Kindergarten Newsletter

March 1st - 5th

What we're learning this week...

Phonics: R Blends (tr, gr, fr, pr)

Book: Koala Lou by Mem Fox

Reading Strategies: Comparing narrative and informative texts, making a connection, retelling the story, visualizing the text

Math: Comparing numbers to 20, number handwriting practice, fluency of addition and subtraction within 10, partners of 10 (how to make 10)

Writing: Writing our opinions, 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: Me on the map, mapping my neighborhood, mapping my school

Science: Mystery Science – Force Olympics - How can you knock down a wall of concrete?

Religion: Stations of the Cross, the Transfiguration is a promise of our own resurrection, Church Year: Lent, making loving choices, growing, changing, Prayers of petition

Social Skills: Following directions and accepting compliments

Virtue: Service

Social and Emotional Learning: responding to others: children discuss the importance of reciprocal communication and practice “talking back and forth” with a peer

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Save the Date – Kids Heart Challenge kicks off next week! for TK - 5th grades

Dear Parents,

I hope everyone is excited for our upcoming Kids Heart Challenge kick off! This kick-off will launch our KHC program that brings our school community together in a fun way to rally around physical and mental wellness.

Kids Heart Challenge Kick Off March 1st – 5th during PE! for TK-5th grades

In the meantime, please help your child sign up by downloading the FREE “Kids Heart Challenge” App or visit

We want 100% participation of our students to register online and take the challenge to move more, choose water, or be kind!

Thank You!

Mr. Guay

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!