Kindergarten News

Kindergarten's Weekly Newsletter - Issue 28

CURRICULUM NEWS for April 3rd - April 7th

April 3rd - April 7th


WORD WALL WORDS:

  • it & here
  • Digraph: th


LANGUAGE ARTS:

  • Identifying the features of Fables, Folktales, and Nursery Rhymes
  • Reading Fables & Folktales and learning how to make connections to them
  • Understanding the story elements: setting, characters, problem/solution, and key events


WRITING:

  • Revising our sentences by adding details (adjectives, prepositions, etc)
  • Writing a 6 star sentence: capital at the beginning, makes sense, spaces, punctuation, detail, spelling


MATH:

  • Measurement (capacity)


SCIENCE:

  • Identifying animal body parts & animal characteristics


SOCIAL STUDIES:

  • Texas Culture & Traditions

We need your help!

Rodeo Day - Friday, April 6th

Kindergarten will be celebrating Texas/Cowboy Day on Friday, April 6th. The day will end with a big Texas-sized celebration where the kids will get a chance to experience some Texas/Cowboy themed games and activities. We need your help to make this celebration a success! Our party will take place in the cafeteria from 1:15-2:30 that afternoon and we will have several stations set up throughout the cafeteria for the kids to play/explore. We will have 5 stations and 2 of each station, so 10 stations total. The entire kindergarten class will be divided up into 10 small groups and will rotate around to the different stations. We need help setting up those stations and then running them on the day of the celebration. If you are interested, please click on the sign up below. Thank you for your help!!!


Rodeo Day Sign Up

Big picture

Important Dates to Remember

Friday, March 30th - Good Friday (student & teacher holiday)


Monday, April 2nd - Capacity containers due (a note was sent in binders this week)


Friday, April 6th - Rodeo Day: Students are invited to dress like cowboys/ cowgirls


Friday, April 6th - GMW

Calling all Containers!

Next week in math, we will be focusing on measuring the “capacity” of different sized containers using a variety of materials. Please send in 2 3 containers on Monday, April 2nd. Make sure the containers vary in size and shape.


When helping your child select containers to bring, please use the following guidelines:

1. The containers should vary in size, shape, & color.

2. The containers MUST be small enough to fit in your child’s backpack.

3. No glass containers, please.

4. Please make sure the container is clean! J

5. Please make sure all containers are labeled or in a labeled bag.

6. Containers are due Monday, April 2nd!


Some other items needed are:

1. Scoops

2. Measuring cups

3. spoons


Thank you so much for helping your child search for the perfect containers!

Weekly Homework

Reading Homework

Have your child:

1. Listen to the fable "The Tortoise and the Hare".

2. What features did you notice? How did you know it was a fable?

3. What was the lesson or moral of the story? Write about it using the sentence stem "I learned ____ ."

*Make sure your sentence(s) makes sense, has spaces between words, and punctuation at the end.

https://youtu.be/SUngzUtFr7Q

Math Homework

Monday - Practice ordering objects by length from shortest to longest. Watch the video below. Find 5 objects in your home. Put them in order from shortest to longest.

Measurement Video


Tuesday - Practice comparing the length of 2 objects. Watch the video below. Find 2 objects in your home. Compare their length. Record your findings by writing a sentence and adding an illustration.

ex: The pencil is longer than the crayon.

Comparing Length Video


Wednesday - Practice measuring objects in your house. Pick a non-standard unit of measure (cubes, pasta, beans, popsicle sticks, chain links, etc). Walk around your house and measure 5 items. Record your findings by drawing a picture of the object and its length.

ex: The remote is 10 pasta shells long.


Thursday - Practice measuring your family's shoes. Borrow one shoe from each family member. Pick a non-standard unit of measure (cubes, pasta, beans, popsicle sticks, chain links, etc). Measure each family member's shoe. Place the shoes in order from shortest to longest. Record your findings by writing a sentence and adding an illustration.

ex: My mom's shoe is shorter than my dad's shoe.


Friday - No homework. Have a great weekend!


*Challenge: Use a ruler to measure each day and record your findings.