Ortega's Kindergarten Newsletter

Week of October 20, 2014

Notes from the Teacher :)

Howdy Parents!

I hope you had a fabulous week, we sure did! The students were superb throughout the whole week and showed great enthusiasm and engagement.

We are currently working on the TEK that involves the students to identify and comprehend their five senses. The new centers that I have created for this unit has been such a hit with the students, they have shown such great interest and always look forward to learning more every single day. I am able to make sure that the centers are effective by differentiating for the types of learners we have in our classrooms, and it has shown such great success with your child.

I am very pleased with how far your child has come throughout this lesson. I hope you have seen some growth in them as well!

Student of the Week

Meet Soledad! She is the current student of the week due to the dedication that she has shown this week throughout her studies. She will be enjoying a pizza party at the end of the month with the rest of the student of the weeks! Congratulations Soledad!
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Upcoming Events!

October 20, 2014- This month's PTO meeting will be held in the cafeteria, it will begin at 6:30 p.m.

October 21, 2014- Family Game Night! Come join the fun as we play games and enjoy one another's company. I will have games set up that integrate with the concepts that we are currently learning. There will be plenty of refreshments and fun to enjoy!

October 24, 2014- Keep the date! The students will be having a Halloween party at noon. Feel free to dress your child up in their Halloween costumes.

This Week in Class

This week we are learning about the five senses and how they are used. For science, we will be using our five senses to explore the different forms of energy; heat, light, and sound. In English/Language Arts, we will be identifying the different elements of a story that include settings, characters, and main idea. For Social studies, we will be identifying jobs in the home, school, and community and why they are important. For Math, we will be solving word problems with sums and differences of 10 using objects and manipulative's.

Birthdays!

We will be celebrating 2 birthdays this week. If this is your child, feel free to bring goodies for the class if you'd like or come celebrate with them during lunch!

Justin Bieber- October 20, 2014

Selena Gomez- October 24, 2014

Thank you for all that you do. Keep up the great work!