Kindergarten News: December 2019

Learning Focus

Reading: Using pictures & story elements to re-read, retell and act out familiar stories. We discuss characters, setting, the sequence of events, as well as problems and solutions. 

Early independent reading: reading simple patterned books

Science: Forces that move things and us: push and pull; gravity and friction.  Problem-solving using what we learned about these forces.

Writing: Stretching out unknown words and writing at least beginning and ending sounds to represent words in a simple sentence..  Number and alphabet books; writing about what we are learning at school and doing with our families.

Math: Comparing quantities and amounts; accurately representing said amounts with numerals. Accurately counting a set of objects (1-15). Counting to 50 and beyond and measuring objects.

Phonics: letter sounds, digraph sounds, and uppercase and lowercase letter handwriting.


  • 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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  • International Dinner Friday, December 13, 6:00-8:00

  • Winter Celebration of Learning Thursday, December 19th, 8:30-10:30

  • Winter Recess (NO SCHOOL) December 23-January 1, 2020

  • Classes Resume January 2, 2020