Kindergarten Monthly Newsletter

Meadow View Elementary

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Introduction

Hello! Welcome to our kindergarten newsletter. We will do our best to update this newsletter at the beginning of every month so be on the lookout for the updated link. This will give you an insight into your child's month at school as well as some tips and tricks for at home practice. When you read this newsletter, be on the lookout for important reminders or announcements for the month. Thank you!

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

What do you need to know for this upcoming month and year?

September

-Please be sure to send in a change of clothes in case of an accident if you have not already done so.

-Please be sure to pay your child's $7 for a class shirt and $6 for the school fees.

-If your child is a car rider, please pick them up between 3:15- 3:20. It is important that they are picked up at this time in order to keep the afternoon pick ups on track.

-When there is no school, the before and after school program is closed. Please keep that in mind when there are school closings.

-We have a scheduled professional development day on Thursday, September 19th. This means that your child will only come to school half a day. On this day, car riders should be picked up at 12:20.

-Candy Man fundraising information will be coming home with your child soon so please be on the lookout for that information.

-If your child's class has a take home folder please check it every day. This is one of the ways we communicate with parents.

-If you feel that you need to refer your child to the school counselor click the link below to send a referral. This referral goes straight to the counselor at our school and is not discussed with the teacher UNLESS requested.



October

-If you have not paid your child's school and shirt, please do that ASAP.

-On October 2nd we will be getting a visit from the Once Upon A Flame theatre group during school hours.

-School pictures are on October 7th. Please keep this in mind and be on the lookout for more information.

-We will be having a lock down drill on October the 10th. This will be our first drill of this kind. We will be practicing and talking with students about this drill prior to our first practice so they are prepared.

-October 16th is our very first field trip. We will all be going to Mike's Farm for a magic show, the pumpkin patch, and then some apple cider tasting. This field trip costs $13 per student. They will have a permission slip in their folder that also needs to be filled out.

-Candy Man Fundraising information will be coming home with your child soon so be on the lookout for that.

-We will have another professional development half day on October 17th. This means that car riders will go home at 12:15 and buses soon after.

-Please practice your child's letters and/or sight words at home. This is essential to their reading.

What are we Learning?

September

We are learning:

-Letters/Sounds

-Writing our Numbers

-Colors

-Beginning Sounds

-Parts of a Book

-Alike and Different

-Letters vs. Words

-2D Shapes

-Counting and Sorting

-Writing with Letters and Symbols, Capital, Finger Spaces, and Punctuation

-Classroom Routines and Procedures


October

We are learning:

-Letters and Sounds

-Writing our Numbers

-Colors

-Beginning Sounds

-Parts of a Book

-Alike and Different

-Counting up to 10

-Letters vs. Words

-2D and 3D Shapes

-Sorting

-Writing with Letters and Symbols, Capital, Finger Spaces, and Punctuation

-Sight Words

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Upcoming Events

September

-Candy Man Fundraising Event

-Professional Development Day September the 19th


October

-Candy Man Fundraising Event

-Mike's Farm Field Trip on October the 16th.

-Professional Development Day on October the 17th.

-Picture day on October the 7th.

A Quick Look into our Time at School

September

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What Can be Done at Home to Help?

September

We do a lot of learning at school, but there are some things you can be doing at home to practice what we are learning at school. To start with, you can be working on the letters and their sounds. We want students to be able to recognize both capital and lower case letters and their sounds. This builds the foundation that we need for students to be able to read. Also, ask your child what certain colors and shapes are. This could be as simple as pointing at a hula-hoop and asking them what shape and color it is. Reading with your child is also a simple task that helps expose students to literacy. This exposure can help students develop book handling skills and can also spark their interest in books.


October

Just as there were last month, there are some things that can be done at home to help progress students learning. Letter and sight word practice at home is always important. We do a lot of letter practice at school, but the reinforcement from home ensures they start to recognize those letters sooner. Continue to ask your child about colors and shapes. This can help students really understand them. Also as before, reading with your child is always important. Students will need to understand how a book works before they start reading them. When you read to them, ask them questions about the author, illustrator, front cover, spine, back cover, and title page. Thank you for your continued support.

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