Kindergarten Happenings

We learned about Fall Weather and Pumpkins!

November 1, 2013

Look at what we did!


  • In literacy, we learned about what readers read: big books, just-right books, non-fiction books, interesting books, and poems.
  • In word work, we learned about reading and writing the letters e, z, v, w, y, and x !
  • In writing, We started adding sentences about our work by using our sight words in addition to our labeled "WOW" pictures.
  • In math, we continued working on counting, reading, writing, and making the numbers 6 through 10. We also challenged our brains with some word problems.
  • We had an awesome time at Maple View!


Sight Words

We added more sight words to the word wall! Add the provided words to your sight word bag and practice reading and writing the words in a snap! The quicker we know them, the more we can focus on other new words when we read and write.


I

can

see

a

the

me

Don't Forget your parent-teacher conference!

Mandatory conferences begin next week on November 4th. This is where you will receive your child's report card and other notes on your child's progress during first quarter. If you have forgotten your scheduled conference time, need to change it, or have any questions, please contact your child's teacher as soon as possible.


Guided Reading & Take Home Books

Last week, a letter was sent home that detailed our Guided Reading and Take Home Book procedures. Ms. Dais, Ms. Kilgo, or Ms. Gaston will meet with your child throughout the week to teach them skills to assist them grow as readers. Those skills include print knowledge, working with words, fluency, and comprehension.


After we have taught the book, it will go home as a Take Home Book. Have your child read it to you, fill out the orange reading log that remains in your child's blue folder, assist in thinking about any accompanying activities, and then send the book and activity back to school the next school day. We build a collection of books for your child to browse during independent reading time and we want to be sure they have the books they need.


We cannot thank you enough for giving your child the opportunity to read to you! Hopefully you'll see just how proud they are of their hard work!



Kindergarten Themes

Here are the themes that are coming up:
  • Families
  • Thanksgiving

Upcoming Events & Other Information

  • Nov 5 - No School for Parent-Teacher conferences.
  • Nov 11 - No School for Veteran's Day.
  • Nov 18-22 - Fall Book Fair.
  • Nov 27-29 - No School for Thanksgiving Holiday


Next week...

  • We will learn about our Reading Powers that help us figure out new words.
  • We will continue working on our skills with hearing sounds in words and writing them down as we write. We will also start stretching our stories into more than one part.
  • We will start our unit on comparing numbers.