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                      Letters
     
     
     
    Each week we will be focusing on a letter or letters using the following order:
     
     
     
    Mm Ss Rr Aa Tt Nn Pp Cc Ii
     Dd  Oo  Gg  Ff Ee Bb Kk Uu Ll
     Hh  Ww  Xx  Vv Jj Yy Zz Qq
     sh  ck  ch th  ing/ink  ar  ee all  
     
                                                                         
                                                                                  
     
    For each letter/blend, we will practice (and encourage you to do the same at home!)
    •        the sound of each letter/blend
    •         writing both upper and lower case letter
    •         recognizing the letter/blend sound correspondence of each letter in words  

     

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                                                 Sight Words

    We will be learning these "sight words" in Kindergarten this year.  Most of our sight words do not follow the "normal" phonetic patterns, and therefore, we do not sound these words out.  I will "color" the word once we have learned it in class.  Practicing at home is always encouraged as it helps your child to master these words more efficiently. 

     
     
    I a

    my

    the

    go

    was

    me

    to

    do

    like

    he  she

    and

    come

    here

     there

     this

     said

    for

    where

    of

    you

    look

    good

    one

    two

    see

    what

    up

    down

    friend

    we

    want

    out

    who

    they

    that

    have

    give

    any

    are

    little

     
     
     
     
    Why Learn Sight Words?


    There are a number of reasons for learning (memorizing) sight words but two of the main reasons are:


    - there are certain words that you can not "sound out" using the basic letter and blend sounds;  and because

    - having a repertoire of known, commonly used words will help your child's reading to flow and therefore aid them in not just reading text, but more importantly, understanding and comprehending text.
     
    The less your child has to stop to sound out a word, the more the text will flow and the easier it will be for them to read, (not just to decode symbols) for meaning.
     
    Please click here for a list of sight words!