Mrs. Munson's
Kindergarten News
Week of September 29-October 3, 2014

What We’re Learning

Reading: Names and colors will be our themes this week. We will read several stories and rhymes with predictable language with names in them, and we’ll practice reading with our own names substituted. For example, when we read “Mary Wore Her Red Dress” we will substitute a child’s name and clothing. We will also read some poems about color and learn to recognize color words.

Writing: We continue to work on basic strokes needed for correct letter formation. This week I will be introducing our monthly writing journals. In the beginning, journal writing is fairly structured; but as the year goes on they take much more ownership for what they write and how often they choose journal writing.

Math: The kids are doing a great job paying attention to math lessons and using math workbooks! They caught on so quickly that they even got to do part of Friday’s lesson independently! This week we will work on counting with 1:1 correspondence and comparing sets using the terms equal, more than, or less than.

Things to Work On

·         Writing names (beginning with a capital letter; all other letters should be lower case)

·         Identifying/naming letters. Begin with the letters in your child’s name.

·         Reading to/reading with your child for at least 20 minutes a day.

 

Announcements

With cooler weather setting in, we start getting a lot of coats left on the playground. Please be sure your child’s name is clearly written inside his/her coat, so that it can be returned to its owner if it’s left outside.

 

Coming Events

Wednesday, October 8: Early release at 11 a.m. for staff development. No lunch will be served.

Monday, October 13: No school. Teacher inservice day.

Thursday, October 16: Fall Writing Day. This is a district assessment given in the fall and spring which shows writing growth over the school year and from one year to the next.