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Fun & Learning Games

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What's New

New Must Dos for the week.

New writing assignment on the Writing tab. 

New Mystery Science lesson about hiccups.

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"Must Dos" May18-22

Math Lesson Worksheet Writing Numbers
Literacy Lesson 1
Writing Assignment- my favorite thing about Kindergarten.
Math Lesson-Worksheet
Literacy Unit 10 Lesson 7
Writing - my favorite thing about Kindergarten.
Math Lesson- Worksheet
Literacy Unit 10 Lesson 11
Writing-my favorite thing about Kindergarten.
Math Lesson-Worksheet
Literacy Unit 10 Lesson 17
Writing-my favorite thing about Kindergarten.
Literacy Unit 10 Lesson 22






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Passwords for CKLA Resources

Workbook Password: cklasupport Teacher Resources: Choose 2nd Edition Username: CKLAparentCOVID19 Password: CKLAparentCOVID19

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May 18-Lesson 1

Long e with ee

Long e with ee

May 19-Lesson 7

Long a 1

Long a 2

May 20-Lesson 11

Long i

May 21-Lesson 17

Long o

May 22-Lesson 22

Long u

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Kindergarten Tricky Words


First Grade Tricky Words





Math Bookmarks

Math Games

May 19-Subtraction

May 22-Coloring Page

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May 18-22 Review

This week we will be reviewing some of the concepts we have been learning. For Monday, I need your child to write the numbers from 0 to 20 on the worksheet below. Please take a picture of it and send the picture to me.

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May 18-Number Writing Assessment

Write numbers from 0-20

May 20 - Ice Cream Subtraction

Ice Cream Subtraction

ST Math

Hey Everybody!  If you are looking for something new to do for Math try out ST Math.

 This is a math program that students at our school have never used before, however, it's amazing. I've used it in the past and it is a very cool math program that, similar to Lexia and Dreambox, puts children at a level that specifically meets their needs. Also similar to Lexia and Dreambox, you can do it on a computer or tablet and and all the child needs is internet access. It is available to families for free during this time. It's great for extra math practice. Check it out if you're interested! 

May 21-Numbers to 30

Number maze to 30





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Writing Assignment for May 4-8

My favorite thing about Kindergarten.... Please write as many things as you want. It can be one thing you like about Kindergarten or two or three.

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Writing Assignments

We are do a writing assignment at home, just like we did at school!

Remember to plan what you want to write first.  We used to write it down, but now we do it in our heads.  Remember this:


We think of our topic sentence first, usually I give it to you.
Then we think of three details, things that describe our topic sentence.
Then we write a conclusion.  We don't ever want to end a conversation without saying goodbye.  We never want to end our writing without a conclusion!!  Restate the topic sentence in some way.  You might want to give your opinion about the topic.  I am excited to see what you write about!


Some good ideas for our writing

By Sweet Sounds of Kindergarten



P.E. Bookmarks

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P.E. Letter from Mrs. Sorenson

Hi families!  During this time where our children are doing
 "school from home" over the next couple weeks, I would love
 to help offer some great Physical Educational ideas to help
 break up the monotony of the day.  I have included a chart
 as well for the kids to fill out with what type of activity and 
for how long they were active each day.  

*2nd Graders will be taking the Flexibility test upon return
 to school!  Please encourage stretching over the break!  This
 test is where they sit with legs stretched out in front of them
 with toes pointed up.  They will reach onto a board while keeping 
legs flat on the ground to see how far they can reach.
PE at home can be fun!

As a family you can decide how many of the activities to

 do– a new challenge each day, or maybe just one per week.

  I’d love to hear which ones the kids enjoyed over our “school

 at home” time!  Please have the students bring a chart back for

 a reward!  I know how much some of our kids LOVE to workout

 with their parents!  Many of the students tell me frequently that

 they workout “everyday” with their dad, mom, etc.  Remember, 

modify anything to make it fun, so the kids don’t end up disliking 



Mrs. Sorensen

Science/Social Studies


Watch animals live at San Diego Zoo

Science/Social Studies Bookmarks

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Aquarium Link

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium is offering live videos every day at 3:00 pm (until the end of April) through Facebook. The ink with more information is on the Science/Social Studies Bookmarks.

Mystery Science Question

After watching the Mystery Science clip below, answer these questions. How do you get rid of hiccups?

Kindergarten Standards

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Math Standards

Counting and Cardinality
K.CC.1 Count to 100 by ones and by tens
K.CC.2 Count forward beginning from a                     given number within the known                  sequence (instead of beginning at              1)
K.CC.3  Write numbers from 0-20.                          Represent a 
            number of objects with a written                  numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing              no objects).
K.CC.4 Understand the relationship                         between numbers and quantities;               connect counting to cardinality.
K.CC.4a When counting objects, say the                 number names in the standard                   order, pairing each object with                     one and only one number name
             and each number name with one               and only one object.
K.CC.4b Understand that the last number                name said tells the number of                    objects counted.  The number of                objects is the same regardless of
              their arrangement or the order in                which they were counted.
K.CC.4c Understand that each                                   successive number name refers                to a quantity that is one larger.
K.CC.5 Count to answer "how many?"                     questions about as many as 20                   things arranged in a line, a
             rectangular array, or a circle, or                   as many as 10 things in a                           scattered configuration; given a 
             number from 1-20, count out that               many objects. Compare numbers.
K.CC.6 Identify whether the number of                   objects in one group is greater                   than, less than, or equal to the
             number of objects in another                       group, e.g., by using matching                   and counting strategies.
K.CC,7 Compare two numbers between 1               and 10 presented as written                       numerals.
Measurement and Data
K.MD.1 Describe measurable attributes of               objects, such as length or weight.               Describe several measurable
              attributes of a single object.
K.MD.2 Directly compare two objects with               a measurable attribute 
             in common, to see which object                 has "more of" or "less of"
             the attribute, and describe the                     difference.  For example,
            directly compare the heights of                  two children and describe
            one child as taller/shorter.
K.MD.3 Classify objects into given                          categories; count the numbers of
             objects in each category and sort               the categories by count.
Operations and Algebraic Thinking
K.OA.1 Represent addition and                               subtraction with objects fingers, 
             mental images, drawings, sounds              (e.g., claps), acting out
             situations, verbal explanations,                  expressions, or equations.
K.OA.2 Solve addition and subtraction                     word problems, and add and 
             subtract within 10, e.g., by using                 objects or drawings to
             represent the problem.
K.OA.3 Decompose numbers less than or               equal to 10 into pairs in 
             more than one way., and record                 each decomposition by a 
             drawing or equation (e.g. 5=2+3                 and 5=4+1).  
K.OA.4 For any number from 1 to 9, find               the number that makes 10
            when added to the given number,              e.g., by using objects or 
             drawings, and record the answer             with a drawing or equation.
K.OA.5 Fluently add or subtract within 5.
K.G.1   Describe objects in the                               environment using names of                       shapes, and describe the relative               positions of these objects using                 terms such as above, below,                       beside, in front of, behind, next to.
K.G.2   Correctly name shapes                             regardless of their orientations or               overall size.
K.G.3  Identify shapes as two-                               dimensional (lying in a plane, flat)               or three-dimensional (solid).
K.G.4  Analyze and compare two- and                   three-dimensional shapes, in                    different sizes and orientations,                  using informal language to describe            their 
           similarities, differences, parts (e.g, number of sides and vertices/corners)
           and other attributes (e.g., having sides of equal length).
K.G.5  Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components 
           (e.g., sticks and clay balls) and drawing shapes.
K.G.6  Compose simple shapes to form larger shapes.  For example, "Can
            you join these two triangles with full sides touching to make a rectangle?"


Literacy Standards

Key Ideas and Details
RL.K.1 With prompting and support, ask              and answer questions about key                  details in a text.
RL.K.2  With prompting and support,                     retell familiar stories, including                        key details.
RL.K.3  With prompting and support,                      identify characters, settings,and                     major events in a story.

Craft and Structure
RL.K.4  Ask and answer questions about               unknown words, in a text.
RL.K.5  Recognize common types of                     texts (e.g., storybooks,
RL.K.6  With prompting and support,                      name the author and illustrator                      of a story and define the role of                     each in telling the story.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
RL.K.7 With prompting and support,                  describe the                                            relationship between                              illustrations and the story in                    which they appear.
RL.K.8 (not applicable)
RL.K.9 With prompting and support,                  compare and contrast the                      adventures and experiences of              characters in familiar stories.

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RL.K.10  Actively engage in group                       reading activities with                             purpose and understanding.


Print Concepts
RF.K.1   Demonstrate understanding of the organization 
              and basic features of print.
RF.K.1a Follow words from left to right, top to bottom,
              and page by page.
RF.K.1b Recognize that spoken words are represented in 
               written language by specific sequences of letters.
RF.K.1c Understand that words are separated by spaces in                    print.
RF.K.1d Recognize and name all upper and lowercase                      letters in the alphabet.

Phonological Awareness
RF.K.2 Demonstrate the understanding of spoken words,
             syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
RF.K.2a Recognize and produce rhyming words.
RF.K.2b Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables
              in spoken words.
RF.K.2c Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-                syllable spoken words.
RF.K.2d Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel,                  and final sounds (phonemes) in CVC words,                      except those ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.
RF.K.2e Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes)                in simple, one syllables words to make new                      words.

Phonics and Word Recognition
RF.K.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and 
            word analysis skills in decoding words.  
RF.K.3a Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one
              letter-sound correspondence by producing
              the primary sound or many of the most
              frequent sounds for each consonant.
RF.K.3b Associate the long and short sounds 
                with the common spellings (graphemes) for the                five major vowels.
RF.K.3c Read common high-frequency words by sight.
RF.K.3d Distinguish between similarly spelled words
              by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ.

RF.K.4  Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.


Texts Types and Purpose

W.K.1 Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and                     writing to compose opinion pieces which they tell             a reader the topic or the name of the book they                 are writing about and state an opinion or                           preference about the topic or book. (My favorite                    book is....)
W.K.2 Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and                      writing to compose informative/explanatory texts               in which they name what they are writing about                 and supply some information about the topic.
W.K.3 Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and                     writing to narrate a single event or several loosely             linked events, tell about the events in the order in             which they occured, and provide a reaction to                   what happened.

Production and Distribution of Writing
W.K.4 (begins in grade 3)
W.K.5 With guidance and support from adults, respond               to questions and suggestions from peers and add             details to strengthen writing as needed.
W.K.6 With guidance and support from adults, explore a             variety of digital tools to produce and publish                 writing, including in collaboration with peers.

Research to Build and Present Knowledge
W.K.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects            (e.g., explore a number of books by a favorite                    author and express opinions about them).
W.K.8 With guidance and support from adults,recall                     information from experiences or gather                             information from provided sources to answer a                 question.
W.K.9 (begins in Grade 4)
W.K.10 (begins in grade 3)


Key Ideas and Details
RI.K.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer                 questions about key details in a text.
RI.K.2 With prompting and support, identify the main               topic and retell key details of a text.
RI.K.3 With prompting and support, describe the                     connection between two individuals, events,                 ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
Craft and Structure
RI.K.4 With prompting and support, ask and answer                questions about unknown in a text.
RI.K.5 Identify the front cover, back cover, and title                   page of a book.
RI.K.6 Name the author and illustrator of a text and                  define the role of each in presenting ideas of                information in a text.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
RI.K.7 With prompting and support, describe
              the relationship between illustrations and the text              in which they appear (e.g., what person, place,                  thing, or idea in the text an illustrator depicts.)
RI.K.8 With prompting and support, identify the reasons               an author gives to support points in a text.
RI.K.9 With prompting and support, identify basic                         similarities in and differences between two texts               on the same topic (e.g., illustrations, descriptions,               or procedures).

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RI.K.10 Actively engage in group reading activities with                 purpose and understanding.


Conventions of Standard English
L.K.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of                    standard English grammar and usage when                      writing or speaking.
L.K.1a Print many upper- and lowercase letters.
L.K.1b Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.
L.K.1c Form regular plural nouns orally by adding /s/ or               /es/(e.g., dog, dogs; wish, wishes)
L.K.1d Understand and use question words                                  (interrogatives)(e.g. who, what, where, when,                    why, how).
L.K.1e Use the most frequently occurring prepositions                 (e.g., to, from, in, out, on off, for, of, by, with).
L.K.1f Produce and expand complete sentences in                       shared language activities.
L.K.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of                    standard English capitalization, punctuation, and              spelling when writing.
L.K.2a Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the                    pronoun I.
L.K.2b Recognize and name end punctuation.
L.K.2c Write a letter or letters for most consonant and                  short-vowel sounds (phonemes).
L.K.2d Spell simple words phonetically, drawing on                  knowledge of sound-letter relationships.

Knowledge of Language
L.K.3 (Begins in Grade 2).

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
L.K.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and              multiple-meaning words and phrases based on                 kindergarten reading and content.
L.K.4a Identify new meanings for familiar words and                     apply them accurately (e.g., knowing duck is a                 bird and learning the verb to duck). 
L.K.4b Use the most frequently occurring inflections and              affixes (e.g., -ed, -s, re-, un-, pre-, -ful, less) as a              clue to the meaning of an unknown word.
L.K.5 With guidance and support from adults, explore                word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
L.K.5a Sort common objects into categories (e.g.                          shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts                  the categories represent.
L.K.5b Demonstrate understanding of frequently                          occurring verbs and adjectives by relating them                to their opposites (antonyms).
L.K.5c Identify real-life connections between words and                their us (e.g., note places at school that are                      colorful).
L.K.5d Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs                      describing the same general action (e.g., walk,                  march, strut, prance) by acting out meanings.
L.K.6 Use words and phrases acquired through                          conversations, reading and being read to, and                  responding to texts.

SL.K.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse                partners.
SL.K.1a Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g.,                          listening to others and taking turns speaking about                    the topics and texts under discussion).
SL.K.1b Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges.
SL.K.2 Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or                             information presented orally or through other media                   by asking and answering questions about key                           details and requesting clarification if something is not                 understood.
SL.K.3 Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get                  information, or clarify something that is not understood.
SL.K.4 Describe familiar people, places, things, and events                  and, with prompting and support, provide additional                  detail.
SL.K.5 Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions                  as desired to provide additional detail.
SL.K.6 Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and                    ideas clearly.

A typical Kindergarten Day

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Kindergarten Agenda

Since several of you have asked, I decided to share what a typical agenda would look like if we were back at school.

Self-Start-usually the math page from the previous day's lesson. (15 minutes)
                Teachers check work and give instruction as needed.  As children finish, they                     can read books or build with blocks until we are done.
Calendar- we take roll, give out daily jobs, say the pledge, and talk about the weather,                        the calendar, and review some math concepts that we may need some review                    on. (15 minutes)
Break-      Kids get up (they've been sitting for a while), get a drink, and we usually sing a                   song with actions or use to get some wiggles out. (about 5                           minutes)
Math-       math lesson, practice, activities, and wrap up. ( 20 minutes)
Writing-   We either do some blending and segmenting (break up words into sounds or                     put sounds together into words) or write about a certain topic.  I will start                             sending writing topics home next week. (15 minutes)
Snack-    (5 minutes)
Recess-  (15 minutes)
Centers- This next hour is broken up into four 15 minutes sessions.  We have 4 activities,                  usually Literacy based, for the students to rotate through.  1-Miss Mandy works                   on spelling, penmanship, sight words, etc.  2-Lexia. 3-an independent center,                     or  with a parent.  This varies. It could be a game, or an activity incorporating                     our science or social studies unit, it could be an art activity, it could be games                     or puzzles that help them understand a concept or sight word practice. 4-  I will                   read with them or work on blending and segmenting, or some concept I see is                     needed.
Core Knowledge- we read about or discuss whatever we are learning about in our                             science or social studies unit.  (20 minutes).

If you will notice, I break the day up into 15-20 minute intervals.  This is just about as long as an attention span most children this age have.  

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