Ms. Coolidge Newsletter

Kindergarten Newsletter

January 14 - 18, 2019

*NO SCHOOL MONDAY*

Dear Families,

It seems that the young skiers, and those involved with the special projects here at school, all had a wonderful time last Friday. We are looking forward to this Friday’s activities, and appreciate the fun change of pace, adding spice to our long New England winter!

Our Reading Wonders focus question was “What do living things need to grow?” and we tied this into why there is no life on the moon.We all enjoyed the Big Book “The Grand Old Tree” and revisiting seasons and life cycles. The letter Ee as in elephant was introduced, along with the high frequency word “are”. Please help your child practice read the little book “Are You Hot?” that was sent home.

In Math we continue to practice counting by tens to 100 and working with/recognizing double digit numbers, understanding tens and ones. We’ve been reviewing 2D and 3D shapes too - rhombus not diamond, and hexagon not octagon!

We’ve had some thoughtful discussions about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (who some keep referring to as Dr. Seuss!?) and brave Rosa Parks, who was the inspiration behind the bus boycott. We talked about peaceful protests, the importance of standing up for what we believe in, and doing our best to help this be a better world for all.

We learned about the blood red moon and the upcoming eclipse through a fascinating “Mystery Science” video. Hopefully the snowstorm will come earlier in the weekend and the sky will be bright and clear in time to view the full moon and eclipse this Sunday night! Please be sure your child gets out to observe the moon this weekend.

Meanwhile we will be creating moon mobiles and moon cookies on Friday.

It sounds like our trout eggs won’t be arriving until after next week. The tank is ready and waiting, as are we, thanks to Mike Meeker!

I hope you all have a relaxing, fun, long weekend. Enjoy the snow and stay warm and well!

Ms. Linda B. Coolidge

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