Kindergarten Newsletter, March 1

Upcoming Events/mark your calendars:

  • Friday, March 1: No School
  • Tuesday, March 5: 8am Mass
  • Wednesday, March 6: PBIS assembly

Looking Ahead:

KINDERGARTEN MOMS, please save the date for the “Mother’s Day Tea,” a kindergarten tradition!  Moms will be asked to attend this event on Friday, May 10th from 10-11:30.  You won’t want to miss it!  Official permission slips and an invitation will come home in APRIL. Mark your calendars NOW!

What’s Due:

  • Supplemental supplies: If your last name begins with N-Z, your supplemental supplies are due–thank you:
  • Laps for Laughs: please set up your family page!
  • Mac and cheese or pasta, sauce: We didn’t have a chance to bring our food over to the food pantry bins this week, so we will bring the Mac and cheese, pasta and/or sauce to church next week. Feel free to send in next week if you haven’t already.  We won’t collect any new foods next week.

This Week:

I started assessments for report cards/conferences.  The kids are all showing great progress!  We completed the name and number writing assessments and have started the high frequency word and trimester 2 math assessments.  I will wrap up assessments with the kids next week.

Next Week:

Math: We have moved on to Chapter 8 which is all about numbers BEYOND 20. We will continue to practice the skills below. Chapter 8 is a short one and we should be done with it in about a week and half. My goal was to be on Chapter 9 before Easter Break, so we’re doing well with staying on track!

  • Counting by 1s to 100.  Practice at home!
  • Counting by 2s to 20. Practice at home!
  • Counting by 5s to 100. Practice at home!
  • Counting by 10s to 100. Practice at home!
  • Addition AND subtraction using dice, dominoes, whiteboards, manipulatives, magnetic numbers and more!  Our goal is to FLUENTLY (automatically) add and subtract within 5 and be able to use drawings, fingers, etc. to add within 10.
  • Recognizing numbers 1-100.
  • Breaking numbers 1-100 down into “tens” and “ones”.

Language Arts:

Next week we will explore Dr. Seuss books!  Dr Seuss books are perfect for beginning readers as they contain so many of our high frequency words and the rhythm and rhyme of his stories are perfect for young readers. We will read the following books next week: One Fish Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, What Pet Should I Get and Wacky Wednesday.  I’ll post pictures of all the fun activities we do to go along with these books!

Superkids: We will wrap up superkids booklet “Pp and Vv”.  Don’t forget to PLEASE save these booklets and listen to your child practice reading the short stories. There are two in each booklet. Watch for this booklet to come home next week!

Word wall words: Next week,  I will introduce: tell, but, cut

Journaling: Students are now being encouraged to write 2 sentences. Current journaling expectations: Write the date, write 2 sentences, finger spaces in between words, end sentence(s) with punctuation, generate own topic, detailed picture.


  • We will continue praying the STATIONS OF THE CROSS.
  • Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. In kindergarten, we will focus on prayer and almsgiving. We have added the “Our Father” to our daily morning prayer time. By the end of Lent, we should be able to recite that prayer independently!
  • Almsgiving: we will continue to make weekly food pantry donations during Lent. Next week, we will stick with the mac and cheese/pasta donations if you’d still like to donate that.
  • Jesus is our BEST example of sharing kindness with others.  We will be reading stories of some of Jesus’ miracles and ways he showed love and compassion towards others. We read The Good Samaritan last week and will focus on more of Jesus’ miracles next week with Jesus heals a paralyzed man and Jesus heals a blind man.

Here is the Lent letter  discussing our focus in kindergarten: Lent Letter 3