Kindergarten News Sanders St.

Week Of December 21th

Highlights from last week....

This week we really practiced recognizing beginning and ending sounds, rhyming words, writing words using letter sounds, tapping out words and sounding we are so proud of how far our friends have come since September!


In Math, we continued our unit on measurement. Weight this week.


In Social Studies, we learned about how different people celebrate holidays in December and how they relate to light. We learned about Christmas in Canada, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah. Both classes came together to enjoyed latkes. Our friends were hesitant to try them at first, but then LOVED them after they tasted them.


In our Second Step program, we continued to learn about our own feelings.


We read several fun Hanukkah books. During these read alouds we practiced some of our strategies that we are learning in our retelling unit.

A peek at our learning this week....

We are going to be very busy learning and having fun this short week.

This week we really practiced recognizing beginning and ending sounds, rhyming words, writing words using letter sounds and tapping out words. We will be sending home a set of flashcards for you to practice over vacation.

In Reader's Workshop, we will learn a strategy of using multiple clues when we come to a tricky word. A strategy that good readers use is to think about what we read. When we sound out the letters in the word and the word we say doesn't make sense or sound right, we will learn that we need to stop and do some reading work. We need to ask ourselves, "Does that make sense?", "Does that sound right?" and "Do the letters match?"

In Math, we will have some review centers.


In Social Studies, we will learn about how different people celebrate holidays in December and how they relate to light. This week we will be discussing Christmas and discuss the light of giving.


In our Second Step program, we will continue to learn about our own feelings.


We will read several fun books about Christmas. During these read alouds we will be practicing some of our strategies that we are learning in our retelling unit.

Holiday Book Swap

We will be having a holiday party on December 23th. In light of the holiday and literacy, we will be participating in a holiday book swap. Your child has picked another child's name and they will buy a book for that child. A notice was sent out. The dollar value on the books will be between $1.00 and $5.00 (Ocean State Job Lot and Dollar Tree have a great selection for low cost). If it is a hardship and this is not feasible for you, please let us know in advance. We always have extra books that your child can choose and give to their classmate. If you would like to provide a snack, please let us know.

More information

December 23 is a half day. The kids will be dismissed at noon. There will be lunch provided.


SUPPLIES NEEDED
Many parents are asking what the class needs for supplies. We could use some Clorox Wipes and paper towels. Thank you in advance.

FLASHCARDS

Please practice letters and sounds with your child nightly! Thank you!


We hope you all have a great vacation!!!

Thank you!!