Kinder Review

April 1, 2016

Literacy Corner

The two weeks prior to spring break we usied our phonics and reading skills to begin our researching unit. Since we have been learning about living and nonliving things, we began a unit on researching living things; animals. The class was split into five groups. Each group was given a different animal; polar bear, jay bird, kangaroo, frog, and killer whale. Each student in the groups had a specific job to do; reader, recorder, writer, illustrator and presenter. Using, each group researched their animal and recorded the information learned. After information was recored, the group worked together to generate sentences and write a paragraph about their animal. After completing the writing, the illustrator drew a picture with the help of group members. Once we completed this portion of the unit, we entered all of the information in to Wixie. Wixie is a program we use at school for various reasons. Each group used Wixie to create a presentation to present to the class. The class did a great job and everyone was involved. I am so proud of the students for completing this difficult lesson. Many of them wanted to begin researching other animals on their own. We will continue to complete lessons like this until the end of the year.

Next week we will continue working on changing letters in CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words to create new words and use our segmenting and blending skills to put them together and read them. Our theme for the week will be oviparous animals.

Animal Research

Math Lab

Prior to spring break we completed our math assessments and reviewed all skills taught thus far. The class is doing very well with their math.

For the remainder of the year, we will continue to review the skills taught this entire year to make sure that the students have a deep understanding of them. Upon returning from we will be reviewing numbers and counting.

Parental Reminders and FYI...

We only have nine weeks left in this school year. Please review all expectations with your child to insure that they get the most out of this last quarter. Listening attentively and not talking while others are talking, especially during instructional time, is very important.

Please view the video below. It gives you some great information about Camp Invention which will be held at Rocky River this summer. This camp allows your child to work with other students to explore their creative side and have fun in the process. This camp allows your child to continue to work on their reading, math and science skills without stress. It is a great camp to be involved in. I have worked the camp for the past two years and will be there again this year.

Camp Invention 2016

Dates to Remember

Monday, April 4, 2016

  • Money for Catawba Science Center Field trip is due.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

  • Catawba Science Center in-house field trip.

Monday, April 11, 2016

  • Chick-fil-A Night (5-8pm)

Thursday, April 14, 2016

  • Report Cards come home.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

  • Early Release at 1pm.

Friday, April 29, 2016