Kindergarten News for the weeks of: January 18-29 email: [email protected] phone: 847-540-4791 Our 100th Day of Kindergarten! Next Friday will be our 100 th Day of kindergarten! Today, your child brought home a ziploc bag with his/her name and the number *100* on it. Please put 100 small objects (marbles, toothpicks, small toys, cereal, etc.) in the bag and send it to school on February 5th. The objects will be returned either Friday or early the following week. Thank you! Literacy We started our unit on reading Non-Fiction. We are learning about text features such as table of contents, index, and glossary. We learned that authors can use bold words or highlighting to show us which words are the most important. We are also working on asking questions about the books we read and using the things we already know to help us as readers. Writing We started our unit on “How-To” writing with a lesson on what this type of writing looks like. We learned that we can teach people how to do things we know how to do through writing. We continue to practice! Math Science/Social Studies -We have been working on balancing equations (2+3=4+1) using pan balances. -We learned about the =symbol (equal means the same). -We continue to work on identifying and building numbers from 11-20. -We have been reading fiction and non-fiction books about animals in winter. -We learned about weather, seasons, and temperature.