KINDERGARTEN NEWS

First Issue - Weekly Kindergarten News

CURRICULUM NEWS for WEEK TWO

AUGUST 21st - August 25th


WORD WALL WORDS:

  • I, a, at
  • Color Word - red

LANGUAGE ARTS:

  • Establishing Routines for Reader's Workshop
  • Discover the importance of reading
  • Identifying letter names and sounds

Click here to play alphabet games!


WRITING:

  • Write by using pictures or words
  • Write by using letters to represent words
  • Use a variety of materials for writing


MATH:

  • Number sense: Reading, writing, and representing 0 - 5 (one-to-one correspondence, matching sets to their numeral, counting to a set number)

Click here to play number games!


SCIENCE:

  • Science Tools & The 5 Senses

    SOCIAL STUDIES:

    • Rules & their purposes

    Preview the Red Song!

    red song

    Weekly Math Homework

    Please complete the following homework each night:


    Monday - Practice counting 0-30 (by rote)


    Tuesday - Practice identifying numbers 0-5 using flash cards (you can write numbers on index cards)


    Wednesday - Practice putting the number flash cards in order 0-5 (mix up the cards, then have your child put them in order)


    Thursday - Practice writing numbers 0 - 5 correctly


    Friday - No homework


    *After student math assessments are complete (mid to late October), the kindergarten teachers will send math homework that is on level and above level. If your child has mastered 0-5 then you can increase the numbers written above.

    IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...

    Below are a few important links and attachments to help keep you connected:


    Interested in volunteering? Complete the PISD Volunteer Form here.


    Want to know more about the Kinder Team? Click here to read more about us!

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    From left to right/ top to bottom: Amy Mackintosh, Cris Gosnell, Leslie Henry, Jennifer Flores, Janet Ballard, Edith Arredondo, Kim Larsen, & Sondra Pelt

    IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

    Thursday, August 24th - Wear RED (more info coming soon) &

    Curriculum Night (1st - 5th grades only)


    Monday, August 28th - Kindergarten Assessment Day (detailed info will be coming from your child's teacher)

    Monday, September 5th - No School

    SPECIAL NOTES

    Lunch in kindergarten...

    Kinder students and teachers have been working hard this week to establish lunch time routines, rules, & expectations. Starting on Monday (August 21st), parents can eat lunch with their children!

    Several Important Reminders:
    • Sign in & out at the front office
    • Please sit with your child (only) at a designated "Visitor's Table". These tables are located by the windows looking outside.
    • Kindergarten lunch starts at 10:30.
    • Please allow your child to walk independently back to his/ her classroom once lunchtime is complete.

    These are a few of my favorite things!

    Going beyond "How was your day?"

    Questions to ask your child after school to get a conversation started.

    Have questions???

    This document might be able to answer them!