Kindergarten News You Can Use

October 9, 2015

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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

Hat Day

Fri., Oct. 30

Crazy Hair and Team/Spirit Shirt Day

Fri., Oct. 30

School Campout

Progress Report

Your child's progress report was posted online as of Wednesday. You can access it using the information that was sent home for you to view your child's progress report. Contact your child's teacher if you have questions.

Red Ribbon Poster Contest

Red Ribbon Week is a national program all about being drug free. Here are the details if your child would like to create a poster that will be displayed in the hallways.

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!

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.

Bransford Kindergarten Teachers

Mrs. Ryan

Mrs. Hendry

Mrs. Romo