December News

Sunday, December 3rd- Breakfast with Santa


Tuesday, December 5th- Santa’s Secret Shop: The boys and girls will be visiting Santa’s Secret Shop as a class. An envelope will be sent home to use as a “list”. You may write the names of who you would like your child to shop for as well as the amount you would like them to spend. As we did for the Book Fair, change will be sent home in the same envelope. Please label clearly with your child’s name.


Wednesday, December 6th- Scholastic Book Orders Due:


Thursday, December 7th: Beverly Arts Center Field Trip. We will leave school at 9:45 AM and return at 12:00 PM. Please still pack a snack and lunch for this day.


Wednesday, December 13th- Christmas Concert: The concert begins at 7PM in the church. The boys and girls should be dressed in nice clothes and dropped off in the classroom before the concert at 6:50. They have been working so hard on their Christmas songs! We hope to see you there J


Thursday, December 14th- Polar Express Day: Send your child to school wearing their favorite pajamas! Please have your child wear gym shoes (no slippers). We have special activities planned with the other Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade.


Monday, December 18th: Kindergarten Christmas Party!


Thursday, December 21st- 1:00 PM Dismissal.: Christmas break begins!


Monday, January 8th- Classes Resume


Please remember that recess will be held outside daily, unless it is raining, snowing, or if the “feels like” temperature is below twenty degrees. Please prepare your child for outdoor play (hats, gloves, long pants/tights, etc.)

Word Work Enhancement Activity: -Choose a few words from the sight word list. Write each word in a different color. For example, the word “like” would be green and “we” would be red. Have the child read each word and cut up each letter of the word. Finally have the child read each letter of the word and arrange the letters in the correct order to spell the word.

- Reading Foundational Skills
*Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page. 
*Understand that words are separated by spaces in print.  
*Sentences begin with an uppercase letter and end with punctuation. 

- Comprehension Strategies: 

  • Focus on problem/solution in fictional stories
  • Focus on sequence of events for retelling purposes (beginning, middle, end) 
  • Continue to review and incorporate previous literacy skills, such as identifying the characters and setting in a story


  • Continue to Focus on Story Elements 
      Using picture clues to help understand text 
      Identifying patterns in words to make predictions · Sequence of events

    Skills: Counting and Cardinality 
  •    Vocabulary Focus and application: greater than, less than, fewer and more 
       Counting to 100 by 1’s, 10’s 
      Sequencing numbers 
    ~ What patterns do we notice in numbers when we count? (by 1’s, and 10’s?)
     Counting and Cardinality 
    Number stories with addition and subtraction to 10 
     Comparing numbers (greater than/less than) 
    Sequencing (Identifying patterns in numbers and further develop strategies to determine what number will come next in a sequence.)


 Every month the students will receive a list of sight words to go over. Please review the sight words for the month with your child. 

 For birthdays, you are welcome to send in pre-packaged treats or item(s), which will be sent home with the students at the end of the day.

 Be sure to check your child's take home folder every night.

Don't forget to return library books every Tuesday.

   Please label any items that you are sending to either our room, or the office throughout the year.

Thank you again for all of your cooperation and support. It is wonderful that we can work as a team to have a great year! 

Mrs. Reed

If you need anything, please send a note in your child's folder, email me at, or call me at school.