K4 May Newsletter

Dear Parents,

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.

Religion: Virtues

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

Consonant Blend

Review Sight Words

Review Rhyming Words

Nursery Rhymes

Science:

Butterfly Cycle

Frog Cycle

Mathematics:

Number – 60—70—80—90—100

Missing Numbers

Fractions: one whole / one-half  

How many in all?

How many left?

Social Studies:

Recycling: Reuse — Reduce — Recycle

Transportation:  Land — Water — Air — Space

Friendships and Goodbye

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