Kindergarten News

March 22, 2019

Conversation Starters

As a way to foster conversations with your child about what we are learning, please ask him/her the following:


Tell your family about your favorite Workstation in class.

Magical Mathematicians

Please read the following problem with your child and help him solve the problem.


Shawn has 9 toy dinosaurs. He gives 4 to his friend Aiden. How many does he have left? Who has more toy dinosaurs?



(If your child is ready, perhaps challenge him with higher numbers, perhaps numbers 15-20.)


Your child can earn a special reward by drawing a picture to illustrate the math problem above. Please return the math work on Monday.

Reading in Action

Read a story to your child. Ask your child...


....to summarize the story.

Literacy Workstations

Writers Workshop

As writers, we can use mentor texts to notice, name and try out moves that other authors make.

Reading Workshop

As readers, we can use the whole picture to think about what you see and what's happening.
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Math Workshop

As mathematicians, we can solve subtraction problems.

Social Sciences

As Scientists, we can investigate magnets to learn what magnets are and how they work.
Big picture

Shared Reading

As readers, we can tell what the characters are thinking, feeling and saying.
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Learning About Water

Mrs. Umberger taught us the importance of helping to keep fresh water clean (like the Saluda River where we will release our trout on Monday). We should not litter. Litter and other materials wash into our lakes and rivers. This is not safe for the fish and other creatures living in our lakes and rivers.

Family Activities

Jaleigha had St. Patty's Day fun with her family!
Please share family activities with us. We will try to provide time for your child to share about their special activities in class and also post some of the pictures in our newsletter. This is a great way for us to share with one another and build our classroom community/family.

Contact Information

Mrs. Poston: tposton@lexrich5.org

Mrs. Meade: smeade@lexrich5.org


Dutch Fork Elementary: Academy of Environmental Sciences

Title One School

803-476-3900