Kindergarten Newsletter

May 9th - 13th

What we're learning this week...

Phonics: Phonics Review

Book: Enemy Pie by Derek Munson

Reading Strategies: Mapping the beginning, middle, and end of the story, identifying the characters, problem, solution, and how the characters evolve

Math: Numbers to 100, addition word problems, number handwriting practice, fluency of addition and subtraction within 10, partners of 10 (how to make 10), review of teen numbers as a group of ten and extra ones

Writing: Informational writing, letter formation (handwriting practice), 5 star writing rubric (finger spaces, proper punctuation, capital letters at the beginning of the sentence, spelling sight words correctly, does my writing make sense?)

Social Studies: Our World

Science: Plants (unit test)

Religion: We pray as Jesus did

Social Skills: Accepting Criticism or a Consequence and Following Instructions

Virtue: Diligence

Social and Emotional Learning: solving problems: children discuss the last two steps in solving problems (think, try), practice generating solutions to problems presented in scenarios, and then problem solve with a peer during collaborative play.

Summer Learning Packet

It's that time of the year... we're almost to the end! If you'd like a summer work packet for your child to practice some of the foundational skills we've learned over the year, please email me asap. Due to the large amount of paper used for each packet, I will be making these for students by request only. Thanks!
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Learning practice at home

Homework is optional in Kindergarten, but I would strongly encourage and suggest you take some time each night to choose one of the learning resources below and work with your child for 15-20 minutes. Need login info? Just let me know, and I am happy to send it! Please remember to read with your child each night, and give them plenty of opportunities to read texts at their reading level. Keep practicing sight words too!