Kindergarten News

Kindergarten's Weekly Newsletter - Issue 21

CURRICULUM NEWS for January 29th - February 2nd

January 29th - February 2nd


WORD WALL WORDS:

  • look & see


WORD FAMILY:


  • Short Oo

LANGUAGE ARTS:

  • Researching by asking good questions and using different forms of media to answer them (books, magazine, internet, etc)


WRITING:

  • Writing information, facts, and other knowledge learned from our research

MATH:

  • Data Analysis: Collecting, sorting, & organizing data into a graph

  • SCIENCE:

    • Force & Motion


    SOCIAL STUDIES:


    • Chronology & Timelines

    Important Dates to Remember

    Wednesday, January 31st - 100th Day of School: Wear 100 Day shirts (see more info below)!


    *SAVE THE DATE*

    Friday, February 9th - GMW


    Tuesday, February 14th - Valentines Day Exchange (Teachers will email out more info)


    Thursday, March 8th - Open House

    This & That...

    100 Days of Learning

    We have planned a fun day for our 100th Day of School on Wednesday, January 31st and we want you and your child to enjoy celebrating this accomplishment. On January 31st we invite all Kindergarten students to wear a shirt with 100 items on it; an example of some items you can use are stickers, googly eyes, fabric paint, cotton balls, pom-poms, safety pins, stamps, etc. Each class will have a fashion show during the day to show off each child's 100 things and we can't wait to see what you come up with!

    Ice Cream in Kindergarten

    I scream. You scream. All the kindergarteners scream for ice cream!


    On Monday, January 29th, all kindergarten students, whether they buy lunch at school or bring a lunch from home, will be able to purchase ice cream during their lunch time. The cost for this treat is $1.25 and can be paid by cash or through their MySchoolBucks account which can be accessed through the childhood nutrition tab on the Prosper ISD website as well as the link below.


    My School Bucks Link


    Prior to Monday, please:

    1. Ensure that your child has money in their account or brings cash from home.
    2. Discuss with them your expectations on when (what days) they can buy ice cream as well as emphasizing in what order you would like them to eat their meal (I.e. meal first then ice cream)


    If you prefer that your child not buy ice cream, please have a discussion with them as well before Monday. It makes it easier for everyone if they know your expectations before the big day. To place restrictions on your child's lunch account, please contact:


    Eileen Johnson

    Child Nutrition Coordinator

    emjohnson@prosper-isd.net

    469-219-2000 Ext: 12275


    Once again, the kindergarteners are so excited to buy ice cream like the "big kids."


    Thank you as always for your support!

    Box Tops

    Please continue to support your school by bringing in box tops. Thanks!

    Weekly Homework

    Reading Homework

    Click on the link below.


    Have your child:

    1. Click on an animal of his/ her choosing.

    2. Help your child research his/ her animal by viewing the photographs & reading about the animal.

    3. Have your child draw pictures, add labels, and write one sentence to record his/ her research.

    *Make sure your sentence(s) makes sense, has spaces between words, and punctuation at the end.

    Math Homework

    Monday - Practice creating a pictograph. Have your child graph shoes in his/ her house. He/ she can sort them by type (tennis shoe, boot, high heel, etc.). Then record/ organize data into a pictograph.

    The graph should have:

    A title

    categories (labels)

    data filled in using pictures

    *Refer to the example picture further below.


    Tuesday - Practice creating a pictograph. Have your child graph food in his/ her house (Fruit Loops, Lucky Charms, fruit, canned food, etc.). Then record/ organize data into a pictograph.


    Wednesday - Practice creating a pictograph. Have your child graph a type of candy by color (M&Ms, Starburst, candy hearts, etc.). Then record/ organize data into a pictograph.


    Thursday - Practice creating a pictograph. Have your child graph hats in his/ her house. He/ she can sort them by type (cap, winter hat, sports hats, etc.). Then record/ organize data into a pictograph.


    Friday - No homework! Enjoy your weekend!


    *Challenge - Have your child choose & create his/ her own graph.

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