Playing Outside

Playing Outside

November 6, 2010

November 8, 2010

A note from Ms. Poteet

Our Food Drive begins this week.  We hope to meet our goal of filling 12 grocery carts with non-perishable goods.  We would like to ask for your help to help assist some of Oldham County’s families to have a brighter holiday.  We are collecting canned goods (soups, meats, vegetables, juice, fruit, pasta sauce, pie filling), cereal, rice, baby food, Jello, pudding, packaged food, beans, croutons, dried fruit (raisins, apricots), nuts, and any other non-perishable food. Thank you for your support in helping out children to learn about caring and sharing with others.  The food needs to be sent in by December 2, 2010. 

Field trip permission forms and money are due this Wednesday.  We must pay for your child’s seat in advance, so late permission forms and money cannot be accepted. 

Wednesday is an Early Release Day.  School will end at 12:25 pm.  Please send me a note if your child’s transportation will be changed. 

Mark your calendar…  Our 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 on Monday.  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!

We don’t have a mystery reader this Friday the 12th or next Friday the 19th.  If you are interested, please send me an e-mail. 

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.

What are we learning?
Reading Workshop
This week we are finishing our unit on Schema and starting our unit on Questioning.  On Tuesday, students will complete writing about schema.  Look for these graded assignments to come home shortly.  The rest of the week we will learn why good readers constantly ask questions while reading.  We will be visiting the school library on Friday.

Writing Workshop
This week we are finishing up our first small moment.  Students will work on revising, editing, and fancying up their small moments.  On Thursday, we will have our first Writing Celebration.  Students will get to share their published small moments with the whole class.  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 letters.  This week we are reviewing our tricky letters.  

Word Study
This week, we will explore the word families -at, -an, & -am.  Ask your child about the word family chants for all three.  We will also learn how to read and write these words that will be added to our Word Wall: we, am, and then. Have your child sing you the songs for these words.

We are practicing using nonstandard units of measurement to measure the length of various objects around the room, learning how to add and subtract, count, sort, and recognize our numbers, and solve probability problems.
Math Home Link
Family Note:
Probability- the likelihood of a given event- is a mathematical concept with many applications in everyday life.  Children should begin by using their own experiences to describe probability in qualitative terms (certain, likely, possible, and unlikely).  This exposure to probability builds a foundation for calculating and understanding quantitative representations of probability beginning in third grade. 

Activity:  You and your child take turns coming up with likely and unlikely events.  For example, a likely event would be being able to go outside and play on a sunny day.  An unlikely event would be going to Disney Land that night.  Practice using the terms certain, impossible, likely, unlikely, and possible to describe the events. 

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         Music
Tuesday        Music
Wednesday    Music
Thursday       Music
Friday           Music


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