Kindergarten Newsletter

March 29th - April 2nd

Spring Break Travel Reminder from Mrs. Moss

I would like to remind you that if you are traveling out-of-state there is still a requirement of a 7 -day quarantine upon your return. Please contact the office if you plan on traveling so that we may advise you on a return to school date. This guidance comes from the public health department. Therefore, we must continue to abide by it until further notice. Please note that a negative COVID test result will not eliminate the need for the 7-day quarantine. Many thanks for your patience and understanding.

What we're learning this week...

Phonics: Silent E (a_e, i_e, o_e, u_e)

Book: The Easter Bunny's Assistant by Jan Thomas

Reading Strategies: Understanding how a character can change, what is the cause and effect of important parts of the story, how to dye an Easter egg, making a prediction, comparing fiction and nonfiction texts (learning and writing about skunks)

Math: Addition and subtraction word problems, numbers to 100, number handwriting practice, fluency of addition and subtraction within 10, partners of 10 (how to make 10)

Writing: Using a graphic organizer to organize our thinking, informational writing: how to 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: People and seasons

Science: Mystery Science – Force Olympics - How Can You Knock Down the Most Bowling Pins?

Religion: The Story of Easter, Stations of the Cross, Mass as meal and sacrifice, remembering the life of Jesus, Blessing Before Meals, prayer of thanks

Social Skills: Following directions and staying on task

Virtue: Service

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.

Spring Break Learning Packet

I will be sending home a learning packet for your child to work on over Spring Break on Thursday, April 1st. This is not required, and your child does not have to work on any school work over the break. However, if you would like to review a few pages or work with your child on completing it, students who turn it in on Monday, April 12th will get to pick a prize!

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!