Kinder Review

March 18, 2015

Literacy Corner

What a busy two weeks we have had. The class has been reviewing all letters and sounds associated with each letter. We have also been working on word families. The students worked in groups to generate words with different word families. They then presented the words in each word family to the class. They are now hanging on the wall in our "Word Family Bug". The class did a great job with this activity. We have also been working on changing the ending sounds in words to generate new words. Now that we have learned all of the letters, we are now focusing on changing the letters in words and sounding the word out in order for us to read them. Please work on this skill with your child at home when they are reading to you. All students should be reading to you at this point. No parents are to read to the students unless it is a word that cannot be sounded out and is not a word wall word. Trust me, they can do it!!!

Our literacy them for the past two weeks has been living and nonliving things. Last week we concentrated on this topic. The class was introduced to researching in class. When asked what they would like to research as a class, the class voted on a cat. As a class, we looked up research on I modeled every step of the research process for them by recording information found on a recording sheet, The class helped me come up with sentences about cats, which I wrote in a paragraph about cats. And lastly, I drew a picture of the environment in which a cat would live in as a pet, a home. The students were excited to know that they would be doing research in small groups, and this week they did. The class was broken into five groups. Each group had a different animal. Each students had a job in the group and they did a great job!!!

Next week we will complete our research activities. We will learn about spring and Easter and complete our literacy assessments in class. Please review all skills in reading and writing that have been taught. In reading, after your child has read to you, please make sure that they are retelling the story to you from beginning to end. In writing, please make sure they are putting capitals at the beginning of each sentence, spaces between words, and punctuation at the end of each sentence. I am very proud of what the students have been able to accomplish thus far!!!

Math Lab

This week we have continued to work on number representation using ten frames. We have also worked on addition and subtraction. We have been reviewing shapes and the different attributes associated with each one. We also completed our math assessment for the quarter. The students are doing very well!!!

Next week we will continue working on the same skills taught thus far. There will be no new skills introduced.

Parental Reminders and FYI...

The students will be taking home Easter baggies on Thursday. If you would like to send in any goodies to go in the baggies, please send them in on Wednesday, March, 23. The students will appreciate whatever you send in.

If you would like to sign your child up for Camp Invention, please follow the link below. I will be teaching one of the sessions daily. It is a great opportunity for your child to explore their creative side and have fun at the same time.

Spring Fever is in the air. Please remind your child of the school-wide expectations. We still have a lot to learn this school year.

Dates to Remember

Fri., Mar. 25 - Fri., April 1, 2016

  • Spring Break - NO SCHOOL

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.