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Kindergarten News 5/6

Hi Parents,
Our Cinco de Mayo celebration was incredible! The children really enjoyed themselves (and the chips and salsa). 😊 They looked wonderful in their festive clothing and colors. Thanks to Señora Trujillo for organizing this event!

Thank you so much for the flowers, cards, gifts, and many tokens of appreciation this past week! We know we are blessed to work at an incredible school with supportive families and amazing children. Your thoughtfulness and generosity mean a lot!

We hope your child has shared with you about their Fourth Grade Buddy. This special, year-long friendship has helped each kindergarten child bond with a fourth- grade student. Through these weekly visits, “K” kiddos have shared their feelings, laughed, talked, read, played games and puzzles, listened to stories, and have reaped the benefits of having an “older PPE Tiger” spend time with them! We have two more buddy activities planned before we close out the school year.

Here’s what we are learning in kindergarten…

Essential Question: How has life in America changed over time?
Focusing Question: How did Benjamin Franklin’s inventions make life in America easier?

~Ask and answer questions about words and pictures
~With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text
~Identify the main topic and key details
~Examine how illustrations add more detail to informative writing
~Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic
~With guidance and support from adults, gather information from provided sources to answer a question
~Participate in shared research and writing projects
~Use correct end punctuation
~Write friendly letters
~Spell and write words phonetically, drawing on sound-letter relationships
~Read decodable text that incorporates the letter-sound correspondences that have been taught, with purpose and understanding
~Demonstrate understanding of grade-level vocabulary
~Read, write, and spell high frequency sight words and “tricky words”
~Read grade level texts with purpose and understanding

Math

~Fluently add and subtract within 10

Social Studies

America Then and Now

Upcoming Dates

~May 10th- PTO Meeting, 6:00
~May 18th- Field Day 10:00-12:00 (volunteers are welcome)
~May 20th Spring Sing (for 2nd-4th grade parents)
~May 23rd- Kindergarten Awards @ 8:15 (please check your child’s newsletter for details)
~May 26th- Last Day of School, 11:30 dismissal

Thank you for ALL your support!
K Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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