This Week in Kindergarten
December 11, 2015
Our Kindergarten Winter Party will be on Friday, December 18 from 10:50-11:50am. You should be receiving an email soon with a link to sign-up to donate items for our party. All students will need to bring a wrapped gender neutral book with a value of $6 or less by Wednesday, December 16 for our holiday book exchange during the party. We look forward to seeing everyone!
What are we learning in Kindergarten this week?
Math: In math we will begin working with quantities in organized arrangements. We will use five frames to compare quantities, and will represent numbers in different ways.
What can we work on at home?
-Identifying numbers 1-10
-Counting 1-20, 1-50, 1-100
-Writing Numbers 1-10
Language Arts/ Social Studies: In writer's workshop, we will focus on writing our upper and lowercase letters correctly to make our writing easy to read. We will also be using resources such as word walls and resource binders to help us with our writing. A focus in writing this week will be writing a first draft. In Reader's Workshop we will be exploring different customs and holiday traditions and comparing and contrasting these holidays and the way that they are celebrated.
What can we work on at home?
-Review letter names and sounds for all letters of the alphabet.
-Writing first name correctly on lined paper with only the first letter capitalized
-Correctly identifying and writing letters
-Stretching out sounds to write simple words.
Science: In science, we will observe and describe weather changes from season to season.
Kindergarten Contact Information
Kristen Abernathy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Claire Baker: email@example.com
Katy Beazley: firstname.lastname@example.org
Diane Koestler: email@example.com
Nancy Shuster: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alyssa Stas: email@example.com
-Please be sure to initial the calendar in the Communication Binder each night!
-Speeding to Read logs are due on December 15! Please keep logging your books! Remember that STEM and Nascar themed books count twice!
Volunteers Still Needed to Share Holiday Traditions
You are invited to come to your child’s class to share one of your family’s holiday traditions. This is a wonderful way for our students to learn about the cultural differences that influence the way we celebrate the holidays. Wonderful ways to share include: read a family favorite book, bring a special ornament/candle, example of a craft, sing a song/carol, pictures of your family celebrating the holidays, special recipes, etc. Please let your child’s teacher know what day and time works best for you. As always, you must have a completed NISD background check on file. We are so excited to learn about your family!
Starting Dec. 14-thru 17th. (2 presentations per time slot-Confirm your choice with your child’s teacher-First come/First choice)