Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Parent Instruction Sheets 
March 30th - April 3rd

These instructions are in your student packets. I wanted to post them here just in case they got messed up or went missing. I can also email you another copy of the sheets if life happens and you need another one. Just shoot me and email (krobinson@lakesidechiefs.com) and I'll send one back to the address that you request from. 



PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME! This is not vacation! I'm here to help you guys through this and I'm here to make sure your child is getting the education that they deserve! 


Day One! – March 30th

-    Reading Log – will be a video
-    Sight Word Practice:
o  Practice with your cards in your toolkit.
o  Complete the “they” worksheet. It’s one we struggle with!
-    CVC Word Search
o  Will be an /e/ cvc video.
o  Use the word bank on the bottom left and find the words. After you find the word and find the picture that matches and write the word.
-    /at/ family - Pat the Cat
o  Highlight the sight words I, have, a, his, is, will, play, likes, to, all, he, on, the, too
o  Encourage your kiddos to read as much of this passage as they can. With beginning readers, they spend A LOT of brain power on decoding words. They may or may not understand. Feel free to read it again.
o  Work on the comprehension questions.
-    Telling Time
o  Use the color code to work with reading the time.
-    I Can Count From 11-20
o  Let your kiddo cut out the numbers and lay them on the chart before they glue them. That way they will be able to see the order is correct and won’t have to rip them off.
-    There will be a number/ math chat/ subitizing video.


Day Two! – March 31st  

-    Reading Log
-    Sight Words- Use your cards!
-    Missing Letters Set 1
o  Will be a video.
o  Watch the video and then let them work on this page.
-    CVC Word Sound it Out!
o  Will be a video.
o  Watch the video and them let them work on this page. It is VERY important for them to be able to hear the sounds and write/ color them.
-    /od/ family – The Cod
o  Highlight the sight words – likes, to, he, got, a, red, the, was, up, and
o  Encourage your kiddos to read as much of this passage as they can. With beginning readers, they spend A LOT of brain power on decoding words. They may or may not understand. Feel free to read it again.
o  Work on the comprehension questions.
-    Telling Time
o  Cut and Paste time to the hour  
-    Greater Than, Less Than
o  This is a tough skill for our kiddos – believe it or not – take it slow and remind them that the alligator wants to eat the larger number. Encourage them to read the number sentence: “Six is greater than three.”
-    There will be a number/ math chat/ subitizing video.


Day Three! – April 1st
-    Reading Log
-    Sight Words – use your cards!
-    Missing Letters Set 1
o  Will be a video.
o  Watch the video and then let them work on this page.
-    CVC Cut and Paste Set 2
o  Cut out the letters first. Then have your kiddos say and match each letter before gluing it down. It is very important to hear each sound.
-    Read and Dot the -in Family words
o  Use your highlighters and highlight the -in family in the dots.
o  Record them on the 1-6 spots.
o  With the sentences- encourage them to sound out and write each word- EVEN IF IT’S WRONG- we are looking for them to be using sounds. Example: De fis has a big fin.  
-    Number Sense up to 20.
o  Encourage kiddos to make groups of ten to draw the sprinkles on the donuts.  
-    How Many More to Make 10?
o  There will be a video.
o  Watch the video and them have your kiddo complete this page.
-    There will be a number/ math chat/ subitizing video.



Day Four – April 2nd
-    Reading Log
-    Sight Words- use your cards!
o  Practice the word out on the page. It’s a hard one!
-    /ug/ family– The Bug  
o  Highlight the sight words – has, a, the, likes, to, he, in, one, out, of  
o  Encourage your kiddos to read as much of this passage as they can. With beginning readers, they spend A LOT of brain power on decoding words. They may or may not understand. Feel free to read it again.
o  Work on the comprehension questions.
-    Missing Letters Set 1
o  Will be a video.
o  Watch the video and then let them work on this page.
-    CVC Word Search
o  Will be an /i/ cvc video.
o  Find the picture that matches the word. Write the word under the picture.  
-    Heavier and Lighter
o   hint: lay all the pieces out before you glue them down.
-    Subitizing Maze: making 13-15
o  There will be a video.
-    There will be a number/ math chat/ subitizing video.

March 16th- March 20th 


My Lakeside Fam!
What a wild day it has been! I was out today with my kiddos. They were having some terrible allergy flair ups so we decided it was best for us to keep them home until we got them under control. Anyway, all is good there.
We had a faculty meeting this afternoon to discuss how The Lakeside School is going to be handling this terrible virus outbreak. Ultimately, the health and safety of our kids is our main priority. We are also very aware that this virus may not be an easy ride to overcome. With that being said, we are working diligently to put plans in place to best serve our students. We do not want any wasted instruction! Here is what we have in place so far.
March 16th - March 18th - Regular school days (as best we can). If your child or family isn't feeling well or your judgement says keep them home feel free. These absences will not be recorded.
March 18th - We will be sending home a packet. It have everything you need for the week of March 30 - April 3rd. We will send them home with your kiddos (if they are at school) or they will be in the office for you to pick up between 12:30 and 3:30.
March 23rd- March 27th- Spring Break! Enjoy yourself but PLEASE be safe. Follow those CDC guidelines.
March 30 - April 3rd - This is when you will use the packet. I will be recording mini-lessons and uploading them to our private Facebook page for you to watch with your kiddos. They will pertain to the work and will give that extra explanation.
March 30th- I will be at school that day meeting with our administration as to what plans will take place after April 3rd. I will be here to answer questions and help you every step of the way. You all have my number. I can answer calls or texts. You can message me on here or use my email.
I will keep you informed on all the upcoming information. I love you all dearly and we WILL make this the best experience for our bitty babies! I'm going to post some extra posts about specific questions. Please respond to EACH one.

Sunday, March 8, 2020


Kindergarten Newsletter
March 9th - March 13th 

I just thought last week was wild. This week has Friday the 13th, a full moon, and time change. I. Am. Not. Sure. I. Am. Ready!!! Let’s just bite the bullet and take it on! J haha! We will continue moving through short /i/ words. We’ve done very well with these words this week. I am very proud of these kiddos. We are going to continue manipulating words and becoming stronger readers. I am very excited to see how much they will take off in the last few short months. We only have about 9.5 weeks left. We will keep working on our habitats. We have done wetlands and deserts so far. This week we will hit on grasslands and rainforest. We’ve started our project at home! Don’t forget about your habitat project! J In math, we will move on through some more measurement and keep working on those numbers. We are getting very good at breaking them down and manipulating them. It is so important for them to fully understand how numbers work. Report cards will go home on Friday and Spring pictures are on Thursday. You do not have to send them in their uniform that day. J If you want to send them in something and have them change feel free to do so. Just let me know!
Sight Words:
red, orange, yellow, the, a, green, blue, is, go, purple, pink, white, black, had, I , see, brown, he, and, gray, has, you, we, of, am, it, at, to, as, have, in, is, like, can, him, his, be, out, boy they, one, two, was, that, too, said, her, play, three, were, what, up, four, but, for, with, five
Spelling Words:  pig, wig, dig, fig, rig


Upcoming Events:
3/9: I’ll be out for an appointment
3/19: Habitat Projects Due!
3/12: Preview Day for Book Fair- No purchasing
3/12: Spring pictures – no uniforms required
3/13-1/17: Purchase days for Book Fair. Our scheduled time is 2:00 each day. We will send home a wish list on Thursday. You can either send money or come and help you kiddo come shop. We will go at 2:00 each day OR Mrs. Shoemaker will be there after school! J
3/19: Habitat Projects Due! 
3/20: Scholastic Order Due!
3/21: Emerson’s 6th Birthday!
3/23: Spring Break!
4/2: National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day!
4/3: Noon Dismissal
4/9: Easter Party (Rowdy, Briar, and Harper Lee)
4/10: No School- Good Friday


Reminders:
NO TOYS!!
NO STUFFED ANIMALS!!
Don’t forget to be collecting box tops! Box tops=free money for LSC!!
PLEASE don’t forget drinks in your kiddos lunchboxes to have a lunch time.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE LABEL JACKETS!


Secret Tips:
I’ve started showing our kiddos these reading strategies below. They are very helpful in reminding kiddos of ways to help them figure out words instead of stalling or guessing. It’s a great habit to get into even at this age because this is where reading starts! J We don’t want to have to break habits later!




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