Kindergarten News: June 2018

What We Are Learning

Reading 
  • Nonfiction books: All About Animals
  • Text features: Title, headings, labels, captions, photographs, table of contents
  • Independent reading: figuring out words, thinking about what we read
Writing 
  • Writing about making cars
  • Observational writing about animals

Phonics
  • Review of all letter sounds, digraph sounds, blends
  • Review of “tapping out” and spelling simple words
  • Review of writing simple, complete sentences
Math
  • Story problems: What’s happening? How many at the beginning of the story? How many at the end of the story?
Science
  • Animals in our class! Observing Goldfish, Guppies (fish), Earthworms, Red worms, Pill Bugs, Sow bugs and Pond Snails
  • Animals needs and Animal body parts: how their bodies help them survive
Social Studies
  • American Symbols
    • The Flag
    • The Statue of Liberty
    • The Bald Eagle
    • The Liberty Bell
    • The National Anthem
    • The Pledge of Allegiance

Reminders

  • Please make sure your child arrives at school no later than 8:09 a.m. to ensure they can walk upstairs with their class and get started on the right foot each morning.
  • Please keep all toys at home. We have plenty of educational toys at school and personal toys are causing distractions in class. Thank you.

Family Connection

    Getting Ready For Summer:
    As the school year comes to a close, please help us keep students on track with their academics. Throughout June please
    • Continue to help your child stay on track with homework
    • Ask your child what they are learning at school each day
    • Read every day!
    • Make sure your child continues to get enough sleep and is eating healthy
    Summer
    Over the summer your child should rest, relax, explore and have fun. To help them stay prepared for 1st grade here are a few suggestions for the summer

    Important Dates

    • Wednesday June 6- Family Event:  Classical Indian Dance 6:00pm in the gym
    • Thursday, June 7 - NO SCHOOL Staff Professional Development  
    • Friday June 8 - Field Day Trip 
    • Monday, June 11 - NO SCHOOL - Staff Clerical Day
    • Friday, June 15 - NO SCHOOL -Eid al-Fitr
    • Thursday June 14- Parents Association meeting-6:00pm
    • Tuesday June 19 - Spring Concert and Celebration of Learning - 8:30 Gymatorium
    • Tuesday, June 26th, Last Day of School - 11:30 Dismissal