Dear Family and Friends,
We have made it to another Monday. This week is going to be very busy in kindergarten. We have a lot to do to get ready for our spring concert!
This week we will begin a new theme, Fur and Feathers which will focus on which animals make good pets and how to care for them. We will also discuss what animals would not make good pets and why they may be a problem.
Our new KinderRoots book will be, Lost!, which focuses on the letter Ll. Students worked so hard reading our last book, even when the writing was smaller and there were more words on the page. Some of the green words this week are very challenging but, with continued practice the words will seem to get easier! We talked about how even long words can be sounded out.
In math we are putting emphasis on subtraction fluency within 5. We will continue playing games that allow us to practice our addition and subtraction facts. We will be checking in with students this week to see how they are coming along with their math fact fluency.
This week is an exciting week in writing. We are entering our final unit on persuasive writing. This week we will be giving the kids an unassisted writing prompt. These writing prompts allow us to see what we can work on in our writing. We will also have time to begin our first writing lesson in this new unit.
Our Spring Concert will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 @ 6:30p.m. and doors will open at 6:00p.m.
On Friday, May 3rd, there will be NO school for Kindergarten. All other grades WILL have school.
Have a great Day!!
Mrs. McCants & Mrs. Rawling
Math: Following our Investigations Math curriculum allows us to have a lot of fun with math. After a 10-15 minute whole group lesson we spend the rest of our math time in math workshop. During our math workshop we learn math games that help us learn new concepts and skills.
Reading: We follow the Success For All (SFA) reading program. This program is extremely successful! We focus on phonemic awareness skills such as beginning sounds, segmenting sounds, rhyming and syllables. We introduce and teach all letter names and sounds. Once students master the foundational skills we move on to reading words and sentences.
Writing: In Kindergarten we follow a writing workshop model by Lucy Calkins. This model allows for students to write independently. By the end of the school year our students truly believe that they are authors and illustrators because THEY ARE!
Our Spring Field Trip to East Hill Farm
Handwriting CAN be fun!
Food and Science Go Together Nicely!