Hi Parents,
Our first Navigator Day of 2022 was a huge success! The children learned a great deal about the impact and legacy of a great hero, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In our class discussions, we shared how we can keep Dr. King’s dream alive by serving others, standing up for what is right, and treating everyone with fairness and respect. It is beautiful to witness these principles on display in our classrooms and throughout our school.

Take Home Readers went home with your child this past week! I hope you enjoyed listening to your reader use those important reading strategies to decode and fluently read & comprehend their books. New books will go home each Monday and should be returned the following Thursday. Make sure you fill out the reading log and return it each week. Thank you for your support.

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
~Describe characters using adjectives and text evidence
~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
~Read and write high frequency sight words (Heart Words)
~Read grade level texts with purpose and understanding- Take Home Readers

Math
~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).

Science
~Participate in shared research- Arctic Animals
~Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which students name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic

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
February 7th- 100th Day of School! (More information to come)
February 8th- Progress Reports Issued February 14th- Valentine’s Day Class Parties (More information to come) February 18th- No School February 22nd-March 9th- Read-A-Thon Kick-Off (More information to come)

Yearbooks for the 21-22 school year can be ordered now.  Please visit https://www.Jostens.com/2022yearbook to order today.

Thanks for ALL you do!
K Team