This Week in Kindergarten
April 25th - April 29th
This week in LA we will continue to work on our SuperKids unit on the letter Mm. We will be working on reading/writing words that begin and end with the /m/ sound. Our newest memory word is the word for. We will also continue to work on opinion writing.
This week in math we'll be continuing to work in our 2D Shapes unit. We'll focus on rectangles, trapezoids and pentagons this week. We will be incorporating writing into our math lessons by writing what each shape would say if it could talk. For example, the circle might say, "I have 0 sides and 0 vertices". We will continue to review addition/subtraction, graphing, numbers to 120 and time during our morning routine and during our math warm-up time.
This week in religion we'll work on a unit on the Fruits of the Spirit. Our introduction to the Fruits of the Spirit will be a read aloud story titled Pups of the Spirit. Each day we'll focus on a different Fruit of the Spirit. This week each student will make their own Fruits of the Spirit puzzle and we'll focus on love, joy and peace. There are several great demonstrations that go along with this unit! Be sure to ask your child about our lesson each day! We will also be working on writing and typing (Computer Lab) the Glory Be prayer this week.
This week in science we'll finish up our Earth Day writing booklets. We will also continue with our discussion on plants and take a look plant parts and their "job". In our current science unit we've focused on the following:
- God created the world
- In our world there are living and nonliving things
- Living things can be grouped into plants and animals
- All living things have needs
- Many living things depend on other living things
- One of the main connections we've made include plants need carbon dioxide and animals need oxygen.........plants release oxygen and animals release carbon dioxide. We've also discuss the food chain and the interdependent relationships within it.
Notes & Announcements:
School CLOSED Tuesday: School will be closed on Tuesday. Our school will be a polling location and Faculty & Staff will be on retreat for the day.
Friday Flyer Info: Please make sure to look over the Friday Flyer each week as it contains LOTS of information on school-wide events/activities. The most recent Friday Flyer contains information on Wacky Tacky Day and the "Motel Box" Community Outreach Project.
End of the Year Picnic: Information for the EOY Kindergarten Picnic will be coming home in early May. Below is a brief schedule that will be sent home in hard copy in May. Please Note: Kindergarten students WILL NOT come to school on June 3rd. They will report with families directly to the park. Family members and younger siblings are welcome to attend the celebration!
- Arrival: 10:00-11:00
- K Performance of Songs and "Diplomas": 11:00-11:30
- BYO Picnic Lunch: 11:30-12:00(ish)
- Free Play: 12:00-2:00 (Families can head out as needed anytime after lunch)
Have a wonderful week!
Happy Playing, Laughing & Learning!