The start of the Kindergarten school year is an exciting time! It is the beginning of new friendships and opening the doors to a world of learning, exploring and discovery. The students will become familiar with teachers, classmates and school rules. Throughout the month our theme is ‘Time to Shine’ and look forward to sharing and getting to know each other through the creative ‘sun activity’! We begin introducing all subjects of the curriculum.
Phonics: Reading Street unit 1, begins with the first story of ‘The Little School Bus’. Each week there is a new book and focuses on skills for comprehension, vocabulary, high frequency words, writing and letter recognition. Journal writing is also introduced incorporating high frequency words from the stories. Also each week we focus on a letter of the alphabet, practicing writing, letter-sound association, poems, starting at the beginning of the alphabet.
Math: Sorting and classifying in different ways: by color, shape, size and a combination of more than one attribute.
Science: Colors, apples and trees.
Religion: God made everything, Creation
Character trait: The deer teaches to be Attentive
Specials begin: Library, Gym, Spanish, Art and Music
Each month Scholastic Book orders are sent home. The due date is the 10th of each month and can be ordered online or sent into school. Payment is due at the time of ordering. Scholastic offers a variety of books and provides the stepping stone to reading for enjoyment!
It is a busy time of year with so much to remember. If you haven’t done so yet, please send : Emergency cards, $8.00 for weekly reader subscription and 4 tennis balls with a 2” slit for the chairs. Thank you!
I look forward to meeting with you all at Parent Information Night, Monday, September 14th from 7:00-7:20 on a Zoom Meet…More information to come. We are off to a wonderful start and for it to be a Great Year!