Ms. McNeil's Class

May 2016

To my wonderful parents..................

April showers bring May flowers bring hot weather and the end of the school year. Parents it is already May and we only have 3 1/2 weeks of school left. I cannot believe how fast this year has flown by and before you know it your not so little kinder will be a big first grader. Before this happens, we have to end this year out strong and with a BANG!! Please remember to keep studying and reading with your child not only for the rest of the school year but over the summer as well. The more they practice the more prepared they will be later. Below are some dates that will be quickly approaching and you might want to take note of. As always if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at any time.

Thursday May 5th.................................................Upcoming Kindergarten Registration

Thursday May 12th.............................................. Field Day

Friday May 20th....................................................Kindergarten Program

Wednesday May 25th...........................................Last day of school

What are we learning?


~Writing


  • How to/ Informational Writing
  • Leaving spaces between words
  • Stretching out words
  • Starting sentences with a capital letter
  • Ending sentences with some form of punctuation
  • Extending our writing and adding more details


~Language Arts


  • Identifying first letter, last letter and vowels in between
  • Sounding out words
  • Vowels and their two sounds
  • Nouns
  • Verbs


~Reading



  • Word Families


We are continuously practicing how to..

  • sound out words
  • using picture clues to help us with unknown words
  • Retelling a familiar story with characters,setting and evens that happened in the story
  • Continuing to practice sight word fluency

~~~Sight Words~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

this* have* from*or*had*by*word*but*goes*what*all*too

*We will continue to practice and take sight word assessments on Fridays. They seem to be helping many of our students in reading and writing. Please continue to practice and study these words at home.


~Math

  • Addition (Fluency up to 5 and number stories)
  • Subtraction

~Science
  • Living and Nonliving

Ways to contact me....................