Kindergarten Newsletter

April 4th - 8th

What we're learning this week...

Phonics: Long vowels

Book: Insect Detectives by Steve Voake

Reading Strategies: informative text features, fiction vs. nonfiction texts

Math: Addition word problems, number handwriting practice, fluency of addition and subtraction within 10, partners of 10 (how to make 10)

Writing: 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: Community helpers

Science: Insects, Life cycle of plants

Religion: Church Year: Lent

Social Skills: Following instructions and sharing with others

Virtue: Service

Social and Emotional Learning: Students discuss the importance of speaking up in a respectful way and practice how to speak up and speak kindly.

Kindergarten is going on a field trip!

We will be taking a bus to the Flower Fields! We are so excited to see the plant life cycle in action after learning all about plants in our science unit. All students must arrive to school on time. School uniform is required - athletic shoes are a must, and students may want to wear pants (or leggings under jumpers for girls) for our wagon ride. It is a dusty, fun day!

WHEN: Tuesday, April 5th

COST: $35 per student

DUE BY: Friday, April 1st (your FACTS account will be billed)

WHAT TO BRING: lunch in paper bag (everything must be completely disposable, including water bottles), sunscreen on before school, and all hats must be labeled with your child's name.

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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!