Kindergarten News: 3/4

Hi Parents,
We are off and reading with our Read-A-Thon! Today we will cozy up with some good books while we are in our PJ’s! It has been a huge thrill to see parents in the building again. 😊 Thank you for being guest readers and supporting our school-wide RAT. Challenge cards and reading logs are due Wednesday at 3:00. Please check your class newsletter and the PPE website for more details.

In guidance, Mrs. Twitchel introduced the kindergarten students to The Band-Aid Chicken! Ask your child to retell the story to you. We encourage you to talk with your child about the importance of being kind, accepting others, and resisting peer-pressure.

The Percy Priest Glitter Ball is tomorrow, March 5th! This is our biggest school fundraiser! It is also a wonderful way to connect with other families, enjoy a night out, and bid on wonderful items. Bidding on select items for our spring auction is now underway.  Place your bid for the Kindergarten Teacher Outing, enjoy takeout with Ms. Temple, have fun sliming Dr. Young, take Percy home for the weekend, and more!  Be sure to make your bids and check out all the items available at

Here’s what is coming up in kindergarten…

ELA: Essential Question: What makes a good story?
Focusing Questions: How do authors sequence events?
How do Module 2 texts build my knowledge of what makes a good story?
~With prompting and support, develop a story idea, including a character, setting, problem, response, and resolution
~Use a story map to identify story elements
~With prompting and support, write a sentence and create one illustration detailing the problem in their story
~Use phonetic spelling and upper and lowercase letters as appropriate to write sentences
~Demonstrate understanding of grade-level vocabulary
~Read, spell, and write “tricky words”
~Read and write high frequency sight words (Heart Words)
~Read grade level texts with purpose and understanding (Take-home readers)
D.E.A.R. Time- Drop Everything and READ!!

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

Upcoming Dates
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

Thanks for ALL you do!
K Team

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