Mrs. Tax's Kindergarten Class

Week of March 20, 2016

March Birthdays


Mrs Powell- March 5

Sam Shaw- March 25

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!

We had an amazing day at the North Carolina Arboretum! We started with a long hike, exploring the woods along the way and even taking a trip to Bent Creek. After lunch, we participated in a program learning about different animals that live in our area. We had the opportunity to interact with a few animals that make the Arboretum their home.

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:


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What Are We Learning?

Daily 5

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.

Fundations

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.

Math

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.