Time, Persuasive Writing, and Chicks!!! April 30, 2017

Pardon me, Do You Have the Time?

Kindergarten mathematicians have been learning to tell time to the nearest hour! We have investigated minutes to see what kind of things we can do in a minute. Students also investigated the hour by recording all of the things they do with-in an hour. Students know that the short hand on a clock is used to tell the hour and the long hand tells us the minutes. We practiced moving hands on a clock to show o’clock times, a little before and a little after each hour. Our young time-tellers practiced making their clocks match various times. Ask your youngster what they learned about telling time this week.

Friends Helping Friends

This week Kindergarten writers rallied support from classmates by writing letters, petitions, and signs to call for help in solving classroom and school concerns. Young writers deepened their understanding of persuasive writing by addressing their audience and offering solutions. Kindergarteners shared ways to solve problems such as messy cubbies, cleaning the art center and litter on our playground. Young writers were introduced to greetings, salutations and correct letter formats to make their letter writing even stronger! When writers see a problem, they think of how to fix it, decide who should hear the message, and then they write about it! Ask your youngster what they learned about letter writing this week.

Chicks

Young scientists have been busy learning all about chicks and chickens during Science this week! Kindergarteners discovered the special body parts that chickens have including their combs, wattles, beaks, spurs and special feathers. Curious scientists compared the feathers on female hens to that of the male cockerels. They discovered that the female hens have feathers that allow them to camouflage themselves. Observant Kindergarteners also noticed that the male cockerels have colorful and fancy feathers.Β 

Important Dates:

  • Tuesday, May 2nd Parent Coffee 8:15-9:15
  • Friday, May 5th Grandparents Day 11:30 Dismissal
  • Friday, May 5th Pass It On 5:00-6:00
  • Sunday, May 7th TCS Family Picnic @ Magnolia Plantation
  • Friday, May 12th Swim Lesson
  • Friday, May 19th Last Swim Lesson

 

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