September News In Kindergarten!

Welcome to the Kindergarten monthly newsletter site! This site will give you a snapshot of each month in Kindergarten in all areas of learning.


Your children have been working hard to learn new classroom rules, routines, and have made many new friends. The children enjoyed learning more about one another sharing their "Me In The Bag" projects.


These past few weeks, we have been getting to know your children and their learning styles. This information will help us develop lessons and guide us through the upcoming months.


This month is filled with many joyous holidays to be honored and celebrated. Our curriculum is integrated with Judaics and we will be participating in many activities to further enhance learning. In math, we will be graphing apples, comparing and contrasting size and color, and counting. In science, we will use our five senses to observe, taste, touch, and smell different varieties of apples. In language arts, we will be learning about Johnny Appleseed, and reading many trade books about the holidays.


We would like to wish you and your family a happy and healthy New Year!

The Kindergarten Team

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Hochberg Specialists

Hebrew

We would like to welcome you to a very exciting year in our Kindergarten class. During the month of September our focus in class will be preparing our students for the High Holidays. We are going to study vocabulary words, blessings, and songs for the holidays. We will focus on the Hebrew word Slicha, meaning forgiveness, and what actions we can take to ask for forgiveness in our own lives. In preparation for the holiday we will enjoy many wonderful programs in school, including baking Challah! In our Hebrew language studies we are going to begin our study of the letters Alef, Shin and Bet with the vowel sound of "Ah." We are writing new vocabulary words in our composition book, and starting to write short sentences using the vocabulary words we are learning in class. We would like to wish you and your family a Shanna Tova!

Spanish

During the month of September students are learning about school objects through several activities such as listening to books, creating books, and completing written worksheets. They are already responding to and answering greetings and simple phrases in Spanish, such as “hola”, “buen día”, “levanten la mano”. They will be also creating a craft for Rosh Hashanah while learning terms related to this holiday.

When you receive your child’s Spanish journal, please remember to send it back to school the following day. It will be treasuring all of their work.

Wishing you and your family a Sweet and Healthy New Year.

Que tengan un Año Nuevo Dulce y con Salud.

Mandarin

This month we will learn to say “good morning” and “he/she is my father/mother”. Conversations will be focused on introducing family members (younger/older sisters and brothers), as well as learning the differences between “here” versus “there”. We will also say “good bye” and “see you tomorrow”. We will be writing the characters “morning, small, older brother, father, and day”. Hello China videos will be shown to better understand Chinese cultures. Students will also be participating in interactive educational games. We will have activity for Rosh Hashanah as well.

Art

Dear Parents,

Welcome!!

I am Mrs. Valeria, your child's Art Teacher, and I am delighted to have your child in my class this year. I am looking forward to a successful and creative year filled with learning and fun.

During the two first weeks, we became familiar with the Art Room. We used our names as inspiration for our first art project. We are now in our "Line" unit. The kids are enjoying working with lines and colors.

If you didn't send a painting smock yet, please do it ASAP.

The Art Room needs your help!! I am going to be collecting egg cartons and newspapers during the year.


Thank you in advance,

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Valeria

vsegal@hochbergprep.com.


Music

The students will learn:

Instruments of the symphony orchestra.

Musical terminology .

Songs (sacred and secular)

Creative movements.

Exploratorium

Through a series of stories based on Lego figures Kindergarten students learn while they play. Stories are a great way to excite and motivate young children. Not only do they use stories to relate to their own experiences and explore their feelings and emotions but stories also allow them to develop their imaginative and creative skills around the characters, scenarios, and events involved. Upon listening to a story that will set the scene students are given an objective to build and connect using Lego’s.