Kindergarten 4 Summer 2017

Kindergarten 4 Reading List

Many parents ask what they can do to keep their child’s skills fresh over the summer.

Here are my recommendations:

1. Practice writing first names with lowercase letters (Kelly not KELLY) within three lines (one solid line at the bottom, dotted line in the middle, solid line at the top)
2. Review letter names and their sounds
3. Challenge them to find sight words in books or on labels (the, and, is, he, she, it, go, etc.)
4. Count items up to 20 (or higher!)
5. READ! Read as many books as you can with your child. Here are some of our class favorites:

Pete the Cat books by Eric Litwin

-Anything by Mo Willems, especially the Elephant & Piggie series

-Caldecott winners (http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottwinners/caldecottmedal)

The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff (and other similar stories in the series)

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.

Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
Kindergarten 4 Supply List 2017-2018

  • Tri-fold sleep mat- 45”Lx19”Wx1”H (The mats are red & blue. Due to storage limitations in our room, we cannot allow mats that are larger than these dimensions. Any mat that is larger will be sent home and a new mat will have to be purchased. The required mat size is available at Wal-Mart.)
  • 1 Back Pack (Please make sure the Back Pack can hold a small blanket for quiet time and a letter size folder; Please NO wheels, animal shaped, or messenger bags.)
  • 1 Water Bottle (Because there is no water faucet in the classroom, the students will need to bring the Water Bottle daily to school filled with water only. Please make sure your child knows how to open and close the water bottle.)
  • 2 sturdy Plastic folders with pockets
  • 1 pair round tipped scissors (Fiskers) for school and 1 pair for home. (If your child is left handed, please make sure to buy him/her left handed scissors.)

 Please label the above items with your child’s name. Thanks!

 1 pencil BOX (8 x 5)

1 large bottle of hand soap

2 boxes Crayola crayons (16 count)

12 #2 Ticonderoga pencils

8 Elmer’s glue sticks

2 large boxes of tissue

1 reams of white copy paper

1 package of baby wipes

2 large containers disinfectant wipes

2 Expo brand markers

Girls: 1 box of gallon sized Ziploc bags and 1 package of white cardstock

Boys: 1 box of quart sized Ziploc bags and 1 package of your choice of ONE Color construction paper (9×12)

1 four package of Playdough

1 package of SEASONAL (Halloween, winter, fall) stickers

1 photo of family in picture frame

 

 

 

May 30th – June 1st

Dear Parents and Grandparents,

Congratulations to your son or daughter for completing K4.  I’m certain that each of them will be successful in kindergarten.

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for a wonderful school year! This class is so special to me, I will always remember this class.

Many parents ask what they can do to keep their child’s skills fresh over the summer. Here are my recommendations:

1. Practice writing first names with lowercase letters (Kelly not KELLY) within three lines (one solid line at the bottom, dotted line in the middle, solid line at the top)
2. Review letter names and their sounds
3. Challenge them to find sight words in books or on labels (the, and, is, he, she, it, etc.)
4. Count items up to 20 (or higher!)
5. READ! Read as many books as you can with your child. Here are some of our class favorites:

-Pete the Cat books by Eric Litwin

-Anything by Mo Williams, especially the Elephant & Piggie series

-Caldecott winners (complete list here)

-The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt

-If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff

-Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.

-Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman

-The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

-Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

-Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae

-A House for a Hermit Crab by Eric Carle

-Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

 

I hope you all have a WONDERFUL summer, and give your sweet kids a hug from me!

 

Love,

Mrs. Hart

 

Kindergarten 4 Supply List 2017-2018

  • Tri-fold sleep mat- 45”Lx19”Wx1”H (The mats are red & blue. Due to storage limitations in our room, we cannot allow mats that are larger than these dimensions. Any mat that is larger will be sent home and a new mat will have to be purchased. The required mat size is available at Wal-Mart.)
  • 1 Back Pack (Please make sure the Back Pack can hold a small blanket for quiet time and a letter size folder; Please NO wheels, animal shaped, or messenger bags.)
  • 1 Water Bottle (Because there is no water faucet in the classroom, the students will need to bring the Water Bottle daily to school filled with water only. Please make sure your child knows how to open and close the water bottle.)
  • 2 sturdy Plastic folders with pockets
  • 1 pair round tipped scissors (Fiskers) for school and 1 pair for home. (If your child is left handed, please make sure to buy him/her left handed scissors.)

Please label the above items with your child’s name. Thank You!

1 pencil BOX (8 x 5)

1 large bottle of hand soap

2 boxes Crayola crayons (16 count)

12 #2 Ticonderoga pencils

8 Elmer’s glue sticks

2 large boxes of tissue

1 reams of white copy paper

1 package of baby wipes

2 large containers disinfectant wipes

2 Expo brand markers

Girls: 1 box of gallon sized Ziploc bags and 1 package of white cardstock

Boys: 1 box of quart sized Ziploc bags and 1 package of your choice of ONE Color construction paper (9×12)

1 four package of Playdough

1 package of SEASONAL (Halloween, winter, fall) stickers

1 photo of family in picture frame

 

1035 Hampton Street Columbia, South Carolina 29201

803 252-8285 www.StPetersCatholicSchool.org

May 29th – June 1st

A Note From Mrs. Hart

Dear Parents and Grandparents,

Can you believe this is the last week of Four-Year-Old Kindergarten? It has been such a fun year full of learning and laughter. You children have grown so much over this past year and are ready for Kindergarten. Mrs. Robinson and I are very proud of your children!

This Week in Class

Math

-Classify objects in their environment by color

-Make a pattern out of sea creatures

English Language Arts

-Recognize letters A-Z

-Recall some details in stories read aloud

-Participate in choral speaking of poems, songs, and stories with repeated patterns

Reading

Look Out Kindergarten

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

How do Dinosaurs go to School

On the First Day of Kindergarten

Upcoming Dates & Reminders

June 1st – Last Day of K4

June 1st – Please us at 1:00pm for certificates