# This Week in Kindergarten

## Principal's Appreciation Week by PTA

Principal Appreciation Month

Celebrate our SUPER Mr. Conklin and Mrs. Smith

Every Friday in October

October 9th

Show them they are our favorite SUPER HEROs

Wear your favorite super hero shirt in Honor of our Super Principals

October 16th

Our SUPERSTAR principals should hear our appreciation!

Write fan mail to our super star Principals and let them know how much we love them!

October 23rd

These are the SUPER BOWL Champions of Principals!

Wear your favorite jersey, or team colors in honor of our Beck Super Team!

October 30th

Treat them to SUPERSIZE!

Pick the biggest flower OR bring a Supersize Candy to Super leaders!

## What are we learning in Kindergarten this week?

Math: In math we are working with matching numbers, numerals, and quantities to 10 correctly. We will also practice correct number formation.

What can we work on at home?

-Identifying numbers 1-10

-Counting 1-20, 1-50, 1-100

-Writing Numbers 1-10

Language Arts/ Social Studies: In language arts we will continue exploring and setting up our reader's and writer's workshops. In writing, students are learning how to stretch out words to write a sentence or story. We will create stories that have a beginning, middle, and end, and will share our writing in the author's chair. In reading, we will begin our guided reading groups, and students will begin bringing home one leveled book a week to practice at home. Please look for these books in the plastic pocket of the take home binder. We will also be learning to connect with our reading by making text to self connections.

What can we work on at home?

-Review letter names and sounds for: Ii, Ll, Tt, Oo, Aa, Cc, Dd, Ee, Ff, Gg, Jj, Qq

-Writing first name correctly on lined paper with only the first letter capitalized

-Correctly identifying and writing letters

-Stretching out sounds to write simple words.

Science: In science, we will begin our study of matter. We will observe and explore properties of objects so that we can successfully define and sort matter.

## Kindergarten Contact Information

Kristen Abernathy: kabernathy@nisdtx.org

Claire Baker: cbaker02@nisdtx.org

Katy Beazley: kbeazley@nisdtx.org

Diane Koestler: dkoestler@nisdtx.org

Nancy Shuster: nshuster@nisdtx.org

Alyssa Stas: astas@nisdtx.org

## Important Reminders:

-Please be sure to initial the calendar in the Communication Binder each night!

-Fall Parent Conferences are being scheduled now. Please contact your child's teacher if you have not scheduled this valuable time to discuss your child's progress.

Wear Pink