Playing Outside

Playing Outside

November 4, 2012

November 5, 2012

Thanks so much for sending in change for Pennies for Patients.  Our class collected a total of $46.02!  Yeah!!!

I am so excited to let you know your child will be participating in Harmony’s Annual Kindergarten production of the Thanksgiving Story.  All families are invited to attend the play on Tuesday, November 20th at 11:20. Families are also encouraged to stay afterwards to have lunch with their child. A lunch order form will be coming home next week. You may also bring your own lunch if you would prefer (I would recommend this option because the lunch line tends to get pretty long). If you would be willing to lend a helping hand before the play to help get the kids dressed I would appreciate it greatly. Please send me an e-mail if you can come at 11:00 to help.

Information about your child’s costume will be coming home soon after you child picks their part.  We will be making Native American headdresses for our play. Please send in a pack of long feathers for your child to use in their headdress by Tuesday, November 13th.

As a school policy, kindergarteners do not bring home their first progress report like the other kids do. During our conference I will be able to thoroughly go over your child’s progress report and explain how they are performing and being assessed. Parent-Teacher Conferences begin November 8th. If you haven’t had a chance to do so, please call the office at 228-2228 after 9:00am to schedule a meeting.

Dates to Remember
·         November 6: Election Day- No School
·         November 8 & 13: Parent-Teacher Conferences
·         November 14: Early Release Day
·         November 15: Fall Fun Day (Please let me know if you still want to sign your child up)
·         November 20: Kindergarten Thanksgiving Play
·         November 21-23: Thanksgiving Break- No School

What are we learning?

 Reading Workshop
We are learning about the purpose of illustrations and how they help tell the story.  Illustrations can also help us figure out what is going to happen next in the story. 

Writing Workshop
This week we will continue working on writing small moments.

Handwriting instruction will focus on developing fine motor skills as well as the proper formation of the following letters:  O, o, U and 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: so, an, him.  Have your child sing you the songs for these words.

We are to compare and sequence numbers. 

 Social Studies
We are starting our unit on Native Americans.  We will focusing our learning on two Native American regions- Eastern Woodlands and North Pacific.  We will locating these regions on the map and learning about each regions type of housing, food, and clothing.

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