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  Mrs. Scoca 's News and Notes

WEEK OF ... April 23 -27

  Reminders and special events

Our Kindergarten show will be on May 4th at 6:30pm in the school gym.  We will also have a dress rehearsal at 2:00 on that day.

Arbor Day celebration is on Friday, April 27th at 1:30.

Please continue to go over letters and sounds even if your child knows them.  They will need to be fluent with the names and sounds at the next testing session.

 Morning Meeting/ Closing Circle:

At morning meeting we greet each other with a Hello, or good morning.  We "share" on a topic that the teacher picks for that day.  This week will be sharing the rules that the children remember from last week.  When sharing the children are able to strengthen their verbal skills along with listening skills. We also read the morning message together, while practicing our reading readiness skills.  "Closing circle"is when we come together and discuss the day and how we think we did and one thing we could do better.  We call this stars and wishes. It is great to reflect on the accomplishments of the day and to hear others say it! 


We will be focusing on reading readiness skills such as moving from left to right, what words are and the difference between letters and words. Rhyming using picture cards and nursery rhymes.  Hearing beginning sounds in words.  We also "clap out" parts of words.  Please read the books in your child's reading bags every night.  It is important that the children practice pointing and tracking the words as they read.  They should also be blending words that they don't know when they read and write.  We "tape" out the sounds and then "blend" the sounds together. 

Letters we are learning: 

 We are reviewing and writing uppercase letters

Letters we have learned:

t, b, f, m, n, I, u, c, o, g, a, d, s, r, e, p, j, l, h, k, v, w, x, y, z, qu

Words we are learning: Word rings are in the students reading bags.

 as, has

Words we have learned:

I, am, the, like, and, a, see, we, to, me, come, some, my, with, you, what, are, now, said, is, of, so, where,be, go, up, for, here, make, play, he, she, was, can, by, his

MATH:  Chapter 8 is Numbers 20 and beyond.  This chapter moves quickly to 100 so please make sure you go over the pages with your child.  Please start counting with your child.  They will need to go to 100 by June.

 WRITING: We will be learning to write our names, and forming the letters in our name correctly.  We will begin labeling our pictures. We are drawing and labeling pictures of our families. We are using our trick words, I and am and like, and, etc., in a sentence. We are learning about characters in the stories we write and that stories have a beginning, middle, and an end.  We are also learning about spacing between words when we write. We are learning about capital letters in the beginning of the sentence and a punctuation mark at the end. 

 **  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to e-mail me or call or write. E-mail:

  Our special's schedule for this week are:

Monday : Day 2 Art

Tuesday: Day 3 Gym

Wednesday: Day 4 Gym

Thursday: Day 5 Library

Friday: Day 6 Music

Monday: Day 1 Computer


Wingdale Elementary School   6413 Route 55   Wingdale, NY 12594   Phone: (845) 877-5720   Fax: (845) 877-5729

The Dover Union Free School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.  
The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Donna Basting, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Staff Development, and Technology
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1233 

Genie Angelis, High School Principal
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1143

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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