Kindergarten Newsletter

March 15th - 19th

What we're learning this week...

Phonics: R controlled vowels (ar, er, ir, or, ur)

Book: Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato by Tomie de Paola

Reading Strategies: Making a connection, retelling the story making a prediction, sharing our opinion

Math: Addition and subtraction word problems, 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, writing our opinions, 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: Earth, our world

Science: Mystery Science – Force Olympics - How Can You Knock Down the Most Bowling Pins?

Religion: The Story of Easter, Stations of the Cross, Jesus forgives our sins and saves us, Church Year: Lent, Reconciliation, forgiving, praying with others, Prayer of Sorrow

Social Skills: Following directions and having a conversation

Virtue: Service

Social and Emotional Learning: Being assertive: children discuss the importance of speaking up in a respectful way and practice speaking up, speaking kindly.

This week's events:

Wednesday, March 17th: Green Add On Day for St. Patrick's Day

Thursday, March 18th: Dollar Denim Day

Friday, March 19th: Student of the Month Assembly

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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!