Kindergarten in April
Mrs. Primm’s Class
Throughout the month of April we will continue our Bible truths in the New Testament. We will begin the month learning about the Ten Lepers and God’s love and mercy. The second week we will see how much Jesus the loves the children. Then we will study Zacchaeus. We will see how life is without Jesus and the changes we can all make through Zacchaeus’ example. All of our lessons this month will be in the Gospels.
We have learned so much this year in phonics! Not only have we learned about compound words, root words, suffixes, short vowel words, and long vowel words but we have learned over 100 special sounds. As the year comes to an end we will continue working on all of things to help prepare us for first grade.
Starting in August we began working on learning proper letter formation and size. We have learned all our capital letters and lowercase letters. As we work in the month of April we will review all our letters and work on writing with neatness while applying the things we have learned.
In cursive we will continue to learn new lowercase letters and capital letters. We will work on connecting letters and words. We will also begin working on writing our first and last names.
Wow have we all become great readers! All of our reading groups are in their advanced readers and one group will begin a chapter book this month. As we read throughout the month we will continue working on fluency, applying our phonics rules, expression, and comprehension in our reading.
What a wonderful job the kids have done learning the many new math concepts this year. As we work in the month of April we will continue practicing addition, subtraction, time, counting money, numbers before & after, measurement, fractions, story problems, left & right, counting by 5’s, 10’s, and 2’s.
Unit Study: (Science & Social Studies)
As we enter into spring we will enjoy many things in God’s creation. The first week of the month we will have fun with insects & spiders. The second week of the month we will learn about oceans and all the wonders of it. The third week we will learn about dinosaurs. To end the month we will learn about pets in God’s world. As we learn about each of these things we will focus on God’s great love for us and the wonderful things he has given us to take care of and enjoy.
The third week of this month will be our SAT testing. To help prepare us for this we will be working on rhyming words, map skills, comparisons, and logical thinking skills. We will also review concept we have learned throughout the year. At the end of the month we will work on following directions, sequencing, and finishing a given picture.
Each Friday we test over our spelling words. On Friday, April 19th we will have our all school spelling bee for kindergarten at 12:45pm in the Chapel. To prepare for this we have had several in class spelling bees. Our class will have 5 participants and 2 alternates.
Test #11- frog, leap, pond, was, saw, chick, crack, tree, butterfly, *spring
Test #12- morning, verse, church, God, Bible, book, Jesus, says, king, wash, *April
Test #13- this, thick, block, gnat, scream, it, squeak, worms, stream, right, *insects
Test #14- walk, long, fun, coin, wanted, ball, looked, played, boy, sun, *school
A Look Ahead:
Thursday, April 4- Elementary open house 7:00pm
Friday, April 5- Spelling test #11, review Bible verses A-F, special visitor in afternoon
Tuesday, April 9- Math oral evaluation: addition, #s before & after
Friday, April 12- Spelling test #12, review Bible verses G-K
Monday, April 15- Friday, April 19: SAT testing in the morning
Friday, April 19- Kindergarten spelling bee in the chapel at 12:45pm
Week of April 22- begin testing for incoming kindergarten students
Friday, April 26- Spelling test #13, review Bible verses L-P
Monday, April 29- Phonics oral evaluation: special sounds
Wednesday, May 1- special visitor in the morning, teddy bear picnic, bring a stuffed bear today
Thursday May 2- Build A Bear field trip in the morning & lunch at Noodles & Company, math oral evaluation: addition, time, nickels
Friday, May 3- Spelling test #14, review Bible verses Q-U
Friday, May 10- Spelling test #15, review Bible verses W-Z
Monday, May 13- Bubbles & ice cream in the afternoon
Tuesday, May 14- phonics oral evaluation: special sounds, sandbox toys & popsicles in the afternoon
Wednesday, May 15- sidewalk chalk & candy necklaces in the afternoon, all kids bring a sack to take school items home
Thursday, May 16- All kids bring 2 dozen homemade cookies & a punch items assigned, 11:30am dismissal for all students, last day of school for kindergarten, graduation ceremony at 7:00pm in the chapel
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