Kindergarten Newsletter

May 9, 2014

Upcoming Events:
*Monday, May 12- Play Day (Please bring a water bottle with your name on it and wear sunscreen)
*Wednesday, May 14- Last Day of School for Kindergarten students and Graduation 2:00 (Parents may come to school at 1:00 to change their child’s clothes if needed. All students must be ready for Graduation by 1:30.)

 

 


Please return the bottom portion of this paper by Monday, May 12, so there will be enough chairs and programs for Kindergarten Graduation.
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_____________________________ (child’s name) plans to have ___________ (number) people attend his/her Kindergarten Graduation.
 

 

May 2, 2014

Language Arts- We read Pet Show! and Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the Last Day of Kindergarten this week. The booklet Max is Down was read.

Math- The class worked on addition and subtraction, solving word problems, and flat and solid shapes.

Social Studies/Science/Health- The lessons dealt with day to day weather changes and summer weather awareness. The Let’s Find Out title was Be A Summer-Safety Star!. The Kindergarten Class was lucky enough to be invited to witness a chick hatching in the 6th Grade room. The 6th Grade students then taught the Kindergartens about eggs and chicks. Thank you Mrs. Fitterer and the 6th Grade Class!

I Can Statements for the week:
*I can describe shapes as flat or solid.
*I can describe how flat and solid shapes look.
*I can compare characters and events from different stories.
*I can tell how two people, places, or things are connected in a story.
*I can use words, syllables, and sounds.
*I can write and speak well.

Mr. Wolf has t-shirts for sale for $3 apiece from the American Heart Association. They are red with black lettering on the front that says "SAVING A LIFE IS A REAL SPORT". There are about 50 shirts remaining. Most of the shirts are youth S, youth M, and Youth L.


Upcoming Events:
*Wednesday, May 7- Transition Day 2:00
*Thursday, May 8- All Library books due
*Monday, May 12- Play Day (Please bring a water bottle with your name on it and wear sunscreen)
*Wednesday, May 14- Last Day of School for Kindergarten students and Graduation 2:00 (Parents may come to school at 1:00 to change their child’s clothes if needed. All students must be ready for Graduation by 1:30.)
 

 

April 25, 2014

Language Arts- We read Baby Brains, Look at Us, and The Little Pigs this week. The new Alphafriends are Yetta Yo-Yo and Queenie Queen. The new sight words are off and take. The booklets Not Yet and Can Not Quit Yet were read and sent home.

Math- They worked with a variety of concepts this week such as quarters, halves, tessellations, making octagons, and fractions.

Social Studies/Science/Health- The lessons dealt with Earth Day and landforms. The Let’s Find Out titles were This Land Is Your Land, Get Close to Caterpillars, and Find The Fish.

I Can Statements for the week:
*I can add and subtract in many ways.
*I can show different ways to make a number that is less than or equal to 10.
*I can capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I. *I can give details with pictures.
*I can count and say syllables in words.
*I can spell simple words.

Mr. Wolf has t-shirts for sale for $3 apiece from the American Heart Association. They are red with black lettering on the front that says "SAVING A LIFE IS A REAL SPORT". There are about 50 shirts remaining. Most of the shirts are youth S, youth M, and Youth L.
 

Upcoming Events:
*Tuesday, April 29- Field Trip permission slip and money due (The information was sent home on Thursday)
*Tuesday, April 29- Candy Sale
*Wednesday, April 30- Library (Notice the day change due to the Play Matinee on Thursday. Today is the last day to check out books.)
*Thursday, May 1- Bookmobile (Return the Bookmobile form that was sent home on Thursday if you want to check out books due in June)
*Friday, May 2- Kindergarten/First Grade Field Trip
*Wednesday, May 7- Transition Day 2:00
*Thursday, May 8- All Library books due
*Monday, May 12- Play Day (Please bring a water bottle with your name on it and wear sunscreen)
*Wednesday, May 14- Last Day of School for Kindergarten students and Graduation 2:00 (Parents may come to school at 1:00 to change their child’s clothes if needed. All students must be ready for Graduation by 1:30.)
 

 

April 17, 2014

Language Arts- We read The Little Engine That Could, You Can Do It, Curious George!, and Whistling this week. The new Alphafriends are Vinny Volcano and Zelda Zebra. The new sight words are look and out. The booklets Vet on a Job and Roz the Vet were read and sent home. Please continue to have your child read these booklets and other books to you and then write them down on the slip to be entered into the drawing for the bike at Family Fun Night.

Math- The class worked on adding and subtraction. They also reviewed previous things they have learned.

Social Studies/Science/Health- The lessons continued to deal with basic parts of the body and the five senses.

I Can Statements for the week:
*I can ask and answer questions about what was read.
*I can ask and answer questions about what was said.
*I can understand what I read.
*I can take part in group reading activities.
*I can put together smaller shapes to make bigger shapes.
*I can add with numbers 0 to 5.
*I can subtract with numbers 0 to 5.

Thank you to the parent readers for volunteering to read to the Kindergarten students! The students love having our special readers!

Upcoming Events:
Friday, April 18- No School
Thursday, April 24-Library
Thursday, April 24- Share a Story Family Fun Night (The information has been spent home.)
Friday, April 25- Show-n-Share “Z”, “V”, “Y”, and/or “Q”
Wednesday, May 14- Kindergarten Graduation 2:00
 

 

April 11, 2014

Language Arts- We read Someone Bigger, One of Three, and Cross-Country Trip this week. The new Alphafriends are Larry Lion and Willy Worm. The new sight words are have and help. The booklets Win a Cup and Wes Can Help were read and sent home. Please continue to have your child read these booklets and other books to you and then write them down on the slip to be entered into the drawing for the bike at Family Fun Night.

Math- The class learned about comparing different volumes. They also compared numbers and groups. They continue to practice counting to 100 by 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s.

Social Studies/Science/Health- Some of the lessons continued to deal with seeds and plants. Other lessons dealt with basic parts of the body and the senses. The Let’s Find Out title was “Jellyfish or Plastic Bag?” about keeping the earth clean.

I Can Statements for the week:
*I can tell if a group is greater than, less than, or equal to another group.
*I can compare two numbers between 1 and 10.
*I can tell how two words that sound alike are different.
*I can read sight words.
*I can ask and answer questions about words I do not know in a story.

Thank you to the parent readers for volunteering to read to the Kindergarten students!

Upcoming Events:
Thursday, April 17-Library
Thursday, April 17- Easter Party 2:00
Friday, April 18- No School
Thursday, April 24- Share a Story Family Fun Night
Wednesday, May 14- Kindergarten Graduation 2:00
 

 

 

April 4, 2014

Language Arts- We read Curious George Makes Pancakes, Something Special, and Jobs People Do this week. The new Alphafriend is Umbie Umbrella. The new sight words are do and down. The booklets All In and Bug and Cat were read and sent home. Please continue to have your child read these booklets and other books to you.

Math- The class learned about comparing different weights. They also reviewed even and odd, telling time to the hour and half hour, counting to 100 by 1s, 2s, 5, and 10s.

Social Studies/Science/Health- The lessons dealt with seeds and plants. The Let’s Find Out titles were “What Will Grow?”, “Birds That Build”, and “B is for Babies”.

NWEA MAP- The Kindergarten Class will be taking the Spring NWEA MAP test the week of April 7. Please make sure your child eats a good breakfast and gets plenty of sleep.

I Can Statements for the week:
*I can tell how a book is organized.
*I can ask and answer questions about what I read.
*I can have conversations with others.
*I can sort and count objects into groups.
*I can describe where objects are located.

Thank you for showing up for Parent/Teacher Conferences and taking time out of your busy schedules!

Upcoming Events:
Tuesday, April 8- Candy Sale
Thursday, April 10- Library
Friday, April 11- Show-n-Share “W”
Thursday, April 17-Library
Thursday, April 17- Easter Party 2:00
Friday, April 18- No School
Thursday, April 24- Share a Story Family Fun Night
Wednesday, May 14- Kindergarten Graduation 2:00
 

 

March 27, 2014

Language Arts- We read From Apple Tree to Store, Bread Comes to Life, and Pie in the Sky this week. The booklets Six Pigs Hop and Play Kid, Play were read and sent home. We reviewed sight words, letters, and sounds

Math- The class learned about comparing and measuring lengths this week.

Social Studies/Science/Health- The lessons dealt with planting seeds and Spring. The Let’s Find Out titles were “Swing Into Spring” and “City Dog Country Dog”.

I Can Statements for the week:
*I can change sounds in words to make new words.
*I can put together word parts.
*I can take apart word parts.
*I can take part in group reading activities.
*I can describe an object’s length and/or weight.
*I can use words to compare two objects.

Upcoming Events:
Thursday, March 27- Parent/Teacher Conferences
Friday, March 28- No School
Tuesday, April 1- Book orders due
Tuesday, April 1- March Nightly Reading Record Sheet
Tuesday, April 1- Candy Sale (possibly an ice cream cone sale instead)
Thursday, April 3- Bookmobile
Thursday, April 3- Library
Friday, April 4- Show-n-Share “U” and/or “L”
Wednesday, May 14- Kindergarten Graduation 2:00


 

 

March 21, 2014

Language Arts- We read Amazing Animal Bodies, Bread Comes to Life, and Pie in the Sky this week. The booklets Hog in a Hat and Kid Hid were read and sent home.

Math- The class is learning about clocks and telling time.

Social Studies/Science/Health- The lessons this week dealt with St. Patrick’s Day, reading and making a diagram, and about ways to communicate across the world.

I Can Statements for the week:
*I can use objects or pictures to show a problem.
*I can tell how the pictures and the words go together.
*I can name words that rhyme.
*I can name the characters, settings, and events in a story.
*I can count on from any number.

Upcoming Events:
Thursday, March 27- Parent/Teacher Conferences
Thursday, March 27- Library
Friday, March 28- No School
Tuesday, April 1- Book orders due
Tuesday, April 1- March Nightly Reading Record Sheet
Wednesday, May 14- Kindergarten Graduation 2:00


 

 

March 14, 2014

Language Arts- We read Growing Sunflowers, Red Eyes or Blue Feathers, and Chameleon, Chameleon this week. The new Alphafriends are Hattie Horse and Keely Kangaroo. The new sight words (words to know) are he and no. The booklets My Pet Dog and Ben and Jen were read and sent home.

Math- The class is learning about clocks and telling time to the hour.

Social Studies/Science/Health- The class discussed how everyone on Earth has the same basic needs such as food, shelter, and clothing. They learned about the differences between maps and globes. They read a story titled Grandmother’s Garden that talked about the fact that we are all like flowers in a garden. There was another lesson that talked about taking care of the Earth. On Wednesday there was a guest presenter, Mrs. Odegaard, who discussed seat belts, booster seats, and riding in the back.

Conference Schedule- There will be Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday, March 27. Attached to the Newsletter is the Conference schedule. Please indicate your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices and I will try to accommodate each family. Please return the schedule by Thursday, March 20. Thank you!

I Can Statements for the week:
*I can print uppercase and lowercase letters.
*I know and can name all the letters of the alphabet.
*I know the sounds of each consonant.
*I can listen to and share with others.
*I can use complete sentences.


Upcoming Events:
Thursday, March 20- Library
Thursday, March 20- Conference schedule sheet due
Friday, March 21- Show-n-Share “K”
Thursday, March 27- Parent/Teacher Conferences
Thursday, March 27- Library
Friday, March 28- No School
Wednesday, May 14- Kindergarten Graduation 2:00