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Welcome! My name is Gaby Guerra and I am thrilled to be your child's teacher this year! I am positive this school year will be filled with excitement, discovery, and learning! I am looking forward to a fantastic and productive school year!

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4th Grading Period

We have made it to the last grading period of Kindergarten! I’m so proud of all the kiddos and we’re ready to finish strong! Here are some important skills we will be working on in the 4th grading period:

Reading:

  • Use letter sound knowledge to read and spell CCVC/CVCC words (ex: slam, chat, back, sand) 
  • Sentence structure (capital letter at the beginning, spaces, punctuation).
  • Continue sight word practice and reading daily. VERY important!

Math:

  • Read, write and represent numbers 0 to 20.
  • Generate a number that is 1 more or 1 less than a given number to 20.
  • Solves word problems by adding/subtracting up to 10.  

Please let me know if you have any questions. Remember, we are beginning to practice these skills and students are not expected to master them until the end of this grading period. Thank you for your support at home!​

Book Character Parade! March 12th

Bring your favorite book and come to school dressed up as one of your favorite book characters. The costume must be a character from a book. Please follow TISD dress code. Let me know if you have any questions! 

3rd Grading Period

Here are some important skills we will be working on in the 3rd grading period:

Reading:

  • ​​Blend and segment spoken letter sounds into words. 
  • Use letter sound knowledge to read and spell CVC words (ex: dig, hen, pat, etc.) 
  • Sentence structure (capital letter at the beginning, spaces, punctuation).
  • Continue sight word practice and reading daily. 

Math:

  • Read, write and represent numbers 0 to 20.
  • Compare and generate a set of objects up to 20 that are more, less, or equal.
  • Recites numbers to 100 by 1's and 10's.  

Please let me know if you have any questions. Remember, we are beginning to practice these skills and students are not expected to master them until the end of this grading period. Thank you for your support at home!​

Polar Express Day!

Get your Christmas PJs ready! Our class will be taking a trip to the North Pole on Friday, December 11th! We will be treated to watching the Polar Express movie in the library amphitheater. Your child can wear PJs for the day! Please no nightgowns or slippers. All aboard! 

Sight Words

Sight word flashcards were sent home today in red folders. These are to be kept at home and practiced daily. The flashcards have been printed on different colors according to grading periods to help pace out your daily practice.

  • Yellow- 1st grading period
  • Tan- 2nd grading period 
  • Pink- 3rd grading period 
  • Blue- 4th grading period

Remember, sight words are meant to be read quickly and not sounded out. If your child is struggling with a word, tell them the word and continue to practice it until they can read it in a snap! Do not limit your child on the words they practice if they are successful in reading them. If you notice you child is struggling with a set of words, continue to practice those 12 words before moving on. Students will receive a grade for the number of sight words they can read at the end of the second grading period. 

​Thank you so much for your help with this important skill! 

Take Home Readers

Take home readers were sent home this week in book bags (pencil pouches). Please keep the book bag in red folders and make sure the books are returned in the bags by Friday. It is important that students reread texts multiple times to become fluent and confident readers. Remember, reading should be fun and not frustrating! Take a break if your child becomes upset or frustrated while reading. Please help your child care for our books by not eating or drinking near them and returning them to a safe place when they are done.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

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Spooktacular activities happened today! Candy corn math, acting out Goldilocks and the Three Bears and making Bone Soup in the library! Have a safe Halloween! 

Kids A-Z

We have just received access to the reading website Learning A-Z (Kids A-Z). This is a kid friendly site that allows your child to read books at his/her personalized reading level. You can use these online books to fill out monthly reading logs. If you would like to access this site at home, please follow these simple directions:
  • Log into www.kidsa-z.com
  • Enter my teacher username: gguerra13
  • Find and click on your child's name 
  • Select the rocket icon as the password
  • Allow your child to browse titles and read books on his/her level! 
Login cards have been sent home in red folders. Keep this card handy to log in! 
Happy Reading!

2nd Grading Period

Here are some important skills we will be working on in the 2nd grading period:

Reading:

  • Identifying letter sounds.
  • Orally generate a rhyme (you say a word then the student tells you one that rhymes back).
  • Blend spoken onset (first sound) and rimes (rest of word). For example, p-an, c-at, s-it.
  • What a good sentence looks like (uppercase at the beginning, spaces, punctuation).
  • Continue sight word practice and reading daily. 

Math:

  • Read, write and represent numbers 0 to 10 (work to 20 if your child is ready).
  • Compare and generate a set of objects up to 10 that are more, less, or equal.
  • Identifies coins by name. 
  • Compose and decompose numbers to 10. You do this by building a number and breaking it apart. Use counters like beans, pennies, small erasers, etc. Ask your child to build a number. For example, ask your child "Show me 7." Your child counts out 7 counters. "What's a different way to build 7?" Your child can have a group of 4 and a group of 3, 5 and 2, and so on. These numbers are the two parts and 7 is the whole. 

Please let me know if you have any questions. Remember, we are beginning to practice these skills and students are not expected to master these until the end of this grading period. Thank you for your support at home!

Check out our pumpkin experiments today! We measured, counted, explored and even smelled our pumpkins today! So much fun!