Welcome to Kindergarten!

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Mrs. Abad- aabad@northcollinscsd.org

Mrs. Wolf-twolf@northcollinscsd.org

Mrs. Suranyi- asuranyi@northcollinscsd.org

Goodbye to Kindergarten!

Although this year did not end the way we wanted, we laughed, had fun and learned so much!

This year, we learned the letter sounds (beginning, middle vowel, ending), some spelling rules, and word families. Additionally, we learned how to blend those sounds into words, how to string words to make complete sentences, and how to use conventions (capitals, punctuation, spacing) to make sentences legible. The children now have a repertoire of sight words, including color, number and shape words, as well as 33 commonly used words. The students’ writing took on new dimensions as nouns, verbs, and adjectives were introduced, identified and used. The Kindergarteners learned to read books, using letter sounds, sight words, and context (picture) clues to comprehend what they read. Knowledge and appreciation of story elements such as character traits, main idea, setting and plot were built throughout the year. Furthermore, they learned how to sequence and write stories with a beginning, middle and end. Most importantly, the children learned that reading & writing are enjoyable and they were given the tools necessary to be literate and love it!

This year, the children learned many math skills! It is always amazing to hear them count, see them recognize, and watch them print numbers (some to 100!). Students demonstrated a deep sense of number sense, while learning to count backwards from 22 and skip count by 10 past 100. Geometric knowledge was built as the children learned the names of strange shapes- hexagon, cube, cylinder, sphere and cone to name a few. The Kindergarteners learned how to build and interpret a graph, how to group objects by their attributes, estimate how many objects are in a group, and count larger numbers of objects. Most importantly, the children learned how to add and subtract from 5, which will be a foundation for further math facts in first grade. Most rewarding was that students learned math is more than numbers; it is a part of the world around them!

We want to thank all the parents who supported us throughout the year, especially in this difficult time. Many parents stepped up to assist their child in distance learning - without you, we would never have accomplished our goals. I am including a summer packet for you to use at your discretion. This will help your child to be better prepared for next year. If your child will be attending virtual summer school, please hold onto the packet until then.

Have a safe and happy summer!