We have a busy week coming up! Please make sure your child is well fed, well rested, and here at school.
All students will be taking the MAP, which is an assessment tool to mark their progress. They took this assessment last October, now it’s time for a mid-year check, and they will take one more in the Spring.
All students will have a District Writing Prompt. This assessment also happens 3 times a year.
This week is also Howard Spirit Week. The students always enjoy these events. A yellow note went home last week detailing the events but here’s a repeat.
Monday-Mismatch/Sports Day Wear clothes that don’t match or wear something to cheer on your favorite team.
Tuesday-Class Color day Kindergarten’s color is BLUE. PTA is sponsoring a Science Assembly. Thanks PTA!
Wednesday-Hippie Day Students can come to school dressed like a hippie It’s also LIBRARY DAY for my class. Please have your student put their Library Book in their backpack on Tuesday night.
Thursday_Character/Movie Day Dress like a movie or book character and we’ll enjoy a movie in our room.
Friday-(their favorite day! ) Pajama/Crazy Hair/Birthday Bash day Students can come to school in their PJ’s and with crazy hair. We’ll also have a birthday treat to celebrate everyone’s birthday!!
Spelling Tests Begin This Week
READING-We will begin Unit 6 OUR NEIGHBORHOOD
We’ll be discussing places in our neighborhood (Library, Police Station, Fire Station, School) We’ll be discussing main characters and details in stories. Look for these when you are reading at home or even watching TV. During the middle of a story or during a commercial, ask “Who is the main character in this show? What is the problem in the show? How was the problem solved? What were 3 details in the story/show?” Get them thinking!
LETTER- H h
WORD- Are are
SPELLING-Here are the spelling words for this week. Spelling Tests will be on Fridays (usually )
We’ll work with the “at” family. We’ll have known words (words we’ve had previously from first semester) and new weekly words. So, this Friday’s words are: cat mat fat can I are
WRITING-We’ll be writing dialogue. Can you believe it…writing with dialogue in Kindergarten??!!
SOCIAL STUDIES-Students will work in groups to create a map of a town. They will be using these maps the following week for their writing.
MATH-Graphing using Tally marks, pictures, etc. How do we read the graph? What shall we title the graph (because all graphs have titles!)
Next week we’ll work with money. Get your coins ready!
We are entering the second semester of Kindergarten. Expectations will be stepped up. Keep the reading, writing, math, discussions, thinking, problem solving, going at home.
Enjoy your weekend!