Monday, May 14, 2018

Events During the Next Two Weeks


Dear Families,

We only have a few more days of school this year. Can you believe it? A couple of things that are coming up in the next few weeks are:

Lunch: Kindergarten lunch will be tomorrow. Morning class will eat at 10:30 and afternoon class will eat at 12:25.

Vocabulary Parade: Your student should have come home with a note about this day. This is a totally optional activity because words and costumes need to be done at home and then sent to school on that day. The parade will be on Thursday May 17. You are welcome to come and watch. Morning kindergarten will parade at 9:00 and afternoon kindergarten will parade at 12:30.

Take home reading books are due: If your student has flash cards or a reading book in a Ziploc bag could you please return them to the school as soon as possible. They are due this week. If your student brought one today I have kept it.

Field day: This day will be Tuesday May 22nd. ALL KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS WILL ATTEND SCHOOL IN THE AFTERNOON FROM 12:00 TO 3:00.  There will be no morning kindergarten on this day. Field day is held outside, so please have your student put on sunscreen before they come to school (if you think they will need to reapply please send a small bottle with them. Please make sure it is labeled.) Your student is also welcome to bring a water bottle that will not leak (it must be water). Please also label this bottle with your student name so that we can make sure they are drinking out of their own water bottles.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.


Monday, April 30, 2018

Second Term Assessments


We can’t believe how fast this school year is coming to an end.  Over the next couple of weeks we will be assessing the students for the 2nd  term report card. Here are the concepts that we have worked on in class that your child will be responsible for on this report card. Spending some time reviewing these skills could help them have better success this term.

*Skills that you can review are:
   Syllables                   Writing first and last name              Beginning sounds
   Counting to 30          Sorting                                                Position words
   Capital letters            Lowercase letters                               Letter sounds
   Ending sounds          Orally blends word parts                    Segmenting         
   Punctuation               Spelling CVC words                           Letter Writing
   Recognize # to 30     One to One Correspondence             Addition
   Subtraction                Middle sounds                   Long vowel sounds
   Multi-meaning words   Writing numbers

*High Frequency (Sight) Words:  Identify the 45 sight words on the kindergarten list.


April 23rd through April 27th

We had so much fun this week with Discovery Gateway coming to the school and the Talent show on Friday. It was fun seeing all the different talent that the kindergartners have.

This week in class we have been working on Plurals. We are also working on writing sentences with 2 to 3 details (capital letter at the beginning, spaces between words, and a punctuation mark at the end). We are still reviewing letters, the sounds the letters make, and how to write both the capital and lowercase of each letter correctly.

In math we are working on measurement. We are also reviewing subtraction, addition, and recognizing numbers 1 – 30, writing each number, and counting objects to that number.

As homework:  Please read 20 minutes every night (each student should have come home with a March reading log. Please mark the books you or your child are reading on this log. Your student will be getting a homework grade for their reading logs). 

Your student came home with a bag that had a reading book or flashcards in it. These books or flashcards need to be done as homework with your child, and as they pass them off you need to sign the paper and return them to school for their next set of letters or book. (This can count as part of their 20 minutes.)

Other things that would be great to work on are recognizing, writing and producing letters: Cc, Gg, Oo, Aa, Dd, Ss, Ll, Tt, Ii, Ff, Ee, Hh, Uu, Bb, Rr Nn, Mm, Pp, Vv, Ww, Kk, Qq, Jj, Xx, Yy, and Zz. 

We have now learned all our kindergarten sight words. Please review the sight words with your student.
All the sight words:
can
we
the
like
a
see
I
go
have
to
is
play
are
for
you
this
do
and
what
little
said
here
was
She
he
has
look
my
with
where
me
they
from
that
does
his
had
as
of
it
at
in
on
be
did

In math please work on measurement. Please review adding and subtracting numbers up to 10, counting, recognizing, and writing numbers 1- 30, and making teen numbers, (Example 10  and 3 more makes 13 and 10 and 6 more makes 16).

We are still working on spelling and writing our last names. Please help your student to practice writing their first and last names correctly (capital letter at the beginning and the rest of the letters lowercase).

A lot of the students are still not holding their pencil correctly. Please remind them to hold it with their thumb and first finger and rest it on the rest of their fingers.

Also, several students are starting numbers and letters at the bottom of the page. Please help your student to start all numbers and letters at the top of the line when they are writing.

Friday, April 13, 2018

April 9th through April 13th


Dear Families,

We had so much fun on our field trip to Discovery Gateway. Thank you to all the parents volunteers for helping make this trip so enjoyable.

This week in class we have been working on Plurals. We are also working on writing sentences with 2 to 3 details (capital letter at the beginning, spaces between words, and a punctuation mark at the end). We are still reviewing letters, the sounds the letters make, and how to write both the capital and lowercase of each letter correctly.

In math we are working on measurement. We are also reviewing subtraction, addition, and recognizing numbers 1 – 30, writing each number, and counting objects to that number.

As homework:  Please read 20 minutes every night (each student should have come home with a March reading log. Please mark the books you or your child are reading on this log. Your student will be getting a homework grade for their reading logs). 

Your student came home with a bag that had a reading book or flashcards in it. These books or flashcards need to be done as homework with your child, and as they pass them off you need to sign the paper and return them to school for their next set of letters or book. (This can count as part of their 20 minutes.)

Other things that would be great to work on are recognizing, writing and producing letters: Cc, Gg, Oo, Aa, Dd, Ss, Ll, Tt, Ii, Ff, Ee, Hh, Uu, Bb, Rr Nn, Mm, Pp, Vv, Ww, Kk, Qq, Jj, Xx, Yy, and Zz. 

We have now learned all our kindergarten sight words. Please review the sight words with your student.
All the sight words:
can
we
the
like
a
see
I
go
have
to
is
play
are
for
you
this
do
and
what
little
said
here
was
She
he
has
look
my
with
where
me
they
from
that
does
his
had
as
of
it
at
in
on
be
did

In math please work on measurement. Please review adding and subtracting numbers up to 10, counting, recognizing, and writing numbers 1- 30, and making teen numbers, (Example 10  and 3 more makes 13 and 10 and 6 more makes 16).

We are still working on spelling and writing our last names. Please help your student to practice writing their first and last names correctly (capital letter at the beginning and the rest of the letters lowercase).

A lot of the students are still not holding their pencil correctly. Please remind them to hold it with their thumb and first finger and rest it on the rest of their fingers.

Also, several students are starting numbers and letters at the bottom of the page. Please help your student to start all numbers and letters at the top of the line when they are writing.


Friday, March 16, 2018

March 12 through March 16


Dear Families,

This week in class we have been working on syllables and vowels. We are also working on writing sentences (capital letter at the beginning, spaces between words, and a punctuation mark at the end). We are still reviewing letters, the sounds the letters make, and how to write both the capital and lowercase of each letter correctly.

The sight words we worked on this week are be, and did.

In math we are working on subtraction. We are also reviewing addition and recognizing numbers 1 – 30, writing each number, and counting objects to that number.

As homework:  Please read 20 minutes every night (each student should have come home with a March reading log. Please mark the books you or your child are reading on this log. Your student will be getting a homework grade for their reading logs). 

Your student came home with a bag that had a reading book or flashcards in it. These books or flashcards need to be done as homework with your child, and as they pass them off you need to sign the paper and return them to school for their next set of letters or book. (This can count as part of their 20 minutes.)

Other things that would be great to work on are recognizing, writing and producing letters: Cc, Gg, Oo, Aa, Dd, Ss, Ll, Tt, Ii, Ff, Ee, Hh, Uu, Bb, Rr Nn, Mm, Pp, Vv, Ww, Kk, Qq, Jj, Xx, Yy, and Zz. 

Please review the sight words we have been working on and that we have learned.
All the sight word we have learned so far are:
can
we
the
like
a
see
I
go
have
to
is
play
are
for
you
this
do
and
what
little
said
here
was
She
he
has
look
my
with
where
me
they
from
that
does
his
had
as
of
it
at
in
on



In math please work on subtracting. We are reviewing adding numbers up to 10, (counting, recognizing, and writing numbers 1- 30), and making teen numbers, (Example 10  and 3 more makes 13 and 10 and 6 more makes 16).

We have started learning to spell and write our last names. Please help your student to practice writing their first and last names correctly (capital letter at the beginning and the rest of the letters lowercase).

A lot of the students are not holding their pencil correctly. Please remind them to hold it with their thumb and first finger and rest it on the rest of their fingers.

Also, several students are starting numbers and letters at the bottom of the page. Please help your student to start all numbers and letters at the top of the line when they are writing.