Kindergarten Newsletter Week of January 2nd

Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas. Thank you all very much for your generous Christmas gifts. It meant so much to me! I feel that the week off went by very fast. This week back is a short week. Friday is a half day with an 11:30 dismissal. After school is available. We will resume next week with sight words and a letter of the week. We did lots of work in 2018 and now need some new fresh supplies. I am asking that you please send in a new box of 24 crayons ad 2 large glue sticks by January 9th.
In reading this week our concept is pitching in. The essential question is “How can people help to make your community better?” The main story this week is Roadwork by Sally Sutton and illustrated by Brian Lovelock. The vocabulary words that we will be discussing are harvest, quarrel, community, confused and improve. We will listen to an interactive read aloud called A Bundle of Sticks.
This week we will begin chapter five in math, addition. The different vocabulary words that your child will learn in this chapter is add, plus, and is equal to. The word and mean add or plus. This week your child will learn how to show addition by putting together. This week it will be shown by pictures and counters. It is great to start at home to practice simple addition facts like one-digit addition by one digit. An example of this would be 5+3=.
This week we will begin a new science unit, our five senses. Our five senses are touch, sight, smell, taste, and hear. We use different body parts of ours to help us determine different qualities of the senses. This week we will be talking about our sense of touch and sight. For show and tell on Friday, please bring in something that you can touch and be able to describe the texture to the class.
On Wednesday we will have art and library. If your child did not return their library book before vacation, please make sure they do so. On Thursday we will have physical education.
Sacred Heart Catholic Academy is always collecting box tops for education. Please remember to cut the box top off items. When you get a bunch please send them into school. It helps our school earn money. Remember you can also earn an incentive. Thank you for your support.

Wednesday January 2nd
Math: Pages 81 and 82

Thursday January 3rd
Math: Pages 83 and 84
Show and tell tomorrow- sense of touch