Kindergarten News: 11/18

Hello Families!

We started a new study on farms! We are learning about different animals on farms, what they do, and how they sound. We began our study of addition and subtraction. Students should be able to read and form simple words in the consonant, vowel, consonant pattern using the letters listed above and m, a, g, I, c, d, o, t, n, h, s, v, z, p, e, and f.


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

-Please label all clothing with your student’s name. Many students have PPE Spirit wear and we want to ensure it gets home with the correct student.

-Additionally, please help your student practice buttoning, snapping, or zipping their coats independently. As the weather begins getting cooler jackets are necessary during arrival, dismissal, and recess. Students putting on and taking off coats independently is a big time saver!

-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:
– November 23rd-25th- Thanksgiving Break

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. 4 Understanding Addition and Subtraction

Unit Goals
– Students relate counting to addition and solve addition and subtraction story problems within 10.

Section A Goals
– Understand addition as putting together and subtraction as taking from.

Social/Emotional Learning (SEL) 
– Demonstrate an awareness of my emotions.
– Demonstrate an awareness of my personal qualities and interests.
– Demonstrate an awareness of my strengths and limitations.
– Demonstrate a sense of personal responsibility and advocacy.

Thanks for ALL you do!

-Kindergarten Teachers 😊

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