Kindergarten News

November 2022

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Welcome to Kindergarten!

Welcome Forest Grove Families!!!



Please see our November Newsletter below. We will be sharing our learning, important dates, reminders and tips for learning at home. Please read the information below and feel free to reach out with any questions!

Important Dates


November 8: No School (Election Day)


November 11: Veteran's Day Assembly @ 9AM


November 18: Friendsgiving Celebration @ 12:45PM


November 23-25: No School (Holiday-Thanksgiving)

Reminders

** As the weather is getting colder, please remember to send your child with a coat each day. Following the county policy, students are permitted to go outside if the weather is 32 degrees or above, weather permitting. Please ensure your child's jacket is labeled with their name.


Please remember to check Class Dojo and your child's Blue Folder each day. We will be posting updated and sending home important information. If you need to send notes or contact your child's teacher, these are the best ways to get a hold of us. As always, dismissal changes will need to go through the office by 1:45 PM that day.


Please be sure that your child wears sneakers on the day they have P.E.


Bleutge- Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Campbell- Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Lewis- Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

Mocello- Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

Villa- Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday


Please return library books on your child's library day.


Bleutge- Friday

Campbell- Monday

Lewis- Tuesday

Mocello- Wednesday

Villa- Friday

Learning Corner

Check out what we'll be learning!!


Reading

Letter Identification

Letter Sounds

Recognizing Letters (In tracing journals and written text)

Snap Words (Sight Words)

Unit 1: We are Readers

Unit 2: Super Powers


Writing

Proper Letter Formation

Writing First Names

Drawing Pictures

Labeling Pictures

Stretching out words and adding more letters to our labels.

Parts of a Sentence (Capital Letter, Finger Spaces, Period)

Unit 1 & Unit 2


Phonics

Learning New Letters and Sounds

Learning Letters in Our Names

Vowels and Consonants

Looking at Different Alphabet Charts

Finishing Unit 1: Making Friends with Letters

Moving into Unit 2: Word Scientists


Math

Counting to 20 (with 1-1 correspondence)

Writing Numbers to 20

Shapes: Identifying, Describing, Classifying and Sorting

Comparing Size

Sorting by One Attribute


Social Science

Needs and Wants


Science

Matter

Matter with Math

Force & Motion

Support Learning at Home

Please continue to support students with writing their names using uppercase and lower case letters, as well as numbers without reversals.


We encourage you to support your child's learning at home with the November Reading Log.


Disguise A Turkey Activity

Click on the blue words above for a Disguise A Turkey Activity that you can do with your child at home! There are printable and digital versions of the activity. After you "hide" your turkey, have your child write a sentence about it!

Second Step Home Links

Second Step is our school-wide Social Emotional Learning curriculum. Students will develop skills for learning, problem solving and learn to navigate peer relationships. Please see the link and units that we will be covering this month!


English Version

Spanish Version


Unit 2 Second Step Home Link


Overview of Lessons we will be going over in November

Lesson 6: Sometimes We Feel Happy

Summary

In this week’s lesson, your child will learn to use body language and context clues to figure out when someone feels happy. They’ll practice looking at the person’s face and body, as well as thinking about what’s going on in the situation.

Try This at Home

Encourage your child to notice when others around them feel happy. Have them practice using body language and context clues to figure out when family members, friends, or characters in books, movies, or on TV might be feeling happy.

Imagine Neighborhood

Listen with your child to the Imagine Neighborhood Podcast, Season 2, Episode 5: Alakazambra!

Lesson 7: Sometimes We Feel Sad

Summary

In this week’s lesson, your child will learn to use body language and context clues to figure out when someone feels sad. They’ll practice looking at the person’s face and body, as well as thinking about what’s going on in the situation.

Try This at Home

Encourage your child to notice when others around them feel sad. Have them practice using body language and context clues to figure out when family members, friends, or characters in books, movies, or on TV might be feeling sad.

Lesson 8: Sometimes We Feel Mad

Summary

In this week’s lesson, your child will learn to use body language and context clues to figure out when someone feels mad. They’ll practice looking at the person’s face and body, as well as thinking about what’s going on in the situation.

Try This at Home

Encourage your child to notice when others around them feel mad. Have them practice using body language and context clues to figure out when family members, friends, or characters in books, movies, or on TV might be feeling mad.

Lesson 9: We Can Feel Calm

Summary

In this week’s lesson, your child will learn two ways to help themselves feel calm when they encounter strong feelings: asking for help and slow breathing.

Try This at Home

Ask your child to tell you some ways they’ve learned to feel calm when they get upset. Have them teach you how to use slow breathing to feel calm.

Imagine Neighborhood

Listen with your child to the Imagine Neighborhood podcast, Season 1, Episode 2: The Clouds Are Made of Cake.

Also the short summer episode: Summer Slow Breaths.

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