Russo, Marybeth

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Grade Certified PK-3
Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction

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I Cans For Reading

“I Can” Common Core

Kindergarten Reading

I can read fiction with help

I can tell who, what, where, when, why and how after listening to stories. RL.K.1

I can retell a story. RL.K.2

I can tell the characters, setting and what happens in a story. RL.K.3

I Can Read Nonfiction with Help

I can tell who, what, where, when, why and how after reading nonfiction. RI.K.1

I can tell the main topic and details in a nonfiction book. RI.K.2

I can tell how people, events or ideas are connected. RI.K.3

I Can Understand Fiction

I can ask and answer questions about new words in a story. RL.K.4

I can tell the difference between storybooks and poems. RL.K.5

I can tell who the author and illustrator are. I can tell what their jobs are. RL.K.6

I Can Understand Nonfiction

I can ask and answer questions about new words in nonfiction. RI.K.4

I can find the front cover, back cover and title page in a book. RI.K.5

I can tell who the author and illustrator are. I can tell what their jobs are. RI.K.6

I Can Use What I Know To Understand Fiction with Help

I can use the illustrations to help tell the story. RL.K.7

I can compare and contrast familiar characters in stories. RL.K.9 I Can Use What I Know To Understand Nonfiction with Help

I can use words and pictures to help me understand nonfiction. RI.K.7

I can find the reasons an author gives to support his or her ideas. RI.K.8

I can tell how two nonfiction books are alike and different. RI.K.9

I Can Engage in Class Fiction Reading Activities RL.K.10 I Can Engage in Class Nonfiction Reading Activities RI.K.10

I Can Use Basic Text Features to Help Me Read RF.K.1 (read left to right, read top to bottom, spaces between words)

I Can Recognize and Name All Upper- and Lowercase Letters RF.K.1

I Can Use Phonics Skills to Help Me Read

I can recognize and make rhyming words RF.K.2

I can count and divide words into syllables. RF.K.2

I can blend and divide onsets and rimes of single-syllable words. RF.K.2

I can find and say the initial, middle vowel and last sound in simple words. RF.K.2

I can change a consonant or a vowel sound to make new words RF.K.2

I can make the most common sound for each consonant. RF.K.3

I can match the most common long and short vowel sounds with the common spellings. RF.K.3

I can read common high-frequency words. RF.K.3 I Can Read Fluently

I can read beginning books fluently. RF.K.4

I can understand beginning books. RF.K.4

Reading Strategies

These are our Reading Strategies...
When they get to an unknown word they will have ways to go about figuring it out.

Eagle Eye

Helps us look at the picture for picture clues.

Lips the Fish

Gets our lips ready to say sounds

Stretchy Snake

Stretch the sounds out in a word
Chunky Monkey
Find chunks within a word
Skippy The Frog
Skip over the word to see if you can figure it out
Tryin Lion
Try it all over again
Helpful Kangaroo
Go seek help from a buddy or teacher

Kindergarten Star Words

Our Kindergarten Sight Words/French Fry Words
Quarter Two Quarter Three Quarter Four  
the or will  
of one up  
and had other  
a by about  
to word out  
in but many  
is not them  
you what then  
that all these  
it were so  
he we some  
was when    
for your    
on can    
are said    
as there    
with use    
his an    
they each    
I which    
at she    
be do    
this how    
have their    
from if    

"I Cans For Math"

I "Can” Common Core!

Kindergarten Math

I Can Use Numbers to Help Me Understand Math

I can count to 100 by ones and tens. K.CC.1

I can count forward starting at a given number. K.CC.2

I can write numbers from 0 to 20. K.CC.3

I can write a number for a group of 0 to 20 objects. K.CC.3

I can put numbers in order. K.CC.4

I can name a group of objects by using a number. K.CC.4

I can understand that the last object counted tells the number of objects in a group. K.CC.4

I can understand that the number of objects in a group can be rearranged and the total number will be the same. K.CC.4

I can understand that adding an object to a group will make the total number one bigger. K.CC.4

I can count to tell how many. K.CC.5

I can count out a number of objects between 1 and 20. K.CC.5

I can tell if a group of objects in one group is greater than, less than or equal to a group of objects in another group. K.CC.6

I can compare two written numbers between 1 and 10. K.CC.7

I Can Use Addition and Subtraction to Help Me Understand Math

I can use objects, fingers and pictures to help me show addition. K.OA.1

I can use objects, fingers and pictures to help me show subtraction. K.OA.1

I can solve addition and subtraction word problems within 10. K.OA.2

I can take apart numbers less than or equal to 10. K.OA.3 (5 = 2 + 3)

I can find the number that is added to 1 through 9 to make 10. I can use objects or drawings to show my answer. K.OA.4

I can add and subtract within 5. K.OA.5 I Can Use Number Sense and Place Value to Help Me Understand Math

I can put together and take apart numbers from 11 to 19 by naming the tens and ones. K.NBT.1

I can use objects, drawings or equations to show tens and ones. K.NBT.1 I Can Use Measurement and Data to Help Me Understand Math

I can tell how an object can be measured. K.MD.1 (length, weight)

I can compare how two objects are similar or different. K.MD.2 (more of, less

of, taller, shorter)

I can place objects into categories. K.MD.3

I can count the number of objects in categories. K.MD.3

I can sort the categories by the number of objects. K.MD.3

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I Can Use Geometry to Help Me Understand Math

I can find shapes around me. K.G.1

I can tell where shapes are. K.G.1 (above, below, beside, in front of, behind, next to)

I can tell about shapes. K.G.1

I can compare shapes. K.G.1

I can name shapes, K.G.3

I can tell about and compare two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes. K.G.4

I can make shapes using materials like sticks and clay. K.G.5

I can use simple shapes to make larger shapes. K.G.6

Investigations

Math Games We have Done This past Unit

Counting Jar

Count Around

Roll and Record

Grab and Count

Compare Lengths

Counting groups

I Cans For Writing

“I Can” Common Core!

Kindergarten Writing

I Can Write Different Types of Writing

I can write, draw and tell my opinion. W.K.1

I can write, draw and tell to teach. W.K.2

I can write, draw and say what happened to tell a story. W.K.3

I can tell how I feel about the story I told. W.K.3

I Can Make My Writing Better

I can add details to my writing. W.K.5

I can publish my writing. W.K.6 I Can Use Research to Help My Writing

I can help my class research. W.K.7 ? I can help my class write. W.K.7

I can remember what I have been taught to answer a question. W.K.8

I Cans for Speaking and Listening

“I Can” Common Core!

Kindergarten Speaking & Listening

I Can Understand and Talk About What I Hear

I can follow rules for discussions. SL.K.1

I can talk with others. SL.K.1

I can participate in a conversation. SL.K.1

I can tell what a story is about. SL.K.2

I can ask and answer a question about what I have heard. SL.K.3

I Can Share What I Know

I can tell about people, places and things with help. SL.K.4

I can use drawings to add details. SL.K.5

I can speak clearly. SL.K.6

I Cans for Language

“I Can” Common Core!

Kindergarten Language

I Can Use Proper English When I Write and Speak

I can print many uppercase and lowercase letters. L.K.1

I can use nouns and verbs. L.K.1

I can say regular plural nouns. L.K.1

I can understand and use question words. L.K.1

I can use common prepositions. L.K.1 (to, from, in, out, on, off, for, of, by, with)

I can make complete sentences with my class. L.K.1

I can capitalize the first word in a sentence L.K.2

I can capitalize the word “I”. L.K.2

I can recognize and name end punctuation. L.K.2

I can write a letter or letters for most consonant sounds. L.K.2

I can write a letter or letters for most short vowel sounds. L.K.2

I can use what I know about phonics to write words. L.K.2

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I Can Figure Out What Words Mean and Use Them in Different Situations

I can tell the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning kindergarten words. L.K.4

I can use common beginnings and endings to help me determine what a word means. L.K.4 (-ed, -s, re-, un-, pre-, -ful, -less)

I can match common verbs and adjectives with their opposites. L.K.5

I can tell how words are used in real-life. L.K.5 (tell animals that are colorful)

I can tell the difference between similar verbs. L.K.5

I can use new words I learn L.K.6

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PATHS

What Friends Do...

Friends Share

Friends Help

Friends Play

Building Independence

Please practice the following at home with your child:

Shoe Tying
Zipping Their Coat
Taking Coat Off
Fixing Sleeves On Coat
Opening and Closing Their Book Bag
Putting Their Folder In Their Book Bag
Snapping Buttons On Pants
Phone Number Knowledge
Address Knowledge
Birthdate Knowledge





These items will help them build self confidence to get through the Kindergarten School Year!

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