Kindergarten Newsletter

April 12th - 16th

What we're learning this week...

Phonics: Y as a vowel

Book: Insect Detective by Steve Voake

Reading Strategies: Using our schema (what we already know) to help us learn about insects, adding new information to our schema, making an inference

Math: Addition and subtraction word problems, 2D and 3D shapes, 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 and plan our writing, informational writing: animal research projects, 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: American Legend: Pocahontas

Science: Butterfly Life Cycle, All About Insects

Religion: Holy Communion, Jesus gives us peace, Sign of Peace, bringing peace to others, making peace, Lord’s Prayer

Social Skills: Following directions and working with others

Virtue: Stewardship

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.

Online Book Fair

Click this link to visit our online book fair.

For all purchases made during April 19th-23rd, our school will get 25% of the proceeds!

Parents can use the free shipping code: FREESHIP2STELLAMARIS this will send the books to Stella Maris and we will get them delivered to students once they arrive on campus.

Teacher wish lists are located near the bottom of the landing page. Lots of good books to check out and plan for summer reading!

Thanks so much!

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!