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Mrs. Haynes

January 11, 2019

 

Kindergarten Newsletter

             This week we focused on the story, “Then and Now,” by Tracy Sato, and in particular, the comprehension skill of drawing conclusions.  This week we also started working on the letter H.  Over the course of this week, we practiced the proper way to make an uppercase and lowercase H as well as the sound that the letter H makes.  Our letter of the week next week will be the letter L and we will continue working on our word wall words. 

            This week, we also continued our unit in mathematics dealing with geometry.  By the end of this unit, your child should be able to identify and sort basic plane shapes (circles, squares, rectangles, and triangles) and basic solid shapes (cubes, spheres, rectangular prisms, cylinders, and cones) as well as recognize the relationship between the two.  We will continue working on this unit next week. 

            Our social studies unit for this week was Earth.  We discussed basic landforms, bodies of water and cardinal directions.  We also discussed how maps and globes help us locate places.  Our social studies topic for next week will be Martin Luther King Jr.  We will discuss the concepts of cooperation, acceptance, peace and caring of all people.    

            Our science unit for this week was life.  We discussed the differences between living and nonliving things.  We also discussed the basic needs of all living things (food, water, air, and space to live in).  We also discussed how living things are alike in some ways and different in others.  Our science unit for next week will be plants.  We will discuss how many different kinds of plants live in different environments on Earth.  We will also discuss the similarities and differences in plants.     

                                                                                                         

Word Wall Words

            I                       am                   the                   a                      to                     red

            blue                 have                 is                      purple              yellow              green

            we                    my                   like                  at                     as                     orange

            he                    for                   white                in                     it                      brown

            me                   with                 this                   by                    pink                 an       

            can                   black                and                  did                   gray                 see

            look                 one                  zero                 all                    they                 you     

            of                     two                  or                     on                    three                *that

            *do                  *are                 *four

                                              (*will be introduced next week)

 

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

            Jungle- a place that has many tall trees and other plants and is very warm and wet

            Nibbling- biting with quick, small bites

            Trembling- shaking from fear or excitement

            Beast- any animal that has four feet

            Snarled- growled sharply, showing one’s teeth

            Entangled- got twisted and caught

 

Upcoming Dates

           Thursday January 17th- End of Quarter 2

Friday January 18th- No School- Administrative Day

            Monday January 21st- No School- Martin Luther King Jr. Day

            Friday January 25th- Report Cards go Home

            Wednesday February 6th- Early Release 12:00 Dismissal

            Monday February 18th- No School- Presidents Day and the Connecticut River Collaborative

                        Committee Meeting at 6:30 (to gather information, establish questions to be answered,

                        and to provide feedback regarding the educational model being proposed)

            Monday February 25th- Friday March 1st- No School- Winter Break

 

Have a great weekend, see you on Monday!                                                            

Mrs. Haynes