Kindergarten Newsletter, May 24

Upcoming Events/mark your calendars:

  • Monday, May 27th: No School, Memorial Day
  • Tuesday, May 28th: 8am Mass

Please be sure to check out your local library’s summer reading program.  It can be a great motivator for the kids!  Please check out LaGrange Library’s summer reading flyer: la grange library summer reading

Looking Ahead:

  • KINDERGARTEN CELEBRATION: You should have received the official invitation a couple of weeks ago! The celebration will be on Wednesday, June 5, 10am.  The celebration will be about 1 hour.  Students should dress nicely for the program, but keep in mind they will be sitting criss-cross or on the risers. After the song performance, treats will be enjoyed and then students are dismissed to you for the summer immediately after! This is the last day of school for KINDERGARTEN.

This Week: We finished the iReady math and reading diagnostic exams, yay!  Remember, it’s just ONE piece of information that shows your child’s progress, but my own face to face assessments tend to be a bit more accurate. Iready results will be included in your child’s report card envelope.

Parents have been busy helping me with the planning for the kindergarten celebration!  The kids are working so hard on their songs and we’ve finished all the artwork that will be displayed as decorations on the day of the celebration.  The stars of the show will be ready to shine!

Next Week:

I will be working on putting together summer packets for everyone and will hopefully send those home next week.  It will have ideas on what you can do to help your child over the summer in between all that playing and summer fun! 🙂

Math: We are on to our final GO MATH workbook, chapter 11: measurement.


  • 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”
  • 2D shapes: Naming square, circle, triangle, rhombus, rectangle, oval, hexagon; naming sides and vertices
  • 3D shapes: Naming cube, cylinder, sphere and cone: how many faces on each and knowing whether they roll, stack or slide.
  • Money: penny, nickel, dime and quarter.  Naming the value of each and some of the symbols on each coin.  We will continue to work with money next week, including counting groups of coins!
  • Measuring objects, both standard and nonstandard measurement.  Vocabulary: longer, short, taller, width, length

Language Arts:

Superkids: We will continue to read the decodable Superkids text and also work on fluency packets.

Word wall words: Review all April/May words.

Journaling: Daily journaling continues.  I started to file them away in your child’s end of the year envelope which will be given to you the last week!  Always so fun to read. 🙂

Religion and Science

  • We will continue with our SECOND STEP, modeling and discussing feelings and what to do when certain feelings arise.
  • We continue to observe our bean and popcorn seed plants in the classroom.  They are getting so tall!