Sunday, April 29, 2012


I cannot believe May is upon us.  This year is flying by and the children are learning so much!  I am impressed with many of them and how much they have accomplished.  I am looking forward to spending May together and learning a lot more.

In Reading Street we will discuss different ways people travel.  We will talk about different modes of transportation and how animals can be used to help with transportation.  We will read "On the Move."  This will allow us to delve into Social Studies this week because we will talk about all different types of people.  In addition, we will learn two new sight words: where, come.  Please continue to practice what, was, said because these three words were difficult for many of the children.  In addition, we will be working on writing stories this week.  Writing is one of my favorite areas in kindergarten.  I love to see the stories the children develope.  I will be looking at the children's writing for capital letters, spacing, and punctuation.  You may want to check back later this week as I hope to post some of the children's stories!  In centers, we are continuing to work with science and exploring recycling.

In math, we will be delving into subtraction and addition.  The children will be listening to different stories and deciding if it is adding or subtracting.  The children will then draw and write a number sentence for the story.  I am amazed with how well the children are doing on addition and subtraction.  Last week we also watched a youtube video to help us with subtraction (

Finally, please continue to practice letters and sounds.  I know your children know how to do this; however, we are looking for fluency (speed).  The children should be able to tell you the letter in 2 seconds and the sound in less than 3 seconds.  When you work with your child, please only work on letter names and then sounds.  Please do not have your child doing both at the same time.

I hope you all have a great week!  I am looking forward to it :)

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