Kindergarten Newsletter, April 13

Upcoming Events/Mark your calendars:

  • Monday, April 16th: Great American Bagel Hot Lunch
  • Tuesday, April 17th: Dining for Dollars at the McDonald’s in Countryside, 5-7pm.  No flyer required.
  • Wednesday, April 18th: Hot Lunch, Buona Beef
  • Friday, April 20th: Health Fair
  • Friday, May 4th: Kindergarten Mother’s Day tea, 11:30 dismissal for Kindergarten only

This Week:

  • Feel free to place any online scholastic orders.  For new users, our classroom code is H2NGF.
  • We have been working hard on all kinds of secret things to make the Mother’s Day Tea special.  We can’t wait!
  • Thank you for turning in field trip permission slips.  If you haven’t, please do so ASAP.  We have all the chaperones we need, thank you.

Next Week:


  • Daily journaling
  • Guided reading in small groups
  • Sight Word practice: click HERE for our latest word wall
  • Jolly Word books: we are putting all of our Jolly skills to work and are practicing blending sounds to read words.
  • Eric Carle author study: ask your child about the books we have read so far. Which has been his/her favorite?  Check out some more Eric Carle books at your library!


  • Addition sentences: writing and solving addition sentences.  Using the vocabulary: Plus, addition, adding, ‘how many altogether,’ ‘how many in all’ when creating addition sentences.  Our goal is to fluently add within 5 and be able to add with numbers up to 10. When the children solve an addition sentence we ask them to explain HOW they got their answer.  This is tapping into their higher level thinking skills.  Try this at home!
  • Subtraction sentences: The children are getting better at addition and we will transition into working more with subtraction.  The first thing we tell the children to do when they see a number sentence is to look for the plus or minus sign.  Once they see this, we tell them to name it a “subtraction” or “addition” problem and then move towards solving.
  • We will graph our favorite Eric Carle story!

Religion/ Science:

  • Your child came home with his/her bean and popcorn seeds.  Please plant these in some dirt and continue to watch at home.  We will plant some of the seeds here at school too so we can watch them continue to grow!
  • EARTH DAY is celebrated on April 22. We will look at God’s world and how we can care for it as we prepare for Earth Day. We will continue to look at ways to take care of our Earth for the remainder of the month including recycling, reusing paper, turning off lights and water, etc.
  • The children have decided they would like to bring in granola bars for the food pantry bins.  If you can donate a box, have your child bring it in!  They love the feeling they get when do God’ work and give to others…



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