Hello Kindergarten Families,
I hope you are all enjoying this lovely Winter weekend :) The students have done a marvelous job transitioning with our updated morning academic schedule. On Thursday of this week, we will have special guest Kevin Skarupa come to our class and talk about weather! It will be an exciting way to end our unit on weather before we move on to Hibernation!
Kindergarten Academic Day:
-We are well into our third week of incorporating sight words into our everyday learning. Please continue to add the "AT HOME" copies of sight words to your child's ring at home. It is important to practice these words because they do not follow the typical rules. Please also check out the TRICK WORD page on this website to make sure your child has all of the correct words on their ring. I will be introducing 3 new words this week!
Students are continuing to learn about lowercase letter formation. By the end of this week, the students will be exposed to writing lowercase letters a-r. As you may have heard your child saying at home, we talk about where lowercase letters sit on a line. Some letters are tall like a giraffe, others are small like a chicken and a few letters can be like a monkey and hang their tail down below. Below is a visual picture I use with my students!
-Students are continuing to build their math fluency in addition. We have incorporated XtraMath into our routine to gain speed and accuracy in our addition math facts. Students have been enjoying working on the tablets and seeing how many happy faces they can earn :) An at home connection paper did go home last week to allow your child the ability to work on it at home. If you have any questions, please feel free to email with any questions!!
In addition, students are finishing up Unit 5 in Everyday Math. We are ending the unit by expanding our number sense from 0-20 out to 0-50. It will be important for the children to understand number patterns when visually seeing and writing numbers bigger than 20.
-We are finishing up our WEATHER Unit by completing some art integrated activities, cloud science experiments and meeting Kevin Skarupa on Thursday morning!
*Our next unit will be on Hibernation for the month of February!
-Thank you to the families who have donated items from our classroom wishlist! Items such as popcorn, paper towels and ribbon all help the Kindergartners at their jobs in the Underwater Aquarium! This week, the craft supervisors will be making "Underwater GOO" and "Jellyfish" with customers. Our game supervisors will be running a variety games such as underwater BINGO, word search hunts and POP!
Please remember ALL SNOW GEAR!! Although the snow melts, it is still very cold outside and the appropriate snow gear keeps the children warm. INDOOR SHOES are also necessary. It is extremely helpful if you provide your child with a reusable bag for him/her to keep all of the winter gear in.
Enjoy your Sunday!