This Week in Kindergarten
February 8th - February 12th
This week in LA we'll be catching up, reviewing and finishing up our SuperKids unit on the letter Ff. We will also meet our next SuperKid, Ettabetta and begin to work on the vowel Ee. Our focus for the letter Ee will be the short /e/ sound as a beginning and middle sound. We will be working on changing beginning, middle and ending sounds to make new words. For example: Students will be given a word such as dog and have to change it to the word log by changing one letter. They will then have to change the word log to the word leg by changing one letter and so on.
Much like in LA, we will spend time this week in math catching up and reviewing our addition and subtraction skills. We will be reviewing representing a sum in different ways and building fact fluency. On Friday we will work on a fun sorting and addition activity with conversation hearts!
This week in religion we will start the week focusing on Lent. We will attend Ash Wednesday mass with our 8th Grade buddies at 9:00. We will be using the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar as part of our Lent focus to help the class understand that just as the caterpillar changes and grows in the story, Lent is a time to focus on growing and changing to become closer to God. We will also be learning about the Stations of the Cross and the Resurrection story during Lent. Toward the end of this week we will continue our People of the Bible unit by reviewing Noah, Moses, Abraham, and David and reading about Daniel and Peter.
This week during Social Studies we'll continue with our US Symbols unit. We've started our unit by discussing the American Flag and will continue this week with the Bald Eagle. We'll also be using this unit to work on our informative writing skills by completing our My US Symbols book.
Notes & Announcements:
Monday, February 8th: School IS in session on Monday. Due to the change in schedule Hot Lunch will not be available. There will be no Howard Co bus service. The AOB bus and Before/After Care is available.
Rachel's Friends $2.00 Free Dress Friday! Students may wear free dress on Friday for a $2.00 donation. All money collected will be donated to Marian House in Baltimore.
Rachel's Friends Change Challenge: Kindergarten is also participating in the Change Challenge to raise additional money for the Marian House in Baltimore. Loose change donations will be collected through Friday. Thank You to everyone that's already sent change our way!
Mark Your Calendars:
May 5th - Mother's Day Celebration (2:00-3:00)
May 13th - Spring Field Trip (Carrie Murray Nature Center)
June 3rd - End of the Year Celebration at Patapsco State Park (This date could change depending on number of snow days throughout winter - I will relay any changes ASAP)
Have a wonderful week!
Happy Playing, Laughing & Learning!