Kindergarten Newsletter

Week Of March 28th

Highlights from last week....

We hope you all had a great week! We were busy learning in our classroom!

In Reader's Workshop, we worked on how readers think while they read. We used our schema as we read our books on the life cycle of chicks.

In phonics, we focused on rhyming, word families and short vowels. We are very close to mastering these skills, but our short vowels still need some work. The "e", "i" and "u" are still tricky to many of our friends.

In Math, we worked on number bonds and number sentences. We focused on subtracting or "breaking numbers apart" this week. We focused on number stories and worked on acting them out, writing the sentence and creating a number bond to match the sentence.


In Science, we began our month long unit on life cycles. We continued to focus on chicks. We read some non-fiction books and compared them to some fiction books that we have read. We created a model to help us remember the life cycle a chicken.


In Social Studies, we concentrated on identifying sequential actions, such as first, next and last in stories and use them describe the life cycle of the chick.


In our Second Step program, we will continue to learn about our own feelings and how they can change.

A peek at our learning this week....

We are going to be busy this week in kindergarten.

In Reader's Workshop, we will be working on how readers think while they read. We will be using our schema as we read our books. The children have been given personal book marks with the strategies listed on them. They are doing such a great job using it as a resource while reading.

In phonics, we will focus on short vowels.

In Math, we will be working on number bonds and number sentences. We will be focusing on subtracting or "breaking numbers apart" this week. We will focus on number stories and work on acting them out, writing the sentence and creating a number bond to match the sentence.


In Science, we will continue our month long unit on life cycles. We will focus on the life cycle of a frog this week. We will read some non-fiction books and compare them to some fiction books that we have read. We will create a model to help us remember the life cycle a frog.


In Social Studies, we will really concentrate on identifying sequential actions, such as first, next and last in stories and use them describe the life cycle of the frog.


In our Second Step program, we will continue to learn about our own feelings and how they can change.

Community Resources

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COMING SOON....

On Friday, April 15th, we will be inviting parents in to see our Math Stations in action. There will be more information to follow, but we wanted to give you some advanced notice so that you can make arrangements to join us! It is super fun!!

Change of Clothes

Please be aware that due to the warmer weather, we will be going outside as much as we can during recess. The playground will be wet. Please send in a change of clothes for your child. We will change out the clothes that we currently have for them when we receive the new ones from home. Also, if you send your child in to school with boots, please be sure to send in a pair of sneakers or shoes to change into. Our friends are coming in from recess soaking wet and they have nothing to change into. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

More information

SUPPLIES NEEDED
Many parents are asking what the class needs for supplies. We could use some Clorox Wipes. Thank you in advance.

FLASHCARDS

Please practice letters and sounds with your child nightly! Thank you!



Thank you!!