Mrs. Munson's
Kindergarten News
Week of April 21-25, 2014

What We’re Learning

Reading: We are moving along in the reading curriculum and will be starting a new unit this week called “Around the Town.” We are continuing to work in literacy stations every day in addition to our Reading Mastery groups. Our stations focus on phonics, sight words, listening to reading, and independent or partner reading.

Writing: This week we’ll be doing some shared research and I will model how to write an “All About _______” book. At the end of the week, the kids will work on their own “All About ________” books. While we’re writing facts, we’re also working on remembering capitalization, punctuation, spacing between words, and legible penmanship.

Math: We are working on addition by combining sets that total a given number (up to 10). We’ve also started doing daily math journals with word (story) problems. We’re learning how to use manipulatives and pictures to show our thinking and explain how we get our answers.

Science: Tuesday is Earth Day, so this week we will read several books and poems about being good stewards of the earth.


Things to Work On

·        Counting objects into groups of 10, and then counting by 10s.

·        Counting to 100 by ones and tens.

·        Addition combinations totaling numbers up to 10. For example: “I had 3 pencils. My friend gave me 4 more. How many do I have now?” Using real objects gives kids experience in making/counting sets and reinforces the idea that addition is “putting together.” 

·        Read, read, read!!


Coming Events

Thursday, April 24: Developmental screenings, 3-4 p.m.; call the school for appointments/more information.

Monday-Friday, April 28-May 2: Scholastic Book Fair sponsored by PTO, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in the library.

Thursday, May 1: Family Reading Night. More info to come!