Kindergarten News: 4/14

Hello Families!

This week we wrote an informative paragraph about Benjamin Franklin’s inventions. We continued practicing how to read and spell words with digraphs, blends, and double consonants. In math, we learned about money- specifically the penny, nickel, dime and quarter. We discussed and explored plants, how they grow, the different parts, and even planted our own seeds!

-We’re going on a field trip to the Zoo! Wednesday, April 26th we will go on a fun adventure to the Nashville Zoo. Please check your student’s Friday folder for the permission slip and pay online. The cost is $6 per student. Parents are welcome to join us. Please indicate if you plan on coming on your student’s permission slip. More details are to come on parents joining us! The zoo has some specific guidelines we will detail closer to time. Details to pay are below.

To pay for field trips:

  • Go to and click “Register”
  • Once registered, you will be able to add your students. Go ahead and add all your PPE students for future field trip payments!
  • 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”
  • The rest of the questions are just your student’s information!
  • 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.
  • Please email if you have any problems!

-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:
-April 21st- Tennis Social
-April 26th- Zoo Field Trip

ELA Module Learning Goals

Knowledge Goals
-Understand the difference between the past and the present.
-Identify how aspects of life in America—specifically, home life, school life, transportation, and communication—have changed.
-Describe key details about how the topics of home, school, transportation, and communication have changed over time.
-Understand how a main topic or topic statement is supported by key details.

Reading Goals
-Identify the main topic of the text, and retell the key details that support that main topic.
-Understand and describe the connection between two pieces of information in a text.
-Identify the author and illustrator in a text, and describe their roles in communicating information in a text.

Writing Goals
-Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to respond to a prompt and supply information about a topic.
-Engage in shared research and writing projects by exploring multiple texts on the same topic.
-Collect evidence from the texts, and use it support responses to a prompt.

Speaking and Listening Goals
-Ask and answer questions in order to clarify information.
-Use drawings to provide additional detail when speaking.

Language Goals
-Produce and expand sentences using frequently occurring nouns and verbs, including regular plural nouns.
-Capitalize the word I in a sentence.
-Spell words phonetically, drawing on sound-letter relationships.

Math Unit Goals
-Students identify, describe, and compare coins.

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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