Welcome to Ms. Amanda and Ms. Monica's Preprimary Class
Ms. Amanda Confiado

What's happening in our class?

4/27 Early Release @ 1:40
4/28 Field Trip to JCA to see The Frog Prince
4/29 Spring Holiday (No School)
5/6 Progress Reports
5/6 Antarctica Day
5/19 Zoo Field Trip
5/19 Poetry Festival
5/26 broadway and Blue Jeans 6pm in the MPR
5/27 Renfro's Reders
5/30 Memorial Day (No School)
6/3 Career Day
6/10 Last Day of School


Math: We have really been working hard in math.  We can count by 2s, 5s, 10s, 25s, and 100s.  We can count backwards from 17 (soon to start at 20).  We can break numbers up to 10 into smaller parts.  We can identify geometric solids (cone, cube, cylinder, and sphere).  We can also identify basic shapes (triangle, square, rectangle, circle, and hexagon).  We will spend this last nine weeks solidifying the skills we need for first grade and working on place value.

Language Arts: We have been busy reading about reptiles and birds.  We will learn about Antarctica and penguins.  We continue to meet in small reading groups to work on building words and reading at our independent level.  Your child should be able to identify characters, setting, and important events in a story that you read together.  He or she should also be able to identify key details in the text.  Don't forget to read some non-ficition books together.  They love to learn about animals and other interesting topics.

It is expected that the children already know all of the letters and sounds by now and we will start focusing on sight words and reading!  Please remember to go over the sight word list in your child's folder and to read to them and with them each night. Kindergarteners should be able to read 100 sight words and read independently at a level D.

Cultural: We are moving onto study the continent of Antarctica. We will be reading abut Antarctica during reading time and we will also learn about some of the animals that live there. 

On May 6, we will have Antarctica Day.  We will switch classes to do science activities.  We will explore how blubber keeps artic animals warm, how magnets work (Antarctica is home to the southern magnetic pole), and objects that sink and float. 

: We have moved on to study birds.  This is our first warm blooded animal in our study of vertebrates.  We are learning that all birds have feathers, but not all birds fly.  We have learned about birds badies from their beaks to their feet.  We will be making the Parts of a Bird books.