Bollinger's Class

April 16-20 Rainbow Banner.png     Upcoming Dates___

April: April 26: Texas Roadhouse night April 27: Blood Drive April 28: Spring Splash at Arnold Rec PTO May: May 3: Field Trip to the zoo May 4: Star Wars Day May 7: Track Meet May 9: Science club May 14: Wear sunscreen and tennis shoes May 16: Bounce House WEAR SOCKS May 17: KINDERGARTEN AWARDS AT RICKMAN In the morning! More info to come! May 18: Teachers Vs. 5th grade Students in softball (wear sunscreen) May 21: Last Day of school (can change according to snow days)

Rainbow Banner.png Sight Words:  I am testing the kids on word lists. They will move onto the next list once they complete their current list.  The kids will not all be on the same list, but please make sure you are going through these words NIGHTLY with your child.  The kids will be successful readers the more sight words they know. :) 
List 1 List 2 List 3 List 4 List 5 List 6 List 7

We see play for they she he the  go of into said when come I have from this love little look can to are one and here has like is you do what was with a
List 8 List 9 List 10 List 11 List 12 List 13 List 14 my it or not use their about me in had all an if out eight look by were each will many where at words your which up them am be but there how other then List 15 List 16 List 17 List 18 List 19 List 20 List 21 these make write people called find get so him number than who long may some time no first that down made her two way water its day part would more could been now did

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Phonics:  We have covered all 26 letters of the alphabet!  Now we apply, apply, apply! 
We are also learning now some diagraphs to help sound out words. 
sh- like shark
ck- like duck (final /K/ sound at the end)
ch- like cheese  


The kids are working on the K and C rule:
Use a K if the sound following is e, i or y
Use a C if the sound following is a, o, u or any consonant

 

Current Letters the kids should know:  ALL 26 Letters :)


We learned about compound words also this week.  Two words that come together to make a brand new word.  
Ex: Pan/cake = pancake
Ex: base/ball=baseball

Topics we are covering:
 *Vowels (A,E,I,O,U) and consonants
 *Rhyming words (words that sound the same at the end)
       
  Ex: Top, Pop
       Ex: Tall, fall 
*Sounds make up words, words make up sentences.  We practiced counting how many words were in sentences.  
       Ex: I see the ball.  (4 words)
       Ex: The bear is brown and big. (6 words)
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Math:  We are working on 3D shapes- the kids are enjoying this chapter!

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Writing:
  
We have finished up opinion writing and now we are starting narrative writing.  The kids are doing very well! The kids can practice this at home too! 
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Reading:
 I am sending home R.E.D (Read Every Day) The books they are bringing home are the books on their indep. reading level.  I hope to get  every child  reading at a D level before moving to First Grade.  Practice, practice, practice!!!!!! 
HELP MY KID CANNOT BLEND!!!!!!!!!!  If this is how you feel try having the child blend the first two sounds and then tag.  This also just takes time and practice.  Do not get frustrated with your kiddo-- just keep practicing.  This comes with time! :)


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Block Schedule: A-Art B-Library (keep books in the book bag when you are not reading them so the kids always have it) C-PE D-Music
May 5th: Field Trip to Purina Farms May 10th: Bounce House Day: Bring socks May 15th: Fun Day for Kindergarten in the a.m: you need to be wearing tennis shoes. May 19th: Last Day 1/2 Day Dismissal at 12:40 Awards at Rickman Auditorium 10:00-11:00.
Important end of the year date CHANGES!!!!:
May 5th: Field Trip to Purina Farms May 10th: Bounce House Day: Bring socks May 15th: Fun Day for Kindergarten in the a.m: you need to be wearing tennis shoes. May 19th: Last Day 1/2 Day Dismissal at 12:40 Awards at Rickman Auditorium 10:00-11:00.