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Mrs. Haynes

May 24, 2019


Kindergarten Newsletter

            This week we focused on the story “Building Beavers,” by Katleen Martin-James and in particular, the comprehension skill of the main idea of the story.  This week we also continued our work on fairytales.  By the end of this year each student will write and illustrate their very own fairytale.  This week we continued the process of writing them. 

            This week we also continued our unit in mathematics dealing with addition and subtraction.  By the end of this unit, your child should be able to add 1 to numbers 0 through 9, add 2 to numbers 0 through 8, add doubles, and become familiar with the addition facts through 10.  They should also be able to subtract 1 from numbers 1 through 10, 2 from numbers 2-10, become familiar with subtraction facts through 10, and understand whether to add or subtract to solve a problem.  To be able to complete these goals, your child will have to have a good grasp on their numbers through 10 and be able to compose and decompose their numbers into their parts (i.e. 10 is made up of 2 and 8, 7 and 3, 4 and 6…). 

            Our science topic for this week was things can change.  We discussed how people and nature can change some properties of matter by doing something to it (e.g., cutting, heating, freezing, etc.).  We also discussed how different materials respond in different ways when people try to change them.  Our science topic for next week will be energy.  We will discuss how matter and energy interact.  We will also discuss how heat can be produced in different ways and that all living things need energy that comes from food.   

            Our social studies topic for this week was consumers and producers.  We discussed the difference between consumers and producers and between goods and services.  We also discussed needs and wants and the way people get things that they need and want.  Our social studies topic for next week will be jobs people do.  We will discuss the jobs people do in our community.  We will also describe tools or equipment needed for some of these jobs. 


Amazing Words (vocab. Words that we will be discussing that relate to our reading story)

            Gathered- when people or things are grouped together in one place

            Drifting- floating along on the air or water

            Island- a piece of land with water all around it

            Distant- far away

            Voyage- a long trip by water

            Aboard- when people get on a ship, train, bus, or airplane


Fifth Set of 10 Sight Words (Test on Friday May 31st)

            -have               -ten                  -here                -look                -where

            -three              -I                     -blue                -he                   -for


Upcoming Dates                      

            Monday May 27th- Memorial Day, No School

            Wednesday June 12th- Field Trip

            Thursday June 13th- Kindergarten Graduation at 1:00 (Kindergarten Classroom)

            Friday June 14th- No School for Kindergarten Graduates! 


Have a great weekend, see you on Tuesday!                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Mrs. Haynes