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This week in Kindergarten

Students have been mastering procedures at school, and trying their best to stay focused on building that stamina!

Permission Slips are Due Friday October 5th. I will send chaperone info on Remind App!

For the month of October we will continue to focus on the following

Circle Time

  • Calendar - Days of the Week - Months of the Year

  • Counting on to 100 days!

Reading, Language Arts and Writing (RLAW)

  • Letter Sounds

  • Vowel & Consonants

  • Beginning Letter Sounds

  • Letter & Number Formation

  • Letter & Number Recognition

  • Intro to Rhyme

Math

  • Sorting 2 ways

  • Practicing build up to patterning.

Science

  • Pumpkin Science

Social Studies

  • Family & Communities

Religion

  • Creed

    Stories are good! The story of Jonah.

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This week in Kindergarten...

Students will be focusing on a Smart Start, learning rules and become comfortable with daily routines.  

This week,

HW Week 1 will go home. Each day is marked with the corresponding day of the week and please do not forget to read with your child 15 min each night. This way students will be comfortable with words.  Also Remember to make the letters sounds when you attack a word.  (Refer to the reminders and tips page.)

I will be using the Remind app.  But please look on the website for more information as needed.  Be patient, I am constantly updating the website, remind app and email as fast as one can.  

Also, if you could provide a real photo instead of a drawing for the "All about Me" project that would be greatly appreciated.  

 

 

This Week in Kindergarten...

Hello Parents,

There is so much going on in our classroom, so many things to get ready for.  We have our Awards ceremony coming up, Field trip and Our End of the school Year Celebration (Graduation).  

Students have been working very hard and this would not be possible with out your support.  I will be looking for those plant observations in June, please do not forget. 

In Language Arts we will continue our review in preparation for our Scantron testing.  Please make sure your child gets enough rest and has a great breakfast. Thanks.

In Math we will go into Measurement this week and continue to prepare for the Scantron testing. 

*Wanting to know more about Scantron, please view under the "Homework and Reminders tab".

On Thursday information for the graduation will go out, It will contain info needed to help.  To make this day a spectacular one thing that is always greatly needed is VOLUNTEERS.  We just need one more person to help us, so if your interested please email myself or Ms. Layton.  

Field Day Info:  Our color is Orange:  Please provide your child with an orange shirt for our Field Day - May 30

This week in Kindergarten

Hi Parents,

The count down has begun and your children have been working hard to finish strong.  Again thanks so much for your support and for making this school year Great!  This week we will continue review and discovery.

In Math -  We will continue to explore coins - trading coins, comparing money, using money and adding money.  

In Language Arts - We will continue to review: Reading, writing, word families and blending. 

In Science/ Social Studies - Solar Printing Fun * Manners

In Religion - Our God is an Awesome God... reflection.

Homework #34

Includes review and fluency.  I told you that the copier and I aren't friends or my expectations are just too high. LOL!   If you see, I did it again copied the cut&paste portion incorrectly so, you may write it in.  

Reminders

Our Field Trip permission slips have been sent out, so Please return.  

Our End of School Year Party will be in June 13th at 9am.  More information to go out soon, Please plan to attend.  (Its a half day) 

Please provide a refillable water bottle

*I know families like to spring clean, if you are getting rid of a file cabinet and bookshelf (3 tier) I will gladly take it off your hands.  I am sure you will be able to get a tax write off receipt.  Thanks in advance.

 

This Week in Kindergarten

Hi Parents,

Tomorrow begins the countdown to summer break.  Kindergarten is so ready for 1st! Our themes for the month of May/June is I know Alot!  We will focus on Scientific Investigations, Summer Safety  and review of all that we have learned this school year.  

In Math

We are focused on Dimes and Quarters (last week pennies and nickels).  We are learning how to count onward/adding with coins. 

In Language Arts

We are continuing to build fluency in reading, blending ending and beginning sounds, Digraphs, CVC and more.  I will be intro ---ing Plural and Singular Nouns and the use of verbs.  What are Verbs?  What are nouns?

Science

We are creating a 3 dimensional sculpture of an insect/bug. 

Classroom Art Projects

shh! we are working on somethings.

Religion

I tell the children they can pray whenever needed, God, Jesus are always there to listen.  We will be working on Light is Good, Air is Good in our God Loves us text.

Reminders

  • Please RSVP for the Awards Ceremony ASAP by May 1, 2018 
  • Field trip... Stay Tuned!
  • Suggestion: Apply skin protectant to your child in the morning.
  • Suggestion: Please practice our song. The lyrics were sent home.
  • Please remember if your child is having a medical issue, please send an email to the school and to the teacher.
  • During Recess children exert a lot of energy, they become very thirsty throughout the day.  My suggestion: Please send in a refillable water bottle so your child may stay hydrated.  If it helps they may leave them here in the classroom.  Thanks 

 

This week in KINDERGARTEN...

We will continue 

In Math 

  • Time : Telling time by the hour and 1/2 hour.  Learning the hour hand the short hand.  
  • Review of Counting on, Comparing numbers, Decomposing, place value and Story problems. 

 

In Language Arts 

  • Handwriting
  • Sight Words
  • Reading CVC
  • Story problems

Reminders

  1. Ice Cream Social: Friday April 27 @ 10am
  2. Spelling Test & Math Test: April 26
  3. Half Day Dismissal @ 12:30
  4. IXL and Reading practice is highly recommended.

 

 

April Showers brings May flowers

This week in Kindergarten we will be focused 

Language Arts 

  1. Blending
  2. CVC
  3. Implementing Reading Strategies
  4. Vowels
  5. Sight Words

Math

  1. Learning the Analog?digital Clock
  • Please allow your child to wear his/her watch if they have one. Thanks
  • Scantron Testing (May 7-11) is coming up so... some ways to make sure your child is prepared and ready are listed:
  1. Get a good nights rest. 
  2. Eat a good breakfast
  3. Practice using IXL at home

Pics from Easter up - present will be uploaded momentarily

We are planning

  • A trip to the Discovery theater & lunch on the mall
  • Ice cream Social
  • End of the year celebration : Song to practice is Tevin Campbell - Tomorrow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxTbKtTMAcw

Reminders

  • sunscreen 
  • pack enough snacks in your childs lunchbox
  • Dress appropiately

 

Spring has Sprung in Kindergarten

Welcome Back!

I am so glad that we all have returned to school happy, safe and ready to learn.  Our Themes for the month of April are as follows

  • Spring has Sprung! Spring Changes 
  • Earth Day! 
  • Planting Season
  • Life Cycles: Plants, Butterflies

Experiments

  • Watching the Weather 
  • Comparing fruit by weight
  • Life-size Self Portraits

Focus

In Math, students will continue to explore Time learning more about the hour, more and or less time, calendar (yesterday, today and tomorrow). Students will also explore how to write time in standard form. 

Language Arts we will focus on reviewing our letter and number recognition, We will continue to explore word building.  Beginning and ending sounds, digraphs and diphthongs. We will be doing an assessment this week checking students progress.  

We are in need of 

  • Potting Soil
  • Tissue
  • any pretty ribbon 

Thanks in advance. Peace.

 

 

This week in Kindergarten

Hi Parents,

Tomorrow is our Easter Egg Hunt with special treats to follow.  This week is Holy Week, and we've been remembering the time that Jesus spent in the tomb and how he suffered and died for us on the cross. 

HW #27 WILL BE ATTACHED TO THE SPRING PACKET.  THE COPIER WAS BEING SERVICED TODAY, THEREFORE HW WILL GO HOME TOMORROW OR (BY THURSDAY). THE SPRING PACKET WILL INCLUDE PRACTICE AND REVIEW SHEETS ON ADDING & SUBTRACTING, GEOMETRY, WRITING, READING...AND MORE.  I ALSO ADDED SOME CHALLENGES. 

REMINDERS

  • EASTER EGG HUNT & SPECIAL TREAT - TUE, 3/27
  • SCIENCE SPECTACULAR - WED 3/28
  • SPELLING TEST - THU 3/29
  • HALF DAY - THU 3/29

 

 

This week Kindergarten will ...

Hi Parents,

Hope you had a blessed weekend.  We are headed into the Spring season strong and ready for our warm weather activities.  Our "in school" field trip/assembly Science Spectacular is March 28th.  Our Easter Egg-perience will occur on March 27 which includes an Easter Egg Hunt and Lunch.  

Academically, your children are doing excellent.  We want to continue to practice at home.  I have posted Math and Language arts tips on the Homework site.

OUR FOCUS

  • Handwriting
  • Sight words (CVC, CVCC, CCvC...)
  • Reading/Phonemic Awareness/Phonics
  • Skip Counting/Place Value/Comparing Numbers/ Review Math facts
  • Time

PLEASE REMEMBER

  • EASTER EGG HUNT/PARTY SUPPLIES: DUE MARCH 21
  • FAMILY RESEARCH PROJECT: DUE MARCH 26
  • HW#26: DUE MARCH 26
  • YELLOW PRACTICE BOOKS: DUE MARCH 29
  • HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEKS 3/26-4/9 WILL BE A COMPILED SPRING PACKET WHICH INCLUDES AN EGG-SPERIMENT.

Again Parents,  Thank you for all of your support.  Lets end this year right!

This week in Kindergarten...

Hi Parents,

Our focus this week 

Math

  • Calendar Activities
  • Review Addition & Subtraction, Comparing Numbers, Counting on, Place Value
  • Slight Intro in to Money with a Calendar/Money activity

Language Arts

  • Vowels
  • Long and Short U, Y 
  • Review Long and Short A, E, I, O, U... Y

HW#25 

Family Research Project: Please navigate to the Homework and Reminder page.  

Thank you Parents, for all that you do to prepare your child for school.  We are working together to get them all prepared for 1st grade.  Please remember to read with your child and practice on IXL, Starfall and or AbcMouse.  I can really see students progress.  

We are doing some preSpring cleaning... stay tuned for more work to come home.  

Please let me know if you are not receiving classroom information etc.  I am doing my best to make sure your informed. 

k_smlh@outlook.com

Meanwhile in Kindergarten...

Hi Parents,

This week we will focus on

  • Handwriting
  • Reading simple sentences
  • Sight Words & CVC words
  • Comparing Numbers
  • Story Problems

Homework #24 which includes sight word cards for practice at home. No Math HW this week. Practice sight words. Cut them out.

Please continue

  1. IXL - (explore Place Value, Skip Counting, TIme and Money)
  2. Starfall or ABCmouse

*Please return Yellow Workbook by March 26, 2018

Vocabulary Words for March

  1. sad
  2. hot
  3. happy
  4. cold
  5. hard
  6. soft
  7. a
  8. and
  9. what
  10. who
  11. with
  12. was

*VOCABULARY TEST - MARCH 29

Thanks

Reminders...

Hi Parents,

Reminders

  • It seems some families aren't receiving class messages.  As a reminder, Mrs. Layton sends out messages through the REMIND app, these messages will be about class events and volunteer information.  Occasionally, she may send important reminders as well, but you can find most of the information on here... the website.  Mrs. Gaskins can be reached at K_smlh@outlook.com .  Please send an email if you feel you haven't been receiving information.
  • Lost and Found items are kept in the classroom.  If you feel your child has lost items, please remind them to check the designated area. We all misplace things, Im sure whatever that is lost will be found in our classroom.
  • If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email.

Thanks

 

 

Marked Work...

Wooo!  Lots of marked work coming home today.  I know its a lot but we've been busy. Thanks for your patience.  Take sometime and view your child's work They have been learning a lot... 

Enjoy!

This Week in Kindergarten...

Hi Parents,

This week we will have our 1st Vocabulary Test, and Math Test. Kindergarten will focus on   

Math

  • Reviewing
  1. Comparing Numbers
  2. Making 10
  3. Addition + Subtraction - Number Bonds
  4. Word Problems
  5. Place Value
  6. Word Problems
  7. Geometry - Patterns

 Language Arts

  • Review Vocabulary (Test on Thursday)
  • Focus on
  1.  Short + Long I and O 
  2. What is Fiction/Non - Fiction
  3. Word Attack

Science and Social Studies

  1. Healthy Behaviors
  2. Food Safety Experiment 

Religion

  1. Prayers
  2. Sacraments 

On Friday, we will celebrate Dr. Seuss birthday with green eggs and ham during a.m. snack and create crafts inspired by some of his popular books.  

 

Meanwhile in Kindergarten...

Hello Parents!

This is a short week so we will be doing some reviewing in Math and Language Arts to prepare for our 1st ever Vocabulary Test as well as our Math Test which will have a little from each chapter we have covered. (Chapter 1-8)

Next month (March) will will be focusing on Money, Time and ending our school year with Measurement.  

HW #22 was sent home today. Always READ for 15 min and IXL for 10 mins

  • Handwriting
  • Sight words
  • Reading CVC
  • Reading simple sentences
  • Writing Numbers 1-20
  • Comparing sets/numbers
  • Story Problems

I also added extra practice according to their group rotation.

REMINDER! WE ARE RUNNING LOW ON TISSUE.  IF YOU CAN HELP, PLEASE SEND IN A BOX OR A PERSONAL PACK FOR YOUR CHILD. THANKS

VOCABULARY WORDS ARE

  1. BOY
  2. GIRL
  3. MAN
  4. WOMAN
  5. BABY
  6. TEACHER
  7. APPLE
  8. BED
  9. CAR
  10. DOLL
  11. HOUSE
  12. TABLE

If you would like to volunteer please email me or send a remind message to Mrs. Layton. Thanks

 

This week in Kindergarten!

Hi Parents,

This week, Kindergarten will continue to practice skills in Math, Language Arts, Social Studies and Science. Religion.

In Math we will continue

  • Comparing Sets
  • Exploring Ones and Tens
  • Story Problems
  • Review of Geometry, Addition and Subtraction during skill rotations.

In Language Arts we will continue

  • Consonants, and Vowels
  • Comprehension & Fluency
  • Sight Words
  • Intro to compound words
  • Reading simple sentences

In Science and Social Studies we will continue with our weather study by creating our own storm clouds. Family Science Experiment Project: Comparing Temperatures. Social Studies we will be focused on teamwork building skills.  Working together. 

Religion we will continue to focus on prayers and sacraments.  LENT and LOVE focus.

Upcoming Events

  • Valentines Day Exchange February 14th
  • In school field trip- Eric Energy Science group March 28th 

Curious about Scantron...

Kindergarten students have taken the test and everyone did their best. There are many factors that can effect the results of the test.

Scantron test are merely given to students at this age to familiarize them with the testing equipment; therefore making it less intimidating. From my understanding, as your child progresses through each question other questions may become harder and may not have been covered in class yet. (Money, Time and Measurement are planned for April, May.) 

The data is collected and given to the teacher for it to be used as a guide for differentiating instruction per each child. For Kindergarten, the way I understood is that the scores are not compared, however are used to prepare students to become better test takers.

Moving Forward

If you still need more information you can contact our school testing coordinator.  

I am currently still reviewing scores, I will send a letter home on areas to focus on with your child.

Thanks again for being so patient.

Our Week at a Glance...

Hi Parents!

Our Theme: FOOD 

  • Black History Month
  • Presidents Day
  • Valentines Day

Homework#20 will go home Monday February 5, 2018

In Math we will continue working on mastering comparing numbers 50-100, addition & subtraction, place value (ones and tens).  We will slowly go into skip counting and onto Measurement, Money and Time. 

In Language Arts we will continue building our letter, sight word recognition, sequencing, blending (beginning & ending sounds).  Sentence structure and reading and writing simple sentences and passages.

In Science we have been talking about the water cycle and created a mobile.  

Continue to practice in the Yellow Book (Please ignore pages referencing stories, the classroom books associated are lost or damaged) focus on writing, reading small stories with sight words and letter recognition. Short Vowels.

IXL practice is a must. Computers are up & running; therefore students are working with IXL in the class (20 min); more practice at home is highly encouraged. 

Last week was very busy the children enjoyed themselves and I as well.  Please check Daily Folders for any notes from teacher or office staff.  

Valentines Party: stay tuned

Remember any questions, please contact via email K_smlh@outlook.com or call the school. 

Thanks.

Our Week at a Glance...

Hi Parents!

So we have been busy, we have started math and literacy rotations/centers so far it’s been working out. We have technology and guided reading. So stay tuned for more...

 

We are running low on supplies

Pencils

Erasers

Glue sticks

Dry erase markers

 

January HW covered

Weeks 17-20 

Name Writing

CVC Words

Sight Words

Reading Simple Sentences/Concepts of Print (letter/word discrimination)

Writing numbers 1-20

Ways to make 10

Story problems

 

February HW will cover

Weeks 21-24 

CVC Words

Sight Words

Reading Simple Sentences/Concepts of Print (letter/word discrimination)

Writing numbers 1-20

Comparing Sets/Numbers

Story problems

If you see an asterisk at the top of your child’s HW they have been given extra practice to work (*extra practice to focus on. )

Please continue to practice in the yellow practice book as well as IXL (no more than an hr)

Read for 15 min

 

January 29- February 4 is Multicultural Week/Catholic Schools Week

Our class country is: Trinidad&Tobago

 

Our week at a Glance

 

Monday:

Minute To Win It! We chose Block Towers as a game to play and share with the rest of the school.

It’s Student Appreciation Day!

Mrs. Gaskins\ Ms. Lares has special treats for K.

 

Tuesday:

Multicultural Lunch - Families are invited ( but not required) to bring in a dish that represent their culture to share with others.

 

Wednesday:

Parent Appreciation Day! Pizza Lunch Parents are invited to have lunch with us. 12:00-1:00

 

Thursday:

Teacher Appreciation Day!

Food Pantry Tag Day! - bring in a can to dress down.

Multicultural Tasting: Our class will get to taste food from our Trinidad & Tobago

 

Friday:

Mass

Multicultural Tours - Our class will do a short presentation of fun facts about Trinidad & Tobago

We will have Soca music, moko jumbies and our own little Carnival going on....

 

Our presenters:

Olivia

Blake

Jonathan

Amelia

Joye