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May 1, 2017
Dear Kindergarten Families,
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. As we transition back into school, please be mindful of getting your child to bed early as the first weeks back are always exhausting. We are so excited to jump right back into action with our Drama performance on Monday, May 1st at 4:10pm. The children are encourage to wear solid and dark colors, with black being preferable. We hope you all will be able to attend this special event!
This week in Math we are going to shift our focus to learning about money, specifically coins. Over the next few weeks, we will look at the penny, nickel, dime and quarter, exploring their worth, their unique character traits and their weight. This week we will explore all the coins, looking closely at the dime and the penny. Using 100’s boards, we will count with pennies (by 1’s) and dimes (by 10’s). This week our number talk will focus writing what see, think and wonder about the penny and the dime.
In Science this week, we will continue working on our A.O. E. research project, focusing specifically on the fact #1 for our book. To research, we have been searching through our non-fiction books, color coding pages that our interesting, that we can read independently and one’s with pictures that illustrate information. For our fact pages, we will use scientific illustrations, visually representing our observations and focusing on accuracy and representation. We will also include labels and diagrams to further show our knowledge.
In addition to continuing our A.O.E. projects, this week in Literacy we will complete word work activities to review sight words, vowels and consonant clusters. 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 at book club and respond to them by writing about the setting, characters, problems, and solutions. In Humanities, our neighborhood librarian Marcie Rich from the Portola Library will be our next Change Maker. She is very excited to share with us how she became a librarian and share the importance of non-fiction text features.
Katie and Amanda
Reminder: Please bring back your water bottles and your library books back on Monday.
Mark Your Calendars!
Monday, May 1st: Drama Performance at 4:10pm in the community room. Please have your child wear all black!
Friday, May 5th: JK & K Community Playdate at Palega Park
Friday, May 26th: Special Friends Day
Friday, June 2nd: A.O. E. Presentation in KB from 9:00-9:30am.
Homework for the Week:
Monday: Today we had our drama performance. Tonight for homework, celebrate with your family.
Tuesday: Tonight for homework, enjoy listening to a book on Raz-kids.
Wednesday: Tonight for homework, go to http://www.abcya.com/learning_coins.htm. On the Learning Coins, please click the green learn button and learn about all the coins and their attributes. Feel free to stop when you get to the dollar. After you have done this, click on the brown sort button and practice sorting coins in the right treasure chest.
Thursday: Tonight for homework, write a thank you note to Marcie our librarian!
Friday: No homework! Have a wonderful weekend!
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