This Week in Kindergarten

December 4, 2015

Winter Party

Our Kindergarten Winter Party will be on Friday, December 18 from 10:50-11:50am. You should be receiving an email soon with a link to sign-up to donate items for our party. All students will need to bring a wrapped gender neutral book with a value of $6 or less by Wednesday, December 16 for our holiday book exchange during the party. We look forward to seeing everyone!

What are we learning in Kindergarten this week?

Math: In math we will begin working with quantities in organized arrangements. We will use five frames to compare quantities, and will represent numbers in different ways.

What can we work on at home?

-Identifying numbers 1-10

-Counting 1-20, 1-50, 1-100

-Writing Numbers 1-10

Language Arts/ Social Studies: In writer's workshop, we will focus on writing our upper and lowercase letters correctly to make our writing easy to read. We will also be using resources such as word walls and resource binders to help us with our writing. A focus in writing this week will be beginning our sentences with a capital letter and ending them with appropriate punctuation. In Reader's Workshop we will be making inferences and connections to the stories we read.

What can we work on at home?

-Review letter names and sounds for all letters of the alphabet.

-Writing first name correctly on lined paper with only the first letter capitalized

-Correctly identifying and writing letters

-Stretching out sounds to write simple words.

Science: In science, we will observe and describe weather changes from day to day.

Important Reminders:

-Please be sure to initial the calendar in the Communication Binder each night!

-Please continue to log your books on your Speeding to Read reading log. Remember that STEM and Nascar books count twice!

Holiday Traditions

Dear Parents,

You are invited to come to your child’s class to share one of your family’s holiday traditions. This is a wonderful way for our students to learn about the cultural differences that influence the way we celebrate the holidays. Wonderful ways to share include: read a family favorite book, bring a special ornament/candle, example of a craft, sing a song/carol, pictures of your family celebrating the holidays, special recipes, etc. Please let your child’s teacher know what day and time works best for you. As always, you must have a completed NISD background check on file. We are so excited to learn about your family!

Starting Dec. 14-thru 17th. (2 presentations per time slot-Confirm your choice with your child’s teacher-First come/First choice)

Parent_________________________ Date____________

8:00-8:30 _____

9:45-10:15 _____

11:20-11:50 _____

2:00-2:30 _____

PTA Mother/ Son Night

Friday, Dec. 11th, 5pm

401 Parkview Drive

Trophy Club, TX

Speeding to Read Turn 2 Logs Due

Tuesday, Dec. 15th, 12am

401 Parkview Drive

Trophy Club, TX

Holiday Parties

Friday, Dec. 18th, 10:45am

401 Parkview Drive

Trophy Club, TX

Time TBA