The Kindergarten Program at NCCS
Welcome to our Kindergarten homepage!
Hi, parents! This page is your primary resource to stay up to date on kindergarten learning topics, assessments, upcoming events, fun campus happenings, quick links and contact information -- basically everything you need to help your kindergartener soar!
End of the Year Party- May 24th
We will be having our end of the year class party beginning at 10:15 am on Tuesday, May 24th. All parents are welcome to attend. The school will be providing pizza and Kona Ice, so students will not need a lunch that day. We do ask that students bring a completely disposable snack and water bottle. All materials will be sent home on Monday, May 23rd so backpacks should not be brought to school on Tuesday.
On May 25th, Kindergarten students only will be dismissed at 1:00 pm. This will allow them to rest and get ready for their special graduation ceremony at 7:00 pm!!
Graduation: May 24th - 7:00 pm in the NCCS gym
Please drop your child with their teacher between 6:30-6:45. Be sure to bring their ironed graduation gown on a hanger, labeled with their name. We will have their caps and will assist them in getting dressed for the ceremony after the singing portion of the program. Graduation caps and gowns have been purchased by NCCS and are yours to keep.
Attire: Sunday best. No jeans, shorts, or tennis shoes please.
Hair: We encourage you to NOT put bows, large braids, or fancy ribbons in your daughter’s hair since the graduation caps will not properly fit over them.
Here is a preview of what we will be learning next week:
Bible | We will continue teaching the miracles of Jesus and will learn the feeding of the 5000.
Math | Review of multiple math concepts.
Phonics | The gl, sl and pl blends.
Reading/Writing | Books about summer, writing at least 2 complete sentences.
Science | Summer
How can I help my child this week?
Continue to practice counting by 1’s, 5’s and 10’s to 100 and by 2’s to 30. Try doing exercises while counting or count groups of socks, cereal, utensils, etc. Here is a link to videos your child can watch to practice…. https://www.schooltube.com/media/t/1_rmjv8bq4
Practice counting groups of LIKE coins. (Example: Count a group of dimes, etc.)
Practice addition facts to 10. How many ways can your child solve addition problems. Can they use fingers? Counters? Number Lines? Counting on? Drawing pictures? All of these are strategies that children should know how to use. (See picture below.)
Practice subtraction facts to 10. How many ways can your child solve addition problems. Can they use fingers? Counters? Number Lines? Drawing pictures? All of these are strategies that children should know how to use. (See picture above.)
- Practice counting and recognizing the number of syllables in a word. Example: flower (2). Here is a link to a great video for your child to watch if he/she is having difficulty with syllables: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks5ekq1vh2k
- Continue to study ALL of your sight words. We will occasionally test words from previous sets so consistent review at home is important!
- Have your child read on RAZ-Kids every day. Also, read to your child at night and have them read to you. The more they read, the better reader they become!
- Sight word books and reading books are sent home weekly. Have your child read these books to you several times throughout the week. They should be practicing these so that they learn to read with fluency and expression. (Are they reading like a robot? Are they having to separate each individual sound? Is their voice intonation changing with punctuation?) For a change, you could have them read to their little brother or sister, grandma or grandpa or even their stuffed animals (while you listen in).
- Practice learning address, phone number and shoe tying.
Review all sight words learned this year. (125 words!)
Kindergarten Graduation - Tuesday, May 24th 7:00 PM
- We have lots of fun activities planned for the remainder of the school year BUT we need your help. In order for us to have time for these activities, we need our kindergartners to continue making good school choices. Please try to keep your child on their normal routine for school days. A healthy breakfast, getting homework done daily, and going to bed early will help us finish off our year STRONG!
- Don’t forget about our sight word and RAZ-Kids contests. Make sure your child is practicing those sight words and reading as often as possible! We have some GREAT prizes available.