Kindergarten News

April 2016

Curriculum Update

Reading: In our Informational Reading Unit the children are using pictures and words to process and think about the text. This is an important skill that builds reading comprehension. As you read together at home, ask your child to explain what they've read. Encourage them to go back and reread or look at pictures if they need support.




Math: The students are solving number stories through acting out the story, using cubes, counters, ten frames and number lines. They are learning that a number can be broken down into parts through addition and subtraction. It has been exciting to see them represent their math in numbers and pictures.




Writing: Small moments are real life stories that focus on a single moment, told in sequential order, that includes feelings and dialogue. Discuss small moments that happen in your family. For example, going down the slide at the park or eating cake at a birthday party. Ask your child to tell you the story across their hand, holding each finger to tell a detail of the story. This is a skill that we teach them as they prepare to write their small moments in class.

Field Trip

Indian Springs Nature Center

The students enjoyed our trip to Indian Springs Nature Center in White Lake. They learned about pond life, took a nature hike and painted a t-shirt with the life cycle of a frog.

Kindergarten Orientation April 29th - No School for all Kindergarten Students

On April 29th we will have Kindergarten Orientation for our Fall 2016 Kindergartners. There will be NO SCHOOL for our Kindergarten classes that day. Please tell your friends and neighbors to register their 4 and 5 year old children at the Clarkston Board Office so they can attend.

Talent Show

The Kindergartners will perform an act in the NSE Talent Show on May 23rd, at 6:00 PM at the Clarkston Junior High School. All Kindergartners are encouraged to participate. More details will be sent home soon.

Kindergarten End of the Year Party

We are excited to celebrate our year with you! Our party will be on Tuesday, June 7th. We will need 2 parents from each classroom to help plan the party. There will be a planning meeting for those who want to be involved in a few weeks. Our party will be on June 7th from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. at N.S.E. We will be eating, playing games and ending with a celebration of your child's Kindergarten year in our classrooms. We hope that each child can have an adult family member attend.

Upcoming Dates

April 29th - Kindergarten Orientation - No School

May 18th - Late Start 9:10 a.m.

May 23rd - Talent Show at 6:00 p.m. at CJHS

May 27th - No School - Developmental Day

May 30th - No School - Memorial Day

June 3rd - Field Day

June 7th - End of the Year Party

June 14th- 1/2 Day of School

June 15th - Last 1/2 Day of School

Please Contact Us With Any Questions