Kindergarten Newsletter

May 3rd - 7th

What we're learning this week...

Phonics: Phonics Review (focusing on digraph review)

Book: The Bad Seed by Jory John

Reading Strategies: Making a connection, retelling the story, writing and drawing our opinion

Math: Addition and subtraction word problems, 2D and 3D shapes, numbers to 100, number handwriting practice, fluency of addition and subtraction within 10, partners of 10 (how to make 10)

Writing: Using a graphic organizer to organize our thinking and plan our writing, informational writing: animal research projects, 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: American Legend: Cesar Chavez

Science: Mystery Science: Force Olympics

Religion: We celebrate Jesus' gift of Himself, Jesus unites the Church, Church as community, building church community, staying connected to Jesus, Vine and branches prayer

Social Skills: Following directions and using an appropriate voice tone

Virtue: Gratitude

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.

May Crowning

Please have your child bring in flowers for Mary on Friday, May 7th, so that we are able to decorate Mary for our May Crowning. Thank you!

Talent Show!

Since we can't have our school Talent Show, we will have our own in Kindergarten! Please send me a video (no longer than 3 minutes) of a talent your child wants to share with the class. Videos can be emailed to me by May 7th. Thanks for helping us with this fun opportunity!
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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!