Kindergarten Newsletter

February 21st - 25th

What we're learning this week...

Phonics: L Blends (sl, cl, pl)

Book: The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

Reading Strategies: Visualizing the text, character traits, retelling the story

Math: Numbers to 100, number handwriting practice, fluency of addition and subtraction within 10, partners of 10 (how to make 10)

Writing: Writing our opinions, 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: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Schools long ago

Science: Properties: Shape and texture

Religion: Church Year: Lent, making loving choices, growing, changing, Prayers of petition

Social Skills: Following directions and accepting compliments

Virtue: Cooperation

Social and Emotional Learning: responding to others: children discuss the importance of reciprocal communication and practice “talking back and forth” with a peer

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!