Get ready to read kindergarten. In March we will be challenging the kindergarten students to a Battle of the Books. Each night students will be sent home with a Battle of the Books title that should be read out loud to your child that night. Check off the title on your child's folder once you have read it and send it to school the next day to receive a new title. Students will be working to read all 20 titles and 5 of their own choosing. Happy Reading.
Kindergarten students will be looking closely at Fairy Tales. What features will we find in every fairy tale? We will focus on elements such as good and evil characters, beginning and endings and magical elements. We'll look at some popular tales as well as introduce them to several classics they may be unfamiliar with.
Some of our curricular goals throughout the school year include the following
Parts of a book
Fiction vs. Non Fiction
Components of Fairy Tales
Sequencing of Story - Retell
Introduction of sections of the library
This year students in kindergarten, first grade and second grade will be participating in the Global Read Aloud. The Global Read Aloud is a reading program where students across the world all read the same books. The year over 2 million students will be participating worldwide. Pat Zietlow Miller is k-2 author selected for 201. Miller has been an author for many years and has been earning rave reviews this past year for her book Be Kind. The books we will be reading are
Students will be participating in the Hour of Code. A nationwide program that encourages students to learn about computer coding. The students will be learning the basics of computer coding. in a fun and engaging way. This year hour of code has partnered with Disney and their new movie Moana if you would like more information go to http://partners.disney.com-hour-of-code