Good Evening Families,
I hope you all enjoyed a lovely summer like day for Easter! This is our last week before April vacation!I hope that you all have something fun planned and the weather in NH stays warm and sunny.
Monday: 4/17 GYM DAY....please pack sneakers for your child!
Wednesday: 4/19 MICRO DAY
Early Release Day: dismissal is at 1:40 PM
Thursday: PJ Day in the Kindergarten Classroom
*Kindergarten is in need of more Lysol wipes to keep our classroom clean until the rest of the year!
Weekly Academic Happenings:
Students have been working diligently on decoding various cvc and cvcc words in class. In addition, all students work on memorizing their sight words at one of our literacy centers. We have begun the process of incorporating sight words into editing sentences. This is yet another reason why students should be continually practicing these words at home so they can become more automatic. Your child has participated in several sight word games that merge fun hands on learning with academics.
*Coming up this week will be 3 new sight words and the introduction to digraphs
During our math block, we have been investigating pan balances, counting by 2's and continuing to build fact fluency. By the end of Kindergarten, all students need to be able to automatically add and subtract up to five. You will see on several worksheets going home that students have been practicing these facts as well as fact fluency with higher numbers as well. With the help of Miss M, the students and I have been talking about the differences between 2D and 3D shapes. We have completed several different sorts and the students are becoming more familiar!
On Friday, Mrs. Barry (our school nurse) came in to class to present a new health lesson. She talked with students about ways to stay healthy such as washing hands and where the best place to sneeze is.
We have moved into a new unit talking about States of Matter and Properties. Students are becoming more familiar with how to classify objects and look at texture, size, color etc. within the object itself.
Students are learning about symbolic symbols of our country. Some of these include: Bald Eagle, American Flag, White House, President etc. In addition, students have sparked an interest to investigate the difference between town/city, state and country. We have been referencing a class map love to share stories with one another.
Students have been working on selling a new product in our venture gift shop. Necklaces and bracelets are being created and produced by your very own child. This week, students will be working on producing more of these products as well as preparing for our school-wide MICRO DAY!!