Kindergarten Capers

Saturday, March 2, 2019


Kindergarten NEWS
 March, 2019
Upcoming Events
Monday, Tuesday, March 11-12   No School

Friday, March 15—Spring Pictures



Early Literacy Idea
After reading a story, have your child describe the main characters, setting, and events from the book.


Save your Box Tops!
Please remember to send in box tops with your child.  Each box top is worth 10 cents for our school, so tell your relatives and friends to help with the collecting too!  THANKS!
 
News
         We have been focusing on comprehension skills.  Students should be able to answer questions about key details after listening to a text read aloud expressing their thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly in complete sentences.  Your children are becoming awesome authors as well!
         We will continue to work on subtraction as well as “related facts” (3 + 1 = 4; 4 – 1 = 3) in math.  We are also building on their knowledge of numbers from 0-20.  They are gaining understanding of place value and that two-digit numbers are a group of tens and ones.  
         Just a reminder to keep track of your child’s reading minutes both on our class calendar and the bright pink “Kite Flight for Reading & Sight” calendar.  The students who bring their completed calendar to the Cedar Middle School on Saturday, April 27 can select a prize. The school with the most participation will receive a cash award for the school as well.  We encourage all students to participate. 
         Thank you for sharing your amazing children with me!  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns!
         Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns!

linda.wood@ironmail.org
586-2850

Friday, February 1, 2019


Kindergarten NEWS
February
Upcoming Events
February 4-8SEP Week.  Kindergarten will be held from 8:50-10:50 for the morning students and 12:30-2:30 for the PM students.  This is the schedule even on Wednesday, our Early Out Day (PM students start an hour later than usual).

February 18President’s Day No School

Early Literacy Idea
Say a word and have your child think of two words that rhyme with it (cat, bat, hat ; pig wig, dig) etc.


Save your Box Tops!
Please remember to send in box tops with your child.  Each box top is worth 10 cents for our school, so tell your relatives and friends to help with the collecting too! 

News
         Thank you for your continued help and support at home!  I appreciate you reading with and providing other learning experiences for your child!  We will continue to work hard at school and learn new concepts as they relate to the kindergarten curriculum and life skills.

         We will continue learning about subtraction in our Go Math program.  We are reading our own books in Language Arts and the students are coming along great with their reading.

         We will have our Valentines party on Thursday, February 14th.  The students can bring Valentines to their classmates any time before then.  To avoid confusion, please do not have your child put individual classmates’ names on the Valentines, just have them sign their own name on the back of the Valentine or on the envelopes.  It simplifies the “passing out” process so much!  There are 22 students in the morning class and 18 students in the afternoon class.

          Thanks again for all you do!  As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns!
linda.wood@ironmail.org     
586-2850

Tuesday, January 8, 2019


Kindergarten NEWS
 January 2019
Upcoming Events
MondaysLibrary

ThursdaysP.E./Music

January 21Martin Luther King Holiday--No School


Early Literacy Idea
Have your child write consonant-vowel-consonant words that you provide for them. (dad, mom, van, hat, wig, nut, jet) etc.

Save your Box Tops!
Please remember to send in box tops with your child.  Each box top is worth 10 cents for our school, so tell your relatives and friends to help with the collecting too!  THANKS!


News
         THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR THE NICE GIFTS, CARDS, AND REMEMBRANCES!  I SURE APPRECIATE EACH OF YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS! 
        
         Happy New Year!  This school year is going by so quickly! Thank you for making it so enjoyable!  January will continue to be a great learning month for us!  Your children are progressing nicely and it is exciting to see the growth each one is making!   Please send back the signed December reading calendar.  Remember our goal is 15 minutes a night, 5 nights a week.
        
         If you want to receive notifications about bus related incidents for your child, text the following code which correlates to your bus number to 81010:  Bus 915@4route4; Bus 906@8route8; Bus 911@35route35; Bus 904@49route49; Bus 946@74kroute.
        
         Thanks again for all you do to help ensure your child is having a successful school experience.  You truly make such a difference! 
linda.wood@ironmail.org     
586-2850

Tuesday, October 2, 2018



KINDERGARTEN NEWS

 October
Upcoming Events
October 1-5 Book Fair (2:30-5:00 PM in the gym)

Thursday, October 4Care & Share Food Drive (Drop in container inside front doors)

Friday, October 12Picture RetakesIf you want re-takes, send back the entire picture package on this day for a new picture to be taken.

Monday, October 22Fall BreakNo School


Early Literacy Idea
Sing the alphabet song.  Be creativesing it as a rap, skip every other letter, start the song beginning with your child’s name, sing it backwards, quietly or loudly.


Save your Box Tops!
Please remember to send in box tops with your child.  Each box top is worth 10 cents for our school, so tell your relatives and friends to help with the collecting too!  THANKS!


News
         Thank you for your support and encouragement at home with your child!  We are having a great time learning and I am enjoying each one of your children.  Each one of them has something special to contribute to our class.
        
        Thanks especially for helping your child with the alphabet chant chart and for reading at home. 
        
         We have been segmenting words into phonemes and blending them together to make words. For example: /f/ /i/ /s/ /h/.  We will begin to “chain” words (read, spell and write words of one-syllable short vowel) in which one sound is added, substituted, or omitted.  For example: at>bat>bad>bid.
        
         Your child will be bringing Chapter 1 Go Math assessment home soon to let you see how they are understanding the concepts being taught.  Please look it over and discuss it with him/her.

          Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns!
linda.wood@ironmail.org     
586-2850

Thursday, September 6, 2018


Kindergarten NEWS
 September


Upcoming Events

Monday, September 10Starving Student Cards due ($ or card returned)

Friday, September 14Fall Pictures


Early Literacy Idea
Reading at home makes a difference!  Visit the public library often and check out books that you and your child can read together.  Have fun!


Save your Box Tops!
Please remember to send in box tops with your child.  Each box top is worth 10 cents for our school, so tell your relatives and friends to help with the collecting too!  THANKS!


News
         We have had a great first 2 weeks of school! What delightful kindergarten students!  I am enjoying each one and appreciate your support at home! 
         Please help reinforce that our names (with one or two exceptions) start with a capital and all the rest of the letters are lowercase.  Many of the students are used to writing all capitals. 
          Units one and two in our Language Arts program lay the foundation for students’ future reading and writing skills, part of which includes blending sounds to form words.  We are also practicing the initial sounds in each of the students’ names, as well as initial sounds in other words.
         In math we are focusing on numerals 0-10. We are working on representing objects with number names and written numerals and will solve problems by using different strategies.
         Our science, library, computer time, P.E., music and art have been so fun!  It is exciting to see the growth of each of the students!    
         Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns!
linda.wood@ironmail.org     
586-2850