Anderson's Announcements

January 22, 2016

100th Day of School

We are 100 days smarter in Kindergarten! Today the entire school celebrated the 100th Day of school at MPES. In Kindergarten all students were able to rotate into another Kindergarten classroom to participate in a special 100th Day activity. We painted, wrote about what we would do with $100.00, created pictures of what we would look like if we were 100 years-old, and even licked lollipops 100 times. Students wearing 100th Day t-shirts were able to walk in a parade! Thank you to everyone who helped their child make a t-shirt. It was fun to see the creativity in Kindergarten!

Bingo Night!

Friday, February 05, 2016

Mountain Park Cafeteria

Doors Open at 6:30pm

Games begin at 7pm

FREE Admission - $3.00 for 1 card or $5.00 for 2 cards

You get a Bingo card to play all 8 games for prizes;

Come have dinner and win prizes!!!

Pizza $1.00, Drinks $1.00, Candy $1.00

Popcorn $.50 and Cookies $.50

**Children MUST be accompanied by an adult**

Next week, we are learning...

In reading and writing, we will celebrate Penguin & Polar Bear week! We will be reading fiction and nonfiction texts about the animals. With the fiction texts, students will be responding to the story by completing a story map about the characters, setting, and major events in a text.

In writing, we will be completing our unit of study about opinion writing. Students will be asked to complete a writing sample where they state their opinion about a topic and tell why using "because" in their sentence. At this time, students need to be able to

*use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to state their opinion about a topic. *Their organization needs to reflect planning and students need to be able to add details to strengthen their writing.

*Students need to be able to produce simple sentences, print legibly all upper and lower case letters, capitalize the first words in a sentence and the pronoun "I"

*Errors in writing should not interfere with the meaning and structure of the sentence.

We will be finishing our study of vowels (a,e,i,o,u) next week. Please review these sounds with your child at home. Students will be assessed over their understanding of vowel sounds by identifying the medial vowel sound in three letter words.

In math, we will continue to identify 3D shapes. Students will need to be to identify a sphere, cylinder, cube, and cone. Also, students will need to be able to use the term "faces" to describe the 2D shape they see when exploring a 3D shape. For example, "A cube has 6 faces. The faces are the shape of a square. "

In science, we will begin our study of rocks and soils. This short unit of study is the beginning of our study of living and non-living objects and will help students to understand the unit of study about plants later in the school year. Students will be looking at sand and soil with magnifying glasses and drawing pictures of what they notice.

Email addresses for Kindergarten teachers