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.





Monday, December 19, 2016

Vote for a new playground!

Here is the link for the playground contest  we are hoping to win. Remember to vote daily!  Jennifer Seed and the Playground Committee
http://www.togethercounts.com/healthy-playground-makeover

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Newsletter

Kindergarten Newsletter



Upcoming Events:
o   December 1st Chewonki visit to learn more about owls.
o   December 19th/21st A guest teacher will be joining kindergarten for a healthy snack. She will be visiting once a month from December to May.
o   December 23rd No school 
o   December 26th - January 2nd Winter Break

Math: We will be starting a new unit in math. The lessons from this unit focus on measurement, probability and number sense. Below are some home links you can use to reinforce lessons from school! 
https://s3.amazonaws.com/everydaymath/family_letter/Kindergarten/Section_4.pdf

Reading: We will be working on a gingerbread unit. Students will be comparing gingerbread stories, practicing sequencing, directions, and vocabulary.

Writing: We will 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 continuing our animals and habitat unit focusing on hibernation.




Tuesday, November 15, 2016

In Kindergarten we just finished a unit on Owls. On December 1st kindergarten will see a Chewonki owl presentation here at Riverton! 

Looking through owl pellets! 
 
Making bird nests! 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Welcome to our kindergarten blog! 

 We have been having so much fun sorting different things in math!