Kindergarten News

October

Language Arts

Language Arts Focus


  • Phonemic awareness

  • Phonics

  • Letter recognition

  • Letter sounds

  • Rhyming

  • Concepts of print

  • Comprehension strategies


Instruction is presented in small groups that are tiered to meet the needs of your child. We notice many students have incorrectly learned letter sounds by adding –uh to the end. For example, d does not say duh….it says /d/. We are working to teach children the correct way to pronounce these sounds in order to promote success with decoding, reading, and writing skills.


We are still working on building routines and independence for small group time. This process takes lots of time, patience, and training until the students understand how groups work. Once routines have been established, we will review the skills that your child has mastered and move our instruction to new concepts that will stretch your child’s mind. All of these learning opportunities are provided in a format that is fun and exciting for your child. Our main objective is to making learning fun and memorable each day!

Math

Math Focus


  • Number recognition

  • Writing numbers

  • Counting objects

  • Subitizing

  • Ordering

  • Making sets

  • Comparing (more than, less than, equal to)

  • Sorting and classifying


Our goal for mathematics is to build number sense through numeracy games and activities. It is extremely important that your child has a solid grasp of what a number looks like, what it means, and how to write it. We also encourage lots of verbal explanations so students can demonstrate their thinking processes and problem solving skills. Overall, we want students to realize that numbers are important because we use them every day!

Social Studies

  • Rules
  • Responsibilities
  • Routines
  • Listening skills
  • Helpers at school
  • Problem solving by practicing taking turns, sharing, and compromising

Science

Force and Motion


  • Roll
  • Swing
  • Tumble
  • Spin
  • Invent

Family Home Connection


  • Read little books that come home and return promptly.
  • Read and listen to nursery rhymes and poems.
  • Spark conversations with your child by reviewing their work that comes home.