April News I hope everyone had a restful Spring Break. I traveled to Jolly Ol’ England to visit family and friends. The theme for most of February/March was centered around friendship and kindness. We talked about how to be a good friend, solving problems peacefully and when it is appropriate to ask for adult help. Also, our class earned 100 Star Awards and we celebrated with a Piñata Party !
This month we will continue to focus on a new letter each day. The children will practice correct letter formation and spelling 'Consonant / vowel / Consonant words. We are also beginning to talk about reading strategies and sight words.
In Math, we are exploring 7,8,9 and 10; printing numerals to 20 and continue to practice counting to 100. We also ‘play’ with counting different ways (by 2’s, 5’s or 10’s). One important skill for children to learn is called subitizing. This is the skill of knowing how many are in a set of items without counting. Dice are excellent for children beginning to subitize. So break out the Snakes and Ladders or any other game that involves dice for your next Family Game Night.
For the next few months our major theme will be Spring; sub-themes may include: plants/seeds, The Farm/baby animals, oviparous animals and insects.
Twin Day The Kindergarten teachers were concerned that Twin Day might be alienating for some children who do not have a buddy to ‘twin’ with. Therefore, in our class, we have the option to ‘team dress’ : Blue bottoms, yellow top, and sunglasses!
A few important dates to put on your calendar:
Super Reader Assembly April 11 Team or Twin Day April 12 Egg Drop April 17th. Easter Break No School: April 19th and 22nd
Looking Ahead: May Field Trips: May 9th Abbotsford Fish Hatchery May 15 Chilliwack Corn Maze (How to Grow a Pizza) May 24 Visit our Pen pals ( Robertson Elementary)