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Kindergarten Newsletter, March 11

Upcoming Events/Mark your calendars:

  • Wednesday, March 16: $1 dress down day: please wear yellow and blue for Ukraine
  • Thursday, March 17th: Green dress down day: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
  • See religion section below:  bring in an breakfast boxed item for our next Lenten food pantry donation.

Looking Ahead:

  • Friday, May 6th: Mother’s Day Tea from 10:15-11:15

Language Arts:

  • We will read fiction and nonfiction stories about St. Patrick’s Day.
  • We will create a leprechaun art project and will write about it.
  • Daily journaling: The children are doing really well with ‘generating their own topics.’  Keep it up!
  • Guided reading: focusing on using our reading strategies and working on reading fluency.
  • Word work: CVC words, consonant blend words and words with ‘chunks’: ch, sh, th
  • Word wall: we have almost introduced all of our February March words: next week is WHEN, WHAT

Math: We will wrap up Chapter 7 and we will move on to chapter NINE (skipping 8) which focuses on identifying and describing 2d shapes:

  • Counting to 100 by 1s
  • Counting to 100 by 10s and 5s
  • Counting to 20 by 2s
  • Writing & Representing to 30+
  •  1 to1 Counting to 100
  • Represent Addition up to 10 with fingers, drawings, sounds
  • Represent Subtraction up to 10 with fingers, drawings, sounds
  • Represent Addition and Subtraction up to 5 with equations
  •  Decompose numbers up to 10 in more than one way (5=2+3 and 5=4+1)
  • For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10
  •  Fluently add and subtract within 5
  • Compose and decompose numbers 11-19 by drawings & equations
  • Identify Shapes (different orientation/sizes)
  • Identify 2-D (flat) shapes
  • Compose simple shapes to form larger shapes

Religion:

  • Our focus the next two weeks will once again be on God’s superstars–our SAINTS!  We will be learning about St. Patrick and St. Joseph and how each did God’s work.  We will focus on how St. Patrick used the shamrock to teach people about God–the father, son and holy spirit.
  • We will continue praying the Our Father in the morning.
  • We will continue praying the Stations of the Cross each week.
  • We will continue our Lenten acts of almsgiving: Please bring in any change for the rice bowl collection and also for next week: BOXED BREAKFAST ITEMS—muffin mix, pancake mix, waffle mix, cereal, etc.  The idea is for the children to see their favorite food items being given to someone else, someone they don’t even know!  The children are recognizing that there are others that have a greater need and are learning to put others’ needs before their own. As we tell the children, sometimes it’s more important for that box of cereal to be enjoyed at YOUR house, and that’s just fine too! Donate if you can!  We got together to generate food pantry item ideas asking for foods that kindergarten age children would like and the students came up with some GREAT ideas.  Again, we’re going with boxed breakfast items for next week!