Kindergarten News: 2/18

Hi Parents,
It was another busy week in kindergarten! We started our week by celebrating Valentine’s Day. The kiddos really enjoyed giving and receiving valentines! Thank you for sending in items for our afternoon celebration. We appreciate your generosity!

Next week the Used Book Sale begins! This is a very inexpensive way to add lots of books to your child’s home library, just in time for Read-A-Thon! Please read your class newsletter for shopping days and details!

Here’s what is coming up in kindergarten…
ELA: Essential Question: What makes a good story?

Focusing Questions: How do authors sequence events?
~Ask and answer questions about key details in a story
~With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details
~With prompting and support, identify story elements
~With prompting and support, identify the problem, responses to the problem, and the resolution in stories
~Identify the beginning, middle, and end of a story
~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)
~Compare and contrast Abraham Lincoln and George Washington

~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 18th- No School, Teacher Planning & Teacher Requested Conference Day
~February 22nd-24th- Used Book Sale
~February 24th- School-Wide Navigator Day
~February 25th- Read-A-Thon Begins at 8:00 (Check your child’s Friday folder or the PPE Website for details)
~March 4th- Pajama Day
~March 5th- Glitter Ball, Silent Auction
~March 9th- Read-A-Thon ends at 3:00
~March 11th- Favorite Book Character Dress Up Day, Half-Day (11:30 dismissal)
~March 14th-18th- Spring Break

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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