Kindergarten

Mrs. Krahn & Ms. Miszewski - January 29, 2021

It's the end of January?

We're not sure how the month of January passed by so quickly, but it is the end of January already. We are very happy that most of our students have been back at school, on most of the days this month. Hooray! We are hoping this means that we are seeing a bit of light at the end of the long tunnel we have been in. In the meantime, we want to let you know that we are very proud of your children as we continue to navigate school during a pandemic. They are doing amazing at mask-wearing, washing/sanitizing their hands, playing in a specific zone on the playground and working in cohort groups. Thank you for the all of the various types of support you continue to provide to your child at home. We appreciate you!

Special Eagles

Reading Workshop

Our reading skills just keep getting stronger and stronger! We have been learning strategies to help us figure out unknown words in our books. In addition to using the beginning sounds in a word, we have been looking closely at the ending sound to help us figure out how to read the word. We are also discovering that a lot of our high frequency words show up in our books and knowing how to read these words makes it a lot easier to read our books.


**at this point, your child should be able to read at least 20 words. Have you checked lately to see how your child is doing with reading these words? (Below is the list of words for your reference.)

Writing

During writing time, we have been working on writing How To books. We also continue working hard on stretching out the sounds in words, putting spaces between our words and adding ending marks (punctuation) in our writing.

Grammar

We have been learning about ending marks during our grammar study. We have been working on recognizing and naming the punctuation marks that go at the end of a sentence: period, question mark and exclamation mark. We learned that ending marks are like stop signs for readers. We also learned that ending marks give rhythm to our reading and our writing and that we read sentences in different ways, depending upon the ending mark.

Math Workshop

Please click on the link below to access the February math newsletter and learn what kindergarten students in the School District of Waukesha will be working on this month.

Conferences

If you have not yet signed up for a conferences time, please do so as soon as possible. Conferences will take place on Thursday, February 18th and Wednesday, February 24th. The sign up link for each of us is listed below.


Our conferences will again be held virtually. In the fall, we asked that you use your child's iPad and we called you via Web Ex. This time, we will be using a different method. You will be able to use any device and you will contact us through our personal WebEx link. We will send out this information again as conference time gets closer.


Mrs. Krahn's Conference Sign-Up Link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084DACAB23A2FA7-mrs64

Webex Link:

https://sdw.webex.com/meet/bkrahn


Ms. Miszewski's Conference Sign-Up Link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084DACAB23A2FA7-msmiszewskis4

Webex Link:

https://sdw.webex.com/meet/kmiszewski

Valentine's Day

On Friday, February 12th, we will be having a Friendship party!


We are asking you and your child to create a Valentine mailbox at home. A shoe box with a removable lid would be perfect, but any flat-bottomed container approximately that size would be fine.


You are welcome to decorate the mailbox any way you and your child wish. If your child's valentine mailbox does not have a removable lid, please cut a 2” X 6” opening in the lid so that valentines can be dropped inside.


Please send the mailbox and valentines to school by Monday, February 8th.

We need to let the boxes and valentine cards 'rest'

for a few days before we open them.


Enjoy this activity with your child, and as always, thank you for your cooperation! If you have any questions, please be sure to contact us.

Upcoming Dates and Reminders

Friday, February 12th - Friendship parties

Thursday, February 18th - Parent/Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, February 24th - Parent/Teacher Conferences

Thursday, February 25th - Early Release Day - Students released at 1:40 PM

Friday, February 26th - No school

Enjoy the winter weekend! ~ Kaitlyn & Beth Anne