Morning KindergartenWeek of 3-10-14
A Look Ahead:
Fri, Mar 14th PTO Paid Dress of Choice Day
Mon, Mar 24th-Fri, Mar 28th Spring Break, No School
Fri, Mar 21st Dress of Choice Day
Fri, Apr 11th Spirit Day: Dress up as your Favorite Animated Cartoon Character
Mon, Apr 14th Reading Testing Day
Tues, Apr 22nd Kindergarten Music Informances: Mrs. Johnson's Class 4:30-5:30 pm
Fri, Apr 25th No School, Teacher Inservice Day
Field Day T-Shirt Form Due: ASAP!
2nd Semester Homework Expectations: February Homework Calendar is Due!
Please keep your homework calendar and packet in a safe place and initial each day on the calendar when your students completes his/her homework. Homework should be completed each school day. At the end of the month, please send the initialed homework calendar back to school.
Each night that a Saxon math sheet is sent home, please complete both sides of the worksheet. Also, please have your student read to you each night using the paper mini-books that are sent home and/or library books at your students reading level. (Currently, students are reading about a sentence a page using the high frequency words that we have learned so far.) Also attached is a list of suggested homework activities. You may use these as suggestions for additional practice.
Dress Code Reminders: Just a few dress code reminders...
~Please make sure that all hair accessories and hair ties match the ACS approved dress code swatches. Silver is not permitted.
~Socks must be completely white or navy blue. No accent colors allowed.
~Only clear nail polish is allowed.
~Due to a life threatening nut allergy, NO NUT Products will be allowed in our classroom this year! Please do not send any food items with nut ingredients.
~Please send an individual snack with your student each day.
Specials Schedule:Day 2: PE
Our specials will be on a rotating schedule this year.
Morning Kindergarten: Everyday from 8:25-8:55
Day 1: Music
Day 3: Computers
Day 4: Spanish
Day 5: Science Lab
Day 6: Art
~Monday, Mar 17th will be Day 3, Computers
~Monday, Mar 31st will be Day 2, PE.
Library Checkout Time: Thursday 11:00-11:30 every week. Library Checkout is not on a rotating schedule.
Parent Portal Login: Please log in to Parent Portal, using the login and password that you created at registration. You will be able to see your student's assignments by going to Schedule and clicking on the notebook icon next to each subject area.
This Month in Kindergarten
Language Arts--- Treasures-McGraw Hill Curriculum
This month we will be studying:
Phonics: Review A-Z letter sounds and names, /ch/, /ck/, /sh/, /th/, /wh/
High Frequency Words: here, was, little, said, she, he,
Comprehension: Text structure, retell a story, draw conclusions, ask questions, classify and categorize, compare and contrast
Phonemic Awareness: Segmenting sentences and words, blending words, isolating sounds, rhyming skills.
Our Language Arts theme this month will be "Plants" and then "Amazing Creatures".
Math---- Saxon Math Curriculum:
The Saxon Math curriculum that we use at ACS has three components to it: the meeting, handwriting practice, and new concepts. The meeting is a time when we practice everyday skills such as a calendar, counting, patterning, telling time and counting money. New concepts and skills are introduced and practiced during a formal whole-group lesson. These lessons feature hands on-experiences that allow your child to be actively involved in learning.
Science--- Foss Science Curriculum: Animals Two by Two
-Presidents, Past and Present
-Symbols and figures of the US
-Civics and the democratic process
-Weather and Seasons
Morning Kindergarten Teacher