Maillet's Kindergarten Newsletter

Week Of April 27th

Highlights from last week....

I hope you all had a great vacation! Before we left for vacation we were busy learning.

In Reader's Workshop, we worked on how readers think while they read. We used our schema as we read our books. The children worked on making text to text connections while they read. They compared and contrasted characters in different stories.

In phonics, we focused on short vowels, b and d reversals and nonsense words.

In Math, we worked on number bonds and number sentences up to 10. We focused on subtracting or "breaking numbers apart" this week. We focused on number stories, writing the sentence and creating a number bond to match the sentence. We focused on reading number sentences to determine if we should add or subtract the numbers in the sentence.


In Science, we will continue our month long unit on life cycles. We extended our focus on the life cycle of a frog this week. We created a model to help us remember the life cycle a frog. We would like to watch the life cycle of a frog in action with having tadpoles in our classroom. Should any of you like to donate some tadpoles to the classroom, please let me know. I have been searching the ponds around my house, but I have not seen any yet!


In Social Studies, we concentrated on identifying sequential actions, such as first, next and last in stories and use them describe the life cycle of the frog.


In our Second Step program, we continued to learn about our own feelings and how they can change.


We began our unit on Nursery Rhymes. This week we read several nursery rhymes. We discussed the difference between a nursery rhyme and a story.

A peek at our learning this week....

We have a short week of kindergarten this week! There will NO kindergarten on April 29th and 30th due to kindergarten screening.

In Reader's Workshop, we will be working on how readers think while they read. We will be using our schema as we read our books. The children are working on making text to text while they read. They will compare and contrast different fiction and non fiction stories regarding seeds and plants this week.

In phonics, we will focus on short vowels, building words and nonsense words.

In Math, we will be adding one to numbers 1-9 to see the pattern of the "next" number. We will also be finding the number that makes 10 using numbers 1-9. We will also work on looking at the number sentence to determine if the numbers should be added or subtracted.


In Science, we will continue our month long unit on life cycles. We will begin our unit on Plants. We will read several non fiction books and participate in several activities to help us understand the concept.


In Social Studies, we will really concentrate on identifying sequential actions, such as first, next and last in stories and use them describe the life cycle of the plant.


In our Second Step program, we will continue to learn about our own feelings and how they can change.


We are going to continue our unit on Nursery Rhymes. This week we will read several nursery rhymes. We will discuss the difference between a nursery rhyme and a story.

C.U.B.S. Attendance Incentive Program

The school has decided to implement an incentive program in hopes to increase student attendance. Every day that your child comes to school on time, they receive a C.U.B.S. cash dollar. Once the children reaches ten days, they can cash in their money and participate in a fun school activity. Several of our friends reached their ten day goal! They were able to dip their hand in paint and put their print on the wall in the hallway! They also earned extra free choice time! Keep up the great work of getting your children to school on time!

Change of Clothes

Please be aware that due to the warmer weather, we will be going outside as much as we can during recess. The playground will be wet. Please send in a change of clothes for your child. I will change out the clothes that I currently have for them when I receive the new ones from home. Also, if you send your child in to school with boots, please be sure to send in a pair of sneakers or shoes to change into. Our friends are coming in from recess soaking wet and they have nothing to change into. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

More information

SUPPLIES NEEDED
Many parents are asking what the class needs for supplies. We could use some Clorox Wipes. Thank you in advance.

FLASHCARDS

Please practice letters and sounds with your child nightly! Thank you!



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