Kindergarten News: April 2019

Learning Focus

Reading:
  • Independent reading: figuring out words, thinking about what we read
  • Making text-to-self connections
Writing:
  • Writing about science! 
  • Organizing ideas with the help of a writing web. 
  • Spelling sight words correctly using word wall.
  • Stretching sounds to write unfamiliar words.
  • Write simple sentences with uppercase letter in the beginning, spaces between each word, and punctuation at the end.
Phonics:
  • Reviewing all letter names and sounds, digraph sounds: sh, ch, th, wh and -ck
  • Silent (or “magic”) e (e.g. bake, bite, hole, cute, etc.)
Math:
  • Counting up to 20 objects and Counting to 100
  • Ways to make 5, 8 and 10
  • Ways to make a number and writing an equivalent equation to match.
Science:
  • Learning about worms and seeds and how they work together to make beautiful plants, fruits and flowers.

Reminders

  • Please keep all jewelry and light-up sneakers at home.
  • Thinking Green: we hope to instill a passion for taking care of our planet and school. Have a talk with your child about how they can care for the planet both at home and in the classroom!

Family Connection

  • School starts promptly at 8:10. Even though not all students eat breakfast at school, kindergarten does calendar and other important math routines during our breakfast time so when students are late, they are missing instructional time. Please make sure your child arrives at school no later than 8:05 a.m. to ensure they can eat breakfast without rushing and get started on the right foot each morning.
  • KidsA-Z.com Please take advantage of this great resource! KidsA-Z has so many great leveled books that children can read on their own. You can access it from a computer, phone or tablet and there is an individualized login for each child.

Events

  • April 12: PA Meeting & Family Game Night
  • April 19-26: No School Spring Break
  • April 29: Return from Spring Break