Miss Currao Mr. Cistulli Mrs. Tedesco Miss Reek
Welcome to Kindergarten
at Hubbell School
February 2018 Update:
We cannot believe we already celebrated our 100th day of kindergarten! Students were able to do many fun learning activities related to 100. We also celebrated Groundhog Day and learned all about the holiday.
The Kindergartners did a wonderful job on the reading assessments. New reading groups have been formed and they will be getting new books in their reading bags. Try to find time each day to let them practice their reading skills. The more times they read a book, the more fluent they become.
We continue to work on writing skills including writing more than one sentence.The students are learning that each sentence they write needs to start with a capital letter and end with a period.They are also working on leaving spaces and using their word wall to help spell high-frequency words.They get better each day!
In math we have been working on composing and decomposing numbers. Students are learning different ways to make a number. For example, 6 is 4 and 2, 6 is 5 and 1. We are doing many engaging learning activities so students can build numbers and explain their work. At this point in the year, students will be focusing on writing in math, rather than just manipulate objects and write numbers. Students will record their work and write statements explaining how they solved a given problem.
Parent-Teacher conferences will be held next month.We look forward to meeting with you and discussing your child individually!
December 2017 Update:
“Our Families” unit has been a lot of fun.We have been reading about and discussing the different types of families in our classroom and some of the traditions that we celebrate.
Our Guided Reading groups are working hard on using their reading strategies. We can tell many of you are reading with your children at home.Thank you!
In January we will be assessing the children using the Dibels assessment. Keep reading each night and please practice the kindergarten sight words.Five minutes a day makes such a difference! In keeping with Common Core, students are working on retelling a story after they have read it and answering questions. Students must show comprehension of what they read in the story as well as show thinking beyond the text that was read.
In writing the children are beginning to write in booklets.We are also learning to sound out and spell words and leave spaces between the words so people can read what you wrote.