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Mrs. Bice & Mrs. Lisy

Hawthorne Scholastic Academy

December 21, 2018

Curious Kinders


  • Antartica Party- Today!
  • School Resumes- Mon. January 7
  • Happy Holidays!!!

Words We Learned

  • table of contents
  • non fiction
  • dreidel

Heart Words

  • do
  • me
  • be

Next Week

  • by
  • was


We put all of our new learning about penguins into our writing! Writers learned how to categorize their learning into separate headings and complete a nonfiction page all about that topic. For example, we might write a whole page all about “Penguin Food” and include parts of their diet.

Students chose their own paper, their own topics, words and the order of pages. Some writers chose to organize their writing by using a Table of Contents and put a cover on our books.  Kindergartners shared their nonfiction penguin books with their third grade buddies yesterday! We were so excited to share our writing with our new friends at Hawthorne and all of our learning about penguins! We also took part in some penguin math centers that focused on number sense! Please continue to work on basic number sense skills with your child: counting on from a given number, what number comes before or after, etc. 

December Holidays

This week we learned about the December holidays our class celebrates. We read books about Hanukkah, made dreidels, read books about Christmas, listened to The Polar Express book on CD, and made Christmas trees. We were excited to learn from each other and celebrate our differences. Kindergartners also made a special gift for your family, which you should see in backpacks wrapped in ribbon this evening. Please open it when your family opens holiday gifts!

Homework Over Winter Break

There is no official homework packet over break, but please continue to read with your child every day for at least 15 minutes, practice reading heart words, and Splash Math. Two weeks without reinforcing these skills makes it hard for a new learner to master them. Thank you for your continued support!

Antarctica Party

We’re looking forward to a great party at 11:30 today! Thanks in advance for all the volunteers! Have a wonderful and safe holiday and we’ll see you next year! First day back is Monday, January 7, 2019.