Strauss: Class News

September 4, 2015

This Week in Kindergarten

We have had another great week in Kindergarten! Our days are full of learning and students are getting use to the rigor of the curriculum. They are working so hard and eager to do their best. We continue to be busy learning proper letter formation and letter sounds. By the end of the nine weeks, your child should be able to identify all capital and lower case letters and their letter sounds! In readers workshop, we learned about the role of authors and illustrators as well as practiced sitting and looking at books properly. In writing, students drew pictures that contained meaning and some students are beginning to label and even write a sentence about their picture! In math, students continued to write numerals correctly and count using one-to-one correspondence. At this time, your child should be able to write their numbers 0-10 correctly.


I am beginning to collect and record data that will be used to determine student achievement on report cards and your child's GKIDS report. Please have a conversation with your child about completing their work correctly and doing their best. At this time, students should be able to hold pencils correctly, be able to handle a book correctly, identify parts of a book, identify and write numbers correctly 0-10, identify the 5 senses and have developed good citizenship.

Sight Words

Hopefully you noticed the sight word book in your child's orange folder. Please review these words every night. Write me a note when your child is ready to be tested. Please remember that this is not a race. Your child should be able to recall the words immediately out of order after glancing at them. Your child does not truly know the words if they have to stop and think for awhile about each word. We are aiming for mastery. Many of these words do not follow traditional phonics patterns, so they must be memorized. You may want to make flashcards at home so your child does not simply memorize the list of words in order. Thanks for all you do at home!

Wish List

We are in need of white card stock (the size that fits into a regular printer). We use this to print center cards for many of our daily activities. Thanks!


Monday: No School!

Tuesday: Computers

Wednesday: Art

Thursday: Music

Friday: PE

Mark Your Calendar

Monday, September 7th (Labor Day)-No School

Thursday, September 10th- Picture Day