Playing Outside

Playing Outside

October 31, 2010

November 1, 2010

A note from Ms. Poteet

I hope everyone had a spooky, safe Halloween!  I am sure the students will have endless stories to tell.

We will not have school on Tuesday, November 2nd for Election Day.  Many schools in Oldham County are used as voting sites.  

Parent-Teacher Conferences are November 4th and 9th from 3:00-6:00pm and 7:00am.  Please call the office at 228-2228 after 9:00am to schedule a meeting.  If you are not able to meet on the 4th or 9th please e-mail me and we can schedule an alternative conference time. You will receive your child’s progress report at the conference.  Progress reports will not be sent home on Wednesday with the rest of the school.  I look forward to meeting with everyone and discussing your child’s progress. 

Mark your calendar…  Our TERRIFIC Thanksgiving Play will be on Tuesday, November 23rd at 11:20 am.  All families and friends are invited.  You are welcome to stay afterwards for lunch.  Look for more information to come home soon about your child’s costume.  The Kindergarten Team is looking for parents interested in revamping last year’s props for the play.  If you are interested please e-mail me!

It is starting to get chilly outside.  Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately because we will go outside everyday unless it is raining. 

If you are planning on eating lunch with your child, please note that our lunch time has changed to 12:09-12:34 until after Thanksgiving Break.  We had to change our lunch time in order to have enough play practice time in the gym.  Thanks for your understanding.  After the break, we will switch back to our regular lunch time (11:29-11:54).  Thanks for your understanding! 

Just a reminder... If you signed your child up to attend the Pretend Sleepover it is this Friday.  Please drop your child off at the front entrance of the school (The doors will be locked, but I have a key) at 7:00pm.  Pick your child up at 10:00pm at the same place.  Your child may bring a sleeping bag, blanket, pillow, stuffed animal, and wear their pajamas.  If you planning on having another parent pick up or drop off your child, please let me know in advance.  We will be having s'mores, popcorn (Orville- Smart Pop), and a variety of juices (Fruitables Brand-berry, apple, strawberry-kiwi, tropical orange).  If your child is allergic to any of these snacks, please send in an alternative snack for them to eat and/or drink. We are going to have a blast playing games and watching a movie!  The kids have been taking about it for weeks.  Thanks! 

What are we learning?
Reading Workshop
This week we are learning about Schema.  Students will work on making self-to-text connections.  We will be visiting the school library on Friday.

Writing Workshop
This week we are getting ready to publish our first small moment.  In order to get ready, students will select one piece to publish, add us much detail as possible, and reread their piece to make sure it makes sense.  On Friday, we are writing in our Family Journals.  Please take time over the weekend to read your child’s letter to you and respond. 

Handwriting instruction will focus on developing fine motor skills as well as the proper formation of the following letters:  O, o, U, u

Word Study
This week, we will explore the letters Oo and Uu. Ask your child about the letter sound chants for both.  We will also learn how to read and write these words that will be added to our Word Wall: some, go, be. Have your child sing you the songs for these words.

We will use pan balances to compare weight, practice recognizing our numbers, and begin measuring objects with nonstandard units of measurement.

Social Studies
For the next couple of weeks, we will visit the gym the practice for our Thanksgiving Play. Throughout week we will discuss how the pilgrims lived on the Mayflower and in the new land.

*Send in a healthy peanut-free snack and water bottle (with a pull up spout) every day.
* Our classroom gets very chilly sometimes.  Please send in a light jacket or sweater for your child to keep in their back pack. 
* Sign your child’s weekly planner every night!
* Library book due every Friday!

Related Arts Schedule
Monday         Art in Residence
Tuesday        Art in Residence
Wednesday    Art in Residence
Thursday       Art in Residence
Friday          Art in Residence

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