K-C Weekly News

October 9, 2015

What you really need to know

Thank you to Lynn Bean, Lisa Glaser and Mindi Gannon for volunteering to serve as our room parents.

Thanks to Lily's Mom, Lauren, and to Michael's brother Brian for being Mystery Readers this week. All interested family readers are encouraged to apply.


Another week of kindergarten, another six year old in the house. Happy birthday Michael!

We will enjoy some Halloween fun in our classroom on Friday October 30. Children are welcome to wear costumes to school (and should bring a change of clothes in their backpack). In the spirit of fun for all, please keep in mind that costumes should be thematically age appropriate and safe. Please do not send in pretend weapons of any kind as part of your child's costume.

Scholastic book orders for October are due next Friday, October 16. Please order online here: clubs2.scholastic.com

For first time users, our class activation code is HVXFH

Mark your calendar.

10/22 - Kindergarten Conferences - No Kindergarten in session

10/30 - Kindergarten Halloween celebration. Signup for supplies to come soon!

11/11 - Veteran's Day - No School

11/12 - Kindergarten conferences - No AM Kindergarten in Session

11/25 - Early Release at 12:15 for Thanksgiving Break

11/26-27 - Thanksgiving - No School

12/9 - Kindergarten Conferences - No Kindergarten in session.

What we've been up to.

  • We enjoyed our first amazing assembly with the Tanglewood Marionettes. We saw a production of Sleeping Beauty performed from start to finish by one puppeteer. It was a fantastic performance!
  • We had a super-cooperative week and have been earning lots of "warm fuzzies" for our collective effort. When we earn 100 fuzzies, we will agree upon a special event to celebrate. Our fuzzy jar is already half full.
  • We listened closely to the different sounds vowels make and learned that every word has a vowel (or Yy) in it.
  • We looked at fall leaves and made very careful and realistic observational drawings of them.
  • We have been working with dominoes to count and show different ways to make numbers. we figured out that there are a lot of ways to make five, just by moving the dots around into different arrangements.
  • We compared three different Eric Carle stories and talked about the main character in each.
  • Our collaborative art projects this week included a giant fall tree covered with tissue paper leaves and a really big, and very hungry, caterpillar.

Links of the week.

Letter Practice! (there are many ways to play, try them all!)


Rhyming Practice!


Number balloon pop!


Math Challenge: Deliver the mail to the correct door!


The things kids say. For real.

Another nugget shared by a parent:

At home with his mom, a student asked if she could show him how to make a video game.

Mom: I don't know how to do that. You need to go to school for that.

Student: Okay. I'll ask Mrs. Cohen tomorrow.