Keeping Up With Kindergarten

Mrs. Enright's Class

December 23, 2015

What a great two weeks leading up to our Winter Break! The students have been working hard in the classroom but we also had some time for special events including a winter craft with our 3rd grade buddies and our school's Blue Ribbon Pep Rally! I also want to thank everyone for taking time our of their days/nights to attend parent-teacher conferences this year. I enjoyed getting to sit down and share with you how hard your children have been working this year.

While we are so excited to spend the next week and a half with family celebrating the holidays, we are very sad to say goodbye to our friend William D.! We have loved all the memories we have shared with him this year and we wish his family luck in their move to Texas. We will certainly be keeping in touch with William to see how the DyReyes family is settling into their new life in Houston!

What's Happening in the Classroom?

Literacy: Two weeks ago we finished our 12 week study of consonant and short vowel sounds with focus on lowercase letters. As we transitioned into unit 2 we have begun to tap out CVC words such as rip, lap, cut, and pet. When we come back from break we will revisit our letter sounds with a quick review of uppercase letters and continue to build our sound blending skills.

Math: We have been working with pattern blocks to create shapes. By building different pictures with the shapes, we were able to focus in the different attributes that make each shape unique. When we come back from break we are going to begin basic addition and subtraction using math stories and pictures for support.

Social Studies: We have completed our family study of traditions over the past two weeks. I hope you all got the chance to see what your child highlighted as their favorite winter tradition hanging in the hall outside our room. When we come back from break we will begin a new unit where we will be exploring the behaviors and expectations for being a good friend.

Quick Notes & Reminders

  • There is no school Thursday, December 24th through January 3rd for winter break.
  • Library books are due back Thursday, January 7th. I will also send a text reminder Wednesday night.