Mrs. Munson's
Kindergarten News
 Week of May 2-6, 2016

We’ll have a busy week as we do our end-of-the-year DIBELS and MAP testing. Our morning schedule will be a little off on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday while we’re working to complete those assessments.

What We’re Learning

Reading: Our class will read two folk tales, The Little Red Hen and Chicken Little. We will practice retelling the story and identify the moral (lesson) of each story. In phonics, we will begin working on the long vowel_silent e spelling pattern. This week we will learn a_e (mneomic cue: “a_e: Bake a cake) and i_e (“i_e: In a while, crocodile!) Also this week, we’ll begin our alphabet countdown to the last day of school! We will begin on Tuesday with the letter Z, and keep working backwards through the alphabet until we get to A on the last day of school.

Writing: We will continue to work on opinion writing and persuasive writing. We are also exploring different forms of writing.

Math: We’ll finish up addition stories, and at the end of the week, we’ll begin working on subtraction. It is hard to believe, but I will be starting end-of-the-year basic skills assessments (counting, number recognition, and number writing) with individual students.


Campbells Labels/Box Tops for Education: Our annual soup label/box top drive is in progress. If you collect labels and box tops all year, now is the time to send them in! J

Reading Logs: Remember to track reading minutes for the Bikes for Books drawing! We are down to the last few weeks! Two lucky kindergartners (a boy and a girl) will win bikes at the end of the year.

Coming Events

Thursday, May 5: 4th quarter progress reports go home. Please check your child’s folder.

Tuesday, May 10: No school. Staff development/school improvement day.

Tuesday, May 24: K-2 field trip to the Bing Crosby Theater to watch CYT’s performance of “Seussical: The Musical.” A permission form was sent home last week; please return it as soon as possible. If you need another, please send a note in your child’s folder.

Friday, May 27, and Monday, May 30: No school. Memorial Day holiday.

Thursday, June 9: Kindergarten promotion celebration. More information will be coming!

Friday, June 10: Last day of school. Early release at 11 a.m. No lunch will be served.