September 16, 2016
This Week in Kindergarten
Next Week in Kindergarten
Assessments are ongoing! Teachers are meeting with students to assess their ability to count to 100 by 1's and 10's, count objects 1:1, and number writing. Teachers are also asessing students' ability to tell where they live, including their city, county, country, and continent.
I will also be assessing your child's ability to write their first and last names correctly. Students should be able to form all letters in their names correctly using left-right directionality and capital letters correctly. Please encourage your child to begin their name with a capital letter followed by lower case letters only.
Please go over letters and sounds with your student at home. All letters and sounds have been introduced and we are moving forward with syllables and rhyming words.
Guided Reading Are Beginning
Don't forget to go over sight words with your child during this reading time at home. The sight words have been sent home in your child's orange folder. You can review these words by making them into flash cards or making a game. Students should be able to read them quickly and fluently. Learning to read sight words will help your child improve their writing skills as well.
Writing at Home
It's Apple Time!
Also, we will be having an apple tasting party on September 26th. This is to honor Johnny Appleseed! We are asking parents to donate items made with apples so that each child can sample a food item. Our class has 25 students so please send enough for each child to have a taste. Please let me know if you are interested in providing a food item such as a small apple pie, apple juice, Apple Jacks cereal, etc.