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Mrs. Haynes

May 26, 2017


Kindergarten Newsletter

            This week we continued our fairytale unit.  By the end of this year each kindergartener will write and illustrate their very own fairytale.  We will continue the writing process next week as well as hopefully start illustrating our stories. 

            This week we also continued our unit in mathematics dealing with addition and subtraction.  By the end of this unit, your child should be able to add 1 to numbers 0 through 9, add 2 to numbers 0 through 8, add doubles, and become familiar with the addition facts through 10.  They should also be able to subtract 1 from numbers 1 through 10, 2 from numbers 2-10, become familiar with subtraction facts through 10, and understand whether to add or subtract to solve a problem.  To be able to complete these goals, your child will have to have a good grasp on their numbers through 10 and be able to compose and decompose their numbers into their parts (i.e. 10 is made up of 2 and 8, 7 and 3, 4 and 6…).  We will continue working on this unit next week.


Kindergarten Graduation

            Kindergarten Graduation is Tuesday June 13th at 6:30, this will also be their last day of school. 


Word Wall Words

            I                       am                   the                   a                      to                     red

            blue                 have                 is                      purple              yellow             green

            we                   my                   like                  at                     as                     orange

            he                    for                   white               in                     it                      brown

            by                    pink                 me                   with                 this                  an

            can                   black                and                  did                   gray                 see                               

            look                 one                  zero                 all                    or                     on                                

            three                that                  do                    are                   four                 five

            six                    seven              not                   eight                has                   had

            go                    here                 from                no                    will                  so

            be                    his                    her                   what                was                  said

            nine                 ten                   where              come                they                    


Word Wall List and Tests

            Throughout this school year in our weekly Kindergarten newsletter, I sent home a list of sight words your child needs to be able to read and write by the end of kindergarten.  Each Friday, starting today, I will send home a list of words from this list that your child needs to know by the following Friday.  During the school day each day, we will be practicing these words, but they will also need to be reinforced each night.  A good way to practice at home is by using flash cards as well as having them right them down.  Some other ideas include using Scrabble game tiles or typing them on a computer.  There are lots of great ways to practice these words, but please make sure to practice them at least 10 minutes each night so you will be sure that your child knows these words at the end of each week and the end of this school year.  Thank you. 


Sixth Set of 10 Sight Words (Test on Monday June 5th)

            -me                  -had                -to                    -so                   -did

            -brown            -purple            -orange           -a                     -or


Upcoming Dates

            Monday May 29th- No School (Memorial Day)

            Wednesday May 31st- End of the Year BBQ and Awesome 80’s Party (dress like you’re

                        from the 80’s)

            Friday June 9th- Kindergarten End of the Year Field Trip

            Monday June 12th- Dress Rehearsal for Kindergarten Graduation (please send in your

                        child’s cap and gown for that day)

            Tuesday June 13th- Kindergarten Graduation at 6:30 (this is also the last day of school      

                        for kindergarteners)


Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Haynes