Kindergarten Newsletter

May 2nd - 6th

What we're learning this week...

Phonics: Sneaky Y as a vowel (e or i sound)

Book: Growing Frogs by Vivian French

Reading Strategies: Informative text features, fiction vs. nonfiction texts, adding information to our schema

Math: Numbers to 100, addition word problems, number handwriting practice, fluency of addition and subtraction within 10, partners of 10 (how to make 10), review of teen numbers as a group of ten and extra ones

Writing: Informational writing, 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: Life cycle of frogs, All about plants

Religion: We Belong to the Church

Social Skills: Accepting Criticism or a Consequence and Following Instructions

Virtue: Diligence

Social and Emotional Learning: Identifying problems: children discuss the first two steps in solving problems (stop, talk) and practice identifying and stating problems presented in scenarios.

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!