The Kindergarten Scoop

Mrs. Eckenrode's Classroom Newsletter

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Here are just a few of the things you can ask your kindergartner about from this past week:

This week we continued to discuss holiday traditions and read books about Kwanzaa. The students have a mini book about Kwanzaa in their Take Home Folders to share with you.

Our Holiday Party was a huge success! Thank you to all of the parents who came in to help run the games and activities! The class had a blast!

We got together with our 6th grade buddy class for a Sing Along and activity. The students read Mooseltoe. It is a book about a moose who remembers everything to help his family get ready for Christmas except for a tree. When he finds out that all of the trees are sold out, he allows his family to decorate him as the Christmas tree. The students, along with their buddies, decorated their own moose.

In library, Mrs. Robinson had a computer parts review, talked about Jan Brett, and then used computers to create and print gingerbread houses from janbrett.com.

Important Dates

12/24-1/03: Winter Break
Friday, January 9th: Flyers Day
Monday, January 19th: MLK Jr. Day (No School)
Wednesday, January 28th: End of Marking Period 2 (Oh my!)

Sight Word Practice

As you probably saw yesterday or today, your child brought home an evergreen tree decorated with the words we have been practicing in school. I have encouraged the class to hang their trees in a place that they will see every day. The more exposure they have to these words, the more likely they will be to remember them. Please remember that the goal by the end of January is to be able to read and write at least 15 sight words.

Some additional fun ways to practice the words at home can be found at http://www.icanteachmychild.com/sight-word-activities-for-kids/.

I have also created a site on Spelling City for your kindergartner to practice spelling these words. Feel free to have your child visit the engaging and educational site over the break. https://www.spellingcity.com/keckenrode123/

The words we have added to the word wall thus far are: am, and, are, can, dad, have, he, is, I, it, like, my, mom, see, she, saw the, and went.

APP of the Week

I think this one may be the most favorite so far, especially among the boys. Bugs and Numbers has the students practicing many different math skills in an extremely engaging way. This app will give you anything but the creepy crawlies with games like matching shapes, sequencing, and measuring that you will welcome the sight of roaches and beetles. Each game gets increasingly more difficult as children (or their very impressed parents) successfully complete each skill. The students really enjoyed this app, and I was very impressed with its content.

Pictures of the Week

Holiday Party

6th Grade Buddies

Pajama Day

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