2018 - 2019
PS 230 Kindergarten Team
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Kindergarten Newsletter - January 2019
Kindergarten students will become Avid Readers. An Avid Reader is someone who not only loves to read, but also who does not want to stop and will read almost anywhere. Kindergarten students will be engaged in their reading by acting out the characters in their books through role-playing. The children will revisit some old favorites like The Carrot Seed and Three Billy Goats Gruff. They will also share knowledge about their topics from non-fiction books with
their reading partners.
At home, you can ask your child questions such as, “Why do you think the character feels that way” or “What is the Wow page you want to share with me?” or “Which parts are the same in these two books?”
Kindergarten students will write information (non-fiction) books about topics that they love. They will write from their own experiences and what they know to teach others. Their books will be focused on one topic using craft elements like descriptions and pictures with parts labeled to support their topic. Other features include diagrams, captions, arrows and comparisons.
We are so excited to offer Cool Culture passes to all families with children in PS 230's Kindergarten! You will have access to 90 of NYC’s best-loved museums, gardens, zoos and historic houses. We can't wait to hear about all the fun things your child do when you use the Cool Culture Pass.
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If you have lost your pass or need to make a correction on your family's name, please contact your Cool Cultural Liaison - Ms. Jill Reinier, Parent Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kindergarten students will be studying Sorting, Surveys and Counting to Collect Data to solve problems. The students are asked to share and elaborate their reasoning and solutions on math problems. It is important for them to explain accurately their math thinking.
At home, have your child sort or organize collections of objects like coins, toys or laundry. Then ask questions like, “How are these coins the same?” or “How could you sort them into groups?” or “What is the same or different about all of these?” Then count the number of items and compare the totals.
Kindergarten students will be learning how families are the same and different. They will learn about a variety of family structures; immediate and extended.
A Note from . . .
Mr. Feder, Science
Kindergarten will be measuring the length and mass of objects using non-standard units.
Mr. Hanratty, Art
In honor of Earth Day, Kindergarten will be learning about artists who focused on portraying natural environments in their artwork. Students will be combining painting and collage in a picture of an endangered species.
Ms. Fitzgerald, Music and Movement
We hope you join us on April 12 to celebrate the Bengali New Year. Please remember to dress in comfortable clothes for dancing.
Ms. Woods, Physical Education
Kindergarten students are learning some soccer skills. Please remember sneakers.
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Try at Home
At home, help your child brainstorm ideas for true stories to write in class.
When something happens, tell your child “that would be a great story!” and encourage to bring the idea to school.
Please make sure that your child is reading the books inside of their reading baggy as well as practicing the sight words EVERY night.
Kindergarten Family Science
10 am - 12 noon