Kindergarten Weekly News

Hello Kindergarten Families!  Happy 13h week of kindergarten!

Thank you for all of your support and attendance with Parent Teacher Conferences. 

Please be sure to see your child’s teacher to receive his or her report card if you have not done so. 

Upcoming Events: Thanksgiving Break –  No School November 27th, 28th, 29th 

FOOD DRIVE – please consider donating canned or boxed food. The class with the most donations will receive a pizza party. 

The weather is getting colder! Please be sure to send your child with a coat, hat, and gloves everyday. 

Please remember to put the items your child brings home in their reading and math bags back into the bags when you are done using them. The children are bringing home books and sight word cards to practice. Please help your child be responsible with these learning tools. These bags contain homework items for your child. Please work with these items for 20 minutes each day. ☺

Homework: Practice letters, books, and sight words in your child’s reading bags. Write first name and last name, count to 100, recognize and write numbers 1-20.

Letters:  Please help your child to recognize and write the following letters this week: Ww and Jj.  

In addition, please help your child practice writing his/her first and last name. Please be sure there are no backwards letters and that only the first letter is uppercase. The rest of the name should be lowercase. Recognizing and writing names are very important and will be practiced every day!

           Ex.          Mohamed Ali     not…. MOHAMED ALI  or mohamed ali.  

Reading: This week we will focus on illustrations (pictures) and how they match the text. In addition, we will be learning about the long vowel sounds. The children will also continue working on blending sounds to read a word. (ex. b-a-t blended reads bat) We will also we will explore different types of text. We will identify storybooks by make believe and real life.

Please encourage your child to read their sight words and books from their reading bags each day! Please practice the following sight words: (These are words your child needs to recognize and read by sight.)

Review:   are for     NEW words this week will be:    at have

Math: We will continue to practice recognizing and writing numbers 0-20 as well as representing the quantity the number represents. We will also continue to practice counting to 100 by 1’s and 10’s. We will also continue our unit on shapes. We are learning how to describe solid (3D) shapes. 

Science: We will continue our science about Weather. We will observe and discuss the different seasons and track the daily local weather.

Social Studies:  We will continue our unit on  “How do I get what I want?” We will group and sort  needs and wants. (ex. clothing, food, water, shelter, and air are needs. Computers, toys, and candy are wants.)

Writing: We will begin our Pattern Book writing unit. These are books that contain repeating sentences/words to communicate meaning. Example : We eat…… We eat…. We eat…… 

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