Mrs. Smith's Kindergarten News

June 1, 2018

Next Week

Monday, June 4--1:00 Release; Lunch at 10:28

**Kindergarten Ice Cream Social at 12:00; please send in an ice cream topping

Tuesday, June 5--1:00 Release, Lunch at 12:05

Wednesday, June 6--1:00 Release; Lunch at 12:00

**Field Day--Kindergarteners wear a red shirt; please put sunscreen on your child

Thursday, June 7--1:00 Release; Lunch at 10:27

**Last Day of School!

Friday, June 8--First Day of Summer Vacation!

This week:

Literacy: Please read the book, The Best Dad in the World with your child. We reviewed letters and sounds. The students also created a Kindergarten Memory book.


Math: We reviewed graphing, patterns, addition, comparing numbers & sets for more or less. We even did red/white/blue math using M & M's.


Unit: We learned about summer and the summer holidays--4th of July and Flag Day. The students also made Patriotic wind socks.

Please review over the summer:

Literacy:

Please review the names of the letters of the alphabet and their sounds.Aa, Bb, Cc, Dd, Ee, Ff, Gg, Hh, Ii, Jj, Kk, Ll, Mm, Nn, Oo, Pp, Qq, Rr, Ss, Tt, Uu, Vv, Ww, Xx, Yy, Zz digraphs ch, sh, th.

Please review our Kindergarten word wall words: a, am, and, are, blue, can, come, do, five, for, four, from, go, green, have, he, here, I, is, little, like, look, my, me, of, one, said, see, she, to, that, the, they, three, two, was, we, what, where, with, yellow, you.


Math: Please count with your child to 100 by 1s and 10s. Also, you can review shapes, money, writing numbers 0 to 20; making patterns just to mention a few of our math SOLs.

Kindergarten Ice cream Social

We would like to celebrate a fun and successful year on Monday, June 4th at 12:00 with an ice cream social. Each child is invited to send in their favorite ice cream topping. We will also need volunteers to help us from 11:45-12:45 that day. Let us know if you are available to help!

Thanks so much!

Kindergarten Teachers!

Field Day

Field Day will be Wednesday, June 6th. Kindergarteners are asked to wear red shirts. Please put sunscreen on your child before they come to school.

Writing Folders

Your child is so excited to be bringing home his/her writing folder. Please enjoy looking through it with your child. They worked very hard creating it. Your children have made a lot of progress.

Reading Folder

Please keep your child's Reading Folder over the summer so your child can read it. Do NOT send the Reading Folder back to school next week.

Homework

Thanks to everyone for reading with your child this year. Children become good readers by practice and being read to.

Kindergarten Workbooks

Your child will be bringing home books that were not completely used. Please let your child use these books this summer.

Thanks for a Great Year!

You should be very proud of your children--I am! They worked hard this year and have grown a lot. Thanks for all of the help that you have given to our class this year. I appreciate all of your help in our classroom, on field trips. the healthy snacks sent in, and materials sent in. You helped to make our year successful. I hope your family has a wonderful summer!

Suggested Summer Activities

--Please read with your child every day. Take your child to the Massanutten Regional Public Library weekly to check out books to read together. They have an easy reader section and your child will be able to read many words in these books. Review letters of the alphabet, their sounds in words, and different words as you read together.


--Have your child keep a journal. A couple of times a week have your child write a sentence or two about something he/she had done and draw a picture to go along with the writing. Let your child practice writing letters of the alphabet and numbers.


--Let your child point out letters on signs as you go places in your car. Talk about the name of the letter and the sound that the letter makes.


--Play games with him/her. Some games that children usually enjoy are Checkers, Uno, Dominoes, and Memory.


--Let him/her help you cook. He/She can learn about counting, measuring, and fractions.


--Let your child count out items for you. He/She could count the spoons you need for supper or how many socks you washed, etc.


--Review coin names and their values. Look through your change together.


--Make an art box for you child--include paper, crayons, markers, scissors, tape and other art supplies. Your children enjoy creating and drawing. Many of the children this year enjoyed using the writing center everyday!


--Limit your child's screen time daily and encourage your child to play outside.


--Most of all spend time talking with your child everyday. Your child is very special, please enjoy everyday with him/her!