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Allison Winter
Caitlin Bicknell

May 1, 2017

Dear Kindergarten Parents,

Welcome back! Whether you traveled far or remained close to home, we hope you had a happy and restful Spring Break and that you are ready to send your children back to school on Monday!

In Science, we will continue working on our A.O.E. project. Students have such fun topics: waterfalls, army helicopters, Spain, and so many more! We can’t wait for our celebration on Friday, June 2nd at 9 AM following Community Meeting. This week, we will go pick up our books from the public library and start finding our two facts! Before break, students brainstormed types of facts they wanted to look for related to their topic. This week, we will use the pictures and headings in our books to determine where we can look for this information. We will then start and finish our first fact writing!

Students will also learn about the at-home A.O.E. project this week. Please check your email for more information about this and feel free to email us with any questions.

In addition to continuing our A.O.E. projects, this week in Literacy we will complete word work activities to review our sight words. We will also review the different sounds vowels make while playing, spin a long and short vowel, and sorting picture cards . We will write about our Spring Break adventures in our journals, and practice reading their writing, while sharing their journals with the class. In addition, we will read just-right books and respond to them by writing about the setting, characters, problems, and solutions. It is sure to be a busy week for our readers and writers!

This week in Math we will shift our focus to something tangible based on 100: Money! We will use our skills as scientists to observe physical attributes of a money. What makes a penny, nickel, dime, quarter and dollar bill? What do they look and feel like? We will study the significance of these attributes as well as the designs and faces of each. By the end of the week, we will explore values of each coin and how they relate to counting patterns we already know.

We look forward to welcoming your children back to school this week!


Allison and Caitlin

Reminder: Library books are due on Friday.

Mark Your Calendars!

Monday, May 1st: School Resumes/Drama Performance

Friday, May 5th: Last Palega Park Play Date

Friday, May 26th: Special Friends’ Day (More information coming soon!)

Friday, June 2nd: Area Of Expertise Showcase

Friday, June 16th: End of the Year Portfolio and Naming Celebration

Friday, June 23rd: Kindergarten Graduation/Last Day of School

Homework for the Week:

Tonight celebrate your drama performance with your family! We are so proud of your hard work!

Go on Please do the learning about coins section and then have your child do the sort the coins to the treasure chest section.

Fact versus opinion! What’s the difference? Tell your parents and then write down one fact about Alta Vista and one opinion.

Thursday: Today in humanities we learned about a new change maker! For homework tonight ask your student: What is the name of the change maker you learned about today? What positive change they are they making to our world?

Friday: No Homework! Enjoy the weekend!

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