Mrs. Dina's Kindergarten

Week of September 15-19

Busy, Busy Week

Dear Parents,

It was a very busy and exciting week in kindergarten! We started off the week with a special visit from the Elmhurst Fire Department. We had the wonderful opportunity to visit the fire trailer. It is designed to look like a house in the inside. We first went into the kitchen and the fire men discussed fire safety. We then went into the bedroom, which filled up with fake smoke, and each child had to climb out the window. What a valuable lesson for your children! We thank the Elmhurst Fire Department for taking time out of their busy schedules to visit our school.

Shapes are Everywhere!

We had so many hands on learning opportunities this week learning about shapes! Your children made their own shapes exploring with pattern blocks. We even made shapes with our bodies!
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All About Apples

Your children have learned so much this past week about apples. We have used apples to explore all areas of our curriculum. We read many books, wrote in our journals, compared apples, described apples, counted apples, graphed apples, and even made apple sauce.

A Peek at the Week


  • We continue to build our stamina in our Daily 5 sessions
  • Story of the week---How Full is Your Bucket? The Giving Tree
  • Letters and sounds---short a, b, c, d, e
  • Tricky sounds--th
  • Tricky words---can, like, no, the


  • Journal writing
  • Proper writing of first names (first letter capital and the rest are lower case)
  • Proper formation of letters
  • Applesauce cookbook


  • Oral counting 1-50
  • Counting by 5s, 10s
  • Counting backwards 20-1
  • Calendar Routines
  • Shapes
  • Pattern Blocks
  • Difference between the value of numbers example...71 vs 17
  • Graphing
  • One to one matching
  • Tally marks
  • Numbers---0,1,2,3,4


  • apples


  • Being a good friend
  • Filling each other's buckets
  • Manners
  • Sharing
  • Making good choices

Congratulations to our Star Students this week!

Curriculum Night

Friday, Sep. 19th, 6pm

Mrs. Dina's Kindergarten Class Room 202

Please join us as we discuss our curriculum goals, expectations, and policies for the school year. Please keep in mind that Curriculum Night is for parents only. We will begin promptly at 6:05pm.

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