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.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Miss. Nealey's and Mrs. Kalloch's class had a blast ice skating on Wednesday! We have some motivated students with a "Yes We Can" attitude who didn't give up! 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Kindergarten Newsletter

Upcoming Events:
  •     February 3rd  SPIRIT DAY!!  Wear your favorite team’s jersey and cheer them on!!
  •     February 13th Ice skating field trip Mrs. Burke and Mrs. Gallagher's class.
  •     February 14th Friendship Day! Students can bring in cards for their class as long as they bring a card for every student. (A class list will be sent home) 
  •     February 15th Ice skating field trip Mrs. Kalloch and Miss. Nealey's class. 
  •     February 20-24 No school for February vacation. 

Math: We will be starting unit 6 in math. The main topics we will learn about during the next few weeks are; Length measurement, 2- and 3- Dimensional Shapes, addition and subtraction situations and symbols, and sorting.  

Reading: The next reading unit is called bigger books, bigger reading muscles. The unit build 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:  This month we are finishing up the how to books. We will also start a new unit called Writing for Readers. They will work on making their writing easy to read and making it fun for the reader as well! 

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.


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

January Kindergarten Newsletter

Kindergarten Newsletter


Upcoming Events:

  •     January 3rd Welcome Back to a New Year and a Fresh Start! 
  •     January 4th Assembly with author/illustrator/musician Stephen Costanza
  •     January 19th Play me A Story / PTO Meeting, 6:00
  •     January 24th Catherine Marchant comes to visit  Pre K and Kindergarten

Math: We will be starting unit 5 in math. So far in this year we have worked extensively with numbers 0-10. In section 5, they will begin to build an understanding of place value by exploring the numbers 11-19. Below are some home links you can use to reinforce lessons from school! 
Reading: We will be continuing to work on a unit called Super Powers. The focus of the unit is reading with print strategies and sight word power, the unit fosters children’s love of play as they learn “super power” strategies that help them search for meaning, use picture clues, work on fluency, and communicate meaning.

Writing: Students have been working on writing pattern books in December!  We will continue to write how to books. This unit will teach students that they can teach others how to do things.  They will determine the difference between narrative and information texts.  Students will choose activities they know how to do to write many how-to books.  They will collaborate with partners in revising their work.

Science and social studies: We will be finishing up our hibernation and migration unit. We will start a new unit on construction. 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.