# A St. Patty Week Indeed!

## Greetings Kindergarten Parents,

The students enjoyed pairing up for twin day, dressing in green for St. Patrick's day, and being creative writers during this week.

Homework Binders:

• The homework binders are due back on Friday April 1st ( binders are at home for two weeks).
• If your child wasn't here today, please bring the binder on Monday, March 28th.
• If your child didn't return his/her books from last week, please return all the books with the binder on Friday, April 1st.

Read Across America Challenge:

• The students are encouraged to read more books till the end of the month.
• They will be rewarded on March 31st
• A soft copy of the Read Across America reading log is attached in the Friday wrap-up email.
• The books that the students read and write on the Read Across America reading log shouldn't include the books in the homework binder.

## Wat We've Learned This Week

Language Arts

1.Vocabulary

• The students inferred the following words from a St. Patrick’s Day passage: legend, shamrock, parade.

2.Close Reading

• The students listened to a “ St. Patrick’s Day” passage.
• They read the passage as a group and individually
• They circled the words they don’t understand
• They answered the comprehension questions about the reading

3.Creative Writing

They students chose a Dr. Seuss book and wrote a different ending for the story.

Math

1.Placing value (tens and ones)

• The students identified the number of tens and ones in numbers 1-100.
• They wrote equations for numbers above 10 in tens (e.g. 28 = 20 + 8)

2.Fraction

They learned new fractions vocabulary ( whole number, part, numerator, denominator)

They shaded objects based on the given fractions.

3.Pi Day

• The student were introduced to "π" as the number that related to circle-shape.

• They identified whether the numbers in" π" are odd or even
• Out of beads, they made a "π" bracelet following the pattern of numbers in pi
• They colored & cut a π crown

Social Studies

St. Patrick’s Day

• The students read the “ St. Patrick’s Day” passage daily.
• They discussed the ways people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
• They learned about St. Patrick’s Day symbols (shamrock, leprechaun, the pot gold”

Science

States of Matter (Solid, Liquid, Gas)

Wellness

Writing & Handwriting Skills

They practiced writing their spelling words in their journal using 3 activities from the spelling activity sheet (organizing words alphabetically)

## Creative Writing

The students close a Dr. Seuss book and changed the events of the story in writing.

## Questions to Ask Your Child

Language Arts

• What do “legend” & “ parade” mean?
• What Dr. Seuss story did you choose to change? And what did you write?

Math

What is a numerator and a denominator in a fraction?

Science

What are the states of matter?

Social Studies

• What country did St. Patrick did St. Patrick’s Day originate from?
• What/who is a leprechaun?

## Reminder

March 21st -24th
• Spring break

March 25

• School is closed

o March 28th

• Spring Picture Day
• Dress your child in spring apparel

o April 1st
• Homework binders are due back