May/June 2017 Academic Enrichment Overview | Tallmadge Campus
Our Academic Enrichment time is daily from 12:00-1:00pm. This time is specifically designed for our Kindergarten students to join as a group to work and progress through the advanced materials and lessons in the Montessori primary curriculum with Ms. Courtney. During this time Ms. Courtney also gives additional handwriting and journaling lessons. Throughout the school day in their classroom they are still working individually with their classroom teachers on these and other materials at their level. Please read through what we will be covering during this time together below.
Reading Group Overview
Junior Great Books is a foundational reading program that introduces students to a variety of literary genres, while teaching critical thinking and comprehension skills. Our Kindergarten students meet twice a week as a small reading group. During this time, they listen to a story being read to them and take turns reading the story aloud. Students pause during readings to think critically about the story, identify the different parts of the story, such as the characters and main ideas, make predictions about what might happen next, and learn new vocabulary words, using the context to understand the meaning. Each week I will email information about the current story and any assignment information for at home work.
5/01: Introduction to prepositions
- Rules of the prepositions
- Worksheets, practicing with prepositions
5/08: Introduction to interjections
- Rules of the interjections
- Worksheets, practicing with interjections
5/15: Introduction to punctuation (end of a Sentence)
- Rules of the punctuation
- Worksheets, diagramming sentences
5/22: Introduction to capitalization
- Rules of capitalization
- Worksheets, practicing our capitalization
5/29: Review of the year
- Telling time, landforms
- Coins, paper money
- Mathematical operations
Letters of the Week: Try to find objects that begin with each letter wherever you go with your child.
Vowels A E I O U
Sight Words of the Week: Try to find each word in books as you read to your child.
Synonym Words of the Week: Try to find each word in books as you read to your child.
5/01: UNDER, below, beneath, underneath
5/08: QUICK, fast, swift, rapid, speedy, hasty
5/15: NEAT, tidy, clean, arranged, well-ordered
5/22: LOOK, see, glance, stare, gaze
5/29: FUNNY, silly, playful, crazy, foolish
Things to do at home this month to reinforce our themes:
- Look for our words of the week when reading a story, cut out pictures beginning with the letters of the week.
- Practice using the different synonyms of the week in a sentence together.
- Practice identifying different parts of speech when reading together.
I will be sending homework home to reinforce these lessons. Please turn homework into Ms. Courtney. Please email me if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org