Announcements

Announcements

kindergarten!

 It’s been so nice to be back with the children. I loved hearing about all their adventures over break and how much fun they had. We have a few things that will be coming up!

Friday, January 26th -  1:00 dismissal

 Sunday, January 29th – Catholic Schools Week begins with 9:00 AM mass followed by open house until 12:00. Be sure to stop by our room to see all the fun things your child is doing.

  ·   Tuesday, January 30th – Student Appreciation Day – students may dress down and no homework

·      Wednesday, January 31st- Parent appreciation Day- Thanks for all that you do!! – No homework

Friday, February 2nd- Grandfriend’s Day

Monday, February 5th – 100TH Day! We have been counting down to the 100th day of school. The children may come to school dressed up like they are 100 years old or they can wear 100 things.  We are looking forward to this special day!

 

·      The students will be starting Raz kids. Your child’s login name, password, and information is attached. This is a computer program that allows the students to listen to and read books on their own. You are able to log on to your child’s account and practice reading at home. More is explained in the Raz kids parent letter. This program will help encourage good reading.

 Please remember that recess will be held outside daily, unless it is raining, snowing, or if the “feels like” temperature is below twenty degrees. Please prepare your child for outdoor play (hats, gloves, long pants/tights, etc.)


Word Work Enhancement Activity: -Choose a few words from the sight word list. Write each word in a different color. For example, the word “like” would be green and “we” would be red. Have the child read each word and cut up each letter of the word. Finally have the child read each letter of the word and arrange the letters in the correct order to spell the word.


- Reading Foundational Skills
:  
*Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page. 
*Understand that words are separated by spaces in print.  
*Sentences begin with an uppercase letter and end with punctuation. 

- Comprehension Strategies: 

  • Focus on problem/solution in fictional stories
  • Focus on sequence of events for retelling purposes (beginning, middle, end) 
  • Continue to review and incorporate previous literacy skills, such as identifying the characters and setting in a story

 

  • Continue to Focus on Story Elements 
     Character 
      Setting
      Using picture clues to help understand text 
      Identifying patterns in words to make predictions · Sequence of events


    Math 
    Skills: Counting and Cardinality 
  •    Vocabulary Focus and application: greater than, less than, fewer and more 
       Patterns 
       Counting to 100 by 1’s, 10’s 
      Sequencing numbers 
              
    ~ What patterns do we notice in numbers when we count? (by 1’s, and 10’s?)
     Counting and Cardinality 
    Number stories with addition and subtraction to 10 
     Comparing numbers (greater than/less than) 
    Sequencing (Identifying patterns in numbers and further develop strategies to determine what number will come next in a sequence.)

 

 Every month the students will receive a list of sight words to go over. Please review the sight words for the month with your child. 

 For birthdays, you are welcome to send in pre-packaged treats or item(s), which will be sent home with the students at the end of the day.

 Be sure to check your child's take home folder every night.


Don't forget to return library books every Tuesday.

   Please label any items that you are sending to either our room, or the office throughout the year.


 
Thank you again for all of your cooperation and support. It is wonderful that we can work as a team to have a great year! 

Mrs. Reed

If you need anything, please send a note in your child's folder, email me at kreed@scaoaklawn.org, or call me at school.