Apr 22

Kindergarten News

Happy Earth Day!!!

This week:

5/2- Field Trip to Swift Creek Theater to see  Pinocchio

5/28- Memorial Day- No school for students and staff!!

Language Arts – L blends, sight words, sentence writing with correct punctuation and capitalization.

Math – addition

Science – conservation; how we can take care of our earth.

Spring Picture and class picture tomorrow!!

Apr 17

Kindergarten News for week April 16 – 20, 2018

4/18- Buffalo Wild Wings Spirit Night 5-7pm

4/19- New Kindergarten Registration

4/20- Career Day- AM only

4/23- Spring Class Pictures

5/2- Field Trip to Swift Creek Theater to see  Pinocchio

5/28- Memorial Day- No school for students and staff!!

 

This Week :

Language Arts – we are working on blends sn, sw, and sl.  We are continuing our work on sight word recognition.  Continue to encourage your child to  write  sentences beginning with an upper case letter, using spacing between words, spelling sight words correctly and using correct punctuation at the end of the sentence .  Please have your child practice writing their first and last names starting with an upper case letter and the rest of the letters  should be written in  lower case.

Math – addition  The student will model and solve single-step story and picture problems with  sums up to 10 .      Reminder : By the end of this last quarter your child should be able to count to 100, count by 10’s to 100 and count backwards from 10-0. They should be able to identify all numbers in random order to 20. It would be advantageous for your child to practice writing numbers to 30 or higher.  All students will need to identify a  penny, nickel, dime and quarter and tell their values. The students also need to identify how many pennies are equal to a nickel, dime and a  quarter. All students should know the days of the week and the months of the year by now due to the fact we do Calendar everyday.

Science-  Plant’s needs: nutrients, water, light and a place to grow to survive. Plants change as they grow and go through their  life cycles.

Apr 09

Kindergarten News for April 9 – April 13

Hope you had a Happy Spring Break!!!

Language Arts – we will learn st, sl, sm blends.  We will continue to review sh, ch, th, and wh digraphs and short vowels. Please continue to practice sight words each week.  I will assess every Friday.  Students are working on writing their first and last names neatly.  We are using our sounds to spell words as we write sentences.

Math we will continue to learn the penny, nickel, dime, and quarter and their values.  Practice identifying coins at home.

Science – we are learning about the spring changes that are happening.

 

Mar 26

Kindergarten News

Happy Spring!!

We are learning:

Language Arts – We are reviewing digraphs sh, th,  ch, wh.  We will next learn s-blends.  Please continue to practice reading sight words send home each week.  If your child can read them then have your child learn to spell them.

Math– Money continued- All students will need to identify a  penny, nickel, dime and quarter and tell their values. The students also need to identify how many pennies are equal to a nickel, dime and a  quarter.

Science – We will be studying  the changes in the weather as we go from winter to spring : how people, animals, and plants are effected by the weather changes of spring.

Important Dates;

4/2-4/6  SPRING BREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!

4/19- New kindergarten registration

4/20- Career Day

Mar 11

Kindergarten News

Language Arts– we will study  digraphs ch and sh.  Continue to encourage your child to  write  sentences beginning with an upper case letter, using spacing between words, spelling sight words correctly and using correct punctuation at the end of the sentence .  Please have your child practice writing their first and last names starting with an upper case letter and the rest of the letters  should be written in  lower case.We will review the author’s and illustrator’s job and rhyming words continuously.

Math- We will practice counting to 100, identifying numbers on the 100 chart; identifying numbers one more and one less, and counting backwards from 10.

Science- we will classify items that are living and non-living.

Tuesday, March 13 Spirit Night at California Pizza Kitchen.

Friday, March 16 Wear GREEN today.      

March 29 2nd grade performance/spring art show
April 2-6 Spring Break!

Feb 23

Kindergarten News

Language Arts– It’s Dr. Seuss Week!!  We will enjoy reading many of his books and do related activities.  Please have your child practice writing their first and last names starting with an upper case letter and the rest of the letters  should be written in  lower case. We will continue to review the author’s and illustrator’s job and rhyming words. Have your child write at least one sentence a day using sight words  starting on the left of the page and going to the right in a straight line. Practice weekly  sight words.

Math– We continue working on measurement : capacity, weight, time, and temperature.

Science – We will begin a unit on magnets.

Important Upcoming  Dates:

Dr. Seuss Spirit Week       2/26-3/2

2/26- Wear crazy socks

2/27- Wear a shirt with words you can read

2/28- Wear green clothes

3/1- Wear animal print- HALF DAY FOR STUDENTS- Lunch will be served-  Dismissal at 11:35

3/2- Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!! Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character- KINDERGARTEN WILL PARADE AROUND THE SCHOOL IN THEIR OUTFITS.

4/2-4/6  SPRING BREAK!!!!!!!!!!

Feb 16

Kindergarten News

This Week:

Language Arts – We are reviewing the short e sound and rhyming words.  Please continue to practice reading sight words.

Math – We will continue to explore measurement.  We will explore weight ( heavy and light) and capacity.

We will celebrate the 100th day of school on Thursday!

Social Studies – We are learning about famous Americans: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Betsy Ross, Pocahontas, and Martin Luther King, Jr.  The boys and girls will recite the famous American poem they choose on Friday Feb. 23rd.

Important Dates:

Feb. 21 Social Studies Showcase

Feb. 22 100th Day Of School :  To celebrate we would love to have the kids dress up like they
are 100 years old.   Some ideas for dressing up as 100 years old:  Girls: Printed skirt, pearls, eyeglasses, sweater, wig or curled hairstyle, gray hair spray, knee high stockings, large purse, scarf.
Boys: Button down shirt, flannel shirt, suspenders, tie, eyeglasses, drawn on mustache or beard, gray hair spray.

 

Feb 11

Kindergarten News

**Upcoming Events **

This week in Kindergarten:

Language Arts – We will review short o  and rhyming words.  Please practice sight words list.  If your child is able to read them  practice spelling them.

Math – we will continue our unit on measurement.  We will focus on measuring weight using balance scales.  We will explore capacity.

Social Studies – we will learn about Betsy Ross and Abraham Lincoln.

Feb 14 – Happy Valentine Day!

Feb 19- Regular School Day for students. 

Feb 19-March 26 After School Enrichment.

Feb 21 – 5:45-7 pm  PTA Social Studies Showcase and 1st grade performance

February Homework to be completed and due on Feb. 28th.

Feb 06

kindergarten News

Happy February!! The groundhog saw his shadow so six more weeks of winter!

Pictures were sent home this past week. These photos are a fund raiser for the school. If you  wish to purchase any , you  need to send in money. The price list was  in each student’s packet of photos. Not all students will have pictures. It is a photo compilation of the student’s time here at CTES. If you  do not wish to purchase these  photos please return  them by  2-22-18.

What we are learning for the next couple of weeks:

Language arts – Short u and short e.  Continue to practice reading sight words.  Starting next week I will be sending home a list of 10 sight words for students to learn.  If your child can read them have them learn to spell the sight words.  If they can spell them then practice writing them in sentences.   Please have your child practice writing their first and last names starting with an upper case letter and the rest of the letters  should be written in  lower case. We will review the author’s and illustrator’s job and rhyming words continuously.

Math – non standard measurement and capacity

Social Studies- Famous Americans – This week we will review  some facts about Pocahontas and Chief Powhatan. We will also learn about George Washington.  Next week we will learn about Betsy Ross and Abraham Lincoln.

2/9- Family Formal Dance sponsored by the PTA

2/14- Happy Valentin’s Day!!!

2/19- CHANGE– President’s Day- THERE WILL BE SCHOOL  DUE TO THE NUMBER OF SNOW DAYS

Jan 21

Kindergarten News January 22 – 26, 2018

Hope you enjoyed the nice weather this weekend!  I am looking forward to a full teaching week.  I enjoyed the snow days but it will be nice to get back to  our kindergarten routine of learning!

This Week:

Language Arts– The  theme of the activities we will do in workstations will be centered around letter Y  and the story, The Mitten .  We will continue to focus on  writing sentences beginning with an upper case letter, using spacing between words, spelling sight words correctly and using correct punctuation at the end of the sentence .  Please have your child practice writing their first and last names starting with an upper case letter and the rest of the letters  should be written in  lower case. We will review the author’s and illustrator’s job, story elements: setting, characters, main idea and rhyming words continuously.  Have your child write at least one sentence a day using sight words  starting on the left of the page and going to the right in a straight line.

Sight words we will learn this week: we are reviewing the ones learned to this point.  Please practice memorizing  and spelling these.  I am assessing all student’s  sight word knowledge on an ongoing basis. By now your child should know at least 25 sight words.  Please practice these daily so your child will not forget them.  By the end of the year, all Kindergarten children should be able to identify at least 50 sight words.

Here is a list of  sight words we have on our Word Wall that we have learned already:

a, am, at, and, an, are, brown, blue, black, be, can, come, do, dad, from, fun, green, go, here, he, have,is, I, in, it, like, little, look, me, my, mom, not, no, name ,orange, on, purple, pink, play, red, read, see, said , so, to, the, up,  white, we, where, yellow, you, your

Math– We will continue to  focus on number sense.    Also review at home identifying and writing  the teen numbers including 11 and 12. We will do the same in class.  These have been difficult for some students to keep straight.  Reminder : By the end of this 9 weeks which is January 26,  your child should be able to count to 50. By the end of the 3rd quarter your child should be able to count to 100.

Science– Winter changes and animals in winter

Important Upcoming  Dates:

1/26- Last day of second report period

1/29- No school for students

2/9- Family Formal Dance sponsored by the PTA

2/14- Happy Valentin’s Day!!!

2/19- CHANGE– President’s Day- SCHOOL DAY STUDENTS  DUE TO THE NUMBER OF SNOW DAYS