Happy Sunday Kinder Families!
I cannot believe there is snow on the ground again! April showers bring May flowers...but what do April snow showers bring? Your child has one more week before April vacation! I plan to have lots of outdoor time (as long as Mother Nature cooperates) this week. We will also continue our research on how to keep our earth happy!
Monday April 16th Day 2 of Talent Show Auditions
Wednesday April 18th is Mirco Day and an EARLY RELEASE for students
Tuesday April 17th we have Nashua Dentistry coming in
April Vacation runs from the 21st-29th
Kindergarten Academic Day
This week was full of sight word and phonics practice! Your son/daughter continued to learn about when to use a C or K in their writing. In addition, they also demonstrated their abilities to write complete sentences using the special Handwriting without tears lines! I couldn't be prouder! Below are some photos of our spring writing in the hallway :)
Last weeks sight words were: from, me & be. We practiced identifying these words in a variety of stories during one of our literacy centers. Students are continually tapping out words in their writing and CVC word activities. Also, we have been practicing asking and answering comprehension questions.
*As you read stories at home think about asking:
-Who are the characters in the story?
-Was their a problem in the story? Tell me about it.
-If there was a problem, how did it get solved?
-Where do you think this story took place?
Coming up on Friday April 20th, Miss Froleiks will be shipping out our Student Treasures book! Your child has been working extremely hard on creating a detailed picture that matches their page of writing.
Next Weeks Sight Words: of, some, he
Next Weeks Curriculum: We are entering Unit 4 of Fundations and are learning about digraphs (wh, sh, th, ch)!
In math this week, your child continued to develop their abilities for recognizing and building teen numbers. They worked in partners to show teen numbers in 2 ten frames as well as identify which one was greater or fewer. We also revisited solid shapes. Students described solid shapes and were able to verbally label real world pictures posted from a powerpoint.
Check out the book we watched to look at 3D shapes--> CLICK HERE
By mid-week, students were learning about skip counting in class. We talked about different ways to skip count and how this is a skill they will be practicing for many years! To start, we reviewed skip counting by 10's up to 100. This is a skill we have been working on since the start of the school year. Next, we moved on to skip counting to by 5's and finally by 2's. I love incorporating movements for the kids to practice these skills! The following are some videos we watched to help us practice skip counting:
Skip Counting By 5's
Skip Counting By 2's
By the end of my week, we were investigating about data and conducting surveys. Your child was partnered up and decided a question they wanted to ask their peers. Students recorded their data on a sheet of paper using tally marks! Next week, they will learn how to turn their data into a graph!
Below, you will also see our subtraction bulletin board activity :)
We are excited to be learning about properties in science! Your child is learning about to describe certain properties of an object. Students work together to share about an objects: size, shape, mass, texture and color. We began reading our Delta Science books as a whole class. Below is a poster we reference in class about properties.
Next week, your child will continue to learn about properties, however will also learn about Earth Day (Celebrated on April 22nd over vacation). On Friday, we previewed what could help our Earth. Back in the Fall, students learned about plants in science so we looked back on this topic. Students remembered that plants need water and sunlight, however the whole class discovered how soil can have special elements call nutrients to help them grow and thrive. More Earth Day investigation to come this week :)
A huge thank you to families who donated some of the items in need for our venture. We had a successful first week of mailing packages to students in school. Next week, we will prepare for Micro Day and get ready for Mom's, Dad's and family members to visit us working in our Micro City!
Congratulations to Shermann who was our Employee of the Month back in March (apparently I never posted about it). He earned some extra micro money from his Managers for his excellent work ethic at the Post Office!
Also a huge congratulations to Sreehaas who is April's Employee of the Month for the Post Office!