Swim, Story Elements, and Mathematicians May 21, 2017

Wrapping-Up Swim Lessons

Our brave swimmers completed their last swimming lesson today! Kindergarteners have gained confidence through their weekly swim lessons and helpful swim coaches. Students set swimming goals and participated in their lessons with brave and happy hearts. During Close of Day and Learning Centers this week, they helped compose a shared writing thank you letter to their swim coaches. Kindergarteners are grateful for their swimming lessons!

Readers Discover Story Elements!

This week Kindergarten readers investigated story elements to understand and analyze fiction books. Readers discussed elements including: character, setting, and plot. Kindergarten readers know to ask, “Who is this story mostly about?” to find the main character in a story. When thinking about the setting, they know to ask, “When and where did this take place?” Brave readers practiced identifying the conflict or problem in fiction stories to discuss the plot.

Growing Mathematicians

This week Kindergarten Mathematicians spent time practicing and reinforcing math skills. Students reviewed grouping and writing numbers 0-20. Kindergarteners then used this prior knowledge to show ways they can make addition fact families for the numbers 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10. Small grouping helped students to really grasp the concept of addition and subtraction. Kindergarten mathematicians are quickly marching their way towards becoming First Grade mathematicians!   

Important Dates:

  • Monday, May 29th No School
  • Thursday, June 1st Graduation (11:30 Dismissal)
  • Friday, June 2nd Field day (11:30 Dismissal)

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