Playing Outside

Playing Outside

August 17, 2012

August 20, 2012

A note from Ms. Poteet

Our first week of school went off without a hitch!  Mark your calendars for our Parent Orientation Night on August 30th from 7:00-8:00pm.  You will learn all about our classroom, homework procedures, and volunteer opportunities.   If you would like to participate in field trips or volunteer at school you may attend the confidentiality training right before Parent Orientation starting at 6:30 in the school gym.  You must attend the confidentiality training in order to volunteer. 

Don’t forget to send in a healthy peanut-free snack and water bottle every day! 

What are we learning?
 Reading Workshop
We are learning what strong readers do!  Strong readers read every day, think and talk about the books they read, read everything in sight, and read different types of texts for different reasons. 

Writing Workshop
This week, we are learning that we are all writers and how to use our Writer’s Notebooks.  On Friday, we are writing our first entry 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:  B, b, M, & m 

Word Study
This week, we will explore the letters Bb and Mm. 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: and, the.  Have your child sing you the songs for these words.

We are learning how to describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length.  We are also learning to compare two objects to see which object is longer/shorter. 

 Social Studies
Ms. Hammons is coming to teach us about I-Care Cat and his rules. 

* Our classroom gets very chilly sometimes.  Please send in a light jacket or sweater for your child to keep in their back pack. 
* It’s time for all kindergartners to practice tying their own shoes.  Thanks for your help with this at home!  J

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