Friday, January 12, 2018

"How-To" Writing and Addition/Subtraction

We have been busy working hard and staying warm in Kindergarten this week!  We have been learning how to write an informative story in Writer's Workshop.  Our students have been creating "how-to" stories giving detailed descriptions for how to complete a task.  We are working hard to use transition words like first, next, then, and last when we are writing our directions.  In addition, we are working to remember writing conventions and use proper capitalization, punctuation, and spelling for our Kindergarten words.  We are having a lot of fun writing these stories!

In math, we have been working very hard to learn how to solve addition problems.    We are having fun solving math problems.  Addition and subtraction facts to 5 is the goal of the kindergarten GREEN ribbon.  The goal is that your child "knows" these facts and doesn't need to use his/her fingers.  We will be working on these skills at school.  If your child is ready, you may want to start math facts flashcards at home.  This is a great skill for first grade.

Our schedule for next week is:
Tuesday- B Day
Wednesday- C Day
Thursday-D Day
Friday- A Day-

Have an awesome weekend!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Welcome Back!

Welcome to Kindergarten in 2018!  We have been spending a lot of time practicing and remembering our classroom and school rules.   Rules keep us safe and help us learn!  We've spent this week doing activities to celebrate the new year.  We've had many math games that help us identify numbers!

Our SMART goal for third quarter is for 100 percent of our Kindergarten students to earn the sight word (orange) ribbon.  If your child has not yet met this goal, PLEASE practice the kindergarten sight words with your child each night! The sight words are listed to the right of the blog.  Please use the link for reference.

Mark Your Calendars!  The English Landing Basketball Game will be held on, Thursday, March 15th.  More details coming soon!

Our schedule for next week is:
Monday: B Day
Tuesday-C Day
Wednesday-D Day
Thursday-PE for all classes-  Early Release Day
Friday-A Day

Friday, December 22, 2017

Ending 2017

Wow!  Can you believe how much your Kindergartner has learned this year?  Think back to the first day of Kindergarten...and think of your child today!  We are so proud of each and every one of our Kindergarten kids.  We have worked hard, learned so much, and have had so much fun this semester!

Enjoy every moment with your child over the winter break.  If your child complains of being bored, don't forget to read, practice Kindergarten sight words, Jolly Phonics sounds, counting to 100 by tens, fives, and twos.  The more practice you can provide your child at home, the better reader he/she will become.  Visit the Mid Continent library.  They have a great selection of leveled readers!  The books will be labeled Level One, Level Two, Level Three.  Level One books are great for most of our Kindergarten kids.  Some of our kids are ready to more challenging Level Two and Level Three books.

We will see all of our Kindergarten kids back at English Landing Wednesday, January 3rd.

Our schedule for that week is:
Monday: NO SCHOOL (Happy New Year)
Tuesday-NO School (Teacher Work Day)
Wednesday-C  Day
Thursday-D Day
Friday-A Day