SPELLING TEST: The spelling words for this week are: she, good, they, what, this, you, down, up, are, here.
Please look over the practice test your child is bringing home on Monday. It is important for each student to learn the high frequency words we learn each week. It is important to your child’s reading success. Learning to read is a lot of work. If children have to sound out every word, it becomes so laborious and slow that children might want to give up, or if not, they will have a difficult time comprehending what they are reading. Many words that are used frequently are non decodable (impossible to sound out), so they must be learned by sight. Learning high frequency words by sight, helps children build confidence and fluency in their reading, and thus reading becomes easier and makes more sense.
GRADUATION: I can’t believe we have one more month left in Kindergarten! In preparation for our graduation, our room mom, Missy, is planning a brunch reception immediately after the ceremony. We need some donations to pay for the students’ graduation caps, decorations and food. If anyone has volunteer hours they would like to complete, $10 equals 1 hour of service. If you are interested in helping, please put the money in an envelope and send in your child’s folder. I’ll make sure to get it to Missy. The students are slowing starting to practice for the graduation. It will be on Tuesday, June 19 in O’Ryan Hall.
PROGRESS REPORTS: Progress reports were not sent to Kindergarten students. Please remember that I am available mornings and after school to meet if you’d like.
2012-2013 REGISTRATION: Registration for the 2012-2013 school year is due. Beginning this week, a $25 late fee will be assessed each week.
MOTHER/SON NIGHT: Mother/Son night of laser tang and video game truck will be on Thursday, May 31 from 5-7pm. It is $25 per family. Please RSVP by Friday, May 25th.
WINE AND ART RECEPTION: The weekend of June 1, 2, and 3, all the children’s art work from our Gateway to Art Program will be on display in the Good Shepherd Parish Hall. There will be a special wine and art reception on Friday evening. It will be $50 per couple to attend.
THURSDAY: Coffee with the Principal at 8:15am in O’Ryan hall.
MATH: Review or complete the math sheet your child is bringing home daily.
PHONICS: Complete phonics worksheets your child is bringing home.
READING: Please read with your child for 10 minutes or let your child read to you. Mark your May reading calendars.
This week students are learning:
Discuss Sunday’s gospel
Compare height and length
Separate into equal parts
Measure with inches
Phonological awareness: phoneme segmentation
High frequency word: review words up, down, we, want, she, good, out, who, are, they
Phonics: Yy, Zz
Writing: story, sentence fluency
Compare long ago and today