Kindergarten

May 2022

Reminders & Important Dates

  • Tuesday June 7, 2022: Clerical Day- there is no school for students.
  • Thursday June 9, 2022: Anniversary Day- there is no school for students.
  • Tuesday June 14, 2022: Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony: Classes K-102 and K-108 at 12:40PM – 1:20PM; Classes K-101, K-105, and K-118A at 1:40PM – 2:20PM.
  • Monday June 20, 2022: Juneteenth Observed- there is no school for students.
  • Monday June 27, 2022: Last Day of School for students- students attend for a full day.

Reading, Writing, and Phonics

This month in reading, we will be exploring Fairy Tales. We will look at the structure of Fairy Tales, characters, and setting. We will also be reading different versions of our favorite Fairy Tales to compare, and contrast.

In Writing, we will begin our Persuasive Writing unit. Students will learn to write an opinion, but also back it up with reasons. To support this at home you can engage your child in discussions that ask their opinions on different things, but most importantly, ask your child to explain their WHY. For Phonics, we will wrap up the year continuing with blends, digraphs, snap words, and vowel work. You can continue to support this at home by practicing with the Snap Word Lists we have sent home over the last ten weeks. Also, there are many activities on the IXL website that your child can practice to support these topics.

Math

This month in Math, we will be exploring 2D and 3D shapes. It is Topics 12 and 13 in our EnVisions Workbook. Students will learn the difference between 2D and 3D shapes, and their attributes. You can support this at home by practicing in the workbook, and have them recognize different shapes around them. They could also practice building shapes with various material around the house.

Social Studies

We will be finishing the year in Social Studies with a unit on Needs and Wants.  Students will learn about the difference between the two and also how to help make decisions in a family based on both.

Science

This month we will finish up our unit on living things. We will discuss life cycles of different animals and identify the characteristics of living, and non-living things. You can support this at home by taking nature walks and discussing the world around them.