Mrs. Toering's Kinder News

Oak Grove...where learning grows and shows!

What did we learn this week?

The students enjoyed reading more stories by Laura Numeroff. Towards the end of the week, we began comparing and contrasting the stories. We discussed how her stories are similar and different. The class especially liked the story If You Give a Dog a Donut. We celebrated our study of Laura Numeroff's books by enjoying donuts!

We are learning lots of math skills during calendar: counting with tally marks, building numbers using tens frames; following patterns; counting using ordinal numbers; interpreting bar graphs; making predictions; understanding the calendar; and more! Our time on the rug discussing calendar and other related concepts is FULL of math (and reading) skills!

The class has LOVED learning about the 5 senses! I think they especially liked playing a touch and feel guessing game with partners (see pictures below). When describing "How does it feel?", the students practiced using descriptive words (adjectives). You will have to ask your child about this game.

Fun with the sense of touch!

Thank you for attending Data Date Night!

I am sorry I missed seeing you at Data Date Night! I heard there was a great crowd. I hope that you felt the information was informative. If you were unable to attend, papers that were given out at Data Night will be sent home in your child’s RED folder.

RED Folders & Popcorn Word Folders

It is VERY important that your child bring his/her RED folder to school EVERYDAY along with their Popcorn Word folder. We use the RED folder to send home important information such as forms that need to be signed and returned. Also, the RED folder is how we communicate information (behavior) about your child's day. Please look over the information we send home. On Fridays, we send home student work. Please remove your child's school work over the weekend and return your child's folder to school on Monday. The students have a hard time managing a folder with LOTS of papers!

CHEESE! Picture Day is Wednesday, September 21st! Smile BIG!

Sign up NOW to be a Mystery Reader

We've had three Mystery Readers so far this year! The class is LOVING this fun time. Please make sure to ask your child about this special activity!

Being a Mystery Reader is a GREAT way to volunteer in our Kinder classroom AND to show our students that adults like to read, too. Please use the link below to sign up or to learn more about this program.

You don't want to miss out on this special opportunity!

Mystery Reader Info and Sign Up

Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

Tuesday, Sep. 20th, 5pm

707 Highway 54 West

Peachtree City, GA

Come eat with your family and friends while supporting OGES!

Popcorn & Ice Cream

Popcorn is sold on THURSDAYS during lunch for 50 cents. The money raised by selling the popcorn benefits Relay for Life (American Cancer Society).

Ice Cream is sold on FRIDAYS during lunch for $1.00.

If you want your child to purchase Popcorn or Ice Cream, please put the money in the ZIPLOC BAG in their RED FOLDER.

Just a reminder about TARDIES...

Students must be in class by 7:40 AM. If your child is a car-rider in the mornings, please make sure you allow enough time for your child to walk to our is a LONG way from the drop off point. :o)

Running Club

Please encourage your child to attend Running Club in the morning before school. It opens at 7:15 AM. We count the students' laps and reward them for achieving certain mile markers. This is a great way to encourage physical activity. It is also the perfect time for your child to get some "energy" out before starting the school day. Mrs. Toering is at Running Club on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I would love to see some familiar faces on the track!


Over the next two weeks, we will be busy using apples. If possible, please send in two apples with your child. We need apples of ANY color! We will use the apples for science, math, centers, etc. THANK YOU!

What will we learn next week?

Next week, we will begin our unit on APPLES. Yay, this is one of my favorite units. There are so many fun learning activities to do with apples...count, graph, weigh, sort, pattern, compare/contrast, and the list goes on! We will use our 5 senses to examine and investigate apples.

In Math, we will learn about the number 5 and the color brown. We will begin our 3-D shape unit starting with the sphere.