May in Kindergarten!!
Spring has sprung and we are enjoying watching the weather change and the plants grow! May will be a very fun and busy month in Kindergarten as we prepare to move onto first grade. We will be celebrating the end of our year with an A-Z countdown. We will Begin on May 16th with A and continue to Z is for zoom which will be our last day of school, June 21st. We will also be taking a field trip to the Firehouse and learning about dog safety.
In Fundations, we continue to practice tapping to read and tapping to write. Students will be learning about trick words, words that cannot be tapped out. Many of these words are sight words we have been practicing all along. We will also be learning to read sentences with fluency. During story time students are learning comprehension skills such as making predictions and sequencing events.
In Language Arts, we will be connecting our study of weather into our literature. The children will be reading and writing about weather. We will be answering the essential question, how do changes in weather affect our lives? We will gain a better understanding of how and why we need to dress for different kinds of weather. In addition, we will learn about expected seasonal weather forecasts throughout the four seasons.
Our Math Unit will focus on reviewing the skills that the students have been learning throughout the year as well as simple addition and subtraction equations. Students will be expected to correctly write numbers 1 through 30 in order, show teen numbers as ten and a 1-digit number, find partners of numbers through 10, make repeating patterns, and compare simple math drawings to see which group has more or fewer. Students will learn about Math Mountain’s and Tiny Tumblers as a strategy to help them understand equations.
Science throughout the spring will focus on the concept; alive and not alive. Students will gain an understanding and appreciation for all living things. There will be many hands on learning activities to support students understanding.
Enjoy the May flowers!