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Christine Augusta's Classroom: We Are Learners

November 1, 2020

Cultural Expectations




Ways to support your child's reading development!

  • Have conversations with your child about various topics
  • Read Alouds: reading to your child and talking about the book
  • Provide opportunities for your child to handle books, turn the pages
  • Read words, both familiar and new, that are all around you (i.e. the word "STOP" on a road sign, the word "milk" on a container, the word "play" on a controller)

Your child may....

  • Look at pictures and talk about them
  • Pretend reading by using the pictures and/ or prior knowledge of the book 
  • Memorize a favorite book and "read" it to you
  • Shared reading: as you read, your child can help by reading the words they know
  • Traditional reading: be sure to give them an opportunity to talk about their reading with you

Celebrate all your child's reading experiences!


Click  on 

You may be prompted for Teacher Username:  caugusta

Now enter your child's two-picture picture code.

Happy Reading!


SNAP Words! (High Frequency Words)

 SNAP Words (also know as High-Frequency words or Sight words) are words we want our kindergarteners to know in a "SNAP"!

  • Try just making 3  flashcards: one card with your child's name and then on the other two cards use the words me and  the
  • Once your child can read those three words in a SNAP, add two new words!
  • Any time you see those words...... they are all around sure to get very excited and point them out to your child.  In no time at all, the words...."Hey that's one of our SNAP words!" will be ringing through your house, through stores, through books etc!!

SNAP Words that have been introduced!

Phonics & Word Study

Making Friends with Letters!

As we learn our classroom FRIENDS names, we will be getting to know our alphabet FRIENDS, too!


   We are Writers!   

Writers use pictures and words!

Writers think...what  do I know a lot about? 

They use all they know so they can add more to their pictures and writing!

Writers are the boss of their own writing!



We use the language below to talk about how letters are formed.

Big Line, Big Curve, Little Line, Little Curve



We have learned how to form all of the "Frog Jump Capitals"!



Numbers  to 10!

Module 1 offers an in-depth exploration of numbers to 10, setting a foundation that prepares students to compare and operate with numbers. 

  • Number Word List—the ability to say the names of the number words in order without skipping any numbers
  • 1:1 Correspondence—the ability to pair one object with one number name, ensuring that each object gets one count such as touching the object and counting or moving the object and counting
  • Cardinality—the ability to give a number word for the numerosity of a set obtained by subitizing, counting, or matching
  • Written Number Symbol—the ability to match, write, or recognize the abstract numeral symbol with a group of objects

Counting the Math Way Finger Order

5  and  5  makes  10

Use your 10 bracelet to show numbers 1 -10 to your family!

Practice number writing at home!

Problem Set!

The Problem Set portion of a math lesson gives students the opportunity to practice what was taught during the lesson.  Not all students will complete the entire Problem Set during the time we have available in school.  Students are welcomed to complete a Problem Set at home for continued practice. This is only an opportunity, not an expectation.  They do not need to be returned to school.