Playing Outside

Playing Outside

January 27, 2012

January 30, 2012

A note from Ms. Poteet…

The one hundredth day was here, and went!  Can you believe your children so close to finishing their first year in school?  Boy, have they grown!  Thanks to all of your enthusiasm and creativity, our children had a great day, and they were so proud!

Last week, we attended a puppet show by “Kids on the Block” addressing “good touch” and “bad touch” as a culminating activity to the lessons that we had with Mrs. Hammons.  The play was an entertaining approach to discussing the sensitive subject of child abuse.  If you would like more information from this non-profit agency, their web-site is

I will be attending the Oldham County Learning Institute on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  We will have our first substitute on these days.  Please remind your child they need to follow our school and classroom expectations even when the teacher isn’t present. 

Remember that our Kindergarten Writing Celebration is February 10th from 11:05-11:30 in our school library.  You are welcome to stay for lunch from 11:32-11:57.  Lunch order forms were sent home last week.  Please let me know if you will not be able to attend, I will try to ask a school friend to come read with your child. 

If you haven’t had a chance to send in the field trip form for “Grimm’s Fairy Tales” yet, please do so before the end of the week, as we need to pay for our seats in advance.

Important Dates this Month:
February 10th Writing Celebration
February 14th Valentine Party (information coming home soon).  Before you buy your Valentine’s, know that we are not allowed to give Valentine’s with candy (school policy). 

What are we learning?
Reading Workshop
We will begin our unit on Reading as Mentors.  Children will learn that there are reading role models at school, at home, etc. 

Writing Workshop
This week we will continue working on our All About Me books.  They are very motivated to write a book all about themselves!  Family journals will be sent home on Friday.  Please take time over the weekend to read your child’s letter to you and respond. 

Word Study
This week, we will be reviewing ch, sh, th and wh sounds. We will also learn how to read and write these words that will be added to our Word Wall: came, very, now. Have your child sing you the songs for these words.

In math, we are solving number stories.

On Friday, we began our Science Biographies Unit.  The first scientist we are learning about is George W. Carver. The next two are Jane Goodall and Wilbur and Orville Wright.   

*Send in a healthy snack and water bottle every day.
* Sign your child’s weekly planner every night!
* Library book due every Friday!

Related Arts Schedule
Monday-Tuesday                 PE       
Wednesday-Friday           Music

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