I hope you are enjoying this "warm" spring like weekend in NH! If some of you are celebrating Easter this weekend, Happy Easter to you :) This week in Kindergarten, your child worked hard to show respect and integrity to classmates and teachers in the building. At this point in the school year, students are very comfortable with their peers and at times, this can cause declining behavior in various times throughout the day. Just like the first 6 weeks of school, I have gone back to re-teaching about classroom/school expectations, respect and responsibilities of being a Kindergartener.
This week in literacy, your child continued to practice their sight words, reading cvc or cvcc words and applying new literacy tools such as deciphering between c and k. Furthermore, your child has truly been stopping to think about wether to write a c or k in their writing when sounds out words. Miss F has posters in the classroom for the children to reference with helpful visuals. In addition, this week brought a closer look into reading sentences with expression based on punctuation. Your child is now familiar will periods (.) exclamation points (!) and question marks (?). Students observed Miss Froleiks reading with expression and then received an opportunity to mimmic.
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Your child has begun their writing page in our Student Treasures class book. Our class book is entitled: The Adventures of Hank. Your son/daughter created 2-3 sentences about where they would hide Hank (our class mascot) if they had the opportunity. All students are wrapping up their rough drafts early next week, then students will move to copying their work on to the "special" paper the Student Treasures company provides us.
Subtraction, subtraction, subtraction! This week was all about subtraction. Students look at subtraction as "taking away". I encourage students to physically TAKE AWAY cubes/counters as they are answering math problems. I introduced subtraction to the kiddos by reading "The Minus Sign" book. As I am sure you saw, a bright blue Everyday Math sheet was sent home on Monday. This sheet was intended to inform you of what we are practicing in school. No need to send anything back to school! Later in the week, students applied this subtraction concept to past games taught in class. Games such as "Disappearing Train" and "Hiding Bears". The students worked in small groups/partners to apply this new math concept.