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Kindergarten Newsletter, April 26

Upcoming Events:

  • Monday, April 29: Hot lunch, beef sandwich
  • Tuesday, April 30: Field Trip, La Grange Library: please wear gym clothes; regular lunch at school
  • Wednesday, May 1: Hot lunch, chicken tenders

Looking ahead:

  • Friday, May 10th: Mother’s Day Tea from 10:15-11:15.
  • Friday, May 31st: End of the year Celebration in PC gym, 9:30-10:30am. Children are dismissed for the summer following the celebration.

This Week:

It was great to see all the children back!  They had so many stories to share about Easter break and that meant a lot to write about in their journals! The teachers enjoyed their Easter break and then had two faith-filled learning days at the National Catholic Educational Association conference downtown.  We’re back, ready to make this last month of kindergarten! It’s going to be a very busy month, so be sure to watch for email reminders and keep up with the newsletters.

Next week:

We will go on our second field trip to the La Grange library on Tuesday.  Your child should wear his/her gym clothes so we can spot them easily as they move about the library. Thanks to our chaperones that will be attending, please be sure to arrive by 9am:

Room 99: Cison, Hynes, Mendez

Room 100: Pickering, Hughes, Serritella

We are busy getting ready for the Mother’s Day Tea!  It’s going to be a special morning.  The children are excited to share some time with their moms.  We will be busy preparing the entertainment, the decorations, the food and more.  You should have received the invitation this week!

Literacy: 

Review…

  • Word wall words
  • Daily Journaling
  • Reading and writing about our moms
  • Guided reading

Religion:

We will honor Mary throughout the month of May.  We will have a May altar in our classrooms.  If you have a flower that your child can place by our May altar, please send it in at any time!  We will also say the Hail Mary each day.  Mary is our mother in Heaven.  We also honor our moms this month on Mother’s day.  Our moms show us God’s love.  We will be doing a lot of activities to return that love to our moms!

Math:

Review…

  • Counting to 100 by 5s and 10s, counting by 2s to 20.
  • Represent addition up to 10 with fingers, drawings and sounds.
  • Represent subtract up to 10 with fingers, drawings and sounds.
  • Represent addition and subtraction with equations.
  • Solve addition and subtraction problems within 10 and fluently add and subtract within 5.
  • Decompose numbers up to 10 in more than one way (5=4+1 or 5=3+2)
  • For any number from 1-9, what makes 10?
  • Show numbers 11-19 in a tens frame.

Coins:

  • Naming and giving the value for the following coins: penny, nickel, dime and quarter.

Science:

  • Shhhh, the caterpillars will be arriving this coming week.  The children will be surprised! We will learn about the caterpillar to butterfly life cycle through our observations.
  • We will continue to observe our bean and corn plants in our classrooms.  How are yours doing at home?  We love watching them at school!