Kindergarten Newsletter

April 26th - 30th

What we're learning this week...

Phonics: Y as a vowel (long i and long e sounds)

Book: The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi

Reading Strategies: Making a prediction, retelling the story, making an inference, understanding the author's purpose

Math: 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: Booker T. Washington

Science: Mystery Science: Force Olympics

Religion: Jesus is our Good Shepherd, Parish as a community of caring, following Jesus, caring for Creation, Good Shepherd Prayer, Psalm 23

Social Skills: Following directions and working with others

Virtue: Stewardship

Social and Emotional Learning: solving problems: children discuss the last two steps in solving problems (think, try), practice generating solutions to problems presented in scenarios, and then problem solve with a peer during collaborative play.

Parent Survey

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Online Book Fair

Click this link to visit our online book fair.

Parents can use the free shipping code: FREESHIP2STELLAMARIS this will send the books to Stella Maris and we will get them delivered to students once they arrive on campus.

Teacher wish lists are located near the bottom of the landing page. Lots of good books to check out and plan for summer reading!

Thanks so much!

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!