en la pulcritud de nuestra letra y el tamaño correcto de nuestras letras.

    Estamos empezando a practicar nuestras operaciones matemáticas de suma y resta.

    Puedes revisar operaciones de suma y empezar a repasar las operaciones de resta en casa.

    Lectura guiada

    También hemos iniciado oficialmente la Lectura Guiada del

    1ª semana de enero.

    Los libros se enviarán a casa en una bolsa de plástico con el nombre de su hijo todos los viernes. El libro o libros deben leerse durante el fin de semana tantas veces como sea posible.

    (al menos 5 veces por cada libro) y deben ser devueltos el lunes siguiente.

    Por favor, no coma ni beba mientras lee estos libros.




    Los niños se decepcionan cuando no pueden sacar un libro nuevo.


    señorita divin1


    Guided Reading Books

    Guided Reading Books will begin on Friday, January 5th. Your child will bring a plastic bag home with a book or books along with a recording sheet. 

    Please read the letter attached to it for the directions.


    Guided Reading books should be returned to school on Monday

    along with the Recording Sheet in the plastic bag.


    Water Bottles or Thermoses

    Please remind and practice with your child how to close his or her water bottle or thermos every day.

    We have had several accidents with water bottles or thermoses not being closed. 

    Thank you!!!!


    Library Books

    Please remember to return all Library books every Friday.

    Your child may not take out a book until he or she returns one.

    Thank you!

     Please check out my Supply List for essential Kindergarten materials.


      Weeks 34 and 35

    5/6 - 5/10 and 5/13 - 5/17




    SEL - Social Emotional Learning

    We are practicing these 4 steps to great learning:


    Eyes Watching

    Ears LIstening

    Voice Quiet (Lips Quiet)

    Bodies Still


    Practice these 4 steps with your child at home. It will help them be better learners and listeners at home, as well as at school.



    Language Arts


    Identify capital and lowercase letters

    Identify the letters in his or her first and last name

    Writing his or her name using capital and lowercase letters correctly


    Learning some French, Spanish, and Sign language.



    We are practicing:

    How to hold our pencils correctly 

    How to slant our papers to help write our letters correctly

    To follow print from top to bottom and from left to right when reading

    To identify periods, exclamation marks, and commas when reading



    All sight words on List A should be secure by the end of Kindergarten.




    Sight Words practiced already: 



    Upcoming sight words: can, of, on, and, do, go, me, like, he, to, too, two, I, in, it, is, just, keep, play, up. by, be, run, for, not, egg, eat, see, said, she, was, what, yes, you, very, box,





    Other sight words practiced are: I, a, the, my, am, see, an, look, go, in, at, can, do, like, is, to, it, and, on, me, we, he, she, be, so, up, said, for, not, play, ran, saw, all, too, you, was, that, here, are, there, where, come, good, came, put, some, this, got, jump, big, little, say, away, then, went, will, get, they, with, when, ride, want, but, your, eat, has, had, have, who, take, make, made, give, her, gave, him, his, us, as, soon, out,.our, about, very, were, from, of, new, just, must, well, did, what, now, find, ate, 


    red, blue, orange, green, yellow, purple, brown, black, gray, white, pink






    Identify Capital and Lowercase letters: Cc, Oo, Aa, Dd, Gg, Mm, Ll, Hh, Tt, Ii, Jj, Kk, Pp, Uu, Bb, Rr, Ff, Nn, Ee, Ss, Ww, Wh, Yy, Vv, Xx, Zz, Qu, qu


    Identify the following letters and their sounds: Cc, Oo, Aa, Dd, Gg, Mm, Ll, Hh, Tt, Ii, Jj, Kk, Pp, Uu, Bb, Rr, Ff, Nn, Ee, Ss, Ww, Wh, Yy, Vv, Xx, Qu, qu


    Identifying the letters and their sounds: Cc, Oo, Aa, Dd, Gg, Mm, Ll, Hh, Tt, Ii, Jj, Kk, Pp, Uu, Bb, Rr, Ff, Nn, Ee, Ss, Ww, Wh, Yy, Vv, Xx, Qu, qu


    Identifying the word family such: Upcoming


    Identifying the digraphs such as: ch, th, wh


    Identifying long vowel sounds such as: Upcoming


    Identifying short vowel word families: at, all, an, and, ash, ack, et, en, ell, eck, it, in, ill, ick, ock, ot, on, ug, un, uck,


    Identifying long vowel sounds: 


    Identifying blends.





    Reading Workshop

    This reading unit contains mini-lessons that demonstrate how a reader thinks while they are reading.            

    There is so much more to reading than reading the words/pictures and retelling a story.

    A reader thinks, thinks and thinks as they read.

    This unit names and demonstrates the different kinds of thinking a reader does to understand the book better.

    A good reader predicts, infers, creates mental images, questions, wonders, synthesizes and talks.  

    Good readers think about the story and make predictions.

    Good readers point to words when they read.

    Good readers are good listeners.

    Good readers read a variety of genres.

    Good readers read the illustrations

    Good readers to understand the use of punctuation in a sentence


    Use inferencing as a reading strategy



    Writing Workshop

    Author Study - Donald Crews


    We will be studying Donald Crews as an author, illustrator, and as a person.

    We are writing our own personal stories.








    Topic 13 - Understand Subtraction

    Analyze and compare two-dimensional 2D and three-dimensional shapes 3D

    Compare 2D an d3D shapes

    Make sense and persevere

    Make 2D shapes from other 2D shapes

    Build 2D shapes

    Build 3D shapes



    Topic 14 - 

    Compare by length and height

    Compare by capacity

    Compare by weight

    Describe objects by attributes,

    Describe objects by measurable attributes






    Weeks 19 and 20
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    Social Studies


    We are studying our national symbols, such as: The White House, The Statue of Liberty, The Liberty Bell, Mount Rushmoe, The Bald Eagle, and The American Flag, 



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    Second Step Program - Social Emotional Learning (SEL)  


    Naming our feelings: happy, sad, mad, angry, frustrated, calm, uncomfortable, excited, disappointed, lonely, surprised, and scared.

    Discuss what empathy means.

    Discuss accidents - when we hurt people by accident.

    Discuss Caring and helping.

    Learning to identify our feelings and how to solve our problems. 



    Great Listener Rules include:


    1. Eyes are for watching

    2. Brain is for thinking

    3. Lips are closed

    4. Ears are for listening

    5. Hands are in our laps

    6. Feet are criss cross applesauce



    Good Coloring Rules include:


    1. Coloring inside the lines

    2. Colors make sense

    3. Fill in the white spaces




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