Kindergarten Newsletter

February 7th - 11th

What we're learning this week...

Phonics: -ang ending

Book: Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

Reading Strategies: Making a prediction, cause and effect, making a connection, writing about our favorite part of the book

Math: Numbers to 100, number handwriting practice, fluency of addition and subtraction within 5, partners of 10, teen numbers as a group of ten and extra ones

Writing: Writing our opinions, letter formation (handwriting practice)

Social Studies: Life long ago - jobs and school

Science: Properties - weight and shape

Religion: Jesus wants us to love

Social Skill: Following directions and getting the teacher's attention
Virtue: Cooperation

Social and Emotional Learning: Understanding that people can change: children discuss the potential for growth, learning, and change in themselves and others and identify how they have changed.

Testing Results

Please look in your child's take home folder today. You will find the results from our STAR testing window and our DIBELS test as well. If you have any questions or would like to set up a Spring conference, please email me.
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How to help your child with writing at home

Looking for more writing practice at home?

- Let your child pick out a notebook and pick out some fun pencils, crayons, smelly markers, etc.

- Work on our "5 Star Writing" rubric. These are the things I look for in all of our Writing Workshop lessons:

1. Are there spaces between your words?

2. Is there a capital letter at the beginning of the sentence (with the rest of the letters lowercase)?

3. Did you use proper punctuation at the end of each sentence? (period, question mark, or exclamation mark)

4. Did you spell sight words correctly?

5. Does your writing make sense?

*Important to remember: DO NOT spell out words for your child. Let them "stretch" the sounds they hear in words and spell words phonetically (the way they sound).*

Seesaw practice at home

I am regularly updating Seesaw each and every week! There is lots of practice for your child to access, and it is all a review of what we learn each day and could really help support and reinforce your child's learning!
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