Miss Vickers' Kindergarten Class
Tuesday, October 29
Updates and Reminders
-Please make sure names are inside all coats/hats/gloves/etc!
-Please attach a note with your child's name to whatever money you send in! We have a lot of money going towards different things right now and we want to make sure it gets to the right person and the right place :)
***REPORT CARDS come home tomorrow! Please sign and return the cover as soon as possible. Also, please read the information about independent and instructional reading levels. It is really great information about what types of books to get for your children!
-I have a Scholastic order that did not have a name on it so I do not know who to give it to! If you ordered books and did not get them, please let me know!
-Go ahead and mark your calendar--November 22 is our big Thanksgiving lunch! Our lunch time will last longer than usual (I will get back to you on the time). I am sending home information about our Thanksgiving festivities tomorrow.
What Are we doing In Math?
What are we going in reading?
What are we doing in Writing?
The Importance of Nonfiction
Some nonfiction websites that are great for kids:
www.wonderopolis.org- Every day this website has a new "wonder." You can ask your child about the wonder of the day and see how creative their answers are. The answers to the wonders are on the site, but some get pretty scientific, so you may want to paraphrase into more "kindergarten friendly" language. *There is also an Ipad App where you can see the daily wonder.
www.natgeokids.com-This website has all kinds of fun, kid friendly, non-fiction. There are quizzes, games, pictures, news, etc. You can also look at news articles from the community and from different places around the world.
www.timeforkids.com-This site is a little more advanced than natgeo, but still has a ton of great nonfiction activities.
www.wegivebooks.org-Don't have a chance to go to the library? Sign up for free and you have access to a ton of free books on this website!
***Here is a great website that explains the importance of nonfiction and gives you some ideas of what to focus on when reading them with your child! http://www.brainpopjr.com/readingandwriting/readingskills/readingnonfiction/grownups.weml