Kindergarten Newsletter

March 7th - 11th

What we're learning this week...

Phonics: R controlled vowels - AR

Book: The Bad Seed by Jory John

Reading Strategies: Identifying the problem and solution in a story, retelling the story, making a connection

Math: Numbers to 100, number handwriting practice, fluency of addition and subtraction within 10, partners of 10 (how to make 10)

Writing: Writing our opinions, letter formation (handwriting practice), 5 star writing rubric (finger spaces, proper punctuation, capital letters at the beginning of the sentence, spelling sight words correctly, does my writing make sense?)

Social Studies: My neighborhood: place and homes, people and families

Science: Plants: living and nonliving, parts of a plant

Religion: Lent, the Liturgical Seasons

Social Skills: Following directions and making an apology

Virtue: Cooperation

Social and Emotional Learning: listening to others: children discuss the importance of being thoughtful and careful listeners, and practice how to use whole body listening skills (eyes looking, ears listening, mouth quiet, body still) during a song.

Lenten Coin Drive

Please help bring in coins to add to our students' piggy banks! The 3rd grade students will be collecting coins for the Missionary Childhood Association all during Lent. Each student in Kindergarten has an individual coin bank in the Kindergarten classroom. Banks will be emptied every Friday. Thank you for your support!

Learning practice at home

Homework is optional in Kindergarten, but I would strongly encourage and suggest you take some time each night to choose one of the learning resources below and work with your child for 15-20 minutes. Need login info? Just let me know, and I am happy to send it! Please remember to read with your child each night, and give them plenty of opportunities to read texts at their reading level. Keep practicing sight words too!