We have now completed a review of kindergarten standards. Student have a good understanding of classroom and school rules, expectations, and routines. Today, progress reports went home in your child's communication folder. Please sign and return the bottom portion of the progress report on Monday. I will begin conducting parent teacher conferences in October; however, remember, I am always available to discuss your child's progress. Don't forget to save the date September 27, as Saddlewood will be having Open House that evening beginning at 6 p.m.
In Language Arts, we are reading decodable stories with trick words. Today, all students were assessed on their knowledge ofthe first 22 trick words required for our reading series. Monday, I will send home the results and I suggest any words that were missed be practiced everyday until you child can recognize all trick words on sight. Trick words "do not play by the rules" for sounds. For example the word "said" sounds like /sed/ and the word "was" sounds like /wuz/. Additionally, we have completed the first unit in our knowledge series, Fables and Folktales. Upon thecompletion of Unit 1 assessments, next week, we will begin Unit 2 The Human Body.
In Math, we continue working on addition and subtraction. We have covered the number ten and it's importance in our counting system. We've also discussed the commutative property. This is the property that states 2 + 3 = 5 and 3 + 2 = 5. Students are also being exposed to the language of math. Some of the vocabulary we've covered includes addends, operation, equal to, sum, equation, and number sentences. Remember that IXL is a fantastic program for working on our math skills. I would encourage your child to put about 15 minutes in to working on IXL each day. It's a great way to strengthen their math muscles.
In the area of Science, we are learning about the Scientific Process, Properties of Matter and how to conduct an experiment. Next week, we will begin discussing hand washing and germ prevention while conducting experiments in science.
In Social Studies, we are discussing responsibilities at home, school and in the community.
SAVE THE DATE: Open House will be on Thursday, Sept. 27th, at 6p.m. Hope to see you there!
Good afternoon families. Today marks the end of the third week ofschool.
Reading - All students are coming home today with new librarybooks. They have taken Accelerated Reader tests on last week'sbooks. I am encouraging all students to read for 20 minutes eachday. If you have a moment, I have placed another technologypaper in the third sleeve of their folder. This paper explains theAccelerated Reader program and how you can continue toparticipate in motivating and assisting your child with reading.
Math - We are continuing to work on number sense. This includescounting to 120, greater than, less than, odd and evens and skipcounting. You might want to work on counting by 2's, 5's, and 10's.
Science - We are working on how scientists use their curiosity andthe five senses to learn about the world around them. We haveintroduced science tools and next week we will begin talking morein depth about the scientific process.
Social Studies - We will continue to learn about rules, laws, andauthority.