We will introduce the concept of “Virtue” by reading stories to our young children. This will enable them to associate “Virtue” with the actions of the story’s characters. This will also help build their hearts and minds toward those good habits which involve many things. It involves the dos and don’ts of interaction with others. It is never too early to begin working on what we perceive to be right or wrong, good or bad.
We continue to remind children what good behavior is. Please give frequent compliments when you see excellent behavior. It does go a long way towards encouraging positive behavior choices. It is easy to see the good choices once you start looking for them.
Metamorphosis is the next big word your child will learn this week. We will simplify it by discussing the Life Cycle of a butterfly and a frog. Towards the end of the week we will send Metamorphosis Sequence Cards home. Encourage your child to arrange the cards into the correct sequence. As they arrange the cards, encourage them to talk about each step.
In Math we will continue learning about fractions (one whole, one-half, one third, one fourth). At home you can also demonstrate several ways to do fractions by cutting vegetables, fruits and treats into equal parts among the members of the family. The children will be busy practicing number counting in Math and answering the question “how many in all?” to introduce the concept of addition and “how many left?” to introduce the concept of subtraction.
We will also be introducing Recycling (REUSE,
REDUCE, RECYCLE) and the benefits of recycling. In Transportation we will
discuss how people use vehicles of various types to move themselves or objects
from one place to another. We will present several types of vehicles in this
unit to familiarize our K-4 children with various modes of transportation. We
will discuss how these vehicles function, their purpose and compare them with
each other; how they are different and how they are the same. We will also
discuss safety and the use of seat belts. To end the school year we will talk about
Friendships and Goodbye. The children will, also, be sharing their own
wonderful and memorable experiences in K4 with their classmate.
Courage and Perseverance
Responsibility / Work / Self-Discipline
Compassion / Faith
Honesty / Loyalty / Friendship
Language and Literacy:
Review Alphabet letters name and sound
Review Beginning Sound, Middle Sound and Ending Sound
Vowel – a, e, i, o, u & y
Review Sight Words
Review Rhyming Words
Number – 60—70—80—90—100
Fractions: one whole / one-half
How many in all?
How many left?
Recycling: Reuse — Reduce — Recycle
Transportation: Land — Water — Air — Space
Important Dates to Remember:
May 7 – Tuesday – Midland Gives
18 hours, on-line fundraising events (donation)
May 9 – Thursday – Spring Music Performance 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
at USC Copenhaver Band Hall
324 Sumter Street Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29201
May 13 – Monday – Early Dismissal 2 pm/ ASP Available
May 17 – Friday – Family Picnic 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at Soccer Field
May 20 – Monday – May Procession / Rosary 8:30 a.m.
May 24 – Friday – K-5 and K-4 Exchange Day 9:00 – 12:00 noon
May 27 – Monday – Memorial Day / No School
May 30 – Thursday – K4 Last Day of School
Thursday – K-5 Graduation
May 31 – Friday – Last of School Grade 1-5 / 11:30 a.m. Dismissal
Your K4 Team: Mrs. Pasco and Mrs. Robinson