Mrs. Tax's Kindergarten Class

Week of September 27, 2015

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Our trip to Sky Top Apple Orchard

We had so much fun at the apple orchard last week. A big thank you to all the parents who came along to share in the experience and lend a helping hand. I think Tristian's big smile tells you how much fun we had! Please send me your pictures from the trip and I will share them in our next newsletter.

News and Events

International Potluck rescheduled!

9/28 No School-teacher workday

9/29 International Potluck 5:30-7:00

10/1 Asheville Fire Department Smokehouseto visit kindergarten

October Birthdays!

Eric Melendez 10/5/2009

Winter Latorre 10/30/2009

Kindergarten Homework Has Started!

Each day, your child should bring home a "baggy book". It is simply a book in a ziplock bag along with a reading log. Please read this book every night with your child. Begin by looking at the pictures. When your child says one of the words as they are looking at the pictures, you can point out that word in the passage. Next, read the first page to the child, then ask them to keep reading. The book is repetitive and your child should be able to read along with some assistance. If this seems too hard, read a page, then have your child read it. They can echo each page until they get the hang of it. At the end of the story, ask a question about the story to make sure they understood their reading. Don't forget to complete the reading log and review sight words each night! They will be in the ziplock bag along with the book.

What We Are Learning


We will continue to work on recognizing and producing rhymes. Practice at home together coming up with words that rhyme. Nonsense words count, too! We will begin learning sight words during Daily 5. These are words that occur frequently in books. Sight words will also go home to be practiced as homework. Please read them nightly together.


We will be working on counting activities in math all this week. We will also practice writing numbers 1-5. Look for number writing practice homework sometime this week. For fun, ask your child what subitizing is-they just might teach you something!

Social Studies

We will be studying community helpers as part of our social studies focus. The Asheville Fire Department will visit kindergarten this week with their smokehouse. They will teach the students what to do in case of a fire.


Fundations is our phonics program. We are in Unit 1, learning the name and sound of all the letters of the alphabet. Each week, we add two letters, and spend time learning how to write the letters as well.