Kindergarten News: 1/14

Hi Parents,
Happy New Year!!

This past week, we “hit the ground running” and have quickly returned to the wonderful routine of school! We enjoyed sharing about the winter holidays and the unexpected treat of a snow day! Sounds like everyone had a restful and enjoyable break.

Mrs. Twitchel is having guidance classes with our kiddos! She is teaching our children the Safe at Last Curriculum on personal safety. Ask your child, “Who is Beasley?” “Can you name the safe adults in your home, school, and community?”

Take Home Readers will go home next week! Children will have the opportunity to independently choose books on their level to read to YOU! An informational letter will accompany your child’s “book bag,” along with a reading log to keep track of their reading. The letter will also include additional strategies to support your reader at home. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have additional questions.


Percy Priest Clubs will begin this semester! Please check your child’s Friday folder for all the exciting after-school offerings! Flyers can also be found online through the school eblast. Reserve your child’s spot ASAP! ?

Here’s what is coming up in kindergarten…

ELA: Essential Question: What makes a good story?
Focusing Questions: How do authors create characters?
~With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text
~With prompting and support, identify characters, setting, and major events in a story
~Capitalize the first word in a sentence
~Recognize and name end punctuation
~Students will begin to listen for consonant clusters (blends) at the beginning of words
~Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic
~Read and write high frequency sight words (Heart Words)
~Read grade level texts with purpose and understanding

~Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities.
~Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1).

Social Studies
~Identify and discuss the following holidays, and analyze why we celebrate them: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Social/Emotional Learning (SEL)
~Demonstrate awareness and consideration of other people’s emotions, perspectives, cultures, and celebrations
~Develop and model effective decision-making skills to deal responsibly with social situations

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, January 17th- No School, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Wednesday, January 19th- Navigator Day
  • Thursday, January 20th-PTO Meeting at JT Moore at 6:00

Yearbooks for the 21-22 school year can be ordered now.  Please visit to order today.

Thanks for all you do!
K Team









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