What We’re Learning
Reading: This week we will continue to read and learn about insects. We are also doing some research on worms which includes recording what we already know, asking questions, reading for information, answering questions, and charting our new learning.
Writing: In Writer’s Workshop, we’ll learn about using different resources when we write. In addition to our daily writing, we will be doing some creative writing for St. Patrick’s Day.
Math: We are starting the geometry unit! We will learn about 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes. The kindergarten goal is to be able to name several shapes and describe attributes of each. As part of our learning, we will do an investigation to see which 3-dimensional shapes slide and which roll (or both).
Science: We are having lots of fun watching the worms in our compost bin!
Wednesday, March 12: Early release at 11 a.m.; staff development. No lunch will be served.
Friday, March 21: No school; staff development day.
Wednesday and Thursday, April 2 and 3: Parent-teacher conferences. More info will be coming soon!
Things to Work On
· Reading, reading, reading!
· Counting to 100. We practice this in class every day!
· Telling time to the nearest hour. Time is a very abstract concept. It helps to keep pointing it out and talking about the passage of time as part of ordinary conversation.
· Identifying coins and their values. We count coins together as part of our daily calendar routine. Although it is not a kindergarten standard, it does give them practice that will be helpful in first grade and beyond.
Now that the snow is melting off, we have several big puddles on the playground. The kids are really very good about staying out of them, but accidents and splashes do happen. If your child has an extra pair of pants and a couple pairs of socks that can be kept in his/her locker until things dry out (probably a week or two), it might be a good idea to send some.