This Week in Kindergarten

Week 17

Digraphs

Have your child read books to you. In repetitive books, make sure that your child pays close attention to the text rather than just following a pattern.
Digraph study can help to move students from a level B to a C in reading. Model how to read digraphs during a reading mini lesson. It is important that students attend to the text and not just follow a pattern while reading.
"Wh" Words: A Word Family Book
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"Wh" Words: A Word Family Book
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Roly's Blending Sounds Quiz
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Roly's Blending Sounds Quiz
Help kids build phonemic awareness by blending sounds in this cute quiz.
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Mixed Beginnings!
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Mixed Beginnings!
Your kindergarteners will have fun determining between the digraph st or sk with this worksheet.
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Sorting "Sh"
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Sorting "Sh"
This sorting worksheet is designed to help students hear and identify words that start with the ÃshÃ sound.
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Sorting Blends & Digraphs
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Sorting Blends & Digraphs
Knowing how to spot blends and digraphs helps your students become super readers. Use this worksheet to give your students the chance to practice sorting the blends and digraphs they find.
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Blends & Digraphs
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Blends & Digraphs
It's time to check in on those reading skills! Assess your students’ knowledge of blends and digraphs with this reading assessment.
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Math Review

Use this week to review key math skills such as addition and number recognition. You can also show your child how to decompose numbers by breaking them apart into separate, smaller numbers. For example, 6 and 3 make 9.
Use this week to review key math skills such as addition and number recognition. You can also show students how to decompose numbers by breaking them apart into separate, smaller numbers. For example, 6 and 3 make 9.
Super Numbers
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Super Numbers
Use this super-powered worksheet to help your students break apart numbers. They will love filling in the missing numbers to make each equation true.
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Number Maze: Monkey Pirate
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Number Maze: Monkey Pirate
Kids help a monkey pirate, drawing a path from the monkey to treasure island by counting and tracing numbers from 1 to 20 on this kindergarten math worksheet.
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Tracing Numbers & Counting: 16
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Tracing Numbers & Counting: 16
On this kindergarten math worksheet, kids trace the number 16, then write their own. Then they count the stars they see in the picture and make a graph.
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Number Pair Staircase 2
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Number Pair Staircase 2
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Nature Counting
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Nature Counting
Use this fun lesson plan to introduce or review the concept of addition to your ELs. Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the Nature and Counting It All Adds Up lesson plan.
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Nature and Counting: It All Adds Up
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Nature and Counting: It All Adds Up
Who doesn't enjoy collecting objects from outside? Use your students' natural curiosity to spur interest in math. Your students will have fun outdoors collecting natural objects to practice addition!
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Sounding Out Words

You can teach your child to 'stretch out' words they don't know by sounding out each letter very slowly before saying it faster to figure out what the word is.
Focus on your word work with digraphs in your reading instruction. Your students will be so excited when they discover digraphs in their leveled books and that they can sound out "big words."
Make a Mini Story Book: Little or Big?
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Make a Mini Story Book: Little or Big?
This little story book that kids can cut out and make themselves is just the thing to get kindergarteners excited about learning how to read.
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Grocery Shopping: Level B
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Grocery Shopping: Level B
This leveled book uses a familiar setting and simple sentences to familiarize beginners with the world of reading.
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Blending Sounds
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Blending Sounds
This is a great introductory lesson to teach about beginning blends. Kindergarten students will love learning all about how to blend consonants together while reading a hilarious story!
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Consonant, Vowel, Consonant Words
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Consonant, Vowel, Consonant Words
Use this list of consonant, vowel, consonant words to plan a lesson or project for your beginning readers.
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Snap the Snail
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Snap the Snail
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Word Detective: Pets
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Word Detective: Pets
These pets need your help finding their missing letters! This worksheet encourages students to slow down and listen to each sound they hear. By working as word detectives, students learn how to segment pet words into different sounds.
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Writing Practice

Do a check-in at this point in the year to make sure your child has the fundamentals of writing. Review your child's writing at home or ask your child's teacher about potential areas of improvement.
When working on a writing unit be sure to focus on mehanics as well as content. This is a great time of year to review finger spacing and proper formation of lower case letters.
Finish the Fish Alphabet
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Finish the Fish Alphabet
Use this fun ocean-themed worksheet to review the lowercase letters of the alphabet with your students. Kindergarteners will enjoy drawing in the missing letter on the different fish!
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Write a Story!
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Write a Story!
Use this fun open-ended writing prompt to support your kindergarteners as they practice their budding writing skills.
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Stretch a Sentence
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Stretch a Sentence
Stretch those writing skills with this "stretch a sentence" activity! Little writers will learn to expand on an idea by adding more details to a sentence.
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Fix the Sentences: Dog Days
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Fix the Sentences: Dog Days
Kids rewrite incorrect sentences to gain practice with sentence structure, capitalization, and punctuation on this first grade reading and writing worksheet.
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Finish the Farm Alphabet
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Finish the Farm Alphabet
Use this fun farm-themed worksheet to review the uppercase letters of the alphabet with your students.
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Create a Sentence
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Create a Sentence
Teach your students to complete sentences with this cut-and-paste activity! Kindergarteners will practice sentence construction using scissors, glue, and drawings in this interactive writing worksheet.
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Send home these fun free resources to help reinforce the skills you're teaching in the classroom.