Kindergarten News: February 2019

Learning Focus

Reading:  
  • Reading simple patterned books; 
  • Reading nonfiction books: Reading to Learn
Writing
  • “Stretching” out words (sounding out words to use invented spelling); Writing simple sentences. Uppercase letters at the beginning
  • Spaces between words
  • Writing pattern books (I like… I can… We see…)
Phonics
  • Reviewing all letter names and sounds
  • Digraph sounds: sh, ch, th, wh and -ck
  • Reading and writing “CVC” words (consonant-vowel-consonant)
  • e.g. cat, hop, dig, sun, bed
  • “tapping” out words to read and “stretching” out words to spell them
Math:
  • Counting up to 20 objects
  • Counting to 100
  • Early addition skills: Combining amounts, adding on 
  • Using “Ten frames”: organizing quantities, automatically recognizing amounts 1-10
  • Partners of 5 (numbers are made up of smaller numbers)
Science: Invent-a-Wheel:
  • What is movement?
  • What is a force?
  • Push v. Pull
  • Gravity
  • Friction

Reminders

  • Bundle up for cold weather. Please remember to label your child’s clothing. Help them practice zipping their coats and putting on winter garments independently.
  • When the weather is too cold, or when there is snow or rain, we generally have indoor recess. 
  • Continue to practice tying shoes independently and keep light-up shoes at home.

Family Connection

  • Reading: We are celebrating our love of reading this month! As always, keep reading at home together and share your favorite books with your child.
  • Math: The 100th day of school is soon approaching on February 14th! Be on the lookout for more information about how your child’s class will be celebrating this exciting mathematical day!

Events

  • February 5: Lunar New Year-SCHOOL CLOSED
  • February 8: Firefighters visit Kindergarten!
  • February 8: Parent Association Meeting & Scholastic Book Fair 5:15pm
  • February 9: Scholastic Book Fair 9:30am - 1:30pm
  • February 18-22: Mid-Winter Recess- SCHOOL CLOSED