Mrs. Grant's Kindergarten

February 20-22

Report card

Report cards came home on Friday. Please return by Tuesday of this week and I will send home a copy for your records. :)

Field Trip to Clowes Hall

Please back a sack lunch for Tuesday. We will be eating at 10:00 in the cafeteria.

Clowes Hall page

Story related games (not the best, but might be fun)

Non-fiction animal project

Due on Monday! Everyone will get a chance to celebrate their projects with their class. An assessment sheet will come home this week with your child.

Baby pictures

If you can, please send in baby pictures of your child by the 26th during different stages in their life. The pictures will be displayed and then returned to you in a couple weeks. 1st - newborn, 2nd - 1 to 2 years old, 3rd - 3 to 4 years old, 4th - 5 to 6 years old

Reading Workshop

This week we started a character study using the fairy tale Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We will be continuing this next week in addition to a quick Doreen Cronin author study. (author of Click, Clack, Moo)

During readers workshop, the students learned that good readers think about the characters in stories, especially their inside and outside traits. Try talking about the character at home after reading with your child.

K.RL.2 retell familiar stories, including key details

K.RL.3 identify characters, settings, and major events in a story

K.RL.5 recognize common types of texts

K.RL.9 compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories

Writing Workshop: Animals and non-fiction writing

Check out these non-fiction writers! Books will be coming home on Friday.

At home, ask your child about these non-fiction text features - bold words, table of contents, glossary, diagram with labels, and captions! Fun!

W. K. 6 With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
K.3.2. Describe and compare living animals in terms of shape, texture of body coverings, size, weight, color, and the way they move.
RI.K.7 With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear (e.g., what person, place, thing, or idea in the text an illustration depicts).

Connecting coins to place value

We have completed our first addition unit of study in math workshop and will revisit later in the year. Identifying the four basic coins are an HSE standard so since we were already talking about President's Day, we made a segway into coins focusing on the CC place value standard. We will take an addition test next week and start our work on subtraction.

HSE standard - identify penny, nickel, dime, and quarter

K.NBT.1 - work with numbers 11-19 to gain foundations for place value

Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday story- so cute!

Place value game - thank you Miss Root!

Beasley Grant

My dog looked like this the entire time while I was typing the newsletter today. Had to share....

Animals and Habitats

We will be taking our Animals test next week and starting habitats

K.3.2. Describe and compare living animals in terms of shape, texture of body coverings, size, weight, color, and the way they move.

Miss Root

Miss Root's last day is Tuesday, March 5th. I have some special things planned for her (thank you Pinterest), but I just wanted to let you know. She is an amazing teacher, always professional, and has added so much to our classroom. I know the students are going to miss her as much as I will!