Kindergarten News: January 2020

Learning Focus

Reading: Reading simple pattern books; finding sight words; using the pictures and first and last letter to figure out a word; noticing where the word pattern repeats and where it changes

Writing: “Stretching” out words (sounding out words to use invented spelling); writing simple sentences; using uppercase letter at the beginning of sentences as well as spaces between words

Phonics: Digraph sounds: sh, ch, th, wh and –ck; reading and writing “CVC” words (consonant-vowel-consonant) e.g. cat, hop, dig, sun, bed; proper capital letter formation

Math: Counting to 100 by one and tens

Counting up to 20 objects

2-D and 3-D Shapes

Science: Engineering: ramps/slides, gravity, friction, textures and movement


  • Kindly check and empty your child’s folder EVERY day or papers will be recycled at school.

  • Practice putting on and zipping up coats INDEPENDENTLY.

  • Dress your child for COLD weather.  We go outside for recess and playground every day.

  • Keep jewelry, distracting headbands, light-up shoes and toys at home.

  • Keep water bottles at home.

Family Connection

Continue reading to your child at home.  Be sure to ask questions about: the characters, setting, sequence of events, as well as problem and solution. 

LEXIA is an online resource that your child can use to build their literacy skills.  If you are unsure about how to log in, ask your child’s teacher for more information. 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

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