Kindergarten News: 1/27

Hello Families!

This week we continued to discuss story elements- characters, setting, problem, and resolution. We read “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” and compared villains with “The Three Little Pigs.” We are continuing to work on retelling events in order. We are working on consonant clusters and reading simple stories and decodable readers. In math, we are composing and decomposing numbers within 10 and creating story problems.


-Navigator Day is Tuesday, January 31st. Please send your student to school in their red field trip shirt.

-Friday, February 3rd is the 100th day of school! We are excited to celebrate. 😊 Students can dress up as 100 year olds if they would like to!

-We are headed to the Nashville Children’s Theater on February 7th! We are seeing Llama Llama Red Pajama. The cost is $12 per student. Due to limited seating, parents will not be able to attend. Below are the steps to pay for the field trip.

To pay for field trips:
1. Go to and click “Register”
2. Once registered, you will be able to add your students. Go ahead and add all your PPE students for future field trip payments!
3. In order to add a student, the first question is:
Type in the School Board name and select one from the list
Ours is “Metro Nashville Public Schools”
4. The rest of the questions are just your student’s information!
5. Once your students have been added, you will see “Items” listed across the top.  When you click, you should see all of your children’s names and what field trips are available for payment.
6. Please email if you have any problems!

-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 31st- Navigator Day
  • February 3rd- 100th day of school
  • February 7th- Field trip to Nashville Children’s Theater

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 C Goals
-For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10 when added to the given number.

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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