Kindergarten News

3/24/16 & 4/1/16

It's officially the time of year when I am writing about end of the year activities. This year has flown by and your kiddos are getting closer and closer to being 1st graders. I can't even believe it! You will see some dates below that you may want to jot down on your calendars. Please have a happy and safe break and I am looking forward to seeing the kids when we get back!

-Chelsea

Note the addition of many end of year dates to remember!

April 2 - April 10th- Spring Break

Friday, April 15th- Science Fair (Kindergarten 1:00-3:00)

Thursday, May 5th - Mother's Day Tea

Friday, May 27th- Farm Day

Friday, June 3rd- Field Day

Wednesday, June 15th- End of Year Show*

Friday, June 17th- Dads and Donuts

Wednesday, June 22nd - Last Day of School

*Subject to change

Sight Words

We have learned these sight words! Have your son/daughter look for them at home or in the environment!

• a
• I
• the
• and
• like
• is
• see
• go
• am
• me
• to
• my
• it
• are
• be
• not
• up
• as
• you
• will
• have
• by
• we

Math

This week, we...

- practiced using +, -, and = in number stories.

- number line addition and subtraction

- collected a teen number of objects and compared more/less

- solid shape match up (2D & 3D game of memory)

- skip counting with calculators

- using a pan balance to level objects (make equal weights)

- practiced estimating candies in a jar- making smart guesses

- decomposed numbers into two smaller parts

Writer's Workshop

Our expert books are complete! Our books have a cover page, "hook page," table of contents, 4 pages about our topic, and a dedication page. We will be making similiar books based on some kindergarten friendly research when we get back from break! Stay tuned for more info :)

We have been reading many non-fiction books in preparation for the next writing unit! Ask your child what they are going to write about!

Fundations

Last week, we focused on the u word families! This week, we did a review of all of our word families! Feel free to practice tapping and blending at home! Some words to try:

• cat
• dog
• pig
• hit
• cup
• jug
• yam
• peg
• hip
• pat
• lap
• hug

SCHOLASTIC

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