Sunday, June 25, 2017

Happy Summer

Wow what a great year! We hope you have an awesome summer full of reading and being outside!  

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Beach Reading Day

On Tuesday, June 13th we will spend some time reading and writing outside!
Please pack summer beach gear!

(towel, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen)

Friday, March 31, 2017

Upcoming Events:
  •     April 6th  Edible Book Festival from 5-7 in the Riverton Cafeteria!
  •     April 14th  No school  
  •     April 17th-21st  April Vacation
Math: We will be starting unit 7 in math. Students will explore number stories, games, and other concrete experiences that help them develop their understanding of addition and subtraction. They will expand their developing number sense to include larger numbers. 

Reading: Our reading goals are to be brave and resourceful when we encounter hard words and tricky parts in our books. We will work on taking action when we come to a tricky part and work on rereading with purpose! 

Writing:  Our writing goals are to raise the quality of small moment writing and use authors as mentors.  We are working on writing with importance, details, and purpose. 

Science and social studies: Our kindergartners will inherit a complex world where scientific, environmental, social, and moral issues intertwine. In order to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century, our children need an equally complex set of skills and abilities. During the Our Earth unit, children will explore the natural world by investigating and researching the earth’s properties, focusing on its surface and plant life. Responsibility, sustainability, and stewardship for the environment, as individuals and as members of a community, are explored in literature, discussions, and activities. 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Upcoming Events:
  •     March 2nd  READ ACROSS AMERICA
  •     March 27th In-House conferences 
  •     March 30/31st  ½ day for students; Parent Conferences until 7:00
Math: We will finish unit 6 in math with a focus on; Length measurement, 2- and 3- Dimensional Shapes, addition and subtraction situations and symbols, and sorting. 

Reading: We will continue the  reading unit called bigger books, bigger reading muscles. The unit builds off of many of the “super power” strategies that they learned in the previous unit. Students will continue to use their "super powers" to help them search for meaning, use picture clues, work on fluency, and communicate meaning.

Writing:  We have started a new writing unit called Writing for Readers. In this unit students focus on creating writing that is easy to read by using finger spaces, drawing detailed pictures, writing a letter for each sound they hear, using capital letters to start sentences, and putting a period at the end of every sentence. 

Science and social studies: We will continue the construction unit. The Construction unit invites children to make connections in physical science, engineering and technology through the building of structures, measurement and comparison, and experimentation with materials. It engages children in a construction process that involves envisioning (and being inspired), researching, planning, executing, and revising. This process can support the construction of physical structures as well as the building of ideas and works of art.