Good afternoon, Kindergarten family!
What a fun and crazy week! The pumpkin patch was so much fun, and I am still reflecting on how awesome all of the kids were at their first assembly they hosted!
We also had a very busy week of learning! I had reading conferences with the kids, and I am not ready to move anyone up into a different level yet, but they are doing pretty well with their readers. Thank you for your support at home! They have shared with me that they do like Raz-Kids =) I want to communicate that I do not want Raz-Kids to replace books. They should still read books each day, and you reading to them daily is also very powerful. If you ever have any questions, please reach out to me.
In phonics this week, we practiced the proper letter formation of n and m. We also started writing complete sentences together. When your little one is writing at home, please reinforce that they should always form their letters from top to bottom, and they should be writing in lowercase letters. If your child uses uppercase letters in his or her name other than the first letter, please practice writing the first letter uppercase and the rest lowercase. That would be very helpful =)
Math is getting more difficult for the kids, so we are revamping things in here. Starting on Monday, Mr. Hughes (the 3rd grade teacher) will be in our class helping out during math time. We are so fortunate that he is donating his prep time to be with us!
Because of our short week with our field study and the assembly, we were unable to do much in science and social studies. Next week, we will be focusing on Veterans because Veteran's Day is quickly approaching.
Next Wednesday is Halloween! The kids may dress up for school. They are not allowed to have weapons, masks, or inappropriate costumes. In order to dress up, the ASB asks that they donate $2 as a part of a fundraiser they are doing. If they are not interested in participating, they should come to school dressed in their school uniform. Halloween is also Ellie's birthday! Wednesday is going to be full of fun and treats. The energy is always high on Halloween, so it will be a fun day! The next day is a little different. A lot of the kids are usually tired. Thursday will be an easier day, so it will be a review day. Friday, November 2nd is a minimum day. I am realizing as I write this, I better get mentally prepared for next week!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
We had a great day at the pumpkin patch learning about pumpkins and farm life. Thank you so much to our awesome chaperones for helping today run so smoothly! We are very grateful for you all!
We have another busy week here in kindergarten! Tomorrow is Emma's birthday, and we have a new student joining us tomorrow. His name is Leonardo, and he is such a sweet boy!
Our kindergarten assembly is on Wednesday, and we hope to see you all there. It is at 2pm in the MPR. The Kindergarteners are eager to get on stage and show off what they have been learning.
We will begin practicing our words of the week this week. They are:
Please help your child practice these words at home. They are so excited to become better readers and writers, and we would love your support!
Because this is such a busy week, we are going to hold off on sharing this week. We have so much to do and not enough time. Thank you for understanding.
I cannot believe it, but Halloween is next week, and the kids can dress up for school. The only rules are they cannot wear masks, have weapons, and their costume need to be school appropriate please. Halloween day is so much fun in kindergarten, and to make it even more exciting, it is Ellie's birthday!
Lots of high energy days ahead! I hope you all have a wonderful evening!
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Happy Friday! I am so happy our weather cooled down! The kids are enjoying it too! I was hoping with this great weather we were going to play our soccer game during science while teaching about force and motion, but our extra time quickly filled up with our MAP testing. Next week, we will have our match!
This week during language arts, I assessed all of this kids with their letter and sound recognition. I also did this assessment in the beginning of the year, and I am seeing results. However, I have made the decision to spend even more time on phonics, and it will cut into our writing time a little. It is so important for all of the kids to have automatic letter recognition and sound recognition for them to become great writers. We are also working hard on proper letter formation because we do not want to develop poor writing habits. We will continue writing narratives during writing, but I wanted to communicate that most of our time is going to be dedicated to phonics until we are where we should be. I also want to let you know that if your child does not need the extra practice at any time, he or she will continue to write with different lessons to focus other than phonics. I do not want anyone bored in here or regressing, and I do not want anyone feeling lost at the same time. I am sure you understand =) Thank you so much for your support!
We finished the first half of our module in math, so we will be taking an assessment next week. After the assessments are done, the kids will be bringing home math homework. Please continue to have your child practice writing their numbers 0-5, counting up 0-10, counting down 0-10, and identifying the missing number 0-10. They would also benefit from practicing what is one more than and one less than.
We now have Raz-Kids accounts to help us become readers, so I will be giving out their passwords to you next week. Logging on to Raz-Kids each night will also help your child with their letter and sound recognition. If your child is already a reader, Raz-Kids will help them grow as stronger readers. It will be a great tool for your little one. If you would like to check it out, here is the address:
Make up pictures are October 9th.
Parent/Teacher Conferences are coming up on the 19th of October. If you have not sent in the paper indicating a time that works best for you, please do. There is no school on this day, but daycare IS available.
The Fall Festival is on October 20th. We would LOVE volunteers, and we hope to see you there! I will be there to hang out and play with my class the whole time!
On October 22nd, we are going to Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch. (Permission slips and more information are going home on Monday.)
Kindergarten will be performing at the school-wide assembly on October 24th, and you are invited! It is at 2pm in the MPR.
Thank you for all of your support! We truly appreciate you! I hope you all have a beautiful weekend!
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