Kindergarten Newsletter

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Newsletter September 22nd

Newsletter. September 22nd.

It was great to see you all in the classroom. I know a lot of information is given to you at back to school but do not worry I will get you to a comfortable place. I will give reminders as needed.

The children are settling into the new school routine. They may start to get very tired. This is normal. They are working on conflict resolution skill. They are beginning to use “I statements”. This is a very empowering process where children learn to talk to each other about different issues.

Math. The children are working on graph work and learning the terminology of reading a graph. They are working on number writing and representing numbers in a concrete form. They are working on one to one correspondence of object to numbers. They are counting forwards and backwards and learning what numbers are made up of. It is an interesting but hard concept.

Language arts. The children are writing stories and they read their stories to the other children. They sit in a chair and read their story and then the other children give positive comments about the story. The children are sequencing the alphabet and rhyming words. This is all part of reading readiness. They are playing listening games and getting to know you games. Having read their first big book story, called I Like, they will now beginning to make their own books.

Social studies. The children are beginning to learn the continents of the world and they are studying Australia.

On Friday kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade all joined together to think about peace as it was international peace day. There was a story, a song, a chant and the children said peace in different languages. They had a very happy time.

BIRTHDAYS. It was Landon's birthday this week. When your child has a birthday, please send in a treat. Talk to me for ideas. Also please send in a photo for each year of his or her life. I get the children to walk a time line.

Important dates.

P.E. Tuesday and Thursday. Sneakers needed.

Library. Library is on Tuesday but books need to be returned Monday in the book bag.

Parenting night Please return the green form from back the back to school night file to respond to the parenting evening on October 3rd. You may email me your responds if you would like to. This is a very important night so please try to come. I have 2 responses already so thank you.

Peace fair on Saturday. A fun thing to come to as a family. 10:30 - 4:00 pm.

No school on Friday October 6th and Monday October 9th.

Please make certain you sign up for instant Alert. If you are uncertain about this contact Fran in the office.

Glowga October 13th 6:30 -8:30 in the auditorium. (See Just the facts for more details.)

In peaceful and friendship.

Jean