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What's New in Kindergarten


From February to March in Kindergarten


Where We’ve Been…



February is the shortest month of the year; however, it was quite a busy one in kindergarten.  Throughout the month, the kindergarten students enjoyed various interdisciplinary activities about the groundhog, Valentine's Day, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Chinese New Year, and the 100th day of school.  Math lessons included practice with addition and subtraction, and students were introduced to 3D shapes.  The students worked on a unit about “how to” pieces in writing workshop.  In reading, they compared various reading strategies to tools in the toy tool box.  They also continued a unit of study about “Materials and Motion” in science.


Where We’re Going…


The month of March will begin with the students’ participation in a school wide celebration of Read Across America Week.  By the end of the month, kindergarten students will complete their “how to” writing unit.  They will continue to review their reading "superpower" strategies in texts of higher levels.  Weekly sight word rings will continue to have new words added to them, and the students will also continue to investigate word families as they review vowel sounds.   Science activities will guide students to conclude their study of “Materials and Motion”.   We look forward to discussing your child’s progress at conferences!