Kindergarten Happenings

We explored Dr. Seuss books!

March 14, 2014

Look at what we did!

  • In literacy, we read many, many Dr. Seuss books and talked about their features. He used lots of rhyming words, there were lots of silly creatures, and sometimes he taught us life lessons.
  • In word work, we practiced hearing the sounds in words. We broke them apart so that we heard the beginning, middle, and ending sounds. We also practiced sight words.
  • In writing, we learned how to break a task into small steps to create "How To" writing pieces. We saw just how important it is to be specific and use descriptive language.
  • In math, we began our unit on addition. We learned how to join 2 groups to get to the sum and how to draw a picture to help us solve addition problems.
  • We visited all 3 kindergarten classes for a Dr. Seuss extravaganza! We even got to try green eggs and ham!

Turn in your Lucky shamrocks! Presentations begin on Monday!

Sight Words

We practiced the sight words on the word wall! With the provided words in your sight word bag, practice reading and writing the words in a snap! The quicker we know them, the more we can focus on other new words when we read and write.

I, can, see, a, me, the, to, go, my, like, am, at, for, look, we, will, come, here, you, is, it, in, have, and, up, on, she, he, no, so, are, went

Guided Reading Next Week

Due to the end of the quarter approaching, the teachers will be using some of literacy time to do assessments. The results will help us better inform our teaching and make sure that we continue to meet the needs of your children.

The regular Guided Reading schedules will resume on Monday, March 24th! Thanks for understanding!

5K for Fitness

The third annual 5K for Fitness will take place on Saturday, April 12 at 9 am at McCorkle Place. The 5K for Fitness is sponsored by the Public School Foundation and Fleet Feet Sports.

Whether you love your couch or are a seasoned runner, this is YOUR chance to join the community for weeks of fitness challenges and fun. All levels of walkers and runners are welcome.

Register TODAY! Let's show our DOLPHIN PRIDE!

Kindergarten Themes

Here are the themes that are coming up:

  • St. Patrick's Day
  • Spring

Upcoming Events & Other Information

  • Fri, Mar 28 - Due to snow, this will be a regular school day.
  • Mon, Mar 31 thru Fri, Apr 4 - Spring Break

Next week...

  • We will learn how to talk about books to show that we're not only listening to the story but also to each other's thoughts about the story.
  • We will continue our unit on addition!
  • We will continue writing "How to" texts!