Kindergarten News: 1/13

Happy New Year!

We’ve had a great start to the semester! Your students came back with so much energy and are eager to get back in the swing of things. We read “The Little Red Hen” this week and discussed story elements- characters, setting, problem, and resolution. We are working on consonant clusters and reading simple stories. A consonant cluster consists of two or more consonant sounds, one after another, without an intervening vowel sound. These are also referred to as blends. In math, we are composing and decomposing numbers within 10.


-Since the weather is getting colder, please send your student to school with a jacket each day. We go outside for recess each day and want them to be nice and warm outside!

-One peanut free snack and filled water bottle should be sent each day.

-Students should come to school in SSA each day. SSA includes navy, black, and khaki bottoms. Dresses and jumpers can be any solid color. Shirts can be any solid color with a collar. PPE t-shirts and sweatshirts can be worn any day of the week. PPE athletic shorts and skorts can be worn on Fridays.

Upcoming Dates:
– January 16th- MLK Day- no school
– January 31st- Navigator Day

ELA Module Learning Goals
Knowledge Goals:
– Identify the differences among the seasons and how they affect life on the farm.
– Describe key details about different farm animals, including how they help humans.
– Retell classic folktales featuring farm animal characters, using various story elements as a guide.
– Understand the elements that make up a narrative and how these elements work together to create a cohesive story.

Reading Goals:
– Retell familiar stories, describing major events in the order that they occur.
– Describe stories’ characters, setting, and major events, including problem, responses to the problem, and resolution.
– Compare and contrast the experiences of characters in familiar stories.

Writing Goals:
– Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to respond to a prompt and supply information about a topic.
– Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate several linked events in the order that they occurred.
– Use digital recording to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
– Collect evidence from the texts and use it support responses to a prompt.
Speaking & Listening Goals:
– Speak clearly and audibly with a strong voice.
– Demonstrate active listening by engaging in conversations and reacting to the responses of peers.

Language Goals:
– Produce and expand sentences using frequently occurring nouns and verbs as well as prepositions.
– Write the letters that represent most phonemes, and apply them to their own writing and drawing.
– Expand understanding of word meanings through discussion, real-life connections, and sorting common objects into categories.

K.5 Composing and Decomposing Numbers to 10
Unit Goals
– Students compose and decompose numbers within 10.

Section A Goals
– Compose and decompose numbers up to 9 in more than 1 way.
– Write expressions to represent decompositions.

Social/Emotional Learning (SEL)
– 3A. Demonstrate awareness and consideration of other people’s emotions, perspectives, and social cues.
– 3B. Exhibit civic responsibility in multiple settings.
– 3C. Demonstrate an awareness and respect for human dignity, including culture and differences.

Thanks for ALL you do!

-Kindergarten Teachers 😊

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