Kindergarten Newsletter

April 12th - 16th

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Spring Break Travel Reminder from Mrs. Moss

I would like to remind you that if you are traveling out-of-state there is still a requirement of a 7 -day quarantine upon your return. Please contact the office if you plan on traveling so that we may advise you on a return to school date. This guidance comes from the public health department. Therefore, we must continue to abide by it until further notice. Please note that a negative COVID test result will not eliminate the need for the 7-day quarantine. Many thanks for your patience and understanding.

What we're learning this week...

Phonics: Silent E (a_e, i_e, o_e, u_e)

Book: Growing Frogs by Vivian French

Reading Strategies: Using our schema (what we already know) to help us learn about frogs, adding new information to our schema, narrative vs. informative texts, informational writing - all about frogs

Math: Addition and subtraction word problems, 2D and 3D shapes, numbers to 100, number handwriting practice, fluency of addition and subtraction within 10, partners of 10 (how to make 10)

Writing: Using a graphic organizer to organize our thinking and plan our writing, informational writing: animal research projects, 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: People and seasons, Life and work long ago

Science: Frog life cycle, Mystery Science – Force Olympics - How Can You Knock Down the Most Bowling Pins?

Religion: God raises from death to eternal life, Church Year: Easter, noticing and celebrating the new life of spring and Easter, Alleluia

Social Skills: Following directions and working with others

Virtue: Stewardship

Social and Emotional Learning: identifying problems: children discuss the first two steps in solving problems (stop, talk) and practice identifying and stating problems presented in scenarios.

Spring Break and Quarantine Learning

If you will need to quarantine after Spring Break travel for the week of April 12th, please check Seesaw regularly, as that is updated daily. Your child will be able to stay current with our classroom learning through daily Seesaw assignments. Additionally, I sent home a learning packet for your child to work on over Spring Break on Thursday, April 1st. This is not required, and your child does not have to work on any school work over the break. However, if you would like to review a few pages or work with your child on completing it, students who turn it in when we return to school will get to pick a prize!

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!