Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!
Happy New Year!
Just a reminder as the weather is getting colder, we do try to take the kids out for recess everyday, even if it is only for a short time. It is important that your child is dressed appropriately for the colder weather. Also, please remember that your child needs seasonally appropriate 'Oops' clothes.
Shapes and Patterns
Three Little Pigs STEM
- toilet paper, paper towel, or wrapping paper rolls
- boxes of various sizes (snacks, cereal, toys, clothing)
- plastic containers of various sizes
- tooth picks, q-tips, straws, etc.
- scrap paper
Please send in all items on Monday, January 23rd so students can start to build their houses! Thank you for your donations!
January Student Portfolio Showcase
During the afternoon, your child’s homeroom teacher will be hosting a Student Portfolio Showcase! You will choose a 15-minute timeslot using SignUp Genius to come back to school that afternoon with your child. Your child will be using that time to show you the progress they have been making in Kindergarten. They will read to you one of their guided reading books, share their writing, and discuss with you their strengths and goals. It is important for your child to have this time to share their progress with you so please plan accordingly to come back to school with them!
Looking Ahead this Month...
Math - All math classes will wrap up the geometry unit by learning about 3D shapes. Students will learn shape attributes and what 2D shapes are used to create each 3D shape. We will also explore shape movement and discover how shapes can slide, stack, and roll. Our next unit will be on measurement - we will begin measuring length and height with nonstandard units such as cubes, paperclips, pennies, etc.
Science - This month, we will begin to learn about seasons and different types of weather. Students will observe and record the weather throughout the month, learn about the water cycle, and describe storm characteristics.
Writing - Students will continue to build their writing skills by using vocabulary words, the word wall, and sounding out strategies to write complete sentences. When your child writes at home, please continue to encourage the phonetic spelling or using their sight word bags to help them spell high-frequency words. Students should use a capital letter to start their sentences, but lower case letters throughout their words, and include punctuation at the end.
For your January Calendars
- Friday, January 6th - Dress Down Day
- Monday, January 16th - No School, MLK Day
- Monday, January 23rd STEM collection items due
- Friday, January 27th - Noon Dismissal for Student Portfolio Showcase in the afternoon