4th 9 weeks of Kindergarten

This 9 weeks we will be working on-

Lang. Arts: Recognition of rhyming and non-rhyming words, producing rhyming words, blends, sounding out CVC words, sounding out short/long vowels, consistently produces all 23 consonant sounds including hard/soft c and g, reading 75 or MORE sight words, asks and answers questions about key details in an informational text, main idea, supporting details, opinion writing

Math: Being able to count up not starting at one, addition/subtraction within 10 with objects, fingers, drawings, independently solves add/sub word problems within 10, position words, compares measureable attributes

Social Studies: Identifies and describes Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Independence Day, identifies and explains the White House and the Star Spangles Banner, differentiates land and water on maps and globes, states ALL address: street address, city, county, state, nation and continent, explains how money is used to purchase goods and services

Science: Recognizes the difference between living/non-living things, explains 2 or more similarities and differences in plants

March celebration

Dear Families,

Kindergarteners love leprechauns!  We want to trap some on St. Patrick’s Day.  Please help your child build a leprechaun trap to bring in on Friday, March 16.

A note about this is coming home today in your child’s folder.


American Symbols Project

Thank you so much for all of you who worked with your child to make their American Symbols Project!  They all turned out so great, and we are really enjoying watching each child present their project to the class.  We are learning so much about the American Flag, Statue of Liberty, Bald Eagle, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and the White House.

The students are really enjoying presenting to the class and are so proud of their hard work!

Thanks for all of your continued support!

Staying Healthy

Please email Nurse Karetha at [email protected] and let her know if your student has been diagnosed with the flu by a health care provider this year. 

Remember – the best way to stay well is to wash your hands thoroughly and do not touch your face.  Stay home if you’re not feeling well.  Germs are not something we want to share at Mountain View!  See the school website for more info on the flu and how to prevent it.  Check out these important short videos!


Here is what we are working on-

Language Arts– We will continue to  work on rhyming words, consonant sounds reinforced (also hard/soft C and G), sight words, and story elements. Please work with your child to discuss story elements when reading at home such as discussion of characters, setting, problem/solution, and retelling the story from the beginning to the end. We are working hard on Informational writing during this time. We are working on How to books.

We are also doing Daily 5 during our language arts/ phonics time.  Students will get to do the following- reading with the teacher in group, writing with the teacher in group, listening to stories on RAZ kids and answering questions about the stories, phonics and word work, and read to self with their book boxes that contain their library book, classroom books, and their book bag from reading group.  They have been doing great with Daily 5 and really enjoying it!

Math– We are working on introduction to addition with sums to 5 and higher. We are working on decomposing with the lower numbers. (numbers that add up to make these numbers).  We are also working on solving word problems with addition and subtraction by using objects and/or drawings.

Social Studies– We continue to discuss and work on identifying American Symbols. We are working on identifying the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and the White House for third quarter.

Science- We are continuing to learn about attributes of soil, rocks, water, and air and groups of rocks according to their physical attributes ( size, weight, texture, and color).

Coming home today- Valentine’s letter

Dear Parents,

As you already know Valentine’s Day is getting near! To celebrate this lovely day, we will be exchanging cards with our friends in our class. Please help your child to make and decorate a “mailbox” for the Valentine’s card exchange.  Be creative when you are decorating the “mailbox.” You can use markers, stickers, and construction paper or anything else that shows love! Please remember to bring those special cards for everyone in the class and Valentine mailboxes on Wednesday, February 14th.

Have fun!!!


Please remember to send in a rock by tomorrow if you haven’t already in a baggie labeled with your child’s name on it.

Thank you!



Staying Healthy

Parents, please take time each weekend to wash jackets, water bottles, wipe down backpacks, binders, etc. to help prevent illnesses during flu season.  We are trying to be preventive at Mountain View in combating the flu that we are hearing about on the news lately.

 Thank you!

Reminders for this week

  1.  If your child is starting a club this week, please send in a note that day of the club they are going to and how they will be going home.
  2. A note is coming home today in your child’s take- home folder about the 100th day of school.  We will be celebrating the 100th day of school this Thursday, January 25.
  3. We are going to do our pajama day reward this Wednesday, January 24.
  4. Hope to see you this Friday, January 26 at 8:15 for our Author’s Tea.

Thank you and have a good week!