Kindergarten News 8/12

Hi Parents,
We had a GREAT first week of school! We are so excited for an amazing year together!
This past week, the children were introduced to the learning structures of our new reading series, Wit and Wisdom. This curriculum builds knowledge of key topics in history, science, and literature through the study of excellent texts. By reading and responding to stories and nonfiction texts, we will build strong routines for ELA.

-Please send in headphones for your student if you haven’t already.
-A peanut free snack and water bottle should be sent each day.
-We love celebrating birthdays! Students can celebrate at school by bringing in individually wrapped, prepackaged treats. Please no cupcakes. Please coordinate with your teacher if your child’s birthday falls on a weekend, break, or day we are not in school.

ELA: ESSENTIAL QUESTION: How does reading help us learn?
Students will…
-Read, enjoy, and analyze literary texts and visual art.
-Experience Wit & Wisdom’s lesson structure.
-Engage with Focusing Questions, Content Framing Questions and Craft Questions.
-Practice and reflect on instructional routines and strategies.
-Develop classroom culture and construct systems for a knowledge-building, text-focused community.

MATH: Math in Our World
-Students recognize numbers and quantities in their world.
-Explore and use math tools.
-Share mathematical ideas with a partner.
-Recognize and name groups of up to 4 objects and images without counting.
-Answer “are there enough” questions.
-Count groups of up to 10 objects.

Social/Emotional Learning (SEL)
-Demonstrate and awareness of my emotions
-Understand and use strategies for managing my emotions and behavior constructively
-Demonstrate awareness and consideration of other people’s emotions, perspectives, and social cues

Upcoming Dates
August 18- Open House K-1 @ 5:30-6:30, 2-4 @ 6:30-7:30

Thanks for ALL you do!
-Kindergarten Teachers 😊

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