This Week in Kindergarten…

This was an exciting week in Kindergarten! We started our week learning virtually and ended the week learning in person. Way to go kinders and families!! Thank you so much for all of your support during this time!! I really do appreciate it!!

Reading: This week during reading at home the kinders read stories to family members, stuffed animals and friends. At school we learned what it means to retell a book after reading and practiced this skill. We practiced retelling the story of the Gingerbread Man – learning about the characters, setting and the order things happened in the story. We also read a paper together looking for all of our popcorn words in it! 

Math: This week during math, the kinders practiced comparing numbers – looking for the greater number, counting by tens using gingerbread people and counting ten frames.

Writing: This week in writing, the Kinders wrote a small moment story at home and did a great job! At school we practiced labeling a gingerbread man and writing sentences – making sure to use an uppercase letter to begin the sentence and a sentence stopper at the end. 

Literacy: The kinders did activities that focused on filling in the missing parts of the gingerbread story (using popcorn words), syllable claps and building new words with word families (rhymes).

Holiday Fun: We listened to many different stories about the Gingerbread Man this week. It was fun to listen to many different books where the Gingerbread Man is a character. Some of our favorites were called The Gingerbread Man is Loose (at different places). We had fun trying a gingerbread cookie and voting if we liked it or not. More Kinders voted yes than no. It’s always fun to have a cookie!


SNOW GEAR – In preparation for snow session, please remember. When snow is on the ground, please have the following in your kinder’s backpack and don’t forgot to label!!

  1. Snow pants
  2. Boots-designed for the snow (consider velcro closing if purchasing new)
  3. A Warm Coat
  4. Mittens/Gloves
  5. A Hat

SNACKS – Please remember to send your kinder with 2 snacks and a water bottle each day. We have a morning and an afternoon snack. Due to COVID restrictions, we can not use our drinking fountain.

HOT LUNCH – It is FREE to ALL students through June 2021. If your kinder orders milk with their home lunch there is a charge.

Upcoming Dates:

Monday, December 14: STEAM; Wear something RED, GREEN and/or WHITE.

Tuesday, December 15: Music; Library – remember to return library books; Wear a HOLIDAY HAT/HEADBAND (Santa hat, antlers, etc.).

Wednesday, December 16: Gym; Wear a HOLIDAY SHIRT/SWEATER. We are going to have our holiday classroom party today!

Thursday, December 17: Art; GRINCH DAY – dress Grinch style.

Friday, December 18: STEAM; Wear you POLAR EXPRESS DAY – wear your pj’s! 

December 19 – January 3: Holiday Break

Monday, January 4: Return to school

Look at these cute Kinders holding the stockings they made…

Have a wonderful weekend!!

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