What's New in Kindergarten?

WRITING PROJECT DUE ON (or before) FEB. 14, 2019      


 Write a simple, but personal message to each classmate.

It can say, “You are a great artist.” Or “I like playing spy with you at recess.”

 Make sure that you write the name of the person you are giving it to, and your own name on each Valentine.

 You can use store bought cards or make your own, but make sure that you write a special message to each child.

 We’ll exchange them on Thursday, Feb. 14.


No candy please. The messages will be sweet enough!

 (Some store-bought Valentines come with candy. If you choose this type of Valentine please remove all food items before bringing them to the classroom. We have children with allergies as well as a “no sweets” policy at school, so please be vigilant about following this direction. Thanks for understanding!)

Here Are Some Math Games That Use Subitizing -  Understanding how many without counting.
Click on the name of the game to open a new window and play!

Five Frames:     Students manipulate objects to fill and answer the question “how many” in a five frame.
Ten Frames:    Students manipulate objects to fill and answer the question “how many” in a ten frame
Number Rack (Rekenrek): Students use the number rack to develop an understanding of number and quantity.
You can change the amount of beads on the string, in multiples of 5. Build your own rekenrek using red and white beads and a piece of string.
Concentration:    Students play concentration finding the number word that matches the numeral, ten frame or dot

Some tools we use for subitizing in school include:

September 18, 2018

Dear Parents,

Thank you for joining us for Meet the Teacher Night! It was a pleasure to meet you and talk about our curriculum and goals for kindergarten. Please feel to contact us with questions or comments.

Ms. Cohen and Ms. Skolnik


        The connection between school and home is a big part of what makes  kindergarten a successful experience. Talking about your child’s time in school helps him/her remember events, solidify the learning experience, and practice conversational skills. It also keeps you abreast about our goings-on.  You might have asked your child, “What did you do in school?” and gotten the response, “I don’t remember.”

        Conversation Homework is a way of helping children remember, and share the knowledge with you.  It’s best to begin your conversation with a broad, open-ended question such as, “What did you do in school?” If that doesn’t yield results, you can narrow it by asking things like,“What books did you read?” “What math project are you working on?”

        The broader questions require more critical thinking skills, which is an important part of our curriculum. If your child is not there yet, he or she will hopefully get there over the next few months if you make talking about school a regular part of your day.