Hello Kindergarten Families! Happy 18th week of Kindergarten!
The Kindergarten students will be taking the NWEA Reading test this week and NWEA Math next week. Please see your child’s teacher for their testing date. It is very important that your child get both a good night sleep as well as a healthy breakfast before coming to class. Please encourage your child to do their best on this test and to take their time. This is a very important test that tells us how your child is retaining the knowledge learned in kindergarten. Winter is certainly here and it is cold! Please remember if you send your child to school with winter boots, they need to bring gym shoes to school to change into. Please help your child know how to put their shoes on independently. Please send gloves and hats with your child as well.
No school on Monday, January 15th. Martin Luther King Day
Late Start on Wednesday, January 17th.
Spelling: Here are the words for this week. Please be sure to help your child practice EVERYDAY! The test is on FRIDAY! Your child will be tested on three word family words and three sight words. * We will also give your child a “cold word” to spell. This is a word that follows the pattern of the word family. (an ex. is tan)
Reading: This week we are identifying which picture (illustration) go with the text with informational books. We will continue to review the main topic and retell the key details in a story. We will also spend time learning how to blend the beginning sounds with the rime. Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.) Review: has come from New words this week: with that did
Math: We will continue to review 2D shapes and introduce 3D shapes. We will compare the shapes by looking at their features such as corners and sides. We are still practicing addition and focusing on subtraction to 5.
Science: We will continue to learn about Gravity as a force that pulls objects down to the earth. We will also see how objects can change directions.
Social Studies: We will continue our unit in “Who am I?” We will learn more about ourselves and our role in the community. We will review yesterday, today, and tomorrow (past, present, and future).
Writing: This week we will continue to work on informational writing. We will continue writing facts about penguins.
Homework ideas this week: Please continue to the read the books and review the sight words in your child’s reading bag. Continue counting to 100! Please remember, your child needs to know their sight words to become a fluent reader. You may also visit myon.com as well as mobymax. In addition, please encourage your child to write a sentence each day! We are working on stretching the words and writing the sounds we hear, beginning our sentences with an uppercase letter, and ending our sentences with a period or exclamation point. Many of the children also need to work on adding more detail to their drawings to help tell their idea in their sentence. Please don’t forget about practicing for the spelling test on Friday. Thanks for all you do!