Mrs. Tax's Kindergarten Class
Week of March 20, 2016
News and Events
- Friday, March 25 - Friday, April 1: Spring Break! I hope that you all enjoy the break and get to spend some time relaxing and enjoying the spring weather. I look forward to seeing students in April refreshed and ready for our last quarter together.
Trying to catch a Leprechaun!
Field Trip to the Arboretum!
Student Government is Collecting Pennies for Pasta
If you would like to participate in this fundraiser, just send your child to school with some loose change. We have a special box for collecting the money. Below is a link with some information about this worthy cause:
What Are We Learning?
Students are working in small groups to learn new strategies to help them progress in reading. Our focus lessons are centered around several reading skills: reading nonsense words, being able to say all the sounds in a given word, and being able to retell a story and answer comprehension questions. Great news! Pairing classmates as sight word partners was a great success. Everyone in the class has learned the first list of sight words and has their name on the first scoop of ice cream. I am so proud of how hard all the students worked.
We are learning to both read and write CVC (3 letter) words. We also practice reading nonsense words. We will be taking a unit test this week.
Science, Social Studies and Writing
We are wrapping up our integrated study of weather this week. Students will be finishing their weather books by writing facts about the different types of weather.
We have learned to solve both addition and subtraction story problems by drawing the problem then writing the equation. Students are also practicing addition and subtraction fluency at home with their homework. We have been assessing the class in different math proficiencies and will complete them this week.