Kindergarten News

November 2, 2018

Conversation Starters

As a way to foster conversations with your child about what we are learning, please ask him/her the following:


What are the the four seasons of the year? What are the signs of fall we are seeing right now? How are animals and plants affected by fall?

Magical Mathematicians

Please read the following problem with your child and help him solve the problem.


Jaylnn got 4 pumpkins at the pumpkin patch. Keion got 3 more pumpkins than Jaylynn. How many pumpkins did Keion get?


Your child can earn a special reward by drawing a picture to illustrate the math problem above. Please return the math work on Monday.

Reading in Action

Read a story to your child. Ask your child...


Where is the story taking place? (the setting -- at home, outside, etc.)

Literacy Workstations

Writers Workshop

As writers, we can add more and more to our stories.

Reading Workshop

As readers, we can retell stories using lots of details from the story.

Math Workshop

As mathematicians, we can "count on" and make numbers in the teens.
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Math Workstations

Social Sciences

As scientists, we can name the signs of fall.
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Shared Reading

As readers, we can track print and use the pictures to help us read unknown words.
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ITrace App

Dr. Robin Cox, the English Language Arts Coordinator for D5, shared about a wonderful app for teaching children handwriting. The app is $3.99. Here is the website: http://www.itraceapp.com/. The app can be purchased in the App Store as "ITrace".

Please check it out to help your child in forming letters and numbers correctly. What a great investment!

Environmental Science Tag Activities

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Family Activities

Please share family activities with us. We will try to provide time for your child to share about their special activities in class and also post some of the pictures in our newsletter. This is a great way for us to share with one another and build our classroom community/family.
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Contact Information

Mrs. Poston: tposton@lexrich5.org

Mrs. Meade: smeade@lexrich5.org


Dutch Fork Elementary: Academy of Environmental Sciences

Title One School

803-476-3900