JANUARY HIGHLIGHTS

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN KINDERGARTEN!

READING WORKSHOP

We will continue to work with our "Reading Superpowers" to further develop and improve our reading skills. We will be selecting new books for our book baggies that will reflect what we are learning and challenging us to move ahead.


WRITING WORKSHOP

In Writing Workshop we will be writing our own "How to..." books. This helps to develop understanding sequence and the idea that books have a beginning, middle, and an end. It's always fun to see which topics your children choose to teach others.


MATH

This month in math we will focus on weight, capacity, and comparing sets. We will be using the terminology of "lighter than" and "heavier than" when we compare the weight of different objects. As we study capacity we will observe and understand that the amount of water does not change when transferred from one container to another. We will compare the capacity of different containers and estimate how much we think a specific container will hold. As we compare sets we will observe whether sets are equal, more than, or less than each other.


SOCIAL STUDIES

We will continue and complete our study of families and neighborhoods. In addition, will be working on our addresses and telephone numbers.


JANUARY NOTES...

* "Show and Share" resumes this on January 7th. Schedules will go home on January 6th.
* Please make sure your child has clothes (labeled) for outdoor play. This includes: a warm jacket, snowpants, boots, hats, and gloves.
* Please make sure your child has a change of clothes appropriate for the season.
* Wednesday "Lunch with your Child" resumes January 8th.



Important Dates

January 9th - Trip to Pennswood - "Community Helpers" Tour
January 18th - Kindergarten Potluck Dinner
January 20th - School Closed - MLK Day
January 21st to 24th - Education Week