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Kindergarten News: 2/11

Hi Parents,
We had a busy week in kindergarten! Thank you for helping us celebrate the 100th day of school! The children joined in a school-wide parade to show their 100th day style! You can imagine it took awhile with the canes and walkers! 😊 Each class participated in a variety of 100th day literacy and math activities throughout the day. See if your child can count to 100 by 1’s, 5’s & 10’s.

For Valentine’s Day, we are asking each child to make a Valentine card for every child in their classroom & one personalized box to collect their cards/treats. Your child’s teacher has communicated party needs. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Mrs. Twitchel’s guidance lesson is on Staying Safe. She shares ways for children to stay safe if they get lost in a public place & what to do if approached by a stranger. You may reinforce these safety skills at home.
Here’s what is coming up in kindergarten…

ELA: Essential Question: What makes a good story?

Focusing Questions: How do authors sequence events?
~With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details
~With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories
~With prompting and support, identify the problem, responses to the problem, and the resolution in stories
~Demonstrate understanding of grade-level vocabulary
~Capitalize the first word in a sentence
~Recognize and name end punctuation
~Read, spell, and write one syllable words with initial or final consonant blends and digraphs
~Read and write high frequency sight words (Heart Words)
~Read grade level texts with purpose and understanding (Take Home Readers)

Social Studies
~Participate in shared research (Presidents)

Math
~Add and subtract within 10 to solve contextual problems using objects or drawings to represent the problem

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
~Use positive communication and social skills to interact effectively with others

Upcoming Dates
– Black History Month at PPE (Feb. 1st-March 4th)
– February 14th- Valentine’s Day Class Parties
– February 18th- No School, Teacher Planning & Teacher Requested Conference Day
– February 22nd-24th- Used Book Sale
– February 22nd-March 9th- Read-A-Thon Kick-Off (More information to come)
– March 5th- Glitter Ball, Silent Auction
– March 11th- Half-Day March 14th-18th- Spring Break

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

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