Patricia Tagen


February 14th, 2020

Dear Families,

Happy Valentine's Day!  We had such an exciting week in kindergarten, celebrating both Valentine's Day and the 100th day of school!  We had so much fun making 100th day crowns, counting to 100 different ways, writing what we would want 100 of, passing out valentines, and celebrating both being together for 100 days and how much we care for each other :).

In Wonders we answered essential question "What types of food grow on a farm?" We read the story "An Orange in January" and discussed how it is possible for us to eat fresh fruit and vegetables in the winter and the journey the food goes from farm to grocery store.  We practiced the sounds the letters Ff and Rr make and added sight words "he" and "with" to our word wall.

In Math we continued to learn about measuring, including height, length, and weight.

In Social Studies we began to learn about the continent of Australia and began to learn about American symbols; we had an introduction to important symbols, including the American flag, the bald eagle, the Liberty Bell, the Statue of Liberty, and Mount Rushmore.

We read stories about optimism and talked about how important it is to try and always look on the bright side.

We continue to have fun while learning and playing together!


Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or comments at anytime (


Trish Tagen and Cheryl Dunlap


Friday, February 14th- Valentine's Day Celebration (more information to come) and the 100th day of school!

Monday, February 17th- Friday, February 21st:  Vacation

Friday, March 20th- Kindergarten Assembly! (Mrs. Tagen and Ms. DiNapoli)

Thursday, May 21st 1:30-2:30- KTagen Meet the Author's Celebration!



Skills Taught to Date

Sight words-  I, can, the, we, see, a, like, to, and, go, you, do, my, are, he, with

Letter/sound identification-  Mm, Aa, Ss, Pp, Tt, Ii, Nn, Cc, Oo, Cc, Hh, Ee, Ff, Rr

Skills to work on-  rhyming, syllables, nouns, separating sounds in words, verbs, sounding out words when reading and writing

*Click here to go to Wonders online activities


*Special Events/Announcements/Information

Mystery Reader Sign-up:  If you are interested in being a mystery reader, please click on the link!

Super Kid Information and Schedule:Each child will have a chance to be "super kid" for a week!  Please click on the link to view the schedule and information regarding this special program.

Assemblies:  Kindergarten will perform at two assemblies this year (dates to come)

Lunch/Recess Volunteer Calendar: 

Library Volunteer Calendar:

Specials Schedule:

Scholastic Book Clubwe will be sending home scholastic book flyers at the end of every month; you can order on-line until the 5th of the following month.  Please click on the link to go to our class page.

***To watch "A day in the life of a Kindergartner at BFCCPS" please click here.



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