Kindergarten Newsletter

May 17th - 21st

What we're learning this week...

Phonics: Phonics Review (focusing on r controlled vowels)

Book: One Tiny Turtle by Nicola Davies

Reading Strategies: Adding new information to our schema (what we already know), understanding the author's purpose, we are authors!

Math: Number bonds (part/part/whole), addition and subtraction word problems, 2D and 3D shapes, numbers to 100, number handwriting practice, fluency of addition and subtraction within 10, partners of 10 (how to make 10)

Writing: Using a graphic organizer to organize our thinking and plan our writing, informational writing: animal research projects, letter formation (handwriting practice), 5 star writing rubric (finger spaces, proper punctuation, capital letters at the beginning of the sentence, spelling sight words correctly, does my writing make sense?)

Social Studies: American Legend - Benjamin Franklin

Science: Stemscopes: Animal Needs, Life cycle of a turtle

Religion: Delving deeper into the Our Father Prayer

Social Skills: Following directions and using an appropriate voice tone

Virtue: Gratitude

Social and Emotional Learning: Being Considerate: Students discuss being considerate of others and practice strategies for self-regulation during a dance.


Our Academic Spirit Run will be on the week of May 24th-28 during P.E. class on the sports court. It will be a little different this year! Students will be challenged both mentally and physically! The class with the highest per student average money raised will get a surprise!

Click here for donation link and/or here for the pledge sheet! Thank you for your support!

Learning practice at home

Homework is optional in Kindergarten, but I would strongly encourage and suggest you take some time each night to choose one of the learning resources below and work with your child for 15-20 minutes. Need login info? Just let me know, and I am happy to send it! Please remember to read with your child each night, and give them plenty of opportunities to read texts at their reading level. Keep practicing sight words too!