Kindergarten's Weekly Newsletter - Issue 28
CURRICULUM NEWS for April 3rd - April 7th
WORD WALL WORDS:
- it & here
- Digraph: th
- 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
- Revising our sentences by adding details (adjectives, prepositions, etc)
- Writing a 6 star sentence: capital at the beginning, makes sense, spaces, punctuation, detail, spelling
- Measurement (capacity)
- Identifying animal body parts & animal characteristics
- Texas Culture & Traditions
We need your help!
Rodeo Day - Friday, April 6th
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:
2. Measuring cups
Thank you so much for helping your child search for the perfect containers!
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.
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.
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.
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.