Welcome to Mrs. Garcia's Kindergarten Class!  
School News and Important Information!
     
      Wow, we only have 9 1/2 days left of kindergarten! It is hard to believe how fast this year has gone.  I am so proud of all my kiddos.  They have made leaps and bounds from the beginning of the year!  I am so excited for their next adventure! As the year is winding down, there is still a lot to do.  Please, please work on those power words.  Some students are just need to know 25 words in order to move to the next reading level.  Also, keep those words to practice during the summer.  

A big shout out to Thomas Vetter who won our in school STEM photo challenge.   
    This week we are focusing on reading at their levels.  Their reading skills have taken off.  It is so much fun watching them get excited when they finish reading a book.  We are have been learning blends and digraphs!   Our letters this week are  Qq.   Our power words are: where, be and there.  We will be continuing working on making inference using our schema, using visualization and summarizing text. We start our unit on maps. We looked at Google Maps and the kiddos loved it!  

        In Bridges we will be getting comfortable with they can write and count to 100!  They can also count to 100 by 10's and 5's now!  We just finished 2d and 3d shapes and will start working on story problems.   

      

    The kiddos are doing awesome with our "100 Step Challenge."  The RED folders are all coming back daily!!  As a class, they all reach 20 steps and will be having a popsicle party.  Our next goal is 50 steps!  So remember, please read with your child (parents reading to child counts!) at least 30 minutes everyday to increase their vocabulary and reading skills. Also, practice ABC's upper and lower case letters and letter sounds.  Maybe practice in the car or during dinner. All of these will count for your child's daily 2 steps!  This is an important skill before they start reading. 

I HAVE ATTACHED A WEBSITE FOR STUDENTS TO PRACTICE ABC AND LETTERS.  PLEASE SEE MY RESOURCE TAB!  

Upcoming Learning
Sight Words: I, can, see, a, the, me, am, like, we, no, go, to, an, at, in, have it, lots, on
is, one, live, love, yes, went, are, for, you, had, of, that, this, do, and, get, little, what, 
all, said, was, up, he, she, here, come, big, look, has, will, down, my, with, where, be, 
there  
Literacy Unit:  Review Letters Qq
Math:  Counting to 100 by 1's, 10's, and 5's.  Solving story problems using using 
different strategies. 


Important Dates: 

May 11: Volunteer appreciation 3:10-3:45
May 16: Celebrate summer birthdays
May 19: Celebrate 100 days in school
May 23: Picnic at the park  11:00-12:00 
May 25: Field day TBD
May 25: Kindergarten Graduation at 2:30 
May 25: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!