Kindergarten Weekly Newsletter

The week of September 19th 2021

Dear Families,


We are looking forward to another great week in kindergarten! Below you will see what the children will be working on this week.


  • SEL (social emotional learning)- We will continue to develop a classroom community by discussing kindness and respect.
  • Phonics Workshop- Students will learn more letters through studying their friends names. We will also study the snap words: me, like, I, a
  • Reader's Workshop- Students will listen to storybooks as we discuss the characters and parts of a story. Students will continue to work on their independent reading goal.
  • Shared Reading- The students will read our snap word poems: me, like
  • Handwriting-The students will continue to learn how to write more uppercase letters and continue practicing writing their name.
  • Math- Students will continue with the calendar and number sense routines. We will also count and identify numbers to 20.
  • Social Studies- We will continue to discuss our rules and expectations.
  • Science- Students will continue to learn about the life cycle of an apple, parts of an apple, and learn about the seasons as we discuss the fall season.



We can't wait to see all of our kindergarten friends on Monday!

With love,

The Kindergarten Team

Important Dates


  • October 11th- No School
  • October 29th- No School
  • November 1st- Parent Conferences (be on the lookout for information regarding conferences from your child's teacher in the coming weeks)

Chromebooks

Chromebooks will be staying home until November. For a learning extension, please explore the following apps in LCPSGo



Apps to explore in LCPSgo: (search the name of the app in the search bar)


  • Raz-kids
  • Dreambox
  • IXL
  • Epic
  • ABCya
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Imagine Learning (English Learners)


Some apps require the teacher to set up a class password or code, if you are unable to login due to not knowing the class code, please email your child's teacher.



If at anytime a white box pops up asking for your child's password, use their 4 digit birthday MMDD (MonthMonthDayDay).


Please see the links below for Chromebook troubleshooiting and helpful information.

Transportation Tags

Parents or guardians must present the bus tag with the student ID to the bus driver. If the parent or caregiver does not present the bus tag, the student will not be allowed off of the bus. If an older sibling from Frederick Douglass is walking the child home, the older sibling must have the kindergarten dismissal tag with the kindergarteners student ID on their backpack

Activities for Learning at Home


  • Have your child illustrate a fall picture. Label the illustrations.
  • Practice writing their name. Make sure your child writes an uppercase letter for their first letter and the rest lowercase. If your child can write their first name, work on their last name.
  • Read every night!! Discuss story elements or concepts at home. You can have your child identify the characters, main events, and their favorite part.
  • Practice writing and identifying numbers 1-10.
  • Take a family nature walk and discuss any signs of fall.

Reminders

  • keep an mask in your child's backpack
  • check your child's communication folder daily
  • please send a refillable bottle for water only, no juice

The Kindergarten Team