Kinder Cubs Newsletter

Week Seventeen: January 19 - January 22

Weekly Curriculum

In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King holiday, Kindergarten will continue our focus on Black history during ELA this week. From the first day of school, we have been actively conscious of the importance of creating an inclusive community that celebrates diversity every single school day. Our curriculum and daily discussions revolve around educating our students on the past and present impacts that all races and cultures have had within US history. We look forward to reading and discussing books by Black authors and about Black protagonists this week while educating our students about MLK's positive impact on history. If you would like to incorporate some of our books into your own home libraries, please click on the links below.

During ELA, we will also focus on the short "u" sound by reviewing the short "u" sound, finding words with the short "u" sound, and creating words with the short "u" sound. We will continue with our Daily Reading Log this week. This independent reading can be done during asynchronous learning times.

For Math, we will continue our study of three dimensional shapes. We will incorporate hands on exploration throughout the week to better understand three dimensional shapes. To incorporate Big Ideas, we will explore shapes within maps. As shapes are all around us, we encourage you to challenge your child to find shapes at dinner time, on a drive, etc.

During asynchronous learning times, we will encourage your child to practice previously introduced content using the resources below. We have included these for you as well if you would like to review these concepts with your child. If you have any questions, please let us know!

Last but not least, we want to reinforce our mantra of the power of play. Kindergarten is a time of great academic development. It is also a time when children form and solidify connections with their peers, develop social skills, and strengthen their ability to communicate their observations and thoughts. Play is an integral part of our day, as it nurtures social and emotional development. During this week at home, we encourage the balance of academic development with social and emotional development through play.


Daily Reading Log

Please print!

Sight Words Flash Cards

Print these out to practice at home!

Alphabet Arch

We use this in class! Your child is able to use the alphabet with visuals or one without for a challenge.


Materials Needed

  • Lined paper
  • Pencil
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Scissors (Kid Friendly)
  • Tape
  • Paper (any color works!)


This week, all Kindergarten classes will have Library with Mrs. Saenz.

Ms. Burbridge's Class: Thursday at 10am

Mrs. Ciampi's Class: Tuesday at 10am

Mrs. Essenburg's Class: Tuesday at 1pm

Ms. Spalla's Class: Wednesday at 10am

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 871 8753 3272

Passcode: books

January Specials

Mrs. Essenburg

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Ms. Burbridge, Mrs. Ciampi & Ms. Spalla

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Friendly Reminders

We understand that this is a challenging time for everyone. If you need anything at all, please let us know. We are here for you!

All the best,

Ms. Burbridge, Mrs. Ciampi, Mrs. Essenburg and Ms. Spalla