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Chinese New Year and Groundhog Day

Dear Parents,

Here is a look at what is going on this week in Kindergarten

Morning Meeting:

  • Sharing topic: Family project: Snowman art project
  • Mitten poem



Library: Quiet read/self-selected books

Writing Center: “read and write around the room” Students will walk around the room with a clipboard and recording sheet and write down all the words they can read.

Computer Center: Starfall

Independent Reading: focusing on identifying sight words in stories

Teacher table: Dibels testing

Word wall: students will have a choice of rainbow writing, magnetic letters, wiki stix or build and stack words to create words from our growing word wall

Parent Games:

Read it draw it: Students read simple sentences and draw a coordinating picture

  • Identifying capital letters, punctuation, blends and sight words in our daily morning message.
  • Letter of the week: W  For winter
  • Letter W handwriting
  • Haggerty phonics
  • Sight word songs for: with, day, will
  • Creating and tracking the predictable sentence: Predictable sentence: “I will wear my ___with my ____.  Filling in the blanks with winter clothing.
  • Class predictable book using our predictable sentence
  • Chinese New Year

Theme (social studies/science): Groundhog day, winter and Chinese New Year

  • Sequencing in whole group how to put on winter clothes, “The jacket I wear in the snow”
  • Groundhog day
  • Chinese NY dragon art craft: watercolors and pastels



  • Counting to 88 by 1’s
  • Counting by 5’s to 100
  • Counting to 100 by 10’s
  • Number of the day, counting and adding a new tally mark daily
  • Roll and record with dice
  • ST Math on iPads
  • Snowman creation and measuring using nonstandard units
  • Groundhog day graphing

Writing: We will start transitioning into writing with lower case letters.  If you notice that your child is still writing their name and words with capital letters, please practice writing with lower case letters.

Writing prompts

  • Sequencing writing from “The jacket I wear in the snow”
  • Groundhog day prediction writing

A few tidbits to remember…

  • Practice number flash cards up to 100 with your child, remember to mix them up.  We will be making this a daily activity in math in February.
  • Keep your fingers crossed that the groundhog does NOT see his shadow!  We want spring!
  • It is that time of the year where students start bringing lots of articles of clothing with them to recess. It is very important that students can independently put their outside gear on.  Please practice if they are unable to.  J
  • Please try your best to have your child to school by 8:40.
  • Homework is due on Friday.




Mrs. Burks

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