Kindergarten News

Kindergarten News

March 5 –April 13

Theme: Unit 7:  Alive and Well

In this unit the children will be exploring senses and learning about their bones, muscles, and heart. 

Reading Strategies:

Eagle Eye—Study the pictures to help prepare you for words in the text and to understand the text.

Lips the Fish—Get your lips ready to say the first sound in the word.

Stretchy Snake—Stretch each sound and then put the word together.

Chunky Monkey—Break the word into chunks.

Skippy Frog—Skip the unknown word then hop back to figure it out.

Tryin’ Lion—Even when it gets tricky, don’t give up! Try all of your reading strategies to help you decode new words.

Flippy the Dolphin—Flip the vowel sound (short or long) and try to read the word again.

Comprehension Strategies:  Monitor Understanding, Making Connections, Asking Questions, Answer Questions, Visualizing, Inferring, Retelling, Determining Importance

Writing: Students will increase the number of sentences written to 4 or more, as they begin to write paragraphs about the same topic.

Sight Words: were, when, how, came, there, your, friend, want, where, some, boy, girl

Phonics: Review CVC, sh, th, ch, long vowels a, i, o

Handwriting: Zz

Vocabulary Words: sense, opinion, muscles, bones, healthy, germs, exercise, fitness

Content:  Five Senses, Muscles, Bones, and Heart


Topic 13:  Sorting, Classifying, Counting, & Categorizing Data

Topic 14:  Identifying and Describing Shapes

Topic 15:  Position and Location of Shapes


Handwriting Books- Please continue to work in the orange handwriting books completing any pages that are not completed. It is important to focus on correct letter formation and holding the pencil with an appropriate grasp. Thank you for helping develop your child’s foundational skills!

Reading Logs:  Please continue reading each night to meet our March reading goals! We celebrate meeting our goals at our Kindergarten morning meetings, and we want all of our children to be recognized for their success in reading! Our March reading logs will be collected and replaced with the new reading logs on Friday, April 6, so you will have some extra days in March to keep reading.

Reading Homework Resources:

The following resources all count as reading minutes toward your child’s monthly goals. Have fun reading together as a family!

-Raz Kids – 20 minutes weekly (Please note that this is required for all kindergarten students!)

-Sight Word Books (paper books that are sent home periodically)

-Library books

-Weekly reading and phonics practice mats

-Sight word cards and letter/sound flash cards

Math Enrichment Resource: (Please ask your child’s teacher for the class number, username, and password.) This can be accessed from both computers and tablets, and provides excellent practice.

Upcoming Dates:

March 8: Talent Show Dress Rehearsals 4:15-6:15 pm
March 9: Talent Show 6-8 pm
March 14: Parent/Teacher Conferences
March 15: Parent/Teacher Conferences.
March 20: PTO Meeting 6:30-8pm
March 23: Spirit Day-80’s Day
March 26-April 3 Spring Break

April 4:  School Resumes

April 6:  Spring Picture Day

April 11:  Spring Choir Concert 6:30


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