Ms. Estes' Kindergarten News
1/25 Report Cards Issued
2/1 1:00 Release/Conference Day
2/2 No School For Students
2/5 100th Day Of School(will move as we have snow days)
Tuesday: 1/23 Happy Birthday Ana
Wednesday :1/24 Ryleigh
Thursday: 1/25 Libby
Friday: 1/26 Aselin
Literacy: Next week we will continue the high frequency words they, you and of. Our focal letter will still focus on short Oo. This week we will be starting a spelling/word study program. Spelling is not graded in Kindergarten, but I find direct teaching of word families and spelling 3 sound words is very beneficial. Students learn to listen more closely to letters they hear in words. They also begin to pick out more consonant sounds, and in turn create better simple sentences. Each full week of school we will focus on two word families. I will include these in this section below of your newsletter so you can practice at home. We will take a spelling "test" on Fridays. Again this is not for an official grade.
-at family rat cat hat
-an family pan man fan
Math: The students will be working with number skills and counting numbers to 20. We will continue working with 10 frames and counting on from 10 to figure out teen numbers. We will also review comparing numbers with more, fewer, or equal sets.
Unit: The students will spend time working on story retellings. We will focus on The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We will also be working on an IPAD project using book creator. Look for this on your child's Seesaw account.
Yearbook Sales: January 16th - January 29th
If you did not purchase a yearbook in August on “fee day,” your child will be bringing home a yearbook order form. Until January 29th, the cost of a yearbook is $14. If there are extra yearbooks at the end of the school year, the cost will be $18.
100th Day and Valentine's Day
The 100th day of school is quickly approaching! As of now it looks like it will fall on Monday, February 5th. Please send in 100 small snacks for your child to count and share. Ideas could include cereal, m&m’s, skittles, raisins, pretzels, mini-marshmallows, goldfish, etc. Be creative and have fun! Please make sure you count out and send in exactly 100. If you would like to send 100 extra snacks to donate to another child that would be wonderful too as not everyone is able to participate. I will happily take 100th day snacks whenever you are ready!
Wednesday, February 14th is Valentine’s Day! Please have your child write a card for the students below in our class. These can be sent in anytime before the 14th.