Ms. Borgert's Weekly Buzz

October 9, 2015

Notes from the teacher

  • We had a great week, ending with a lot of apple fun today! Our field trip is on Monday. Don’t forget to pack a disposable sack lunch that day! No lunch boxes/bags please! Also, please make sure to have your child come to school in their PURPLE class t-shirt! Thank you to all who volunteered to chaperone, I'll see you no later than 9am on Monday! We are looking forward to a fun day of learning!


  • If you have not yet signed up for Parent/Teacher Conferences, please do so as soon as possible using this link: www.ptcfast.com/reg1 At that link, you will be asked for your Entry Code, where you should enter AL5139894


  • Below is the link to the criminal background check and Anti- Bullying training if you haven't had the chance to do it yet. It must be completed before you come into school to volunteer or have lunch with your student. Our lunchtime is from 11:00-11:30 am if you ever want to come in and eat with your child! http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/parents/volunteering.aspx


  • Please follow our class Twitter page @LBorgertTCE to see additional pictures/updates from our classroom!

"Homework"

  • Don't forget to practice sight words daily! It's their only homework right now so please try to make this a nightly routine!


  • Review letters and sounds daily. All kindergarten children can benefit from this. I will be in touch soon with parents who have children that could benefit from extended practice. I have been assessing on both letters and sounds and am finding that many know the uppercase letters well, but have a harder time identifying lower case letters.


  • Practice writing first AND last name using correct upper case and lowercase letters.


  • Read to your child every day!
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Important Dates

Friday, October 9th- Quarter 1 ends

Monday, 10/12 – Field Trip to Tuttle's Orchard (wear purple class t-shirts and pack a disposable lunch)

Thursday, 10/15 Monday 10/19 & Tuesday 10/20 - Parent/Teacher Conferences

Thursday & Friday - 10/22 & 10/23 - No school, Fall Break

Every ThursdayLibrary Checkout Day - please send books in that day so your child can return and check out new ones!

Academic Highlights for the Upcoming Week

Reading: Schema - Creating Mental Images, Making Connections (Text to Text, Text to Self, Text to World) Story Elements – SETTING, CHARACTERS, Concepts About Print: consonants and vowels, Letters make words, words make sentences

Sight Words: it, me, am, so, Qtr 1 words (for your review): this, in, big, here, said, like, we, are, go, can, at, on, I, look, see, my, a, mom, dad, you, the, is, and

Math: 2D/3D Shapes in the Environment, Addition to 10, Comparing 2D and 3D shapes, patterns, positional words, comparing numbers, identifying numbers, more or less, Sorting objects, recognizing patterns, one to one correspondence

Math Vocabulary: addition, number, more, part/part/whole, ten frame, circle, rectangle, square, triangle, flat shape, 2d, solid shape, 3dabove, beside, in front, next to, behind ,number, more, less, equal, order

Writing: Capitalizing first word in sentence and pronoun I, Writing for specific audiences. Writers label pictures, Pictures tell a story.

Science: Apples & Pumpkins cont'd

What to Ask?

Have a kiddo that is reluctant to talk about what they did at school all day ?


Here are a couple questions to get the conversation rolling.


* In your Apple Experiment, what liquid worked best to keep the apple from turning brown? What were the other liquids used? Was your prediction correct?


*What person from history did we talk about this week who brought apple trees to many states, including Indiana?

Discovery News

Hello wonderful parents! This is Mrs. Foust with our news from Discovery. This week our rhyme was, “Hickory, Dickory Dock.” Students learned a fun song for the rhyme and made a clock. We had movement day on Tuesday and had lots of fun doing relay races outdoors! For Social Skills we discussed how people may have different feelings about the same topic. We also talked about a new word- empathy- understanding how others feel. Next week for Discovery we will begin a unit on Family.



Stacey Foust

Discovery Teacher
TCE