Kindergarten News You Can Use
October 9, 2015
Events to Remember
Fri., Oct. 16
Bransford Carnival 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Red Ribbon Week is Coming!
Each day has a suggested way to dress to show your support of taking a stand against drugs!
Mon., Oct. 26
Superhero Day - no masks or hoods for safety reasons
Tues., Oct. 27
Mix it Up Dress Day
Wed., Oct. 28
Silly Socks Day
Thurs., Oct. 29
Fri., Oct. 30
Crazy Hair and Team/Spirit Shirt Day
Fri., Oct. 30
Red Ribbon Poster Contest
I Pledge to Be Drug Free Poster Contest
Poster Contest-sponsored by GCISD
· Posters must be on a 11X17 paper or poster board
· Include Name, grade, school on back
· The posters should be age appropriate for Elementary students
The top 3 winners from each grade will receive a prize and all posters will be displayed at Bransford during Red Ribbon Week. Posters are due to Mrs. King by Monday, Oct. 26!
Istation at Home
Istation is the reading program that we use in the computer lab and on the iPads. All students have access to this program at home as well. We highly recommend having your child practice using this program on a regular basis during homework time because it works with each child at their own ability level.
Retake picture day is Thursday, Nov. 5th. You must return your child's pictures if you want them retaken. If your child was absent on picture day, he/she can have their picture taken on this day, too.
We have practiced the letters Ii, Tt, and Ll. Next week, Oo, Aa, Dd will be introduced. We expect the children to attempt to write those letters correctly now.
Istation at Home
What Are We Learning?
- We are trying to remember to leave spaces between our words when we write. This is a difficult concept and will take us time to master. While we're practicing that, we are continuing to use our Snap Words in sentences, listen for the beginning and even the ending sounds in words and write a story that makes sense. That's a lot to remember.
- We have discussed light, sound and heat energy. Did you know that the heat that melted our Hershey's Kisses last week came from energy we made in our bodies? Or that energy is described as something that makes things happen? Or that light energy is also hot? All living things need heat energy from the sun to live! We even watched how sound energy make things move! Who knew energy could be so exciting?
- In math, we're making sets of objects up to 10, composing and decomposing numbers (that's a fancy way to say we take them apart and put them back together) to 5 and seeing how many ways we can make 5. We continue to do our weekly graph and our thinking questions. The students are explaining their thinking about their solutions to story problems using a variety of strategies!
- We're gearing up to start reading groups soon. We are practicing how to behave when the teacher is working with students and who to go to for help when she is busy. We hope to have reading folders going home around the beginning of November.