# Kindergarten News

## Conversation Starters

As a way to foster conversations with your child about what we are learning, please ask him/her the following:

Discuss the holiday traditions of Kwanzaa and Hanakkah.

## Magical Mathematicians

Please read the following problem with your child and help him solve the problem.

Raelyn had 5 candy canes. Savanna had fewer candy canes. How many candy canes might Savanna have had?

Your child can earn a special reward by drawing a picture to illustrate the math problem above. Please return the math work on Monday.

## Reading in Action

Which character in the story would you choose to be your friend? Why?

## Writers Workshop

As writers, we can use all we know to write narrative stories. We can include a beginning, middle, and end; use details; speech bubbles; thought bubbles; and labels.

As readers, we can use picture power and sound power to help identify unknown words.

## Math Workshop

As mathematicians, we can compose numbers through ten by creating two sets to make a number and write an equation to make the number.

## Social Sciences

As social scientists, we can name holiday traditions of other countries.

As readers, we can read unknown words based on the pictures and text in the story.

## Reindeer Day

Our students enjoyed special reindeer activities on Friday. We visited Mrs. Claytor's class, Mrs. Gehm's class and Mrs. McWhirter's class.

Mr. Nick works in the cafeteria. We were excited to have him come in to read an Elephant & Piggie book to us.

## Family Activities

Please share family activities with us. We will try to provide time for your child to share about their special activities in class and also post some of the pictures in our newsletter. This is a great way for us to share with one another and build our classroom community/family.

## Contact Information

Mrs. Poston: tposton@lexrich5.org