Playing Outside

Playing Outside

September 2, 2014

Newsletter 9.2.14

A note from Room 121 …

Remember… our Parent Orientation Night on September 4th from 6:30-8:00 pm.  The first half hour (6:30-7:00) is confidentiality training in the gym.  If you plan on volunteering in any capacity, you must have this training. Afterward, you will be sent to the classroom. You will learn all about our classroom, homework procedures, and volunteer opportunities.  This is the best way to prepare yourself for the upcoming year- attendance isn't mandatory, but…. You should be there!  Remember, this is for parents; no little ones please!  If you have more than one child, you will have time to visit the other classrooms.

Does your child know their lunch number yet?  Please work on this, as it will make the cafeteria run a lot smoother.  Your child’s lunch number is posted to the outside of your child’s Take-Home Folder.

*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 4: Parent Orientation Night
- September 10: Early Release Day

What are we learning?
Reading Workshop
We are reading many of the wonderful stories written by Eric Carle.  We will also write our own class book, “Hero, Hero, What do you see?”  If you have Eric Carle books at home, this would be a perfect time to use them as your night time stories!

Your children are learning that they are readers.  As you drive though the community, encourage them to read the street and business signs that they know.  When you are at the grocery store, encourage them to read the brand names that they recognize.  They’ll feel great about themselves, and you’ll get a kick out of seeing how excited they are to read.

Writing Workshop
This week, again, we are learning that we are all writers and how to use our Writer’s Notebooks.  Our first week of Family Journals was a success!  Please take time over the weekend to read your child’s letter to you and respond.  If you have your child’s Family Journal at home still, please make sure to return it soon. 

Word Study
This week, we will explore the letters Rr and Ss. 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: a, to, in.  Have your child sing you the songs for these words.

We are learning how to use weight and linear measurements as a way to compare objects.

 Social Studies
We are taking a break from learning about the seven habits while Ms. Hammons come to visit.  She will teach us about I Care Cat and how to make friends.

Related Arts Schedule

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