Playing Outside

Playing Outside

September 5, 2013

September 9, 2013

A note from Ms. Poteet…
Thanks to some wonderful volunteers we are going to start guided reading groups today.  Look for your child’s reading group book to come home several times this week.  Your child needs to read this book to an adult and bring it back the next day.  Rereading your child’s guided reading book can count for your child’s nightly reading homework.  Just record the book title on their Weekly Planner. 

*Please help your kindergartener learn their lunch and bus number! 
*It’s time for all kindergartners to practice tying their own shoes.  Thanks for your help with this at home! 
*Send in a healthy snack and water bottle every day!
*Be sure to sign and return your students planner every day!

Dates to Remember
- September 17: Picture Day
- September 18: Early Release Day
- October 4: Kindergarten Field Trip to Huber’s (more information will come home soon)
- October 11: Husky Hustle 1:25-2:10
- October 11: Harmony Harvest 6:00-8:00

What are we learning?
Reading Workshop
This week we will start learning about strategies good readers use including looking at the pictures to help use figure out tricky words (Strategy #1: Look at the Pictures) and sounding out words using the beginning and ending sound (Strategy #2: Get Your Mouth Ready). 

Writing Workshop
This week, we are learning how to plan our writing and stretch out our words to hear every sound.  On Friday, we will write 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:  N, n, P and p.

Word Study
This week, we will explore the letters Nn and Pp. 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: you, of, is.  Have your child sing you the songs for these words.

We will finish our unit on measureable attributes by learning about temperature.  We will then complete a Transfer Task.  The Transfer Task will assess how much we can apply what we learned about measureable attributes to a new situation. 

This week we will begin our science unit on Seasons and Weather.  Students will learn about the four seasons, weather and the sun! 

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