Kinder Review

February 26, 2016

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Literacy Corner

What a great week. We reviewed all Letterland characters while introducing and reviewing new sight words. To end our Letterland unit on Letter Characters we had a Letterland Parade through the kindergarten classrooms. IT WAS GREAT!!! I loved all of the different ways the students represented their Letterland character. The students wrote an opinioated paper on whether they liked the Letterland Parade and why they liked it or didn't like it. I love reading their papers. We reviewed and worked on words that followed the CVC(silet)e rule. The students did a great job with these activities. Their phonics skills are definitely growing by leaps and bounds.

This week we began our thematic unit on Black History and Community Helpers. The students learned about different occupation in our communities and country while learning of different African American that have worked in the various jobs. To begin the unit we used a brown egg and a white egg to represent different cultures in our community, and who that even though our skin colors my be different, we are really the same. We also learned about slavery and created a class quilt that would have been used by slaves on the Underground Railroad. The students did a great job with this unit. I am so proud of their drive to learn about history and how we can make the world a better place by know about the past. This week we wrote about the occupation that we would like to have when we get older. We definitely had a wide array of occupations in our classroom, and with hard work, each of the students can achieve their dreams to one day work in the job of their choice.

Next week we will read a variety of texts by Dr. Seuss. We will also learn different phonetic skills associated with the books while introducing new sight words. We will also begin working on word families and connecting them to rhyming words.

Math Lab

This week we continued to work on numbers in the teens and how they can be represented in a variety of ways. We mostly worked on showing teen numbers with a full ten frame and some more in another ten frame. The students are doing a great job with the representation of numbers. Please continue to work on these skills at home.

Next week we will complete addition, subtraction and teen numbers in class, while working on a variety of activities associated with Dr. Seuss.

Numbers in the Teens (Have a Group of 10)- [a place value song for kids]

Parental Reminders and FYI...

Please continue to review the expectations with your child at home. There has been a lot of talking during lessons.

Please remember your child's snack money of $2/week. Please send in monthly or quarterly installments. If you would like to know your balance for the rest of the year, please send and email to Ms. Lytle or myself, and we will send you that information.

Dates to Remember

Mon., Feb. 29 - Fri., Mar. 4, 2016

  • Read Across America Week - List of events attached to email.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

  • Kindergarten registration for children entering kindergarten.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

  • Early release at 1:00 pm.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

  • Spring Pictures: Dress to impress.

Monday, March 14, 2016

  • Chick-Fil-A Night (5-8 pm)

Fri., Mar. 25 - Fri., April 1, 2016

  • Spring Break - NO SCHOOL