April 2017 Kindergarten Newsletter
HSCA Kindergarten News
In ELA- We are finished learning all 26 letters! Some of the main skills we will work on are: recognizing the beginning, medial, and final sounds in words, syllables, compound words (two words that come together to form one new word), rhyming words, sounding out 3-4 letter words, changing the initial, medial or final sound to make a new word. We will read short stories that are made up of words that we can sound out and pre-primer words that we are learning. We will continue to practice our writing skills (copying sentences off the board-making corrections, handwriting practice, writing thoughts down on paper, capitalizing “I” and the first word in a sentence, using a punctuation mark at the end of sentences, spaces between words, sounding out words, practice utilizing our 40 pre-primer words and pictures go along with our words). I hope your child is practicing writing simple sentences at home like they are in their notebooks! J
In Math- we will continue to count to 100 by 1’s, 10’s and 5’s, count forward from a given number other than 1 (this is very important), compare numbers- greater than/less than, represent addition and subtraction with objects, add and subtract within 10 using objects, add and subtract within 5 (without using objects),decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs (e.g., 5 = 2 + 3 and
5 = 4 + 1), compose and decompose numbers from 11-19 (example: 19= 10+9), classify objects into categories and review sorting by color, shape and size, describe relative positions of objects (above, below, next to, behind, etc.) and correctly name shapes (2D and 3D shapes). Additional skills we work on at math meeting are: AB, ABB and ABC patterns, recognize pennies, nickels and dimes, how much each coin is worth and adding multiple coins (counting by 1’s, 5’s, 10’s—ex. 8 pennies = 8¢, 3 nickels = 15¢, 5 dimes = 50¢), telling time to the hour, find the missing number (1-100), additional math vocabulary- a few examples: sum, addends and difference.
In Religion-We are still in the Lenten season preparing for Easter! In atrium on Holy Thursday, I will present “The Cenacle” which means the Upper Room- The Last Supper. We will continue to learn/review the following: The Holy Trinity, choices and consequences, we are children of God- life is created in God’s image, what is prayer?, God is the author of the bible and Guardian Angels. Please continue to have your child practice their prayers daily. They need to know the following prayers on their own: “Glory Be,” “Angel of God,” “Hail Mary” and “Grace before Meals.” We say each of these prayers every day. Reverence and participating in Mass is a very important standard in kindergarten. I still have to mention to students to participate and do the gestures during Mass on Friday’s.
HSCA’s Catholic Values are: Faith, Hope, Love, and Justice.
Events for the Month of April
3 Spring Uniforms begin today
5 Registration Round Up at HSCA 6:00 p.m. Early Registration- get your spot(s) for next year!!!
12 Late Start- $2.00 Tag Day
14 NO SCHOOL- Good Friday
16 Easter Sunday- Happy Easter! God is Risen!
17 NO SCHOOL- Easter Monday
19 Donuts for Dads- 7:30 a.m. HSCA Library (More information
will be sent home)
21 4th quarter Progress Reports sent home
Birthday Celebration Day- No Kdg. April birthdays
24 HSCA Annual Golf Tournament (information in the office)
26 Late Start- $2.00 Tag Day
Notes from Mrs. Rodriguez:
With God’s Love,
Kindergarten Educational Websites
Hello parents and students!
Here are a few educational websites that your kindergarten child can work on at home. Research shows that keeping your child engaged over the summer months will help him/her not to lose skills they learned the previous school year!
I hope you and your child enjoy these websites.