Hello Kindergarten Families,

Here are this week's updates and highlights:

*Thursday is picture day.  Please make sure your child is in a regular uniform shirt (no t-shirts please).

*Your child may only dress down on Friday if he/she has a Grace Pink t-shirt. 

*Please send in field trip forms if you have not already done so.  Also, please make sure to mark whether or not you can drive.  This is very important as we do not have bus transportation. 

*I have corrected the sign-up sheet issue for Sign-up Genius so we are back on track for sign-ups.  :)

Academics:

This week's letters are /Aa/ and /Tt/.  Our sight words are black, have, is.  Our number for the week is 7.  Show-n-tell is bring something the color of orange.  Last week, we began a new skill.  We are starting on phonics-the first step towards reading!  Each week your child will come home with a "blend ladder".  These blends will be consonant-vowel blends that your child will need to memorize.  They will have from Monday to Monday to learn them and will be quizzed each Monday afternoon.  Sight words quizzes will continue to be on Fridays.

Math this week will focus on beginning addition skills as we learn to add on in groups.

Science will focus on nocturnal animals, specifically bats.  We will learn a bit about who Christopher Columbus was as we explore American history. 

Bible lessons this week will focus on the life of Joseph and we will learn about the character trait of forgiveness.

Benchmark testing is all done except for a few who were absent.  Overall, I think it went very well!  I look forward to seeing you for conferences.  :)

Have a blessed week!

Mrs. Tracy