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Class Curriculum Updates

Reading Workshop

This month we will begin a new unit called Teach Yourself and Your Partners to Use All You Know to Read. The children will learn that may need a longer “warm up” before reading a book.  This includes looking through the entire book from beginning to end and taking a closer look at the pictures to see what may happen in the story. They will continue to use their Super Powers (strategies) to figure out tricky words and to ask themselves questions to make sure the story makes sense.

Writing Workshop

The children will begin the month practicing composing complete sentences and using a sentence editing checklist to support the conventions of grammar. Then, they will begin a new writing unit called How-To Books: Writing to Teach Others. In this unit the children will be writing about topics they know a lot about. They will be teachers using writing to teach others. When possible, create opportunities at home to share step by step directions with your child about how to do things.

Word Work

This month the Words Their Way Spelling Inventory will be administered to the students.  They will continue to work on building words which may include blends or digraphs, learning new red words, and writing sentences.  Please have the children continue to practice “Sight Words” each night. The knowledge of these words will provide foundation for the growth of our young readers and writers.


We will continue Unit 4. They will extend their number recognition to two digit numbers and represent them with manipulatives, recognizing tens and ones. During our morning meetings, we identify one, two, and three digit numbers when we count the days in school and the days left in school, so the children are already familiar with multiple digits.  Also, the children will share addition and subtraction number stories with the class, continue to work with attribute block, and measure with non-standard units.

Social Studies

The character word for the month of January is Commitment. Kindergarten will continue to celebrate our Star Student of the Week and every Friday we will enjoy a visit from a Mystery Reader.  We will be remembering Martin Luther King Jr. by reading all about him and creating a peace and equality craft.



This month the children will continue to explore the changes in nature and document weather conditions in their Weather Journals. To prepare for our upcoming Animal Habitats Unit, we will discuss the basic needs of all living things.




“The Ho-Ho-Kus Public School is committed to a high standard of academic excellence in compliance with the
core curriculum content standards in a safe and nurturing environment that will allow students to maximize their
potential and prepare them to be responsible, contributing members of a diverse society.”