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Weekly Newsletter 

Week of September 18-22 

During this week, students will begin receiving classroom jobs. This gives them great opportunities to show responsibility. It also establishes good social skills.

In literacy this week, kinder students will be learning about apples. We will be learning how to identify different kinds of texts by also looking at nonfiction books. Students will learn the importance of seeds in an apple's life cycle. We will also continue learning how to ask/answer simple recall questions from the story. During word study, syllables will be a focus point. Letters C, D, E, and F will be taught and practiced this week. For writing, students will continue illustrating and labeling their stories, adding in simple sentences as the teacher models.

In math, we are going to continue working with numbers 0-5 by comparing and ordering them. Understanding quantities is another main focus for this week's math lessons. 

During social studies, we will be continuing to work on rules, authority figures, and fairness/equality. 

Our social skills lessons will revolve around impulse control, voice volume, and tattling. 

Important dates:

*Picture day is MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th!! 

*Professional Development HALF DAY for students is THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st. Dismissal is 3 hours early! Breakfast is NOT served this day as lunch time is very early.

Reminders:

*If you have not done so already, please send in $7.00 by September 18th for your child's kindergarten t-shirt that is specific to your child's classroom teacher. Each kinder class has their own t-shirt color. We wear these class shirts on field trips, to performances, and anytime your child feels so inclined! 

 

*Kindergarten school fees are $6.00. Please send it in your child's money pouch and write how much, what it is for, and when you sent it. If you need change, you will receive it the next day. 

 

 

 

Week of September 11-15

This week at school, kinders are learning about so many new things! We are also continuing to practice routines and procedures. 

In literacy (reading, writing, and word study), students are close reading the book Huggapotamus and listening to many other read alouds for enjoyment and comparison. We are focusing on friendship and discussing it in our Social Skills lessons as well. We are learning about characters in a story as well as the problem/solution. Students are learning how to draw and label their pictures in order to get them prepared for writing. We are still working on rhyming words. The letters A and B are also being introduced. From this point on, a new letter of the alphabet will be the focus each day. 

Please note that kinder students are required to recognize, spell, and write their name. Continue working on that at home. If your child can recognize, spell, and write his/her first name then please begin working on the full name (first and last). 

In math, we are working on numbers 0-5. Students are learning how to count using their fingers, objects, and five frames. We are also working on writing numbers 0-5 as well. 

In social studies, rules is the main focus for the week. 

 

Reminders:

*Please, please remember that picture day is MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th!! 

*Continue reading with your child each night and completing homework to be turned in at the end of this month. 

 

*If you have not done so already, please send in $7.00 by September 18th for your child's kindergarten t-shirt that is specific to your child's classroom teacher. Each kinder class has their own t-shirt color. We wear these class shirts on field trips, to performances, and anytime your child feels so inclined! 

 

*Kindergarten school fees are $6.00. Please send it in your child's money pouch and write how much, what it is for, and when you sent it. If you need change, you will receive it the next day. 

 

 

Week of September 5-8

This week, kinders will be continuing to learn routines and procedures specific to our school and individual classrooms. We will be focusing on the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and using our first names to create unique artwork. This will help students learn the letters in their name as well as write it independently. We will be looking at numbers 1-5 to get acquainted with counting. 

 

A snack calendar will come home in your child's take-home folder this week. Please continue to send in one snack each day for your child this week. We will begin class snack next week on Monday, September 11. Your child will bring in one bulk snack this month to share with the class. Snacks brought in are put in a bin for students to pick from during snack time. Please make sure snacks are dry (with the exception of apple sauce in squeeze pouches) and individually wrapped. This cuts down on messes and time taken to prepare for snack and then clean up. Although we do not have any students in our class with peanut/tree nut allergies, there are kinders that are allergic to peanuts/tree nuts. Please be conscious of that when purchasing a snack and try to avoid snacks made with peanuts or contain peanut butter. Also remember, your child will only eat ONE snack during snack time. So if you send a banana, pretzels, and fruit snacks for just your child, he/she will only choose ONE of those snacks to eat for that day. Students have access to the water fountain in between our classrooms so there is no need for special juices or water to be sent for snack time. If you have any further questions about snack, don't hesitate to contact me! 

 

Tuesday, September 5th, our school will be participating in an assembly in the multipurpose room to learn about the Candy Man fundraiser! More information about this fundraiser will be sent home with your child this week. 

 

If you have not already sent in an extra set of clothes with your child, please do so as soon as possible. Accidents and spills can happen and we want to be prepared. 


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