Maillet's Kindergarten Newsletter

Week Of September 22nd

Highlights From Last Week....

We have now completed our second full week of Kindergarten. We have learned so much this week. In Reader's Workshop, we learned how to take care of books and how the classroom library is organized. We will continued practicing turning and talking.

This week in Writers Workshop, we learned that we are all writers and how to hold a pencil properly. Ask your child to show the proper way to hold a pencil with a cotton ball or a pom pom!

In Math, we worked on finding hidden partners in numbers. For instance, in the number five, two hidden partners might be 2 and 3 or 1 and 4. The children loved playing math detectives to find out the hidden partners in numbers. This was a difficult concept for several of our friends, but we will continue to practice until we understand it!

In Phonics, we practiced letter sounds and learned the sight words "the" and "little", please practice these words at home.

In Science, we will be learned about our 5 senses and actually using our sense of taste in two experiments.

In Social Studies, we will learned about families and created our very own family tree.

Mo Willems was will our featured author this week for our read alouds.

A peek at our learning this week...

This week will be very busy!

In Reader's Workshop, we will learn what stamina is and start building a graph to track our progress. Our goal will be to read 20 minutes by the end of kindergarten. We are at 4 minutes now! We will also learn to trade out our books that are in our browser boxes . We will continue to practice turning and talking.

In Writers Workshop, we will learn different ways to write and learn how to access the different writing materials in the room.

In Math, we will work on decomposing numbers to 3 and learn that 1+2=3. We also start looking at numbers 0, 1, 2, and 3. We will learn how to write the numbers and use the numeral to represent a quantity.

In Phonics, we will be practicing letter sounds and learning the sight words "to" and "a", please practice these words at home. Our letter of the week will be "M".

In Science, we will be learning about the seasons.

In Social Studies, we will learn about Johnny Appleseed.

In our Second Step, we will learning to read people's feelings by looking at people's faces.

Mo Willems will be our featured author again this week for our read alouds. The children have requested to continue reading his books. They LOVE his books!

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More information...

Homework:

Great job working with your child on their homework! As a reminder, homework will go home Monday, please make be sure to return it to school on Friday.


Book Orders:

I will be submitting the book orders this weekend so that you will receive your orders this week. Also, if ever you want to purchase books for gifts, please just send in a note and I can just let you know when they come in so that your child will not see them.


HELP!!

Our classroom is filling up with clothes that have no home! Please LABEL EVERYTHING!! If your child is missing sweatshirts or lunch boxes, please let me know.

Thank you!!

OPEN HOUSE

It was so wonderful to see you all at Open House. We had 19 out of our 23 children attend open house!!! What a wonderful turn out, thank you so much!!



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