Miss Currao Mr. Cistulli Mrs. Tedesco Miss Reek
Welcome to Kindergarten
at Hubbell School
October is a very busy month in Kindergarten. The children have settled into their routines and are having fun learning all their new Kindergarten skills. We look forward to discussing your child's progress at conferences. It is important to keep communication open between home and school.
In math we have been comparing groups to figure out which has more, fewer, or if they are the same. We learned about the number zero and that it stands for a group that has none in it. We are learning to put the numbers 0-5 in order as well as reading and writing them. We will be working on the ordinal numbers first through fifth. In our math instruction, cubes or other objects are used to represent real-life objects. You can use things found around the house to do the same (buttons, marbles, blocks, etc.) For example, if you have 5 different cereal boxes, you can put them in a line. Count the boxes. Then, students can say "Cheerios are third in line. Lucky Charms are fifth." and so on.
Our first Reader's Workshop units focus on early reading strategies. These are strategies that students use to determine unknown words in text. You can use these strategies with your student when they read books from their book bags. So far we have learned the following strategies:
point to the words--Students will point to the words as they are reading. We call this "one-to-one correspondence". Miss Currao is demonstrating this strategy!
look at the picture--Students can look at the picture to get a hint about what the word may be. Mr. Cistulli is demonstrating this strategy!
get your mouth ready--Students will look at the first letter in the word and get their mouth ready to make that sound. Mrs. Tedesco is demonstrating this strategy!