Friday, May 18, 2018

4th 9 weeks, week 9


Kindergarten News
May 21-25, 2018

Learning This Week

Science: We will be discussing Sun & Summer Safety.

Writing: Open Choice- Students will choose their favorite type of writing.

Language Arts/Social Studies: We will be learning the season of Summer.

Phonics: We will be reviewing skills.

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, here, her, of, came, what, are, her, was, want, for, get, put, but, out, them, little, there, this, how, day, them, his, him, put

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, saw, went, house, any, now, would, should, why, how, now

Math: We will be reviewing addition and subtraction. 

Important Dates:

KINDERGARTEN FUN DAYS:
Mon, May 21: Art Day
Tues, May 22: PJ Day/Autograph Day
Weds, May 23: Flash Light & Awards
Thurs, May 24 : Game Day & Snow Cone Party
Fri, May 25: Free Choice

May 23rd: Kindergarten End of Year Recognition Assembly-please plan to attend.

May 24th: Kindergarten End of Year Party; 12:45-1:25- Kona Ice- Track Area
Parents are invited to attend the party

May 29th-Last Day of School

**Raz-Kids will be available this Summer. Please remember to read daily.



Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Saturday, May 5, 2018

4th 9 weeks, week 7


Kindergarten News
May 7-11, 2018

Learning This Week


Science: We will be conducting STEM experiments to go along with our Social Studies Unit.

Writing: We will working on our Persuasive Writing unit.

Language Arts/Social Studies: We will be learning about the Past/Present/Future.

Phonics: We will be reviewing skills and conducting End of Year Assessments.

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, here, her, of, came, what, are, her, was, want, for, get, put, but, out, them, little, there, this, how, day

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, saw, went, house, any, now, would, should, why, how, now

Math: We will continue our Personal Finance & Money Unit.

Important Dates:
  
April 30-May 11th: End of Year Reading Testing
-please read nightly with your child to help them meet a level D.

May 8th- 2nd Kindergarten Field Trip to Zach Scott- your teacher will send more information closer to the date of this trip (Stroh, Langham, Hampf, Robinson, Dyer)

May 11th: Whole School Assembly- 10 year celebration.

May 14th, 15th, 16th : STAAR testing for 3rd-5th grades.  The school building will be closed to all visitors during these dates.

May 23rd: Kindergarten End of Year Recognition Assembly-please plan to attend.

May 24th: Kindergarten End of Year Party12:45-1:25- Kona Ice- Track Area

May 29th-Last Day of School

Homework:

  • Read daily for 15 mins.
  • Practice writing and counting to 100 or higher.
  • Practice counting by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s & 1-100.
  • Discuss numbers that come before, after, between (ex: What number comes before 9? What number is after 10?). 
  • Review numbers or sets that are more, less and the same to 20.
  • Practice addition and subtraction problems to 10 or higher.
  • Practice reading and writing sight words.
  • Practice writing a story by sounding out unknown words.  


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

4th 9 weeks, week 5


Kindergarten News 
April 23-27,2018

Learning This Week

Science: We will learn about maps. Students will use terms, including over, under, near, far, left, and right, to describe relative location. Students will locate places on the school campus and neighborhood by describing their relative location by using maps and globes.

Writing: We will begin our expository writing unit (“All About” and “How To”).

Language Arts/Social Studies: We will be learning about US Symbols this week.

Phonics: We will be discussing beginning consonant blends ( bl,cl,gl,sl, fl, pl blends br,cr,dr,fr, gr blend, pr blend, and tr blends.  

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, here, her, of, came, what, are, her, was, want, for, get, put, but, out, them, they, them, there, make, with, one

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, saw, went, house, any, now, would, should, why, how, now

Math: We will work on counting and skip counting strategies to 100. We will also practice grouping and counting by 10’s to help us be more efficient problem solvers.

Important Dates:

April 20th- Kinder Assembly
Spring Carnival 4:30-7:30

April 30-May 11th: End of Year Reading Testing
-please read nightly with your child to help them meet a level D.  

May 4th & 8th- Kindergarten Field Trip to Zach Scott- your teacher will send more information closer to the date of this trip

May 14th, 15th & 16th: STAAR testing for 3rd-5th grades.  The school building will be closed to all visitors during these dates.

May 29th-Last Day of School



THANK YOU!

   To all the parent who donated items for our Science Unit. The students have really enjoyed this unit.

Homework:
1.       Read daily for 15 mins.
2.       Practice writing and counting to 30 or higher.
3.       Practice counting by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.
4.       Discuss numbers that come before, after, between 
          (ex: What number comes before 9? What number 
           after 10?). 
5.       Review numbers or sets that are more, less and 
          the same to 20.
6.       Practice addition and subtraction problems to 10 or higher.
7.       Practice reading and writing sight words
8.       Practice writing a story using sentences, sight words 
          and sounding out unknown words.  


Thursday, April 12, 2018

4th 9 weeks, week 4


Kindergarten News
April 16-20, 2018

Learning This Week

Science: We will continue our unit study of plants. We will be learning what plants need, exploring the parts of plants, and what those parts do for the plant, tasting and planting.

Writing: We will continue our poetry writing unit.

Language Arts/Social Studies: We will be learning about Texas Symbols this week.

Phonics: We will be discussing Bossy “R”. When the letter r follows a vowel, the vowel is usually forced to change its sound. That's why we call it the “Bossy R.”

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, here, her, of, came, what, are, her, was, want, for, get, put, but, out, them

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, saw, went, house, any, now, would, should, why, how, now

Math: We will working on counting sets of 2. To practice grouping, counting by 2’s to help us be more efficient problem solvers.

Important Dates:

April 20th- Kinder Assembly
Spring Carnival 4:30-7:30

April 30-May 11th: End of Year Reading Testing
-please read nightly with your child to help them meet a level D.

May 4th & 8th- Kindergarten Field Trip to Zach Scott- your teacher will send more information closer to the date of this trip

May 14th, 15th, 16th: STAAR testing for 3rd-5th grades.  The school building will be closed to all visitors during these dates.

May 29th-Last Day of School


THANK YOU!
To all the parent who donated items for our Science Unit. The students have really enjoyed this unit so far.

Homework:
1.      Read daily for 15 mins.
2.      Practice writing and counting to 30 or higher.
3.      Practice counting by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.
4.     Discuss numbers that come before, after, between (ex: What      number comes before 9? What number after 10?). 
5.    Review numbers or sets that are more, less and the same to       20.
6.      Practice addition and subtraction problems to 10 or higher.
7.      Practice reading and writing sight words
8.      Practice writing a story by sounding out unknown words.  



Saturday, March 24, 2018

4th 9 weeks, week 1




Kindergarten Newsletter
March 26-29, 2018

Learning This Week


Science: Animal PBL- This week we will continue learning about animal characteristics, homes, food, and body coverings.  We will also be creating a class zoo with the stuffed animals sent from home.

Writing: We will be working on our animal research projects & write non-fiction text.

Language Arts: We will be learning about digraphs at the end of words.

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, here, her, of, came, what, are, her, was, want, for, get, put, but

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, saw, went, house, any, now, would

Math: We will be working on numbers to 20.


Important Dates:

March 29- Kinder Zoo Animal presentations for Parents at 1:30

March 30th- Spring Holiday
   
April 20th- Kinder Assembly

Spring Carnival 4:30-7:30

THANK YOU to everyone who attended and helped out during our Field Trip to Crowe’s Nest Farm. 
We had a wonderful time!

Come Visit the Sommer Elementary Zoo

Parents are invited to attend a final presentation of Kindergartens Animal PBL on Thursday, March 29th from 1:30-2:00

Monday, March 5, 2018