Reading Homework: Please continue to read each night with your child and record the titles on your child's 100-Book list. My goal is for all 20 students to reach 100 books by June. Our Kindergarten friends have been very busy learning reading strategies to decode unknown words and comprehend the text. Please reinforce these strategies with your child at home when he/she is reading the book baggy books that are brought home. I often ask the students "What do good readers do when they come to a word they don't know?" This prompt helps them to look at the picture, look at the first and last letters, stretch out the word , skip and return to the word, as well as think about what would make sense. When you are reading to your child, ask your child questions about the book. i.e. What happened at the beginning, middle and end of the story? Who were the main characters? What was the problem in the story? How was the problem solved? What was the setting of the story? etc.
Research shows that reading aloud is the single most important thing you can do to help a child prepare for reading and learning.
Daily Homework: Please refer to the monthly homework calendar that is in your child's folder. These activities reinforce skills taught in school and should be completed by the following Monday. Please initial the daily boxes when your child completes the task.
Popcorn Words: Please practice daily the popcorn words that are located in the zip pouch in your child's Bear Binder. We add new words every couple of weeks and these are the high frequency words that the students need to know by the end of Kindergarten.