Mrs. Munson's
Kindergarten News
Week of December 1-5, 2014


What We’re Learning

Reading: This week we will learn the sounds /f/, /v/, /z/, /p/, and /e/ (short vowel sound). We’ll be doing a lot of review in our small groups. This week we’ll read several versions of Gingerbread Man stories. We will chart story elements for each story so that we can compare and contrast them all at the end of the week. Then we’ll vote on our favorite.

Writing: In Writer’s Workshop, we’re still increasing our writing stamina. This week we will work on adding words to our pictures. This begins by stretching out the word and writing the sounds we hear/know.

Math: We’ll begin the next chapter in our curriculum, which is on collecting, organizing, and interpreting data. We will graph our favorite Gingerbread Man story. Each student will also make a glyph, which is a picture that represents specific information; then we’ll organize our glyphs in different ways based on the information we want. 



Brr! It’s cold outside! Please be sure your child has appropriate clothing for the weather, including a heavy coat and gloves. 

Coming Events

December 8-12: Santa’s Secret Shop sponsored by PTO in the library. We will visit once as a class, then students may go over during recesses to shop.

Wednesday, December 10: Early release at 11 a.m. for staff development. No lunch will be served.

Thursday, December 18: Elementary Christmas Program, 6:30 p.m., high school gym. The community is welcome.

Friday, December 19: Class Christmas party. More info to follow.

December 22-January 2: No school. Winter break. School resumes on January 5.


Things to Work On

·        Zipping coats and fastening boots, etc. 

·         Read with your child for 15-20 minutes every day. It is the single most important thing you can do to boost literacy skills! Be sure to record the minutes on the reading log!

·          Counting to 100 by ones and by tens.

·        Count sets of up to 20 objects. Encourage your child to touch each object as he/she counts.