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  • General

    Kindergarten Online Learning Blizzard Bags

    Is Today A Blizzard Bag Day?

    Greetings Kindergartners and Families!

    We are very excited to be introducing the use of our Blizzard Bags! Please know that the intent of a Blizzard Bag Day is to provide your child with academic work which takes the place of what they would do in the classroom if they were in school. Unlike many students in the upper grades, your children will need adult support in order to complete their work for the day. On any Blizzard Bag Day, students should spend no longer than two hours completing their work. All work is due the first day back to school after a Blizzard Bag Day. Blizzard bags should be completed in the order listed; for example, on the first snow day, Blizzard Bag #1 should be completed. Our hope is that the materials will be relatively straightforward in nature. On any Blizzard Bag Day we are officially on call and are ready to assist in any way you need us. If you have any questions regarding assignments, please email your child's teacher.

    Mrs. Lacourse lacoursee@hampstead.k12.nh.us

    Mrs. Sandler sandlerr@hampstead.k12.nh.us

    Ms. Pekalsky pekalskyj@hampstead.k12.nh.us

    Mrs. Smith smithl@hampstead.k12.nh.us

  • Topic 1

    Blizzard Bag Day #1

    Reading

    Read, read, read! You can read to mom, dad, brother, sister, grandma, or grandpa. Have some fun and try reading to the cat, dog, or even a stuffed animal!

    For extra reading fun, please visit these online learning links to access delightful online storybooks for young children; read by noted children's authors, members of the Screen Actors Guild and other celebrities.

    http://www.storylineonline.net/

    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/storytime/

    “I Can” Statements (for students and parents)

    I can tell if the story is fiction or nonfiction. 

    I can tell who is in the story and where it happens. 

    I can retell what happens at the beginning, middle and end. 

    I can connect the story to my own life.

    Writing 

    Use your Winter Writing Journal to draw a picture and write a sentence about the writing topic of the day. Students are required to complete one journal page on each Blizzard Bag day.

    Writing Topic Day 1: When it snows, I like to …

    “I Can” Statements (for students and parents)

    I can use details in my pictures.

    I can match my writing to my story picture.

    I can stretch out words to listen for and write the sounds that I hear.

    I can spell sight words correctly.

    I can write neatly and carefully.

    I can remember to use finger spaces between my words.

    I can use beginning punctuation. (. ? !) 

    *Bring your Winter Writing Journal to school to share with your teacher and friends.

    Handwriting/ Name Ticket Practice

    Please practice writing your name on the Name Ticket sheet. Get your  body ready for writing- sit up straight and place your feet flat on the floor. Practice the  “pencil pick up” to in order to hold your pencil correctly. Write your name, using a beginning capital letter, followed by lower case letters.  Do your best work!  Parents-  help your child  circle his/ her  “best letter” and choose a letter to work on and practice.

    “I Can” Statements (for students and parents)

    I can demonstrate top-to-bottom, left-to-right, counterclockwise direction and diagonal lines when writing my first name.

    I can use a beginning capital letter, followed by lower case letters when writing my first name.  

    Resources for Parents: HWT Home Connection 

     http://www.hwtears.com/files/HWT_Number%20Formation%20Chart.pdf

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    Math

    Please go to http://www.abcya.com/number_match.htm.  Students will move objects to show one to one correspondence.

    “I Can” Statements (for students and parents)

    I can find and count 20 objects.

    I can show 1 to 1 correspondence. 

    Some more fun math activities for you to try at home!

    1. Count how many chairs there are in your house.  How many chair legs?

    2. What's todays date? Hop that many times...skip, clap!

    3. Find out if you have more windows or doors in your house.

    4. Get a handful of coins. Sort them into groups.    

    5. Count your fingers and toes. How many in all?

    6. Find 4 soft things and 4 hard things. Make a pattern.

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    Please click on the links below to access more award-winning interactive educational websites for young children. Have fun!

    http://www.starfall.com/

    http://www.funbrain.com/

    http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

    http://wonderopolis.org/

    • Topic 2

      Blizzard Bag Day #2

      Reading

      Read, read, read! You can read to mom, dad, brother, sister, grandma, or grandpa. Have some fun and try reading to the cat, dog, or even a stuffed animal!

      For extra reading fun, please visit these online learning links to access delightful online storybooks for young children; read by noted children's authors, members of the Screen Actors Guild and other celebrities.

      http://www.storylineonline.net/

      http://www.barnesandnoble.com/storytime/

      “I Can” Statements (for students and parents)

      I can tell if the story is fiction or nonfiction. 

      I can tell who is in the story and where it happens. 

      I can retell what happens at the beginning, middle and end. 

      I can connect the story to my own life.

      Writing

      Use your Winter Writing Journal to draw a picture and write a sentence about the writing topic of the day. Students are required to complete one journal page on each Blizzard Bag day.

      Writing Topic Day 2: If I was a snowman, I would …

      “I Can” Statements (for students and parents)

      I can use details in my pictures.

      I can match my writing to my story picture.

      I can stretch out words to listen for and write the sounds that I hear.

      I can spell sight words correctly.

      I can write neatly and carefully.

      I can remember to use finger spaces between my words.

      I can use beginning punctuation. (. ? !)

      *Bring your Winter Writing Journal to school to share with your teacher and friends.

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      Phonics

       Topic: Short a (-ag word family) 

      Please complete the short a cut and paste phonics activity included in your Blizzard Bag.

      “I Can” Statements (for students and parents)

      I can sound out  and blend sounds together in order to read short a CVC words (ag word family).

      I can match short a CVC words to pictures. 

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      Math

      Topic: Writing Numbers 1-20

      Please complete the number writing activity included in your Blizzard Bag.

      “I Can” Statements (for students and parents)
      I can practice writing numbers 1-20 using the correct formation.

      I can practice writing numbers 1- 20 by filling in the missing numbers.

      Resources:   http://www.hwtears.com/files/HWT_Number%20Formation%20Chart.pdf

       Some more fun math activities for you to try at home! 

      1. Count the spoons in your kitchen.

      2. Draw something that is round in your kitchen.

      3. Count to 30. Clap with each number.

      4. How many cubes can you find in your house?

      5. How many numbers can you write in 1 minute?

      6. Count the buttons on your clothes.

      7. Use spoons to measure the length of your kitchen table. Is it longer than 10 spoons?

      Please click on the links below to access more award-winning interactive educational websites for young children. Have fun!

      http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/

      http://www.jumpstart.com/

      http://www.readwritethink.org/

      http://www.readingbear.org/


       

       

      • Topic 3

        Blizzard Bag Day #3

        Reading

        Read, read, read! You can read to mom, dad, brother, sister, grandma, or grandpa. Have some fun and try reading to the cat, dog, or even a stuffed animal!

        For extra reading fun, please visit these online learning links to access delightful online storybooks for young children; read by noted children's authors, members of the Screen Actors Guild and other celebrities.

        http://www.storylineonline.net/

        http://www.barnesandnoble.com/storytime/

        “I Can” Statements (for students and parents.

        I can tell if the story is fiction or nonfiction. 

        I can tell who is in the story and where it happens. 

        I can retell what happens at the beginning, middle and end. 

        I can connect the story to my own life.

        Writing 

        Use your Winter Writing Journal to draw a picture and write a sentence about the writing topic of the day. Students are required to complete one journal page on each Blizzard Bag day.

        Writing Topic Day 3: Each snowflake is unique and special.  What is special about me is …

        “I Can” Statements (for students and parents)

        I can use details in my pictures.

        I can match my writing to my story picture.

        I can stretch out words to listen for and write the sounds that I hear.

        I can spell sight words correctly.

        I can write neatly and carefully.

        I can remember to use finger spaces between my words.

        I can use beginning punctuation. (. ? !)

        *Bring your Winter Writing Journal to school to share with your teacher and friends.

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        Phonics

        Topic: Short Vowel Word Puzzles

        Please use the short vowel word puzzle activity included in your Blizzard Bag.

        “I Can” Statements (for students and parents.

        I can build short vowel words.

        I can sound out and read short vowel words.

        I can use short vowel words in a sentence.

        Practice reading with Starfall:

        http://www.starfall.com/n/level-a/learn-to-read/load.htm

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        Math

        Topic: Sorting by Attributes 

        Please go to:  http://www.abcya.com/counting_sorting_comparing.htm

        Students will sort objects by attributes.

        “I Can” Statements (for students and parents.

        I can count out 20 objects.

        I can sort objects by attributes- size, color, shape).

        I can explain how I sorted objects.

         Some more fun math activities for you to try at home! 

        1. Collect and count pennies.

        2. Count to 15 hopping on two feet.

        3. Write the numbers starting with 1. Go as far as you can.

        4. Count all of the doorknobs in your house.

        5. Pretend you are a shape. Have a family member or friend guess what you are.

        6. Start from 10; count to 100 by tens.

        7. What number comes before 20? Count backwards from 20.

        Please click on the links below to access more award-winning interactive educational websites for young children. Have fun!

        http://pbskids.org/lions/ 

        http://www.thekidzpage.com/

        http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/

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