Mrs. Schatte's Cougar News

September 4, 2015

This Week in Kindergarten

We have had another great week in Kindergarten! Our days are full of learning and students are getting use to the rigor of the curriculum. They are working so hard and eager to do their best. We continue to be busy learning proper letter formation and letter sounds. By the end of the nine weeks, your child should be able to identify all capital and lower case letters and their letter sounds! In readers workshop, we learned about the role of authors and illustrators as well as practiced sitting and looking at books properly. In writing, students drew pictures that contained meaning and some students are beginning to label and even write a sentence about their picture! In math, students continued to write numerals correctly and count using one-to-one correspondence. At this time, your child should be able to write their numbers 0-10 correctly. Ask them to sing you "The Numeral Song" that teaches about number formation!

Grading

I am beginning to collect and record data that will be used to determine student achievement on report cards and your child's GKIDS report. Please have a conversation with your child about completing their work correctly and doing their best. At this time, students should be able to hold pencils correctly, be able to handle a book correctly, identify parts of a book, identify and write numbers correctly 0-10, identify the 5 senses and have developed good citizenship.

How can we keep in touch?

Please email me at shelley_schatte@gwinnett.k12.ga.us and let me know what email address you would like to receive the newsletter and other class communications.

Orange Folders


Please initial that you looked at your child's orange folder each day. When the week is over please leave the paper in the folder. We will keep it in your child's class file.

Mark Your Calendar

Monday, September 7th (Labor Day)-No School

Thursday, September 10th- Picture Day