Thursday, February 15, 2018

3rd 9 weeks, wk 7


Kindergarten News
February 21--23, 2018

Learning This Week

Language Arts: This week we will be learning about Sneaky “E", Magic "E" or better known as Silent E.  This will help students understand long vowels much better. 

Writing:  This week we will continue working on Fiction writing. We will work on fixing up our writing and publishing as well.

Sight Words:  a, at, and, an, can, do, will, it, go, in, is, like, me, my, see, the, to, we, come, no, so, mom, dad, he, she, I, am, here, was, of, on, said, up, have, of, came, what, are, her

Challenge words: about, after, because, been, came, could, down, going, have, how, some, would, your, there, these, very, other, our, put, many, their, where, what, they, saw, make, just, now, over, when, these, or, our, here

Science:  We will discuss Landforms

Math:  We will begin our unit of subtraction.


Field Day Announcements

Schedule of Events:
2nd& 3rd Grades –8:00-9:45 am
4th& 5th Grades –10:00-11:45 am
K & 1st Grades –12:30 –2:15 pm

We need Parent Volunteers!

If you can donate any amount of time to help us run a station at Field Day, please visit our sign up genius link listed below. We appreciate you helping us make this day a success!


Coming Up....


Feb. 19-20- Holiday for Students

Feb. 23- K-2 Morning Assembly

March 1- Apex Fun Run (more info. coming)

March 2- Dr, Suess’ Birthday- wear your favorite Dr. Suess t-shirt or hat

March 12-16- Spring Break

March 9- Field Day (12:30 –2:15 pm)

March 22- Kinder Field Trip to Crowe’s Nest Farm

Please remember have your child read nightly.  Remember to log-in and use the RAZ-Kids account for extra practice.





Thursday, February 8, 2018

3rd 9 weeks, week 6


Kindergarten News
February 12-16, 2018

Learning This Week

Language Arts: This week we will be discussing and working on word families. We will also continue our unit on Fairy Tales.

Writing:  This week we will continue working on non-fiction writing. We will work on fixing up our writing and publishing as well.

Sight Words:  a, at, and, an, can, do, will, it, go, in, is, like, me, my, see, the, to, we, come, no, so, mom, dad, he, she, I, am, here, was, of, on, said, up, have, of, came, what

Challenge words: about, after, because, been, came, could, down, going, have, how, some, would, your, there, these, very, other, our, put, many, their, where, what, they, saw, make, just, now, over, when, these, or

Science:  We will be conducting STEM Experiments that are focused on problem solving, balance, sink/float and strength.

Math:  We will be completing our unit on addition.

Homework Ideas
    1-Practice counting to 100 by 1’s, 5’s, 10’s to 100.
    2-Practice writing numbers 30 or higher.
    3-Practice writing a story using sight words and phonetic spelling.  Try to write 3-5 sentences or more about one topic. Use an uppercase letter at the beginning of the sentence then lowercase to complete the sentence. Add punctuation to the end of the sentence.
    4-Practice writing lowercase letters.
    5-Practice segmenting word family words –an, -at, -ag.

Coming Up....

Feb. 14- Valentine’s Party- please make a mail box for your child’s Valentine’s cards and send in one card for each child in our class.  Boxes are due by Monday, 2/13.

Feb. 19-20- Holiday for Students

March 1- Fun Run (more info. coming)

March 2- Dr. Suess’ Birthday- wear your favorite Dr. Suess t-shirt or hat

March 12-16- Spring Break

March 9- Field Day (more info. coming) 

March 22- Kinder Field Trip to Crowe’s Nest Farm (please make sure all money and permission forms are turned in) 

***Please remember have your child read nightly.  Remember to log-in and use the RAZ-Kids account for extra practice. Thanks! 






Monday, February 5, 2018

3rd nine weeks, week 5


Kindergarten News
February 5-9, 2018

Learning This Week

Language Arts: This week we will be reading Fairy tales. We will discuss the elements of the story and practice retelling.

Writing:  This week we will be Non-Fiction stories.  Students will write their own non-fiction stories.

Sight Words:  a, at, and, an, can, do, will, it, go, in, is, like, me, my, see, the, to, we, come, no, so, mom, dad, he, she, I, am, here, was, of, on, said, up, have

Challenge words: about, after, because, been, came, could, down, going, have, how, some, would, your, there, these, very, other, our, put, many, their, where, what, they, saw, make, just, now

Science:  We will be learning about Weather and conducting some fun experiments to go along with our discussions.

Math:  We will be learning about using the addition symbol to make number combinations to 10.

Coming Up....

Feb. 7th- The Hundredth Day of School
Dress up as a 100 year old person or wear a 100 day shirt.

Feb 8th: Field Trip money due-note sent home in Thursday folders.

Feb. 14th-Valentine’s Party- Your child will need to make a Valentine mailbox at home. Please check your email for more information.

Feb. 19th- 20th- No School- Teacher Staff Development

March 9- Field Day

March 10-18- Spring Break

March 22- Field Trip to: Crowe’s Nest Farm

Homework Ideas
    1. Practice counting to 100 by 1’s, 5’s, 10’s to 100.
    2. Practice writing numbers 30 or higher.
  3. Practice writing a story using sight words and phonetic spelling.  Try to write 3-5 sentences or more about one topic. Use an uppercase letter at the beginning of the sentence then lowercase to complete the sentence. Add punctuation to the end of the sentence.
   4. Practice writing lowercase letters.
   5. Practice segmenting word family words –an, -at, -ag.




Monday, January 29, 2018

3rd 9 weeks, week4


Kindergarten Newsletter
January 29-February 2

Learning This Week


Language Arts: This week we will be reading books about the season Winter.  During and   after reading, we will practice Inferring- Asking questions and Finding the Answers to the questions. We will also discuss setting and Fiction text.

Writing:  In writing this week, we will review expectations for writer’s workshop and practice spelling words in a snap.  (sight words & sounding out words). Working on Personal Narratives. 

Sight Words:  we, I, see, can, me, like, look, am, go, to, a, am, an, and, at, the, is, she, he, in, up, and, in, up, do, it, no, on, so, mom, dad, this, said, will, some

Challenge Words: about, after another, could, because, down, from, going, how, some, where, would, many, other, saw

Science: We will be will be reading and learning about Winter.

Math:  We will be working on combining sets of objects to help us understand all the possible sets for numbers 5-10.

Upcoming Events:


February 7: 100th day of school.  Students are encouraged to dress up like a 100 year old person or design & wear a shirt with 100 things on it.

February 14: Valenetine’s Day Party
-Students will need to make a card mailbox at home. More info to come.

March 22- Field Trip to Crowe’s Nest Farm- More info. to come next week

Math Super Stars/Khan Academy has officially started. Students who are participating in this are showing some wonderful fluency during our math lessons.

Homework Ideas: 





Sunday, January 21, 2018

Friday, December 15, 2017

2nd 9 weeks, week 8

Kindergarten Newsletter
December 18th-Jan. 9 th

Learning This Week

Language Arts/ Social Studies: This week we read The, Grinch, Rudolph, Polar Express and discuss the story elements.

Writing:  We will be working writing conventions. 

Math:  In math we will be reviewing skills and doing fun activities that match the book themes for each day.

Please practice all sight words and read, read, read. Use Raz-Kids and the books in your child’s book bag. 

Self-Help Skills to work on:

Tying shoes

Putting on Jackets and zipping them independently

Blowing Noses

Putting on Band-Aids independently

Opening Containers independently

Please encourage cleaning toilet seat and flushing before leaving restroom.

Coming Up...

Theme days for the last week of school (please wear fun holiday attire this week).

Dec. 18th: Grinch Day

Dec. 19th: Elf Day

Dec. 20th: Rudolph Day
The Kindergarten Holiday Party will be
on December 20th- 11:15-12:00-All are invited!

Dec. 21st: Polar Express Day- wear your pajamas to school

Dec. 22nd- Jan. 8th: NO SCHOOL-Winter Holiday

Jan. 9th-15th: Family PBL- Information sent home in email and in Thursday folders.  Please return projects by Thursday, Jan. 12.

March 22nd: Field Trip to Crowe’s Nest Farm.


Report cards will come home on January 18th.

This will be the last newsletter.  Have a wonderful Holiday!

Kindergarten Families,

When we return from our winter break, we will begin our next PBL (Project Based Learning) all about celebrating the things that make our families special. We would love for you to spend your time off together thinking and talking about the celebrations and things that make your family unique. Please refer to the note sent home through email and or Thursday folders by your child’s teacher.  Projects will be due on Thursday, January 12th

Thank you,
The Kindergarten Teachers


Friday, December 8, 2017

2nd 9 weeks, week 7



Kindergarten Newsletter
December 11-15, 2017

Learning This Week

Language Arts/ Social Studies: This week we read stories about The Gingerbread man and discussed the story elements.

Writing:  Students will be adding more detail and words to their stories.  They will be checking the sight word spelling, using finger spaces between words and adding punctuation at the end of sentences. 

Math:  In math we will continue our unit on measurement this week we will learn about capacity. 


Science- We will be learning about force and motion.

Sight Words:  we, I, see, can, me, like, look, am, go, to, a, am, an, and, at, the, is, she, he, in, up, and, in, up, do, it, no, on, so, mom, dad, this, said, will, some

Challenge Words: about, after, another, could, because, down, from, going, how, some, where, would, many, other, saw, where, which, don’t, into, very

·  If your child is able to read all of the sight words, please have them practice spelling them. You can use magnet letters, dry erase boards, magna doodles etc to practice this skill.

Coming Up...

Theme days for the last week of school (please wear fun holiday attire this week).

Dec. 18th: Grinch Day

Dec. 19th: Elf Day

Dec. 20th: Rudolph Day / The Kindergarten Holiday Party will be on December 20th- 11:15-12:00

Dec. 21st: Polar Express Day- wear your pajamas to school

Dec. 22nd- Jan. 8th: NO SCHOOL-Winter Holiday

Jan. 9th-15th: Family PBL- More information to come.

March 22nd: Field Trip to Crowe’s Nest Farm.

List of educational websites to help practice skills:


1.    Read 15 mins. daily (Raz-kids, books sent from reading groups).  Parents ask questions about the story read. I am seeing wonderful growth in your child’s reading due to their practice at home.  Thank you for your help.

2.    Practice writing letters or making a picture(s) and writing a story about it using sight words and phonetic spelling (sounding out words).

3.    Practice counting orally to 100 or higher.

4.    Practice writing numbers to 30 or higher.

5.    Practice counting on from any number (ex: 13, 14, 15...)

6.    Ask your child what is 1 more than 5 etc… Please adjust this question to your child’s abilities.

7.    Play dominoes and have your child match the ends of the numbers.