May, 2017

John Kotradi

Academic Enrichment Overview | Cuyahoga Falls 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 Mr. John. During this time Ms. Kristen also gives additional handwriting and journaling lessons. Throughout the school day in their classroom they are still working individually with their classroom teacher on these and other materials at their level. Please read through what we will be covering during this time together below.

Reading Group Overview | Ms. Kate
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.

 

05/01: Introduction to prepositions

  • Rules of the prepositions
  • Worksheets, diagramming sentences

 05/08: Introduction to interjections

  • Rules of the interjections
  • Worksheets, diagramming sentences 

 05/15: Introduction to punctuation (end of a sentence)

  • Rules of the punctuation (end of a sentence)
  • Period, question mark, exclamation mark
  • Worksheets, practicing with interjections

05/22: Introduction to capitalization

  • Rules of capitalization
  • Worksheets, practicing our capitalization

05/29: Review of the year

 

Sight Words of the Week: Try to find each word in books as you read to your child.

05/01: word, when

05/08: which, what

05/15: there, their

05/22: way, my

  

Synonyms of the Week: Try to find each word in books as you read to your child.

05/01: NICE, friendly, courteous, good, pleasant, charming

05/08: SNEAKY, underhanded, dishonest, tricky, secretive, sly

05/15: BRIGHT, shiny, glowing, dazzling, lighted, vivid

05/22: DULL, dark, dreary, somber, boring, tedious

 

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.

 

Mr. John will be sending homework home to reinforce these lessons. Please turn homework into the orange box outside of Mr. John’s classroom.  Please email him if you have any questions: jkotradi@thesmarterkids.com.

 

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