Kindergarten News Captain James E. Daly, Jr. Elementary School September 2015 Homework for August/September Help your child to memorize their lunch pin number. Enhance oral language skills by discussing what happened at school each day. For example you might ask “What was the best part of your day?” or “”Tell me about a friend you worked with today.” Encourage the use of complete sentences. Read to your child every day. Practice name recognition, spelling and writing with only one capital letter (at the beginning). In math this month students will learn to. . . describe shapes, positions and quantity. count with one-to-one correspondence (pointing and touching each object as they count). sort and classify. strategies for accurate counting. count and compare sets. In science students will. . . investigate and gather information about changes in weather using their senses. begin to describe some events in nature that have a pattern (seasons, water cycle). Monday, September 7 Labor Day- Offices and schools closed Monday, September 14 No School for students and teachers Wednesday, September 23 No School for students and teachers Friday, September 25 Community Picnic, 5:00-7:00 In reading this month students will learn to . . . identify the front cover, back cover and title page of a book. answer questions about key details in books read aloud. identify characters, settings and major events in a story (with prompting from adults). identify the letters in their name. build our stamina as independent readers. Writing In writing this month students will learn to . . . Use a combination of drawing, dictating and writing to narrate a single event. Add drawings to writing to provide additional detail. In social studies students will . . . identify the importance of rules describe what a good learner does each day.