April into May in Kindergarten
Where We’ve Been
In April, the kindergarten students enjoyed reviewing reading strategies by comparing them to tools in a toolbox. They shared poetry from home for Poetry Month, and they shared their best examples of opinion writing. Math lessons were focused on reviewing addition, subtraction, number stories, 3D shapes, and place value. The students enjoyed experimenting with magnets during our science unit. The kindergarteners proudly shared their beautiful and creative art work with family members and the community during our school wide art event at the end of March, and their enthusiasm for art carried over into many seasonal April crafts. They had a wonderful time at their spring fling that featured an egg hunt.
As the kindergarten year quickly approaches the end, the students will be completing many units of study. In Language Arts, the kindergarten classes will study the author Laura Numeroff and her cause/effect style. Guided reading groups will continue to practice sounding out words and using picture clues. They will also continue to build on their sight word vocabulary. Word sorts will progress to include initial consonant blends. Writing instruction will feature a review of narrative story writing. In math, the kindergarteners will have a spiral review of all topics in order to prepare for year-end assessments. In Social Studies, the children will learn about Memorial Day and the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo. In science, the students will continue to explore magnetism. A fun experience for the month will be a field trip to the Garden State Discovery Museum. May will certainly be a learning-packed month!