Kindergaten Monthly Newsletters

What are our Kindergarteners up to? Take a look to find out!

Important Dates & Reminders

Important Dates

  • January 16- NO SCHOOL
  • January 25- EARLY RELEASE
  • January 26- NO SCHOOL
  • January 27- NO SCHOOL

     

Reminders

  • If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to your child's teacher via email or talking points
  • If your child is in need of a winter coat, please let their teacher know.

See what our Kindergarteners are learning.

January

Language Arts

WHAT ARE WE LEARNING

  • Learning to read and recognize high frequency words.
  • Phonetically sounding out words when spelling. 
  • The difference between fiction and nonfiction texts.
  • Make predictions about stories. 
  • Identify the beginning, middle and end of a story. 
  • Adding details to writing.

 

HOME PRACTICES

  • Practice sounding out words that are unknown.
  • Practice writing first and last names.
  • Practice writing a story about something they experienced. 
  • Ask child questions about a story they read or you read 
    • “What was your favorite part?”
    • “What was the main idea of the story?”

Math

WHAT ARE WE LEARNING

  • Counting forward to 31
  • Read/write numbers 0-20
  • Count how many are in a set up to 20. 
  • Understanding Part Whole relationships.
  • Composing and decomposing numbers to 5.

 

HOME PRACTICES

  • Practice counting toys.
  • Practice writing their numbers.
  • Practice putting together two sets of numbers. 
    • 2 socks and 3 shirts, how many pieces of clothing?

Science & Social Studies

WHAT ARE WE LEARNING

  • Community Helpers, different jobs that make up a community.
  • Identifying places and objects on a map.
  • Living vs. NonLiving things–what does a living thing need to survive?
  • Studying daily weather patterns.
  • Learn about seasons and the changes in weather. 

 

HOME PRACTICES

  • Ask your child about a community job they learned in school.
  • Have your child look or listen to the daily weather forecast. 
    • Ask them if they will need a jacket, raincoat or an umbrella that day. 
  • Have your child keep a weather chart or journal at home.

AAP Curriculum & Strategies

A few of the AAP curriculum and strategies that kindergarten students have engaged in this month are: Plus, Minus, Interesting. Ask your child more about which strategies they engaged within their classroom in this month.

1st Quarter (November, October, & September)

Lanuage Arts

November

WHAT ARE WE LEARNING

  • Building letter and sound knowledge of p, ch,u, b, r, f, w,  r, e, and n
  • Building Routines and Procedures for Word Study
  • Listening and comprehension
  • Understanding the connection between letters and their sounds
  • Practicing drawing pictures about real life

 

HOME PRACTICES

  • Identify letters in their names
  • Ask beginning sounds of things around the house
  • Ask questions about their day
  • Read books to your child  
  • Ask them about what you just read. 
  • For example: “What happened in the story?”

October

WHAT ARE WE LEARNING

  • Build letter and sound knowledge of g,m,l,ht,i,j,k
  • Building Routines and Procedures for Word Study
  • Listening and comprehension
  • Begin to understand that letters make sounds
  • Practice drawing pictures about real life

 

HOME PRACTICES

  • Practice identify letters in their names
  • Ask beginning sounds of things around the house
  • Ask questions about their day
  • Read books to your child 
  • Ask them about what you just read. 
  • For example: “What happened in the story?”

September

WHAT ARE WE LEARNING

  • Letter Learning with Names
  • Building Routines and Procedures for Word Study
  • Listening and comprehension
  • Begin to understand that letters make sounds

 

HOME PRACTICES

  • Practice identify letters in their names
  • Ask beginning sounds of things around the house
  • Ask questions about their day
    • Read books to your child 
    • Ask them about what you just read. 
    • For example: “What happened in the story?”

 

Math

November

WHAT ARE WE LEARNING

  • Creating and extending patterns
  • Read and write numbers 0-20
  • Identify the number before and after a given number
  • Counting to 30
  • Count backwards from 10
  • Explaining our thinking mathematically 

 

HOME PRACTICES

  • Practice counting
  • Count items around the house or toys
  • Identify patterns in the real world
  • Practice writing numbers

October

WHAT ARE WE LEARNING

  • Exploring math tools
  • Read and Write Numbers 0-10
  • Identify the number before and after a given number
  • Counting to 20
  • Count backwards from 10
  • Explaining our thinking mathematically 

 

HOME PRACTICES

  • Practice counting
  • Count items around the house or toys
  • Identify patterns in the real world
  • Practice writing numbers

September

WHAT ARE WE LEARNING

  • Exploring math tools
  • Sorting by size, shape, color
  • Patterns 
  • Counting 
  • Explaining our thinking mathematically 

 

HOME PRACTICES

  • Practice counting
  • Sort laundry or toys
  • Identify patterns in the real world

Social Studies & Science

November

WHAT ARE WE LEARNING

  • 3 R’s: Respect self, others and property
  • Making Choices
  • Change over time
  • Holidays & traditions
  • Maps & globes
  • Making observations
  • Living & non-living
  • Weather
  • Animal needs

October

WHAT ARE WE LEARNING

  • Good Citizenship
  • 3 R’s: Respect self, others and property
  • Making Choices
  • Change Over TIme
  • Be able to describe locations of people, places and things
  • Making Observations
  • Squirrels 
  • Ants
  • Pumpkins

 

HOME PRACTICES

  • Practice respect  self, others and property
  • Give your child tasks to do around the household. 
    • Practice  independency 
  • Go on a nature walk. 
    • Talk about what you observed.
    • What senses did you use?
  • Discuss making good choices.

September

WHAT ARE WE LEARNING

  • Good Citizenship
  • 3 R’s: Respect self, others and property
  • Making Choices
  • Change Over TIme
  • Be able to describe locations of people, places and things
  • Making Observations
  • 5 senses 
  • Shadows 
  • Pumpkins

 

HOME PRACTICES

  • Practice respect  self, others and property
  • Give your child tasks to do around the household. 
    • Practice  independency 
  • Go on a nature walk. 
    • Talk about what you observed.
    • What senses did you use?
  • Discuss making good choices.