Kinder Review

February 19, 2015

Literacy Corner

Last week was Fabulous!!! We learned new Letterlanders and sight words. We also reviewed all Letterlanders and sight words taught thus far. Our theme for the week was Valentine's Day. We read many books associated to this topic. After reading each book we focused on comprehension and retelling. We stressed the importance of retelling a story in sequential order and not skipping around from the end to the beginning. Retelling a story from beginning to end helps with their understanding of story. After reading with your child at home, please have them review the story, telling all about it from beginning to end. We also worked on our writing skills. We wrote about our Valentines. It may have been a family member, a classmate, or a friend outside of school. The students did a great job with this activity. They are really focusing on their writing skills. I am very proud of them!!!

This week was just as great!!! We completed our unit on learning the letters in Letterland. The students have done an awesome job!!! To conclude the unit the class has decided to have a Letterlander Parade. You should find information on the parade and the character that your child chose to be in their communicators this Friday. We also learned new sight words. The students are picking up their words so beautifully, which is awesome because they will see the sight words in almost everything that they read. Our theme for the week was on Presidents. We learned about two very important Presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The students also put themselves in the shoes of Presidents, writing about what they would do if they were president. Their writing skills are also improving!!! We are very pleased with their progress in these skills. We also learned about dental health, how our teeth are like the teeth of animals, as well as the parts of a tooth.

Next week we will review all Letterlanders and introduce a new sight word. Our thematic unit for the week will be Black History and community helpers.

Math Lab

For the past two weeks we have been reviewing numbers 1-20, composing and decomposing them. We have also been working on showing numbers using pictures, tally marks, number word, addition sentence and ten frames. Please work on these skills at home with your child. The students will need to be able to write their numbers in order from 1-30 by the end of the quarter, so this is a skills that the students will need to work on.

Next week we will continue working on composing and decomposing numbers.

Parental FYI and Reminders

Next week we will have a Letterlander Parade for our grade level and office staff. Please make sure that your child creates a costume to go along with their Letterlander of choice. There are many ideas for costumes online. I will attach a link to a website for ideas. The class is really excited about this parade. Ms. Lytle and I will also join in on the parade as characters, as well.

Please review the expectations with your child at home. We have been having a lot of students talking while the teacher is talking and interrupting during instructional time. Instructional time is a time when the teachers is able to get information to the students, with students blurting out information that is not correct, it can be confusing. Please talk to your child about the importance of listening to the information being taught.

Please remember to send in your child's snack money of $2.00 a week. Sending the money in monthly installments helps Ms. Lytle a great deal. It also helps her spend less time on receipting money and more time on working with students in the classroom.

Tying our shoes is very important. It is even more important that your child knows how to tie their own shoe. Please help your child tie their shoelaces. When they are able to, they can add their name to our shoe tying chart and receive a treat from me. Below are some videos to help you help your child tie their shoes. Please choose the one that works best for your child.

EASIEST way how to teach a child to tie shoes!!
How to tie a Shoe Lace in 1 Second

Dates to Remember...

Thursday, February 25, 2016

  • 3rd Qt. Interim Reports come home.
  • Letterlander costumes for Letterland Parade are due.

Friday, February 26, 2015

  • Letterland Parade

Mon., Feb. 29 - Fri., Mar. 4, 2016

  • Read Across America Week - List of events attached to email.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

  • Kindergarten registration for children entering kindergarten.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

  • Early release at 1:00 pm.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

  • Spring Pictures: Dress to impress.

Monday, March 14, 2016

  • Chick-Fil-A Night (5-8 pm)