Friday, October 1, 2010

Week of October 4-8, 2010

Kindergarten News

This week in Phonics, we will be learning Tt as in tent, tail, and tie. Take some time to find items at home that begin with the letter Tt sound for Show and Tell! Also, boys and girls are asked to learn their telephone numbers. Please practice at home!

We will be starting our 4th story for Reading, Miss Bindergarten Takes a Field Trip with Kindergarten. Watch for your Family Times newsletter to come home on Monday. Review the high frequency words; I, am, the, to, of, and little and practice letter recognition for the letters Aa-Zz. We will be talking about People in Communities and will be learning how to classify and categorize.

For Math we will be creating and reading an AB color pattern, acting out story problems using teddy bear counters, identifying ordinal position to fourth, and will be covering designs using pattern blocks. Be sure to review daily practice pages and continue to review number writing for numbers 0-9.

Our theme for the upcoming weeks will be Fire Safety. There are many activities planned to teach the students about fire safety. Don’t forget to ask your child what he/she has learned!

To add to our study of TREES, our 4th grade Reading Buddies in Ms. Burda’s class did leaf rubbings together with our class on Wednesday. They turned out really cool and both the Kindergarteners and 4th graders had lots of fall fun!!!

October Scholastic book order forms are enclosed in your child’s folder. (Please do not feel obligated to order—order forms are sent each month and are optional.) If interested, be sure to return your completed order forms and money OR place your online order by Wednesday, Oct. 13th.

**Please help your child learn his/her 4-digit computer number. This will help him/her log into the computer quickly and give him/her more time to work when using computers at school.


· There will be another Fall Festival planning meeting on Monday, Oct. 4th in the NSE cafeteria immediately following the monthly PTO meeting. All who would like to help with the preparations and planning are invited and encouraged to attend. **The Kindergarten Fall Festival will be held at the school on Thursday, October 14th (with a rain date of Friday, October 15th). Parent and grandparent volunteers who have the necessary clearances are welcome and needed to help the homeroom moms with this fun-filled day!

· Monday, October 18th will be Picture Retake Day from 9:30-12:30 in the gym. Anyone interested in picture retakes should return picture envelopes with money on or before the 18th. Students who were absent on the original picture day will be photographed even if they are not purchasing pictures.

**THANK YOU to Brian Bailey (Kelsey’s dad) and the Cracker Barrel for supplying special APPLE treats to the class last Friday, Sept. 24th in honor of Johnny Appleseed’s birthday and apple week/month. The warm apple crisp was delicious and the boys and girls enjoyed the sour apple sticks! He also awarded each student a coupon for a FREE Kid’s Meal at the Cracker Barrel. What a SWEET surprise!!!

Just a reminder: Anyone who has not yet turned in his/her $6 to cover costs for the Halloween/Christmas parties and Fall Festival, please do so as soon as possible.

Monday, Oct. 4th will be Day 1 on our special classes’ schedule. **Students will need sneakers and gym attire on Wednesday, Oct 6th for gym class.