The students are doing a great job of learning the routines and procedures in kindergarten. In order to instill independence and responsibility in the kindergarten students, please arrive by 7:45. The students will walk up as a class. ONLY parents of pre-kindergarten students are allowed to bring their students to the classroom. Thank for your support with the transition.

This Week in Kindergarten:

*Reading-The students will continue to work on building our reading stamina. Students are doing a great job of noticing letters around them. When driving notice letters and signs with your child. Ask your child if they can decode a word using context clues, i.e. a red octagon sign with S-T-O-P.

*Writing-I am very impressed with the progress kindergarten has made with writing in only a week. Many students are sounding out letters and using inventive spelling.

*Phonics-We will continue to work on initial sounds in words focusing on our classes first names. I will also be introducing vowels. We have begun implementing sight words now referred to as snap words. This weeks words will be I, a, the and and. Please help by reviewing these at home with your child.

*Handwriting- We will continue to work on formation of letters. On Thursday I will give you more information on the correct way to form each letter. In order to increase students fine motor skills it is very important for students to master using scissors. Please practice this skill at home.

*Math- This week we will work on one to one correspondence. We will continue to work on calendar routines, counting by ones and skip counting and much more

*Science- Our Theme will be Farms

*Homework-Coming this week! Don’t forget to check your child’s folder every night.

Important Upcoming Dates:

Thursday 9/5: Back to School Night

Sunday 9/8: 10:00 am Family Mass and Grandparents Day following in the school cafeteria

Friday 9/20: No School (Staff Development)

Week of September 2nd

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