Web Page Updated: 3/10/2017
How, them, they, where, said, how
It is hard to believe that we are nearing the end of the school year already. It feels like yesterday where we greeted our students for the first time on that very hot September day. Well, a lot has happened since then and I am sure that you have not only noticed, but heard of the daily learning from your little one. Although we are busy practicing for graduation, we continue to flourish in knowledge. For example, in reading we are strengthening our super powers by reading more challenging books. In writing we are wrapping up our How To essays and beginning our Personal Narratives. Numbers are forever growing too and we will be exploring how to represent and show numbers from 20 to 100. Fundations is now demonstrating words with consonant blends, glued sounds, and suffix s. If that is not enough, we are also learning about various animals kingdoms, such as mammals, amphibians, birds, and insects. Finally, we are culminating our Social Studies unit on communities and their helpers. Phew! I think your child deserves a vacation! Please be mindful that learning does not only take place in the classroom, but all around us. Take this summer, as an opportunity to talk to your child about what they observe in their environment, pretend play, build with blocks, play in the sand, read a funny book, or just ride a bike. Enjoy these times with your child, as hectic as they are. They are stressful indeed, but just as beautiful. Before you know it, they will not be little anymore, and I guarantee that somehow they will prove to be the of best times.
Have a safe and relaxing summer. Please do not forget to read daily. As a side note, the public library offers many programs for children over the summer, so take advantage of them, they are free!
Thank you for making our year as successful as it has been, the teachers appreciate all your hard work and support.
The Kindergarten Team
K-103- Mrs. Prete and Mrs. Laufer
K-105- Mrs. Camarda
K-108- Ms. Hogan
K-120- Mrs. Ricupero
Fundations is the phonics program used to teach children how to read (decode) and write and spell (encode). Fundations instruction emphasizes phonemic awareness, phonics-word study, high frequency word study, fluency, vocabulary, handwriting, and spelling.
UNIT 4 and 5: This is the last kindergarten unit before moving to the next level. In this unit the children begin to learn rules for reading English. They learn about digraphs: sh, th, wh, ck, and ch. Students also learn about glued or welded sounds: all, am, and an
Fundations Alphabet Picture Chart with Digraphs