Parents Appreciation Week

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Greetings Kindergarten Parents,

The kids had a nice time playing outside in a fairly nice weather.They were also very happy to eat muffins with their moms and donuts with their dads this week. I hope you had the chance to enjoy some of these parents/children events we had scheduled in past few days.


Please take moment and read the following reminders carefully.


1. Scholastic Book Fair



  • Make sure that you stop by our book fair in the music room which will be all next week @ 4:00PM-6:00 PM.
  • The students will get a chance on Monday to see and choose some of the books that they like.
  • I will write the names of the books they have chosen on “My Book Fair Wish List”, which I’m sending in the homework folder on Monday.


  • The Wish List includes:
  1. The name of the book
  2. Its location in the Book Fair
  3. The price


  • If you are interested in purchasing a book/s from your child’s “Book Fair Wish List”, please add 6% tax to the total before you send the check in.


  • If you are interested in donating a book/s to the class,you can check “The Classroom Wish List”in your child's homework folder.
  • The accepted payment methods are checks and credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express)


2.Standardized Testing



Kindergarten students will sit for standardized testing as outlined in Ms. Soto’s April Newsletter and in last week’s Cheetah Wrap Up April 25th-27th. Not all students will be testing each day. The testing sessions will be staggered with 7 or less students being tested per test session. There is no prepping that you need to do with your child. The students in grades 1st-7th will be testing all next week and therefore we will have a modified specials schedule. Just send your child to school in the uniform they regularly wear each given day.


What we will ask of you is that April 25th-27th is:

1. Your child comes to school well rested

2. Your child comes to school having eaten a healthy breakfast

3. Your child is in the classroom at 9:00 am


3. Caps and Gowns Rental Payments


The cap and gown rental payment of $10.00 must be made in cash only.

They are due by May 13th.

What we've Learned This Week

Language Arts


1.Close Reading


· The students listened to a “ magnets” passage.

· They read the passage as a group and individually

· They circled the words they don’t understand

· They answered the comprehension questions about the reading.


2.Vocabulary


· The students inferred the following words’ meaning from ”magnets” passage: attract, repel, and magnetism

· They defined the word “ repel” in their vocabulary notebook.


3.Creative Writing



We discussed the word " genre" and book genres readers can read in a library.

The students named their favorite genres and began writing a story with detailed corresponding pictures.



Math


Revision


We reviewed:

· Skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s

· Addition & subtraction



Science



1.The Solar System


In preparation for Earth Day ,The fourth graders showed our class their solar system project on their iPads.


They explained to our class and shared with them scientific information regarding the planets in the Milky Way, Solar eclipses,and temperature of specific planets.


2. Recycling


The students listened to an informational book about recycling and answered the questions asked about the details in the text.



Wellness


Writing & Handwriting Skills


They practiced writing their spelling words in their journal using 3 activities from the spelling activity sheet (organizing words alphabetically)

Creative Writing

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Close Reading

Reminders

April 18th-22nd


Scholastic Book Fair


April 22nd


Field trip permission slips are due

Report cards go home