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Mrs. Illi & Mrs. Yula's Kindergarten Classroom Newsletter

November 13, 2015

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We've been BUSY BEAVERS in Kindergarten! Ask your child about the visit our classroom had from 'Billy the Beaver' this week.

What Have We Been Up To?

Math

  • In Math this week, we practiced working with 5 groups. We used teddy bear counters to create 5 groups so we could add to them and count on from the number 5.
  • Telling number stories was so much fun, because we used our teddy bear counters and doll furniture to make up little stories that included words like 'how many,' 'in all,' 'take away,' and 'all together.'
  • Lastly, we practiced following numbers in order to complete a connect the dot picture.

Handwriting

  • Ss

Phonological Awareness

  • We studied the sound /s/ at the beginning and end of words using pictures, letters, and our listening ears.

High Frequency Words

  • I, am, the, little, a, to, have, is, my

Writing

  • After reading the book Building Beavers, we wrote facts about beavers in our NEW classroom journals!

Special Books We Read

  • Building Beavers

Videos

Conventions

  • We learned about proper nouns this week. There may have been a little bit of a British accent used and words like 'Cheerio' thrown around to get the point across of what a proper noun is, but the children did a great job of showing that they understand that their name with a capital letter is a proper noun.

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November...

11/16 - American Education Week, Kindergarten Parent Visitation Day

11/20 - School Spirit Day - Wear Blue and Gold

11/23 - Student Portrait Make-Up Day

11/23 - Board of Ed Meeting @ PVS 7 pm

11/25 - Early Dismissal Day

11/26-11/27 - School Closed, Happy Thanksgiving!

12/5 - PTA Breakfast with Santa and 1000 Villages PTA Fundraiser (in lieu of the school's holiday shop this year)

12/11 - School Spirit Day - Wear Blue and Gold

12/18 - School Spirit Day - Wear Blue and Gold

12/21 - Board of Ed Meeting @ PVS 7 pm

12/23 - Early Dismissal

12/24-1/1 - School Closed for Winter Recess

1/4 - School Reopens

December...

12/5 - PTA Breakfast with Santa and 1000 Villages PTA Fundraiser (in lieu of the school's holiday shop this year)

12/11 - School Spirit Day - Wear Blue and Gold

12/18 - School Spirit Day - Wear Blue and Gold

12/21 - Board of Ed Meeting @ PVS 7 pm

12/23 - Early Dismissal

12/24-1/1 - School Closed for Winter Recess