What's Kickin' in Kindergarten?!

February 15-19

Here are some great videos to practice adding and subtracting! Also included at the end of our newsletter is a Valentine's song that is great for following directions.

Harry Kindergarten is lots of fun!

Adding and Subtracting (song for kids about addition/subtracting)
When You Subtract with a Pirate (subtraction song for kids)


February 12 - No School, Teacher Professional Development Day

February 15 - No School, President's Day

February 23 - Astronomy Night

Help us celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Seuss during our Read Across America Week at Fairmount!

During the week of 02/29/16-3/4/16:

Monday, 2/29/16 - "Foxiest Sock Day" - Wear your best socks and show them off!
Tuesday, 3/1/16 -​ "Grinchiest Green Day" - Wear your best green gear today!
Wednesday, 3/2/16 - "National Read Across America Day/Snuggle Up and Read" - Wear your snuggly pj's today!
Thursday, 3/3/16 - "Hats Off To Reading Day" - Wear your goofiest hat today!
Friday, 3/4/16 - "Storybook Character Day" - Dress up like your favorite character from a storybook today!

Star Students:

Bee-Carson S.

Swalley-Rylee B.

Stephens-Maleya W.

Garner-William S.

Versemann-Louisa S.

Hayes-Cody L.

Olivares-Cameron J.

Trask-Addelyn C.

Schierholz-Dylan B.

Unit 6: Our Great Big World

In this new unit, Our Great Big World, we will be exploring areas in space, maps, globes, and magnets. Students will compare and contrast different texts. Focusing on the pairings of fiction and informational texts, students see how fiction settings can reflect real places. Students will participate in a long-term projects gathering information and writing informational texts. During these activities, students write words using what they know about vowel sounds, beginning and ending sounds, and word families.

Phonics, Vocabulary, and Sight Words

Phonics-th, sh, ch blends

Vocabulary- observe, sun, non-fiction, fiction, describe, moon, direction, map

Sight Words-Week 1: with, his, little

Week 2: good, new, our

Week 3: say, from, but

Week 4: by, has, her

Math Topic 10: Composing numbers 11 to 19

We will:

-use the (+)plus sign
-compose numbers
-use the vocabulary phrase: How many more?
-use objects to show 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
-understand that there is more than one way to show a number



Tuesday-B day

Wednesday-C day

Thursday-A day

Friday-B Day


Don't forget...next week, February 15th-22nd, Mrs. Versemann and Miss. Swalley's class will be inputting their lunch numbers. Practice at home is necessary and very much appreciated! :)
If You're a Kid... (Valentine's Day Remix)