Kindergarten Newsletter, March 8

Upcoming Events/mark your calendars:

  • Thursday, March 14: 11:00 dismissal; parent teacher conferences until 8.
  • Friday, March 15: No School

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!
  • Cereal/pancake or waffle mix: The kids decided on breakfast items for the food pantry donation next week. Feel free to send in boxes of cereal, pancake or waffle mix.  If it’s needed at your house next week, no worries! 🙂
  • Dining for dollars: if you’d like to order CRUMBL COOKIES, please submit that order form next week.

This Week:

It was a busy week of wrapping up assessments.  Report cards will be going home next week!

Next Week:

I look forward to meeting with you at conferences next week. Please be on time and adhere to our 15 minute time slots.  I am more than happy to meet with you again if we have more to discuss! It will be a fast week with a half day for students on Thursday and no school on Friday.

Math: We will finish up chapter 8 next week.

  • 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:

We will wrap up our Dr. Seuss unit next week.  We still have a few more books and activities I want to get to. Don’t forget to make those Seuss books available to your child at home:

Superkids: We will wrap up our latest superkids booklet focusing on Ww next week.  Don’t forget to PLEASE save these booklets and listen to your child practice reading the short stories.  Watch for another booklet to come home next week. We didn’t get to do reading groups this week due to assessments, but we will get back to them next week.

Word wall words: Next week we will review our current word wall, no new words will be added.

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. You’ll be taking your child’s journals home with you at conferences.  They’re always so fun to read. 🙂


  • 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, the kids decided on breakfast items–cereal, pancake and waffle mix.
  • Next week’s bible story is The Lost Sheep; Jesus cares about everyone!

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