To: Parents of Kindergarten Students

From: Kindergarten Teachers

Date: June 11, 2018

This is the last newsletter of the year!

No homework or Super Readers!

No uniforms this week!!

We would like to THANK YOU for all of your help and support throughout the year. We have made SO much progress this year. You should be VERY proud of your child! Enjoy the summer and remember to READ, READ, READ!

Here are some ideas for you to use during the summer to continue the progress your child has made. Please set aside 15-20 minutes a day to read one book and do one of the following activities:

  1. Read books - either at home, at the library or at a bookstore. Have your child sound our words and ask questions while reading.

  2. Review printing - first and last names

  3. Review printing - uppercase and lowercase letters

  4. Review printing numbers 1-100

  5. Review address, phone number and birthday

  6. Choose a letter and find objects inside or outside that begin with that letter

  7. Choose a number between 1-50 and have your child count out that number in Fruit Loops, Cheerios, M&Ms, etc.

  8. Have your child set up addition or subtraction equations using goldfish, popcorn or pretzels

  9. Review color words

  10. Review number words

  11. Practice identifying coins and their values

  12. See attached blending and sight word lists for practice

  13. Begin working on sight words for 1st grade

  14. Practice addition and subtraction facts through 10

Spending just a few minutes a day on some of the areas listed above will make a HUGE difference when your child begins 1st Grade in September!


Mark Twain Elementary School

5134 South Lotus Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638
Tel: (773) 535-2290
Fax: (773) 535-2248

Laura Paull, Principal
Mary Ann Correa, Asst. Principal
Jennifer Crall, Asst. Principal

Copyright© 2008 to present Mark Twain Elementary School. All Rights Reserved