Apr
2019

Kindergarten Weekly News

Hello Kindergarten Families! Happy 31st week of Kindergarten! Please help your child login to Clever to access i Ready.

Daily homework is the following: 20 minutes on i Ready, work from something in math bag and complete math worksheet, reading books from reading bag and practicing sight words. We are heading into the last weeks of kindergarten and end of the year assessment is just around the corner. Thank you!

Reminders:

NO SCHOOL on Friday, April 19th.

Thursday, April 25th is our field trip to the Detroit Zoo!  Money was due last week. Your child must wear gym shoes and bring a bagged lunch with a drink. No pop, glass containers, or lunch boxes are allowed. Please label your child’s lunch bag with their name. We are looking forward to a super fun day learning about animals!

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 ship, nip)

  1. lip
  2. tip
  3. sip
  4. did
  5. so
  6. come

Reading: We are practicing many reading strategies. We will practice identifying which illustrations match the main points given by an author in a story. In addition, we are focusing on the author’s purpose for writing the text. We will continue to work on s blends. Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)  

Review:   saw now        went                            New words: what say that these  

Math: We will continue our unit on composing and decomposing numbers. This week students will use pictures and number bonds to solve subtraction word problems. *Students need to practice counting to 100 and writing numbers everyday!!! Please help your child practice math computation with addition and subtraction. Please use numbers less than 10.

Science: We will continue our science explorations. We will explore the basic needs of a snail and compare different shells.  

Social Studies: We are continuing our learning about maps. We will use positional words and locate places on a map. We will also discuss natural resources.

Examples include:  Treesmake paper, houses, furniture Waterdrink, clean, transportation

Writing: We are returning to Informational Writing. We will continue writing “How to” books. Students will write and illustrate steps to complete a task using transitional words.

Thank you for all you do!

 

Apr
2019

Kindergarten Weekly News

Hello Kindergarten Families! Happy 30th week of Kindergarten! We hope everyone had a good Spring Break!!! Please help your child login to Clever to access i Ready.

Daily homework is the following: 20 minutes on i Ready, work from something in math bag, reading books from reading bag and practicing sight words.

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, April 10th are Spring Conferences by appointment only.

Friday, April 12th is the Spring Music Concert!

1:30 for Mrs. Drabczyk and Mrs. Baskin

2:30 for Mrs. Jordan, Mrs. Mills and Mrs. Mroue

Thursday, April 25th is our field trip to the Detroit Zoo! The money is due Wednesday, April 11th. Your child must wear gym shoes and bring a bagged lunch with a drink. No pop, glass containers, or lunch boxes are allowed. Please label your child’s lunch bag with their name. We are looking forward to a super fun day learning about animals!  

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 shed, fed)

  1. bed
  2. red
  3. sled
  4. she
  5. by
  6. of

Reading: We are practicing many reading strategies. We will identify the reasons an author gives to support point in a non fiction text. In addition, we will practice decoding unknown words with a focus on s blends. Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)  

          Review: but    want too                                        New words: went saw now

Math: We will continue our unit on composing and decomposing numbers. This week students will use number bonds to solve addition word problems. *Students need to practice counting to 100 and writing numbers everyday!!! Please help your child practice math computation with addition and subtraction. Please use numbers less than 10.

Science: We will continue our science explorations. We will explore the basic needs of water and land snails.

Social Studies: We are learning about natural resources. Students will identify two ways they can use a natural resource.

Examples include:  Treesmake paper, houses, furniture Waterdrink, clean, transportation

Writing: We will begin writing “How to” books. Students will identify steps to complete a task using transition words.

Thank you for all you do!

 

Mar
2019

Bingo for Books Tomorrow!

  

 

 

 

Please join us this Thursday, March 28, 2019 in the school cafeteria from 4:30 – 5:30.

We are asking for a $1.00 donation per person for the

Children of Yemen Fundraiser.  We hope to see you all there!

 

يرجى الانضمام إلينا هذا الخميس 28 مارس 2019 في كافيتيريا المدرسة من الساعة 4:30 حتى 5:30. نحن نطلب تبرع 1.00 دولار للشخص الواحد لجمعية أطفال اليمن. نأمل أن نراكم جميعا!

                                                                                                                                    

Mar
2019

Kindergarten Weekly News

Hello Kindergarten Families! Happy 29th Week of Kindergarten!

Reminders:

Wednesday, March 27th is Hat and Mustache Day!

Thursday, March 28th is BINGO for BOOKS! 4:30 – 5:30

Friday, March 29th is Pajama Day!!!

Monday, April 1st – April 5th NO SCHOOL SPRING BREAK … schools resumes on Monday, April 8th.

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. (ex. bad)

  1. dad   2. mad 3. sad  4. The cold word (ex. bad)   5. this 6. with 7. all

Reading: We are practicing many reading strategies. This week we will continue informational reading strategies. We will make connections between two animals to see what they have in common. We will also practice blending sounds. We have learned all the /r/ blends and are working on the /s/ blends. Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)    

                        Review: was very   eat               New:    want    but    too

Math:We will continue our unit on composing and decomposing numbers. This week students will use number bonds to make and break numbers to 10. *Students need to practice counting to 100 and writing numbers everyday!!! Please help your child practice math computation with addition and subtraction. Please use numbers less than 10.

Science: We will continue to learn about living things as we compare and contrast fish.

Social Studies: We can’t wait to see the maps of your bedrooms! We will continue to explore maps as well as learn about places in the environment… examples include:  playground, classroom and home.  

Writing: This week we will continue to practice opinion writing. We will write a letter to a family member asking for something we really want and give all the reasons we want it. We will write our opinions including two reasons why we have that opinion!  Please practice stretching for the sounds and using finger spaces between words with your child each day for homework. These writing skills are very important for moving into first grade.

Homework ideas this week: (20 minutes each day)  *Spelling words need to practiced each day! Please help your child practice writing these words. Perhaps, they can write a sentence that uses a spelling word. (ex. My dad was not mad at all of the cats.) Please work with your child on their sight words. These words are very important to help your child become a fluent reader. You may also visit i Ready! Classroom Needs: Tissues, Clorox Wipes, and Hand Soap. If you can donate the following items for your child’s classroom, we would greatly appreciate it!

Mar
2019

Kindergarten Weekly News

Hello Kindergarten Families! Happy 28th week of Kindergarten! Please help your child login to Clever to access i Ready.

Events:

Tuesday, March 19th is take turns reading to a family member.

Friday, March 22nd is Crazy Hair Day!!!

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, March 27th is Hat and Mustache Day!

Thursday, March 28th is BINGO for BOOKS! 4:30 – 5:30

Friday, March 29th is Pajama Day!!!

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 tug)

  1. bug
  2. hug
  3. mug
  4. am
  5. be
  6. if

Reading: We are practicing many reading strategies. This week we will continue informational reading strategies. We will make connections between two animals to see what they have in common. We will also practice blending sounds. We have learned all the /l/ blends and are working on the /r/ blends. Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)  

Review: they    make help                                  New words: was very eat

Math: We will continue our unit on composing and decomposing numbers. This week students will use number bonds to make and break numbers to 10.

Science: We will continue our unit on Living Things. This week will compare and contrast goldfish and guppies.

Social Studies: We will continue our “Where am I?” unit. This week we will be learning about the places in the environment… examples include:  playground, classroom and home.

Writing: This week we will practice opinion writing. We will practice adding details to our writing as well as our illustrations. We will write our opinions including two reasons why we have that opinion!  Please practice stretching for the sounds and using finger spaces between words with your child each day for homework. These writing skills are very important for moving into first grade.

Thank you for all you do!