Kinder Review

September 2, 2016

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Literacy Corner

Although it was your child's first day of school, we hit the ground running. Reading a variety of books based on Pete the Cat, the students learned key literacy skills, while completing some fun creative activities. We discussed the parts of a book, which is the first literacy skill that every child needs to know. Please review the cover, title, author, illustrator, title page, and spine when reading a book with your child. This is information that your child will be assessed on. We will be working on this all year. We wrote about what we like to do in our favorite colored shoes.

Next week we will continue reading books about Pete the Cat and dig deeper into the books that we have already read. We will also work on writing our names and sketching pictures, which are also some of the first skills in writing that every child should know.

Math Lab

While reading the stories about Pete the Cat, the students created a picture graph, worked on positional words, and created necklaces where they had to count out four circles. The students will work on these skills throughout the year.

Next week we will introduce the students to numbers and explore the many manipulatives we will be using this year.

Parental FYI...

Please remember to send money for your child's Class Pack. The class pack includes a subscription to Scholastic Let's Find Out newsletters and a class shirt. We will read the newsletters throughout the year. What we do not read, will be sent home at the end of the year for summer reading. The class shirt will help us identify our students when we go on field trips off campus.

Please remember to send in your child's snack money. We ask that you pay for it monthly, quarterly or yearly to help use our time more for instruction. The cost is $2.00 weekly.

Please send in a family picture of your child and their family. We like to share and bring our family pictures in to our class family so we will have a little bit of home here. Please send a picture that is no bigger than 5x7. You may send it in in a picture frame, if you would like. They will be returned at the end of the year.

If your child is a lunch boxer, please send items that your child is able to open on their own. If they like foods that they are unable to open, we will teach them how to open them independently. Please practice opening the items at home, as well.

Please be on the lookout for an email from me, welcoming you to our class. It will also help me make sure that your email is working.

Dates to Remember

Monday, Sept. 5, 2016

NO SCHOOL: Labor Day

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

Early release at 1pm.

Monday, Sept. 20, 2016

K & 2nd Curriculum Night (5:30-7:00pm)

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

1st Quarter Interim Reports come home.

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