Welcome to Kindergarten!

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This is where I will be updating important information and posting Newsletters. I’m looking forward to what this year will bring. Curious about what we’ll be doing this year? Take a look at a summary of the scope of the year here: Soaring to Success!

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Kinder News Week 22

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Valentine’s Week was busy and successful, and there’s a lot of excitement for this week too! On Tuesday February 20th, we will have our 100th day of school! We will be doing 100 themed activities all day in celebration. The kiddos are super excited!

Literacy:

  • Heart Words: “give” “make” “new”
  • Focus Letter/Sounds: Gg and Sh/Ch/Th/Ph words
  • Writing: Opinion

Math:

  • Compare within 10
  • 100’s Math
  • Circle Person
  • iReady/KinderTEK

Reminders:

  • Reading Logs due on Wednesday
  • Full Day Friday 2/23
  • Box Tops please! =)

Thanks and have a great week!

Ms. St. Louis

Kinder News Week 21

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It’s Valentine’s Week! The students are so excited about our Valentine’s Day Party we are having on Wednesday. Here’s what else we have in store for this week:

Literacy:

  • Heart Words: “play” “them” and “say”
  • Focus Letter: Ii
  • Writing: Opinion “I like _____ best because….”

Math:

  • Compare within 10
  • Valentine Heart Math
  • iReady and KinderTEK

Reminders:

  • If you’re planning on bringing in Valentine Cards, please send them in no later than Wednesday.
  • Bring in your box tops~
  • I will be gone 1/2 Day on Monday 2/12/18. Ms. Adams will be our guest teacher!
  • Reading Logs due Wednesday
  • Early Release Friday 2/16

I’m looking forward to a great week!

Best,

Ms. St. Louis

Kinder News Week 20

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Week 20?! How did we get this far so fast? Here’s what’s ahead this week:

Literacy:

  • Heart Words: “they” “soon” “up”
  • Focus letter: Review Aa, Nn, Ff, Bb
  • Word Building: Words with a
  • Introducing “H brother sounds”: Wh, Th, Sh and Ch
  • Writing: Love is…

Math:

  • Compare Numbers within 10
  • New Game: Spin and cover with shapes (trapezoid, triangles, rhombus and hexagon)
  • Shape Study: Circle

Reminders:

  • Reading Logs Please!
  • We are really short on snacks. I bought snacks for last week, but any donations for this week would be greatly appreciated!
  • This Friday is a Full Day Friday

That’s all folks! See you around the Riverbend!

Best,

Ms. St. Louis

Kinder News Week 19

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Hi Families,

Your kindergarteners rocked their iReady Diagnostics! Now they will have tailored lessons on the class iPads that tracks their growth specifically. When it is not their turn on the iPad, they will be in a small group with me or doing math games with a partner. Math is so exciting these days!!

This is what we have this week:

Literacy:

  • Heart Words: “for” “here”
  • Focus Letter: Bb
  • Writing: Lists, -ing and opinion

Math:

  • Working within 10
  • Counting by 10’s to 100
  • Shape Study: Circle
  • iPads: iReady, and KinderTEK

Reminders:

  • We have PE on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please have your student wear sneakers/athletic shoes. If your child does not have that style, any closed toed shoe will be fine.
  • We would love some snacks! Granola bars, fruit snacks, cereal or crackers please!
  • I will be sending home a paper letter about Valentine’s Day on Wednesday. Watch for it in your student’s folder!
  • Reading Logs are due Wednesday. I have been receiving these from about 6 students weekly, let’s see if we can increase that number this week!

Thanks all- Have a great week!

Best,

Ms. St. Louis

Kinder News Week 18

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Hello Families!

This week we have a lot planned, as usual. We are starting a PE program called “Healthy Moves” that will last 8 weeks. Professional trainers are coming in to teach us some fun routines and games to help us get strong and healthy!

Literacy:

  • Heart Words: “that””your””who”
  • Focus Letter: Ff
  • Writing: Opinions!

Math:

  • New iPad app: KinderTEK (super fun!)
  • Working within 10
  • iReady Diagnostic (math curriculum)

Reminders:

  • Reading Logs due Wednesday
  • Box Tops Please if you have them!
  • Early Release Friday this week 1/26

We have been relearning and revisiting classroom and community expectations lately, especially being kind to one another. There has been a lot of arguing in our classroom when it comes to sharing/taking turns during our recess and choice times. Talk to your kindergartener about sharing, or being flexible with classmates. Your students had lots of great ideas on Friday about what it looks like to be kind to someone! They are such sweethearts, just need some reminding every once in awhile about taking care of each other. 😉

Have a great week!

Best,

Ms. St. Louis