Class News 4/30/21

Miss Murray’s Class News 4/30/21

We were excited to see our caterpillars form into chrysalises and are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our butterflies! Take a look at what we were up to this week in Kindergarten!

Sight Words: so and some

Phonics: We began studying consonant blends last week – groups of two or three consonants in a word that make a sound. With a consonant blend, you can still hear the sounds of each letter, just blended together! Unlike a digraph (sh, ch) where two letters go together to make a whole new sound. This week we focused on consonant blends sp, sk, and sm.


Literacy Centers: This week we continued with iPads, sight word center, independent reading, reading groups, and phonics center. At our phonics center, students played memory match. They had to match the blend to the word, for example BL matched with blocks. Students continue to read along with stories on the iPads and read books independently in the library center. Students love getting new decodable books during reading groups! They are making such great progress!


Writer’s Workshop: This week we wrote all about butterflies! We used our sequencing skills and wrote the lifecycle of a butterfly. First, the butterfly lays eggs. Next, the caterpillars eat their way out of the egg shells. Then, the caterpillars form a chrysalis. Last, they turn into butterflies! Ask your child if they can tell you the lifecycle of a butterfly! We also wrote about what we would say if we got to interview a butterfly! Some students would ask where they fly to during migration. Others asked what their favorite flowers were. Ask your child what they would ask if they were interviewing a butterfly!



We continue to focus on including 4 things to make our sentences complete-

  1. Capital letters at the beginning of a sentence.
  2. Spaces between words.
  3. Period at the end of a sentence.
  4. Mostly lowercase letters.

Math: This week we reviewed our addition and subtraction facts to 10! Through story problems, various manipulatives, number lines, and drawing pictures, students showed their thinking to the class. Continue to practice addition and subtraction facts to 10 at home!

Science: We continued to observe our class caterpillars in our butterfly journals! Over the weekend they turned into chrysalises. They are hanging from the lid of the cup and we are anxiously awaiting our butterflies!

Religion: In honor of the Crowning of Mary, we joined the school to say the Rosary together. We then colored a picture of Mary and decorated it with our own tissue paper crowns! Check them out in your child’s Friday folder.


 Common Core Standards we are working on:

  • I can count to 100 by ones and tens.
  • I can write numbers 0 to 20.
  • I can write a number to tell about a group of 0 to 20 things.
  • I can understand that words have spaces between them.
  • I can find and say the beginning, middle and last sound of simple words.
  • I can read common sight words.
  • I can read emergent level text with purpose and understanding.
  • With prompting and support, I can ask and answer questions about key details in text.
  • I can spell simple words phonetically.
  • I can read CVC words.
  • I can speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings and ideas clearly.
  • I can tell how the words and pictures go together in stories.
  • I can draw or write to help me share what I think.
  • I can print lots of upper and lowercase letters.
  • I can write complete sentences.
  • I can identify ending punctuation marks.
  • I can sort words into categories.
  • I can change sounds in simple, one-syllable words to make new words.
  • I can represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images and drawings.
  • I can use objects or drawings to show that I can solve addition/subtraction word problems up to 10
  • I can add numbers within 5
  • I can subtract numbers within 5

 Important Dates:

  • Monday, May 3rd– Please bring one flower for the Crowing of Mary. Dress Uniform
  • Monday, May 31st – No School, Memorial Day
  • June 9th – Kindergarten Graduation drive by celebration. More details to come.
  • June 11th – Last day of school. Dismissal 10:30am.