Reading--In kindergarten we will introduce and reinforce beginning reading skills. We will begin by discussing letters and the sounds they make. We will then move to tracking print and reading skills such as looking at the pictures for clues. We are in our fourth year of our new reading series. Success was evident with this reading series last year. We have 90 minutes of reading instruction daily. During this time, students are involved in shared reading (reading and discussing a big book with the teacher), guided reading groups (small groups with teacher directing), and centers (independent work). Each week, attached to the newsletter, will be a FAMILY TIMES pamphlet. This informs you of the upcoming week in reading. There are suggested activities for you to complete with your child. This is not mandatory, but is encouraged.