Kindergarten ~ March 2018 Newsletter
We would like to thank all the parents for your support so far this school year. It is amazing to see the growth the children have made and they would not be where they are today without your guidance.
ELA: In reading, the students are learning how to read CVC words. CVC words, or consonant-vowel-consonant words, are short, three-letter words that students can sound out. For example: cat, hop, pig, etc. The students will first focus on reading CVC words and then begin writing CVC words. In addition, we will continue to work on mastering “trick words” or “sight words”. Remember, these are words that the students cannot phonetically sound out. These words should be recognized by sight and we will continue to practice them in large and small groups. In writing, the students will continue to work on sentence structure. Each sentence should include a capital letter, space and punctuations.
Math: In math, the students are learning about numbers beyond ten. They are focusing on using ten frames to learn how teen numbers are built. For example, sixteen is built with one ten and six ones. We will continue practicing one-to-one correspondence, counting, and writing numbers beyond ten. Please help your child at home master writing the numbers 0-20 because we will quickly move on to counting all the way to 100. The students will also focus on the importance of place value.
Social Studies: We would like to thank everyone for helping out in our Valentine’s Day celebration. The students were very excited to pass out Valentine’s Day cards and celebrate the day of kindness with their friends. Our next topics are Dr. Seuss’s birthday and St. Patrick’s Day.
Science: We are continuing our exploration of science and engineering by starting our study of Life Sciences. Many young students have a strong fondness for animals and their behaviors. We intend to tap into that natural curiosity to help them understand how plants and animals need resources to survive and thrive. We will also explore aspects of how humans have an impact on the environment. In addition we will be discussing the upcoming spring season.
Here are some important dates to remember this month:
PTA Meeting, 3:00 pm March 7th
Student/Staff Basketball Game 7:00-8:30 pm March 8th
No School (Superintendent’s Conf Day, No students) March 9th
Spring Recess - No School March 29-April 6
- Computer Awareness SMART Board Lesson and File
- My Community Technology Project
- Getting to Know Myself and Others (Social Studies/ELA Integrated Curriculum)
- Archived Projects (no longer implemented)
Reading Games:Online leveled Readers and Questions
Sight Word Game:
Test their sight word spelling