Kindergarten Capers

Thursday, February 22, 2018


Kindergarten NEWS
 February 26-March 2

 Upcoming Events
Friday, March 2School Wide Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

Thursday, March 8-Friday, March 9Teacher Contract Days (No School)


Early Literacy Idea
Ask your child questions about key details after reading a story.  Encourage them to answer using complete sentences.


Remember our reading goal is 15 minutes a night/five night a week.  Please read to your child and have him/her read to you!  This is so important!  Thanks for all you do!


News
         All students at South Elementary will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2nd.  It will be fun to learn more about his life and read some of the books he wrote. 
         We have been focusing on comprehension skills.  Students should be able to answer questions about key details after listening to a text read aloud as well as be able to express their thoughts, feelings and ideas clearly.
         In math, we have been working on subtraction sentences and learning about “related facts”.  (3 + 1 = 4; 4 – 1 = 3)  We are also still working hard on subtraction concepts. 
          We have been writing in our journals and the students are becoming more and more skilled in their writing abilities.
         Thank you again for your support.  Enjoy your week and thank you for sharing your children with me!
        
linda.wood@ironmail.org  
586-2850

Friday, February 16, 2018


Kindergarten NEWS
 February 19-23

Upcoming Events
Monday, February 19:  President’s DayNo school


Early Literacy Idea
Have your child clap the syllables in different words.  For example, “ba-na-na gets three claps and ap-ple gets two claps.


Remember our reading goal is 15 minutes a night/five night a week.  Please read to your child and have him/her read to you!  This is so important!  Thanks for all you do!
News
         Thank you for your continued support at home!  I appreciate you doing homework, reading, and providing the many other educational experiences for your child that you do.  We will continue to work hard at school and learn new concepts that relate to the kindergarten academic curriculum as well as learning about life skills. 
         The students are learning to use narrative language to tell about the setting, characters, events, actions and scenes from fiction stories.  We will continue to talk about comprehension and questioning skills. 
         We will finish our chapter on subtraction in math this week and move on to numerals 11-16.
         Have a wonderful week and please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
        
linda.wood@ironmail.org  
586-2850

Friday, February 9, 2018


Kindergarten NEWS
 February 12-16
Upcoming Events
Monday, February 19:  President’s DayNo 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.


Remember our reading goal is 15 minutes a night/five night a week.  Please read to your child and have him/her read to you!  This is so important!  Thanks for all you do!
News
         Thank you for meeting with me during SEP Week.  It was wonderful to discuss your child’s progress with each of you. I appreciate your support and help in making this a great year of learning for these precious little ones.
         Remember our Valentine’s Party on Wednesday, Feb. 14th.  The students can bring Valentines to their classmates any time before that date.  There are 26 students in our AM class and 24 students in the PM class.  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 envelope.  It simplifies the “passing out” process so much!  THANK YOU!
         This week 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. 
         Thank you again for all you do!  Enjoy your week!  As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns!
        
linda.wood@ironmail.org  
586-2850

Saturday, February 3, 2018


Kindergarten NEWS
 February 5-9

 Upcoming Events
February 5-9 --SEP WeekHere is the schedule every day for the week, even on Early Out Wednesday!
8:50-10:50 for AM classes
12:30-2:30 for the PM classes

Monday, February 19:  President’s DayNo school


Early Literacy Idea
Be creative singing the alphabet songsing it as a rap, skip every other letter, sing it backwards, quietly or loudly.


Remember our reading goal is 15 minutes a night/five night a week.  Please read to your child and have him/her read to you!  This is so important!  Thanks for all you do!


News
         Thank you for your continued help and support at home.  I appreciate you doing homework, reading and providing other learning experiences for your child! 

         We will have our Valentine’s Party on Wednesday, Feb. 14th.  The students can bring Valentines to their classmates any time before that date.  There are 26 students in our AM class and 24 students in our PM class.  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 envelope.  It simplifies the “passing out” process so much!  THANK YOU!

         Please remember that this week is SEP Week.  The schedule is noted above.  I am excited to meet with each of you and your child.
        
linda.wood@ironmail.org  
586-2850

Friday, January 26, 2018



Kindergarten NEWS
 January 29-February 2


Upcoming Events
Monday, January 29:  Scholastic Book orders due

February 5-9 --SEP WeekHere is the schedule every day for the week, even on Early Out Wednesday!
8:50-10:50 for AM classes
12:30-2:30 for the PM classes

Monday, February 19:  President’s DayNo school


Early Literacy Idea
Help your child develop comprehension skills by having them retell the important parts of the story.


Remember our reading goal is 15 minutes a night/five night a week.  Please read to your child and have him/her read to you!  This is so important!  Thanks for all you do!


News
         Please return the signed January reading calendar with your child for their free pizza certificates.  It sure is exciting to hear them reading and figuring out unfamiliar words.  Keep up the great work at home by regularly having your child read to you and you read to them.
         We have been writing in our journals using inventive spellings.  The students are instructed to (1) say the sentence they want to write (2) segment each word and listen for the sounds they know (3) write each sound (4) try their best. 
         The kids are becoming great at figuring out number pairs (or number bonds) and then completing addition problems.  We talk about why more than one number pair is possible (6= 1 + 5, 6= 4 + 2, 6= 3 + 3).  
         We have also had some great science discoveries with penguins and baby animals. 
         Thank you again for all you do!  Enjoy your week and feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
        
linda.wood@ironmail.org     
586-2850

Friday, January 19, 2018


Kindergarten NEWS
 January 22-26


Upcoming Events
February 5-9 --SEP WeekHere is the schedule every day for the week, even on Early Out Wednesday!
8:50-10:50 for AM classes
12:30-2:30 for the PM classes

Early Literacy Idea
Play “I Spy”select an object in the room and provide phonics clues to help your child guess what it is.  “I spy something that begins with /t/”.


Remember our reading goal is 15 minutes a night/five night a week.  Please read to your child and have him/her read to you!  This is so important!  Thanks for all you do!
News
      We celebrated our 100th day of school on Friday!  The year is going by very quickly.  Thank you for making it so enjoyable and for helping your child have a successful year!  Reading with your child or having him/her read to you each night is especially important and makes a big difference in early literacy skills mastery.
         Just another reminder about SEP Week:  It is a wonderful opportunity to meet with each of you and talk about your child’s school experience.  I will be sending home SEP papers at the end of the month with your individual times that we can meet together.  Please bring your student with you as we will be discussing their progress.
         We are continuing to work on addition, as well as number pairs (or bonds) in math.  For example, 3+1=4, 2+2=4, 0+4=4.
         We will start journal writing this week.  The kids are becoming great at segmenting and blending sounds together to form words.  It will be fun to see their inventive spellings and their creativity as they write.
         Have a wonderful week!
linda.wood@ironmail.org     
586-2850