Language:This week we have studied the letter K, k, and the /k/ sound (as in kite). Your child has learned to write K and k correctly on lined paper. Your child has also practiced listening for the /k/ sound at the beginning of words. It is very important that children practice listening for sounds and writing letters at home. We will test every week on all letters and sounds introduced up to that point; please keep reviewing at home!
Reading:This week we have reviewed the letters Ss, Ii, a
nd Dd. We have also reviewed all our sight words to this point: the, a, my, that, and, I, is, said. Your child is bringing home a little book, Is Sam Mad?, to practice reading these words. Please remember that reading is a skill necessary for kindergarten success and for success in all grades following. Children must practice reading at home in order to improve this skill!
Math:We have worked with number 12 this week. Your child has learned (or reviewed) how to identify 12, trace 12, and write 12 correctly on lined paper. Next week we will be working with number 13. We will have a test every week on all numbers covered up to that point. It is very important that your child master the numerals every week as we will keep going higher. Your child should be working on counting to 50 (and eventually to 100). In our math booklets we have worked on symmetry and equal parts (halves and fourths).
All snacks and drinks MUST have the child's name on them. Please keep this in mind so each child gets the appropriate items. Snacks/drinks without names must be kept in the child's backpack instead of the refrigerator.
Next week we will begin working on letters L, l, and the /l/ sound (as in lion). Please introduce these letters at home.
Please note that we will dismiss “one o'clockers” from 12:50-1:05. Any child not picked up by 1:05 will be sent to the office to wait for his/her ride.
All children need to bring a jacket, coat, or hoodie to school daily now that the weather has gotten cooler. We will go out daily when the temperature is 50 degrees or higher.
Please be working with your child on taking care of his/her own clothing. Kindergarten children should be able to put on a jacket without assistance (including zipping!). Please remember to send your child to school in clothing they can handle when using the restroom. All children need to be working on tying shoelaces as this is an important skill.
We would strongly recommend that every family create a set of flash cards with the sight words listed in the “Reading” section. Each child must learn these words to be an effective, fluent reader!
Every child should practice the little reading book over the weekend. We would also recommend that you keep the old books and allow your child to continue practicing; the more practice, the better!