Kindergarten Announcements

September 14, 2018

Read-a-Thon!

Make sure you are reading and signing up sponsors! Bring your sponsor form in everyday.... all monies are due 9/28! The class who collects $1,000 gets a trip to the park, extra recess, and cool prizes along the way!


READ, READ, READ!!

This Week in Kindergarten

We continue to be very busy in Kindergarten at MPES! This week your child continued their exploration of patterned texts in stories, poems, rhymes and songs. We discussed how patterns in stories can grow, shrink, and even help us with prediction. Exploring patterned texts is a pre-reading skill and helps students learn how to sound like a reader. We also began our unit on finding the main idea. In writing, students are learning how to hear and record sounds. In math, we finished our introduction of teen numbers. Your child should be able to identify, write, and count objects to 20 at this time! In science, we learned about the 5 senses: touch, taste, hearing, sight, and smell.

Next Week in Kindergarten

Next week, we will assess our student's ability to count and write numbers to 20. In addition, we will assess writing/forming all upper and lower case letters correctly.


Please go over letters and sounds with your student at home. We will complete our unit on letters and sounds and will soon be moving forward with syllables and rhyming words.

Picture Day

Parents, this is a reminder that Picture Day is happening next week on Thursday, September 20th, 2018. Picture forms were sent out on Monday and last Friday so if you have not yet filled out your picture forms, please send them in ASAP!

Guided Reading Reminder

Please remember to read nightly and return your guided reading books each day so your child can get a new book to bring home.

Writing at Home

Your child needs to be able to generate a sentence and hold it in their head. Help your child say the sentence aloud and count how many words are in the sentence. Then draw a line for each word on your child's paper. Have your child write each word on the line by having them say the word slowly and record what they hear. At this time, your child may only be able to hear beginning and ending sounds. Encourage them to work independently while making each letter correctly. It is important for parents to foster independence in writing with as little support as possible. A pictionary is also a good tool for your child to learn to use to help with writing unknown words. Students should be writing at least two sentences about a topic by the end of Kindergarten!

E-Class

Kindergarten e-class is up and running! Students have been taught their student number and password. They are able to login to their e-class page. You can find a link to e-class on the MPES home page. Your child has their log-in information on the front of their orange folder. In the event that we have inclement weather on Monday due to the hurricane/tropical storm, we would have a digital learning day in lieu of a school day. Students would need to login to e-class to obtain their assignments for the day.