Crazy For Kindergarten

Mrs. Bolon's Class Newsletter 5/2/16-5/6/16

Our Week in Pictures

This Week in ELA...

Theme: Life Cycle of Plants

Comprehension Focus:

  • Main Idea and Details
  • Locating Text Evidence
  • Retelling Stories
  • Review: Fiction vs. Nonfiction
  • Story Elements (characters, setting, events)

Popcorn Words:

  • under
  • please

*WOW! We have learned all 92 of our Popcorn Words! Look for a list of your child's words in his/her home folder this week. Highlighted words need continual practice.

*NEW: Each student now has a personalized word ring to practice in class! The words selected for your child's ring are words he/she needs to practice reading from our Popcorn Words or words that I have seen him/her misspell in writing. The students are really excited about their own ring and I love the differentiation!

WRITING: Opinions

Opinion Writing:

  • Opinions are personal thoughts or feelings.
  • Opinion writing uses opinion sentence starters. (I think... My favorite... I believe...)
  • Opinions are supported with details. (Example: I like strawberries because they are red, sweet and juicy.)

Phonics Focus

We are learning that R is a bossy letter. He is so bossy that he doesn't let vowels say their own sounds! Here are two fun videos we watched this week.

This Week in Math...

  • Story Problems
  • Composing and decomposing numbers into tens and ones (eg: 13 is one group of ten and three ones)
  • Graphing
  • Shapes

Math Fact Songs

We love these songs to practice the facts that make 5 and make 10!

Next Week:

  • Monday: Day 3
  • Tuesday: Day 4; LMC Books
  • Wednesday: Day 5
  • Thursday: Day 1; Popcorn Journals
  • Friday: Day 2

Upcoming Events:


  • Please join us for a special celebration honoring your children. Our Music & Art Show will be coupled with Kindy Graduation. Doors will open at 6:00 and the performance and graduation will start at 6:30. Hope to see you there!

Glue Needed!

Help! We are down to very few glue sticks! If you would be willing to donate a glue stick or two, we would be very grateful! Thank you!