Mrs. Grams' KB Bear-Gram
December 2 - 6, 2013
"Hold on to instruction, do not let it go;
guard it well, for it is your life." Proverbs 4:13
A New Month
Dear KB moms and dads,
I can hardly believe it is December and the very special Christmas season. We will be learning about the birth of Jesus Christ and studying in the New Testament in the book of Luke.
A special thank you to each of you who do so much for our class! I appreciate all your hard work and effort to make our kindergarten year such a success. It’s such a busy time of year, and I know time is precious, so I just wanted to say an extra thank you! Blessings to you all for helping make our feast possible and absolutely wonderful!
You should have all received your beautiful invitations for this fun filled Stoneybrooke Winter Gala . Each teacher will be hosting a class table. I would love for you to join me at our KB table. If you have not signed up to sit at a class table yet please put your name on the table seating list by our KB door. I would love to sit with you!You can register online or contact Shawn Werner.
Calendar of Events
Dec. 2 - Back to School
Dec. 6 - Stoneybrooke Winter Gala 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 11 - Christmas Store 9:20-10:00 a.m.
Dec. 13 - Pajama Day / Minimum Day Dismissal at 12:00 NOON
Wear your pajamas to school and bring a book that has Pp words in it!
We will eat pancakes and pattern paper pajamas.
Dec. 18 or 19 - Christmas Party! P.M.
Phonics and Letter Sounds
Practice and learn the letter sound sentences.
Learn the sound for each letter.
Learn to write the letter using the correct pencil grip
and the correct letter formation!
We have learned all our vowel sounds. Now we will begin learning our consonants and blends. Blends are made up of a consonant and a vowel (ta, li, to, le) Please write these out on index cards and practice at home putting the two letter sounds together to make one sound. Also, we are reading words. (bet, not, net, lot, bell, mitt, lit, tot, bat, tab) Please write these words out each week on index cards as well. When practicing reading the words, cover the ending sound or last letter and have your child say the blend that the first two letters make. Then after they read the blend correctly slide your hand off the last letter and have them read the whole word by adding the ending sound to the blend they have already said. (li-t, lit) (to-t, tot)
Vv says /v/ as in violin. Vv says /v/v/v/.
va, ve, vi, vo, vu
vet, Vic, vat, vest, vim
Ww says /w/ as in wagon. Ww says /w/w/w/.
wa, we, wi, wo, wu
wam, wet, wit, wack, west, wok
Yy says /y/ in yellow. Yy says /y/y/y/.
ya, ye, yi, yo, yu
yes, yip, yak, you, yap
Review blends, especially va, ya, we, ja, ca, ru, ve, fa, ye, ki, we, no, co, fe, wi, ro, cu, yo, ke, bo, ta, wo, ni, mu, te, vi, li, wu, mo, fi, re, lu, bi, vo, la, yu, ma, ne, se, du, vu, da, yi, me, jo, ha, ga, gi, je, ba, gu, ………
Review three and four letter short vowel words—yes, wet, kiss, kit, cut, cat, Jack, cob, Jim, dad, fan, led, cap, jet, cub, mat, run, get, red, miss, Don, bell, Jan, hill, mitt, Bob, whip, west, Jill, net, not, nut, hit, gas, Vic, let, gill, fell, him, list, job, bad, bed, Dan, sit, fed, sin, set, den, desk, fun, sat, big, gum, fit, dill, get, Bill, ran, bus, got….
I can run up the hill.
We like to play in the sand.
The cat and dog sit in the box.
We will go fast.
We want to play with you.
Do not yell at me.
SIGHT WORDS are words that occur frequently
in reading materials. We see them, we say them, we do NOT sound them out!
was, want, were, give, five, one
this, here, his, her, has, have
four, for, from, they, my, by
REVIEW: as, a, A, are, all, and, be, by, blue, black, brown, Bible, day, do, for, from, four, good, God, go, green, he, his, her, here, has, have, is, like, look, little, love, me, my, name, orange, play, red, so, see, she, they, to, the, The, this, we, what, was, want, were, white, who, yellow, you
Number Words: one, two, three, four, five, six
You may want to write these in red on flash cards to distinguish them
from words we sound out following the phonics rules.
LEARN the numbers 0-30.
Write them correctly, recognize them and count
the correct number of objects to show each number.
More than and Less than
*Here are some websites you might like to use for REVIEW at home!
**If you read this site and reviewed the material with your child, have them write
"Have a beary Merry Christmas!" Send it in to me, and I will give your little bear a Wow Stick!