Kindergarten News

April 5, 2019

Conversation Starters

As a way to foster conversations with your child about what we are learning, please ask him/her the following:


What do plants need to live?

Magical Mathematicians

Please read the following problem with your child and help him solve the problem.


John has 16 donuts. He wants to divide them into a group of ten and some more. How can he divide his donuts? (Answer: a group of ten and six ones)



(If your child is ready, perhaps challenge him with higher numbers, perhaps numbers 15-20.)


Your child can earn a special reward by drawing a picture to illustrate the math problem above. Please return the math work on Monday.

Reading in Action

Read a story to your child. Ask your child...


What is your favorite part of the story?

Literacy Workstations

Writers Workshop

As writers, we can use mentor texts to notice, name and try out moves that other authors make.

Reading Workshop

As readers, we can retell stories by saying what happens across the pages.

Math Workshop

As mathematicians, we can compose and decompose numbers 11-19.

Social Sciences

As Scientists, we can tell about plants and what they need to live.
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Shared Reading

As readers, we can tell details from the story.
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Family Activities

Please share family activities with us. We will try to provide time for your child to share about their special activities in class and also post some of the pictures in our newsletter. This is a great way for us to share with one another and build our classroom community/family.

Contact Information

Mrs. Poston: tposton@lexrich5.org

Mrs. Meade: smeade@lexrich5.org


Dutch Fork Elementary: Academy of Environmental Sciences

Title One School

803-476-3900