Hello Kindergarten Families! Happy 19th week of Kindergarten!
The Kindergarten students will be taking the NWEA tests in both Reading this 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.
11:45 dismissals – Friday, January 18th and Tuesday, January 22nd
There will be no school in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 21st.
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) This will be for extra credit on their test!
Reading: We are practicing many reading strategies. This week we will practice reading strategies using informational books. We will focus on identifying unknown words in the text. We will also spend time learning how to blend the beginning sounds with the rime. In addition to these strategies that we practice often, we will also practice comprehension strategies such as making a personal connection to the story as well as asking and answering questions about the text.
Please practice the following sight words: Review: am come New Words: me so an
Math: We will continue to compare height and weight using taller than, longer than, shorter than heavier than and lighter than vocabulary. Please continue counting to 100 by ones and tens. In addition, help your child practice recognizing and writing numbers 0-30.
Science: We will introduce Gravity as a force that pulls objects down to the earth. We will also continue learning concepts about pushes and pulls.
Social Studies: We will work on distinguishing between today, tomorrow, and yesterday (past, present, and future).
Writing: This week we will continue working on informational writing about penguins. We will write facts we have learned about penguins.
Homework ideas: Please 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 i Ready. In addition, please encourage your child to write a sentence each day! We are working on the stretching the words and writing the sounds we hear, beginning our sentence with an uppercase letter, and ending our sentence 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!